Today's News

  • Hospital implements rapid response system

    Josie King, an 18-month-old girl, died as a result of a hospital error in 2002 in Baltimore, Md. After her death, Sorrell King, her mother, became her advocate and began speaking up in every forum possible. Because of her diligence to this cause, hospitals across the country are implementing Code H. Baptist Hospital Northeast implemented Code H on Oct. 1.

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  • Huntington Learning Center Ribbon Cutting

    The Oldham County Chamber recently joined Laura Bryan for the opening of the Huntington Learning Center, located at 6402 W. Ky. 146 in Crestwood.  The new facility is available for tutoring and test prep for preschool-aged children and older. 

  • News Briefs

    Storm water rate could be $4.05 

    Oldham County Fiscal Court’s utilities committee met Monday to discuss a rate proposed by the county’s storm water board. 

  • Chamber challenges residents to submit ideas

    Oldham County is about to get unbridled.

    Much like the Unbridled Spirit campaign for Kentucky or Nashville’s status as Music City, the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce is working to create a brand for Oldham County.

  • La Grange lights up

    Chilly weather didn’t keep residents from celebrating at Light Up La Grange Friday. A group from Buckner Baptist Church staged a live nativity scene in a La Grange merchant’s window, and passersby couldn’t help but stop to coo at the baby Jesus. 

    Families lined the sidewalk in front of the courthouse waiting for their turn to meet with Santa, stationed in the gazebo on the courthouse lawn.

  • A living Christmas tree

    This weekend could be the last chance to see a 38-foot tall Christmas tree come to life with Christmas carols and the Christmas story.

    Crestwood Baptist Church Minister of Music Key Chambers said this could be the last year for the Living Christmas Tree at the church, but he said he’s been saying the same thing for the last few years. Performances are 7 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is free. The tree, which fills with choir members, has been a holiday tradition at the church for 14 years.

  • Oh Christmas tree

    Amid freezing temperatures Saturday the Weihe family, Kate, Mary Kay, Kelsey and Kendall Weihe chose a Christmas tree at Sleepy Hollow Tree Farm. Owner Troy McWilliams helped cut their perfect tree with a hand-held electric saw. One customer, Rick Mohon, told his wife, “I liked the tree just how I saw you – I knew it was the one.” 

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Eric Kelley

    School: La Grange Elementary

    Team: South Oldham Junior Wrestling Club. 

    Age: 7.

    Hometown: La Grange.

  • You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch

    When the Esterle family looked out on their yard on Floydsburg Road Nov. 29, they noticed a few of their about 30 inflatable Christmas decorations sagging. They discovered four of them had holes slashed in them.

  • It’s a blog-gone shame

    We first told you about The Oldham Era’s news blog in the Nov. 13 edition, and since then, I’ve appreciated the community’s response. 

    The site has many functions we don’t currently offer at OldhamEra.com, a Web site created by our parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., based in Shelbyville.