Today's News

  • Traffic is busy at Era’s news blog

    The Oldham Era recently launched a news blog to encourage community conversation about issues of local importance – OldhamCountyNews.wordpress.com.

    We’re updating the blog daily with stories and columns of local interest. I hope you’ll find the blog informative and easy to use. Take a minute to explore the site and send us your feedback. 

  • Councilman: Conflict with city attorney may go to court

    As the La Grange City Council meeting began Monday night, council member Jason Taylor addressed an incident that took place at the council’s November meeting.

    “Obviously there is a difference in opinion between the council and the mayor regarding the city attorney issue,” Taylor said. 

  • Reconstructed Ky. 393 officially open

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has officially opened the reconstructed portion of Ky. 393 near Centerfield in Oldham County.  Transportation Secretary Joe Prather was joined Tuesday by local officials in cutting a ribbon for the roadway, which extends from Interstate 71 to Ky. 22. 

  • News Briefs

    TARC service renewed through October

    TARC fans may ride more comfortably this week knowing local bus service is extended through October.

  • Ballardsville Baptist Church hosts monthly hymn sing

    Ballardsville Baptist Church hosted the Oldham County Hymn Sing Nov. 11. Mrs. Boots Covington from Eminence Baptist Church gave a hearty welcome. There were 12 folks in attendance and 10 churches represented. 

  • Letters to Santa

    The Oldham Era will continue its annual tradition of publishing hundreds of Letters to Santa in an upcoming edition. 

    Send your letter to editor@oldhamera.com with SANTA in the subject line. Be sure to include your first and last name, plus your hometown. 

    The deadline to e-mail a letter is 2 p.m. Dec. 11. 

  • Letters to the Editor

    Deer harvest saves taxpayer money To the editor: In recent weeks I’ve been reading about the I-71 deer issues and am a little disturbed about what is being said.   I went to school to earn a degree in wildlife management and have also been an avid hunter for 20 years.  Mayor Carter has made it clear she is against hunting on the property but calling it irresponsible to allow bow hunting shows her ignorance.   It takes lots of time to become a successful bow hunter, not to mention patience.

  • A $1.9m scheme

    A federal grand jury indicted a Crestwood businessman and several other Oldham residents Nov. 20 for a scheme awarding $1.9 million in false veterans disability benefits.

  • Icing on the cake

    LOUISVILLE – They may have practice in the fog at times, but the Oldham County ice hockey team has not played in a fog this year.

    The team, made up of players from all three local high schools, has posted a 7-0 record this season.

  • Athlete of the week: Mitch Rusch

    Name: Mitch Rusch

    School: North Oldham Midlle School.

    Sport: Wrestling. 

    Age: 13.

    Hometown: Goshen.