.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Public comment can help choose superintendent

     Four finalist superintendent candidates have been referred to the Oldham County Board of Education, according to a press release. 

    A Superintendent Screening Committee (SSC) reviewed applications of 19 candidates over a five-week period. Five of the candidates were from outside Kentucky, and three major screening events have been conducted. 

  • State parks employee dies in I-71 car accident

     A 74-year-old La Grange man was killed in a two-vehicle accident at about 6 a.m. Sunday morning on Intersate 71 in Henry County near the 25 mile marker.

    Kentucky State Police (KSP) report that the vehicle driven by Andrew Persanyi was rear-ended by another vehicle driven by Corey Shores, 21, of Dayton, Ohio, as both were traveling northbound on the interstate. Both vehicles left the road and Persanyi’s car overturned causing him to be ejected from the vehicle.

  • Hillbilly Swagger: The Voice finalist performs in Prospect

     Glen Jennings/The Oldham Era

  • Community Holy Week Services March 21-25

    Come join Christians of all faiths for Holy Week worship together at La Grange Christian Church, 214 N. 1st Ave. in La Grange, the Monday through Friday of Holy Week, March 21 through 25, from noon to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited. 

    Worship will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. Special music will be provided by community choirs and vocalists. On Friday, the Oldham County High School Madrigals will sing the sermon. 

  • Cedar Lake Golf Tournament, June 20

    Cedar Lake Golf Tournament, June 20

    The sixth annual Cedar Lake Golf Tournament, sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, will be held Monday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hurstbourne Country Club. 

    In addition to the golf scramble, the event will include prizes, giveaways and a cookout buffet. 

  • Academic teams advance to state

     Middle schools competed in Governor’s Cup academic team competition Feb. 13, with high schools competing Feb. 20.

    North Oldham Middle School earned the regional team title, with students from NOMS, Oldham County Middle and South Oldham Middle advancing to the state level competition in March.

  • 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.  

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.