Today's News

  • Extra Points: McClarty shocks field at OC Championships, Lenhart ties for 15th, Bebelaar preps for girls' state

    BUCKNER — The sun set near the farthest tree line surrounding the course for the Oldham County Cross Country Championships Wednesday evening when North Oldham coach David St. Louis started running himself.

    The first runner he saw come around the corner in the final 400 meters was junior Alex McClarty, and St. Louis was jubilant.

  • Prisoner escapee caught, hospitalized

    John William Foster IV, who escaped from jail custody in Oldham County on Sept. 2, has been apprehended. However, Foster is in critical condition after shooting himself.
    A press release from Kentucky State Police said that U.S. Marshals apprehended Foster shortly after 8 a.m. on Oct. 5 in Indianapolis.
    According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Officer Christopher Wilburn, Marshals cooperated with IMPD officers in an attempt to capture Foster, whowas first sighted during a traffic stop.

  • Oldham Schools rated distinguished again




    Oldham County Schools is just one of 16 state district’s rated as distinguished, the state’s highest rating, according to results of the 2015 K-PREP assessment released last week. 

    The district is ranked 10th overall and is in the 98th percentile statewide acccording to the accountabiliity results from the spring assessments.

  • La Grange Railroad & Bluegrass Festival to be held this weekend

     La Grange’s Railroad & Bluegrass Festival will be held Oct. 9-Oct. 11.  

    The festival, which takes place at various locations around the city including La Grange Coffee Roasters and City Place, will include events such as staged train robberies, bluegrass concerts and seminars by the K&I Model Railroad Club.  

    The festival is a La Grange Crossroads project and is currently in its fourth year.  

  • Grubbs pleads guilty to Farmers Bank of Milton robberies



    A once-wanted bank robber pleaded guilty last week in an Oldham County courtroom.

    William Gary Grubbs Jr., 36, was indicted in August by an Oldham County grand jury on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to robberies at Farmers Bank of Milton on Highway 53 on April 23 and again on June 1.

  • All dogs go to heaven

     All pets were welcome at the St. Francis School of Goshen’s annual Bless A Pet Day. Pastors, priests and rabbis were present to bless each pet with an individual blessing. Hundreds of kids and adults crowded the fields to step in line to make sure their pet went to heaven. 

  • Fire departments host Halloween events to teach families about safety


     Photos by Taylor Riley, Peter Campbell and Bobbi Nelson/ The Oldham Era

  • A parable of exhaustion
  • Reducing Stress

     Years ago I had the opportunity to hear Mother Teresa speak at Bellarmine College in Louisville.  Someone in the audience asked Mother Teresa how she could keep such a busy schedule.  He said, “You crisscross the country and the world.  How do you do it? Aren’t you exhausted?  Your schedule would drive me crazy!” 

  • Learning in the Dominican

       Last week I had the privilege of tagging along on a friend’s business trip to the Dominican Republic.  I had never been to the Dominican before, and was excited to experience the culture as well as gain a new stamp on my passport.  My traveling has been limited these days, and it felt good to once again venture outside of the U.S.