Today's News

  • Author reveals true story of bourbon

    By Helen McKinney, Oldham County History Center

  • NASCAR runs practice sessions at Kentucky Speedway

     SPARTA - Nothing has changed at Kentucky Speedway.

    It still holds true to its theme as the “roughest track” in NASCAR and there are no plans to change it any time soon, even to the demise of some the sport’s premiere drivers.

    Kentucky Speedway will host a tripleheader weekend with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, XFINITY Series and the Sprint Cup series for the fifth straight season the weekend of July 9-11.

  • BASEBALL: Colonels top South in rain shortened game, 5-1

     BUCKNER – It didn’t end how either team would have liked Monday night in Buckner. In one dugout was Oldham County; victorious in the District 29 opener against a county rival. Across the field in another dugout was South Oldham; disappointed that Mother Nature cut short its opportunity for a comeback to trade emotions with the Colonels.

  • BASEBALL: South Oldham takes care of Simon Kenton and Whitefield Academy in home doubleheader

    CRESTWOOD - South Oldham baseball is hitting its stride at the perfect time.

    Two days before they begin district play at Oldham County, the Dragons took care of a doubleheader Saturday against with a 4-1 win against Simon Kenton and a 7-1 victory over Whitefield Academy on Bill Cofer Field.

    South Oldham (6-4) has won four straight after a four-game losing streak.

  • And yet, it moves

    Regardless of whether the members of this community call themselves pro-choice or pro-life, all women—who face greater risk than ever to their lives during pregnancy—deserve to have immediate access to medically accurate information about their reproductive health.

  • Stones unturned: A search for health care answers raises questions about Oldham women's options

    In Kentucky and across the nation, crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) now outnumber reproductive health care clinics.

    Facing criticism from reproductive rights advocates both nationally and locally, CPCs often are accused of misleading their target audience: vulnerable women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

    Recently the Era was contacted by Oldham County’s own CPC, Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center of La Grange, and invited to interview staff members and explore the facility.

  • Matthews trial postponed again due to delay in DNA evidence

    Yet another pretrial hearing has been set for an Indiana man accused of killing a graduate of an Oldham County High School last summer.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam N. Gregg, 34, of Louisville on July 17, 2014. Matthews was in Oldham County Circuit Court on Thursday before Judge Karen Conrad and again pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.

  • Four years later, Westport Park project still 'open ended'

    It’s been since 2011 that the public learned that the Oldham County Fiscal Court authorized a plan to expand Westport Park, which made some wonder recently: “Whatever happened with that?”

    In four years, the county has been working on developing a master plan, said Tim Curtis, Oldham County Parks and Recreation director, said.

    “It’s a long-term, phased-in project,” Curtis said. “We want to know how to best serve the community.”

  • One force, one family

    Some little boys dream of being a superhero, a fireman or policeman when they grow up and some just may want to be like their father.

    When Kyle Taylor, 25, was little he wanted to be two of those things. Now all grown up, he is following in his father’s footsteps as a police officer.

    The two men are now working side-by-side at the La Grange Police Department.

  • Public records --April 9, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests

    April 6 -- Natasha K. Lynch, 39, Louisville, was arrested on for criminal trespassing, 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting under $500.

    April 5 -- Zachary H. Snipes, 18, Prospect, was cited for drug paraphernalia.

    April 5 -- Jayne Rodriguez, 25, Prospect, was cited for no operator’s license, failure of owner to main required insurance, 1st offence, no registration plates.