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  • When someone falls down, the community steps up.

    Ryan Warner, the Oldham County High School volleyball coach and a trainer at Burn Boot Camp in Crestwood, was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that attacks the nervous system, on Aug. 7.

  • Four years ago in a wheat field outside the small French town of Dommartin-lès-Remiremont, Olivier Bena, a 48-year-old manager of a cheese factory, was searching the field with a metal detector.

  • Thanks to the Humane Society of Oldham County (HSOC), one teenager who has a rare disease has found his new “best friend.”

    Two years ago, Louisville resident Shane Roof was diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM). “Within a span of about 8 to 10 hours, he was paralyzed from the neck down,” Shane’s mother, Alex Roof, told the Era.

  • It was a normal day for 25-year-old Alexander Monroe as he was slacking off at his maintenance job at a nuclear power plant.

    A normal day, that is, until he was pushed into a vat of nuclear waste, cryogenically frozen and woke up decades into the future with superpowers.

  • Dee Dee Taylor, the owner of 502 Hemp in Louisville, was awarded the Strong Woman Leader Award at the 9th annual Strong Leadership Strong Women event hosted by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce May 7.

    Taylor, who was speechless after winning her award, later told the Era she was still in shock.

  • An Oldham County couple was honored for going “above and beyond” their call to action as volunteers to the Kentucky Derby Festival.

    Joe and KimberLee Hamilton were recognized as the 2019 Kentucky Blood Center Derby Festival Volunteers of the Year at the festival’s They’re Off! Luncheon in April.

  • An Oldham County resident and Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officer is gearing up—quite literally—to run in the upcoming Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon.

  • The Hollywood lights shone down in La Grange this afternoon as a film crew setup down Main Street and the courthouse lawn.

    Filming took place earlier today inside The Mayan Latin Cuisine on Main Street and actor Jon Voight was seen filming in front of the Oldham County Courthouse.

  • Bill Pollard sits in a maroon colored, leather chair in an expansive living room ordained with paintings in a Prospect suburb right on the Jefferson County line.

    Pollard, who was born in Shelby County, and lived most of his live in Henry County, celebrated his 100th birthday on Sept. 1 surrounded by friends and family.

  •  Oldham County Schools is planning on having school in session this Friday.

    Several other districts across the state, including Bullitt, Trimble, Scott, Christian and Gallatin counties have closed Friday, because of the vast amount of teachers calling in or to allow teachers to travel to Frankfort to protest the pension bill. 

  •  It is an accolade that is rare not only among Kentuckians, but among Americans as a whole. However, for one Oldham County student, it has become a reality.  Maggie Stephens, a student at South Oldham High School, has earned a perfect score on the ACT.  

  • Cindy Lewandowski, an Oldham County resident and member of The Fillies, Inc., a volunteer group that works closely with the Kentucky Derby Festival, chose the Clothes Boutique in Crestwood to outfit this year’s Derby Princesses with accessories.

  • By Helen E. McKinney
    Educator/Genealogist

    Oldham County History Center

    Many people who visit the Oldham County History Center ask about the history of our office building, which also houses the J.C. Barnett Library and Archives. The building itself is a restored 1840s “Kentucky Four Square” house with a rich history.

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    Many locals watched the “Catfish” episode that aired on MTV a few weeks ago featuring Crestwood resident Crystal Ramsey and former member of the Louisville rap group Nappy Roots, R. Prophet, but what some may not know is Ramsey’s side of the story. 

  • Jo Ross has spent 48 years in the fashion industry learning the ins and outs of fast-paced runway shows, working internationally to produce shows in places such as Peru, Prague and Mexico, reporting on fashion for local newspapers and TV stations and curating costume exhibits for many local museums. In all that time she has learned a wealth of information she often shares with others through special programs relating to the textile industry.

  • By Taylor Riley

    Reporter

    Hermitage Farms in Goshen will be the scene of the Hermitage Grand Gala, a star-studded Derby Eve party this Friday, May 1.

    The party is a joining of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, founders of 21c Museum Hotels, and Junior Bridgeman, President of Bridgeman Foods.

  • By Helen McKinney, Oldham County History Center

  • Ted Harley was the recipient of an award presented at the Immaculate Conception Fish Frylast week. Harley has been an active member of the Knights of Columbus since 2003. He received a certificate from K of C Supreme Office honoring him on his 90th birthday, which was Feb. 7. Pictured from left to right isBill Cheap, Jack Dombroski, Ted Harley and Joe Liedtke.

  • By Helen McKinneyBy Helen E. McKinney

    Educator/Genealogist Oldham County History Center

    Everyone loves a good story, right? Well, what if it came straight from your own family?

    Genealogy has become a popular hobby and a very creative way to tell such stories, in addition to learning more stories about ancestors you never knew existed. Getting a good story to go with the ancestors’ name makes that person more real.