Local News

  • Noteworthy Ribbon Cutting


    Noteworthy Creative, formerly Take Note Designs, held a ribbon cutting on Jan. 28 to celebrate its new identity.  After 12 years, Noteworthy, which previously only did graphic design, has now expanded to a full-fledged marketing company. 

  • OC Schools' Board of Education Recognitions


    At the January Oldham County Schools Board of Education meeting, students at Locust Grove Elementary School demonstrated some of the instructional practices taking place in their classrooms as a result of the Oldham County Schools’ Reading Academy.

  • Local dollars for college-bound grads

    Oldham County students now have the chance to apply for a number of scholarships with one application.  The Oldham County Community Scholarships (OCCS) application was activated Feb. 1, giving students a chance to gain financial aid from multiple local sponsors.  

  • Feeley resigns as family court judge

    After more than ten years, 12th Circuit Family Judge Tim Feeley has resigned from his position to take a new job as deputy secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).  

    “I was contacted at the beginning of the month by the governor’s office asking if I would take a position in the Bevin administration,” Feeley said.  

  • State aware of safety concerns at busy intersection

    Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr has asked her staff not to park in the lot at the corner of Highways 146 and 53 and cross the street to come to work in the courthouse. It’s just too dangerous.

  • Update: Police identify victim of Thursday's fatal accident

    A 61-year-old woman was struck and killed at a busy intersection in La Grange.

    According to La Grange Police Chief Frank Conway, the accident occurred Thursday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. as a tree-trimming work truck from Swartz Mowing, Inc., out of Olympia, Ky., turned from Highway 146 onto Highway 53 heading north.

    The Oldham County Coroner pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. She was later identified as Jann E. Hall, of La Grange.

    Conway said the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

  • Fatal accident in La Grange

    A 60-year-old woman was struck and killed at a busy intersection in La Grange.

  • Major La Grange intersection closed due to fatal accident

    A fatal accident in La Grange has closed the intersection of Highways 53 and 146.

    The La Grange Police Department confirmed a pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday afternoon, and roadways are closed while law enforcement conducts an investigation.

    Police said the pedestrian was a caucasian female in her 60s, but her identity has not been released.

    The Oldham Era will provide an update as further information becomes available.

  • La Grange Police looking for recruits

    Starting Feb. 25, La Grange Police Department (LPD) will offer a glimpse into the inner workings of police life.  For approximately ten years, LPD has offered area residents the chance to sign up for the La Grange Citizen’s Police Academy, where they can learn about real-life police work.  

  • Human remains found, identified

    Human remains found in a small wooded area in Pewee Valley have been positively identified as those of missing UPS pilot James “Mike” Kimsey, 48, of Louisville.
    Kimsey was last seen in the area of Woodmont Park Lane on May 26, 2015. His body was found near the intersection of Hillridge Drive and Village Green Boulevard in Oldham County, not far from his Jefferson County home, in an area that had previously been searched by police.