Local News

  • Eagle Scouts soaring in Oldham County





    As the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America (BSA), earning the Eagle Scout award is considered to be the ultimate achievement in scouting.  As of 2013, only six scouts in every 100 make it to the rank of Eagle, according to the BSA website.  The statistic since the BSA was formed is closer to two percent.  

  • Alcohol ordinance petition results cause controversy before release

    All the petitions to make Oldham County a “wet” county have been gathered, but there seems to be a diffierence of opinion between the county judge-executive and the county clerk as to whether all the signatures are valid.

    A long history
    In May, the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s Committee for Expanded Alcohol Sales updated the Oldham County Fiscal Court about its efforts to pursue 6,000 signatures on an expanded alcohol petition, the first step in getting the issue on a ballot for a special election.

  • Community voices concerns over possible I-71 construction





    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) held a public meeting to inform citizens of Oldham and Jefferson Counties and answer questions about a plan to widen Interstate 71 between exit nine to the Gene Snyder Freeway and exit 14 to 329 in Crestwood on Oct. 1.  

  • 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.  

  • 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

  • NOHS student wins community service award

     North Oldham High School student Hailey Simpson recently received the Bell Award for community service.

    Simpson won the award for a long-term project she organized wherein she donated books to the Appalachian region.   

  • Man hit by train

     On Oct. 5 at approximately 2:21 p.m., Oldham County Police were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian hit by a train, according to a press release from the Oldham County Police Department. 

    The incident was reported to have occurred on the railroad tracks near Miller Lane and Highway 146. 

    When police arrived they located a deceased male lying on the railroad tracks. The victim was later identified as Daniel Waterhouse, a 41 year old man from La Grange. 

  • Police seek help to find wanted man

     Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West holds arrest warrants for Michael Isaiah Lancaster. 

    The warrant is for the charge of Engaging in Organized Crime. He uses an alias of Michael Kendrick and was last known to be in Lebanon, but may have contacts in the Louisville area. 

  • KYTC: Crestwood bridge to be open to traffic soon






    In February, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the restructuring of KY 22 between Veterans Memorial Parkway and Abott Lane, nicknamed the Bridge Hill project.

    Now, the bridge has a tentative open date of late fall.