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Today's News

  • Hillbilly Swagger: The Voice finalist performs in Prospect

     Glen Jennings/The Oldham Era

  • Proposed zoning law updates could affect signs, homes

     Oldham County Planning and Development is now working on a comprehensive update to the county’s current zoning laws that will provide a major overhaul to several important parts of the current zoning ordinance.

    The comprehensive zoning ordinance was last changed in 2007, but according to Planning and Development Director Jim Urban, it was hardly the thorough examination the new update is intended to be.  Urban estimates the last comparable update was in 1999 or 2000.  

  • Food pantry receives big donations

     Good deeds come in different shapes and sizes, and just about every form of kindness has materialized recently at the Bread of Life Food Pantry.

    It is not like there was a shortage of generosity within the aged walls of Grace and Glory Lutheran Church. Since August of 2012, the pantry housed there has fed thousands of people in need, reaching an all-time high of 11,291 in 2015. About 1,000 individuals and families are fed each month because of the good work of Bread of Life volunteers. 

  • 100 mile bike ride helps YMCA

    Riding a bike for 100 miles will take you about the distance from Goshen to Cincinnati, but not for Charlotte Reader on Wednesday, March 9. 

    To help the Oldham County Family YMCA reach its fundraising goal of $155,000 by April 1, Reader rode a stationary bike in the gym’s lobby for nearly six hours, all 100 miles, and raised money at the same time. 

  • Holistic healing a wellness perspective in Pewee Valley

     For those seeking relief from pain or a peaceful escape from the stresses of life, a new option is available.  

    The Center for Holistic Healing (CHH) has started offering their services, which includes an alternative approach to physical therapy as well as yoga classes, in Pewee Valley.  

  • Chapel at Apple Patch pairs with new ministry

     A country chapel without a congregation and a pair of ministers without a church have paired to turn the two halves into a whole, and the union has benefitted a local nonprofit in the meantime. 

    The Chapel at Apple Patch has been empty just about every Sunday morning  since it was gifted at no cost 10 years ago. 

  • County picks Cruz but state chooses Trump

    Many residents who attended the Republican Caucus on Saturday, March 5, noted a bustling, energetic crowd surrounding the polls, but turnout was slightly lower than the 2012 presidential primary. 

    A total of 6,274 Oldham County Republicans cast a ballot for their party’s presidential candidate, equating to 23.57 percent of the county’s 26,612 eligible voters.

  • Free HIV testing expands into Oldham County

     A federal grant has enabled the Volunteers of America (VOA) to expand their HIV testing services to a seven-county area that includes Oldham County.  

  • Entrepreneurs, small businesses can SCORE some help

     Beginning entrepreneurs and small businesses can now receive big help from the free services of a nonprofit group called SCORE.

    The national organization expanded its reach March 1 from Louisville into Oldham County, and uses volunteer executives and experts to mentor business start-ups and existing small businesses.

  • Beyond books

    More than knowledge will bloom from the library this spring. All three Oldham County Public Library locations are giving away seed packets to encourage beginning vegetable gardeners.

    Support, literature and classes will be offered for those who want to learn more about how to make their gardens thrive.