Today's News

  • La Grange, Prospect under flash flood warning

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northeastern Jefferson County and Oldham County until 5:45 p.m..

    At 2:44 p.m., the weather service Doppler radar indicated flash flooding with a much as 3.5 inches since 2 p.m. from a thunderstorm in Oldham County.

    Areas impacted include La Grange and Prospect.

    Weather officials say excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as drainage areas and low lying spots.

  • Newest Norton facility ready to open its doors

    When Norton Brownsboro Hospital opens at 6 a.m. Wednesday , it will be the not-for-profit system’s fifth hospital in Louisville, joining Kosair Children’s Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital. Norton Brownsboro is the first new full-service hospital to open in Louisville in more than 20 years.

  • Game Bytes


    South Oldham vs. Oldham County

    Score: 7-5 Oldham County.

    When: April 21. 

    Where: Oldham County High School. 

    Key players: Oldham County’s James Knezevich, Dylan Sims, Dylan Chisholm and Nick DeNise. South Oldham’s Jeremy Criddle, Derek Nichter and Jake Nichter.

    Game highlights: Oldham County’s James Knezevich hit a dramatic bottom of the seventh, walk-off grand slam to give the Colonels a 7-5 win and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming district tournament.

  • Special education PTA representatives attend convention

    Representatives from the Special Education PTA were recently among the more than 200 attendees at Kentucky PTA’s third annual convention July 16 -18. 

    Attending the 2009 event from Special Education PTA of Oldham County include Donna Allen, Denise Rowling-George, and Janet Jones.

    More than 50 workshops were offered including working with working parents, cyberbullying, childhood obesity, report cards, suicide prevention, father involvement and working with the school board. 

  • 106 Buckner poems chosen for publication

    A total of 106 student poems from Buckner Elementary have been chosen for publication in Creative Communications’ “A Celebration of Today’s Writers” contest.

    Two teachers — Margie Brodt and Angelica Fotos — had poems from every student in their class chosen. Four other teachers — Sarah Pitcock, Chelsea Whitesell, Heather Cook and Holly Dunigan — had more than half of their students’ poems chosen for publication.

  • Watson awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

    Anthony Watson of Prospect was recently awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for his college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year for four years of college.

    Watson will attend the University of Louisville to study psychology.

    He is one of only 30 graduates in the state this year to receive a Byrd Scholarship, a federally funded program administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. 

    KHEAA also administers other student aid programs, including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship.

  • Johnson named to dean’s list at Somerset Community College

    Kimberley Johnson of Oldham County was recently named to the dean’s list at Somerset Community College for the spring semester.

    To be named to the dean’s list at SCC, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • The Era teams with local businesses to offer makeover

    The Oldham Era, Baptist Hospital Northeast, Mortenson Family Dental and a host of local businesses are teaming up to offer a makeover for one lucky Oldham County mom. 

  • Smith awarded presidential scholarship

    Aaron M. Smith, a graduate of Oldham County High School, was recently awarded a presidential scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky.

    The Presidential Scholarship is worth more than $31,500.  It provides the cost of in-state tuition for four years.

    Smith is the son of Jeff and Diane Smith.

  • Paranormal Excursions offers services to Oldham County

    Paranormal Excursions, owned by Dean Blevins and Krissy Davis, has recently begun offering ghost hunting services to Oldham County. With no set hours, this service offers anyone the opportunity to conduct their own ghost hunt from start to finish.

    For information about setting up a ghost hunt, visit paranormalexcursions.net or call 489-0468.