Today's News

  • A Ky. Colonel is more than just a certificate

    A framed certificate hangs on my office wall declaring “The Honorable Don White is commissioned a Kentucky Colonel.” Prior to Nov. 24, I’d never taken the honor seriously.

    Maybe it had something to do with the fact I’d been commissioned a Colonel by at least three Kentucky governors prior to the latest from former Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

  • A $1.5 billion Election is obscene

    We just witnessed our first billion-dollar election, what a waste. Those of you who gave money to the presidential race, you threw your money away.

  • Crews begin installation of railroad crossing gates in pewee

    Mayor Bob Rogers said he’s campaigned for crossing gates in Pewee for six years, writing letters to then-U.S. Congressman Ernie Fletcher and Sen. Mitch McConnell among others. Pewee Valley Police Chief Mike Losik said the danger of the crossing — which lies in a curve in the tracks — was highlighted a couple years ago when a train collided with a truck crossing the tracks. The driver escaped serious injury, Losik said.

  • Discover Main Street and more

    “Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” Gail Sheehy

    While online, I read that quote and it made me really stop and reflect on the meaning of those words. In these difficult times we are living, reading those words made me stop and realize that hard times give us the opportunity to grow. 

  • Letters to the Editor

    Crestwood Civic Club appreciates coverage

  • It's the holiday season

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Oldham County.

    With two annual holiday events planned for this weekend, local families will have a chance to see Santa, have some good food and purchase Christmas presents or other items from local businesses and vendors.

  • The Right to Be Heard

    A Ft. Lauderdale advertising agency launched a billboard campaign sponsored by an anonymous client. You may have seen some of these clever signs. Some of my favorites include, “Let’s meet at my house Sunday before the game – God.” “What part of ‘Thou Shalt Not...’ didn’t you understand? – God” “Loved the wedding, invite me to the marriage – God” “Will the road you’re on get you to my place?

  • 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.