Local News

  • Don’t be alarmed, it’s only $20

     Homeowners with a burglar or fire alarm programmed to alert Oldham County dispatchers are now required to register alarm systems with local police, and could be fined for more than two false alarms per year. 

  • Local business broker earns accreditation

    Otis Florence recently earned Accredited Business Intermediary designation from the American Business Brokers Association.

  • No shortage on talent

    On Saturday, Gingerwoods Event Hall in Prospect hosted CW television network’s open casting call for America’s Next Top Model. The only caveat? Applicants must be 5-foot-7 or shorter. Previous seasons of the show only featured women taller than that height. More than 300 hopeful girls – some who drove nine hours to the casting call – took a spin on the catwalk in hopes of a callback.  Regional Stations Manager Daniel Spangler promised the applicants that each woman’s audition tape and photo will be seen by the national casting director.

  • The Era, Chamber launch online voting for community slogo

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Oldham County Fiscal Court and the Oldham County Tourism Commission, has selected five finalists for the community’s Slogo Contest.  These finalists were selected from more than 30 entries offering ideas for a slogan and logo in Oldham County. The slogo contest was held for the purpose of seeking a common brand that represents Oldham County for economic development, tourism, education and overall theme.  Individuals from the community were invited to submit ideas for a slogan and/or a logo.

  • Fastline announces changes in leadership

     Joe McWilliams, vice-president for sales and marketing at Fastline Publications has recently been promoted to president. The former president and founder of Fastline Publications, Bill Howard, will continue his role as CEO.

  • Fire sweeps through home in Park Lake

     house in Park Lake subdivision went up in flames March 10 after embers from a debris fire leapt onto the roof.

  • News Briefs

    Oldham County Day needs a grand marshal 

  • Sheriff's Reports

    James M. Childs, 28, 5506 Lodema Way, Apt. 1, Louisville, arrested by OCSO March 4, failure to comply. Travis R. Jackson, 21, 101 Ash Ave., Pewee Valley, arrested by OCSO March 4, failure to appear. Melissa A. Taylor, 31, 930 Kirkwood Drive, Clarksville, Ind., arrested by OCSO March 4, failure to appear. Lindsey H. Lutz, 24, 148 McCready Ave., Louisville, arrested by OCSO March 4, failure to appear. Louis C.

  • Property Transfers

    Pewee Valley Kenneth and Ginger Yoder to Rachel Sanders, Ashbrooke Residential Community, lot 9, 6637 Ashbrooke Drive, Pewee Valley, $138,000.   Prospect Kenneth and Susan McMillan to M.E.L.

  • Council questions legality of a Saturday meeting

     Members of the La Grange City Council and City Attorney Graham Whatley took part in a meeting more than a week ago that some are saying could have been illegal.