Local News

  • Cultural sensitivity

    Facing conditions we would like to change, letting go of people we wish were different, takes growth, patience, tolerance. We’re so easily enticed into thinking we’d be happier, “If only they’d change,” or “If I had a better job,” or “If the kids would settle down.” Yet we carry the seed of happiness within us every moment. Learning tolerance and being culturally sensitive for all conditions will nurture that seed.

  • Staffers Assume New Roles at OCS

    Familiar faces will fill administrative roles in Oldham County Schools for the 2015-16 school year, including principal positions and at central office.

  • Appraisal Fair at Vintage Market Fair, Aug. 15

    Everyone likes to find hidden treasure! Maybe it’s an old oil lamp, a vase or a painting that belonged to your grandmother, or your great-grandfathers’ pocket watch.
    Whatever the case, those items that may carry sentimental value might also have unknown monetary value waiting to be discovered. Local expert appraiser Mike Brown can help you uncover what they are worth.
    “I’ve been in the antique business since I was 16 years old,” Brown said.

  • Community Briefs

     OCHS Class of ‘75 reunion

    Join the Oldham County High School Class of 1975 for its 40th year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne.

    The night begins at 5:30 p.m. for registration and social hour with a cash bar available until midnight. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a class photo taken. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

  • District best in the West

     The Oldham County Conservation District was recently recognized as the Outstanding Conservation District for the western half of Kentucky at the Kentucky Association of Conservation District’s annual conference.  The district was recognized for going above and beyond in providing educational and outreach programs for Oldham County residents.

  • Education in Brief

     Denison graduates

    Local students were among the 544 graduates awarded diplomas at Denison University’s 174th commencement ceremony in May. Graduates from the area include:

    •Emily Clark Jenkins of Goshen. Jenkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics and a minor in computer science. Jenkins was a recipient of the Denison Founders Scholarship.

  • Public Records - August 6, 2015

     Property Transfers


    Eric and Barbara Conklin to Herbert Stewart, Lot 13, The Woods, 5318 Barkwood Drive, La Grange, $270,000


    Carondelet Farm, Inc. to Carondelet Farm, Inc., Tracts 1 2 3 4, Minor Plat, $393,690


  • 2015 Oldham County Fair Pageants

    Each night of the Oldham County Fair, held July 28 through Aug. 1 at the Oldham County Fairgrounds, featured a different pageant. Here are pictures of the winners.

  • Prospecting for history

    Prospect’s City Council has created a project that aims to construct a book about the history of the city.  

    Sandra Leonard is the head of the committee in charge of the project.  

  • La Grange hopes to build splash park

    By Amanda Manning, Oldham Era Intern

    City council member and former mayor Bill Lammlein is currently working on building a splash park in Wilborn Park in La Grange.