Local News

  • Oldham County receives StormReady Certification

     In an effort to increase the safety of Oldham County residents in preparing for severe weather, Oldham County recently earned StormReady Certification.  StormReady is a national community preparedness program that helps communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather. 

    To become StormReady, a community must:

  • Auto dealer nominated for national award

     A Crestwood auto dealer is among 50 individuals to be nominated for a national award. 

    Larry Craig of Craig and Landreth Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram in Crestwood will travel to Las Vegas to be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Exposition as he is considered for the Time Dealer of the Year award. 

  • Armed robbery suspect arrested

    A suspect police believe to have threatened two women at gunpoint in La Grange on Thursday, March 10, including one who was briefly abducted, was arrested by Kentucky State Police (KSP) on Friday, March 11, on unrelated charges, according to a press release. 

    Patrick S. Moore, 31, from Sligo, was found by KSP at his Brownsboro Road home, where he was first charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

  • Contest could earn $25,000 for La Grange

    One click a day could be all it takes to help earn $25,000 toward the revitalization of Main Street in La Grange. 

    “It literally is the equivalent to one moment of your time. That’s all you have to do to help facilitate the pride of our city,” said Karen Eldridge, La Grange Crossroads director.

  • Public records - March 17, 2016

     La Grange Police Arrests


    Tori C. Webster, 18 of La Grange — arrested March 1 for burglary second and resisting arrest

    Rene Prado Del Cid, 20 of La Grange — arrested March 1 for careless driving; no operator’s license; and failure to maintain required insurance


  • Lawsuit challenging alcohol election dropped

    The lawsuit challenging the special election allowing alcohol sales within the county has been dismissed.
    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad dismissed the case with prejudice, barring it from ever being retried in her courtroom. According to Conrad’s dismissal order, the suit failed to name the proper parties within an allotted time period.
    In her decision, Conrad cited Kentucky laws that allow a legal challenge to any election as long as the members of the board of elections responsible for carrying it out, namely the Oldham County Board of Elections (OCBE), are named.

  • 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.