Today's News

  • Volunteers needed for Republican caucus

     Staff Report


    Plans are well underway for the Republican Presidential Caucus to be held March 5 in Oldham County. Eleven candidates will be on the ballot, including Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump, according to the Republican Party of Kentucky.

  • New license plate available to siblings of fallen servicemembers

     Individuals whose siblings have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces may now apply for a Gold Star Sibling license plate thanks in part to legislation passed in the 2015 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

    House Bill 209, which passed both chambers unanimously, expands the Gold Star plate eligibility to siblings of fallen heroes. Until this legislation, only parents and spouses of the deceased were entitled to apply.

  • Red Cross calls for blood donations

     The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000 fewer donations and reduced the blood supply. Donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

  • Derby Festival introduces court

     Five area women were recently selected to serve as Princesses in the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court. Second from left is Madison Kristine Orman of Prospect. Orman is a junior at the University of Louisville majoring in business finance. She is a Trustee’s Scholar, has been on the dean’s list for five semesters, is a Cardinal Host and a pointe and contemporary dancer. She also volunteers for Neighborhood House and the American Red Cross.

  • Roederer warden recognizes employees

     Warden Ravonne Sims recently named the Roederer Correctional Complex employee and supervisor of the quarter for January through March 2016.  

  • Make your resolution a reality

    Trying to rescue a failed New Year’s resolution? Help yourself to a healthy dose of motivation.

  • Community in Brief - Jan. 14, 2016

     OCSAC offers ceramics course

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will offer a fun-filled morning of creating original pieces of ceramic art on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. 

  • Three powerful battlegrounds of faith

     In his book, “Fuzzy Memories,” Jack Handey writes, “There used to be this bully who would demand my lunch money every day. Since I was smaller, I would give it to him.  Then I decided to fight back. I started taking karate lessons, but the instructor wanted $5 a lesson. That was a lot of money. I found that it was cheaper to pay the bully, so I gave up karate.”

  • Public Records - Jan. 14, 2016

     La Grange Police

    Sandra Orantes-Prado, 27 of Goshen— cited and released Dec. 30  for no operator’s license and failure to maintain required insurance


    Gregory S. Preston, 42 of Pleasureville — arrested Jan. 1 on a Henry County warrant of two charges


  • Corrections -Jan. 14, 2016

    There were two mistakes in our Best Of Readers’ Choice award special section in the Jan. 7 issue of The Oldham Era. The name of Griffin McLarty, tied for runner-up in the Best Athlete category, was misspelled. Also, in the Best Coach category, winner Amira Stevens is with CrossFit 222, not CrossFit Bluegrass Oldham.

    Also, although many voters wrote in Stoess Hardware as their choice for Best Hardware Store, that business is now known as Crestwood Hardware.

    We apologize for the errors.