City News

  • Historical Society offers walking history tours of La Grange

     Spend a few hours on a downtown walking tour of La Grange and learn things you never knew about the quaint town beside the railroad tracks. Join Dr. Nancy Stearns Theiss, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Oldham County History Center, as she leads an informative and fun stroll through La Grange, pointing out various highlights of the town’s history.

  • Troop 200 completes Au Sable

     Boy Scout Troop 200 recently returned from a High Adventure canoe trip in northern Michigan. The troop completed the Au Sable River Canoe Marathon course, covering 120 miles from Grayling to Oscoda in seven days. They camped each night along the river, carrying all their food and supplies in the canoes. The course has multiple hydro-electric dams that required portaging the canoes and gear.

  • Apple Patch partners with Kentucky Colonels

     Kentucky Colonels from all over the world are partnering with Apple Patch Community, Inc to improve the lives of those living in this community.

    On Sept. 9, Apple Patch will receive a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky during a ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville.   

  • Historic marker to be dedicated Sept. 12

     On Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., a special highway transportation marker will be dedicated to Richard James Oglesby during the Brownsboro Days Festival. The marker is funded through Oldham County Tourism and is a part of the statewide historical marker program sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Transportation. It will be placed near the Brownsboro Community Center during the Brownsboro Days Festival.

  • Nash earns Eagle Scout

     Aidan Nathaniel Nash of Crestwood has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. 

    A member of Troop 28 in Crestwood, Nash is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Greg Wilson. 

  • OCPD alums tour helicopter
  • County has made strides in education

    By Helen E. McKinney
    Oldham County History Center
    Prior to 1838, very little recorded evidence exists on the history of education in Oldham County. What information does exist should make today’s students glad they live in the 21st century.

  • History Center hosts archaeological investigation

    The Oldham County History Center will be hosting an archaeology investigation from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County. The Gatewood Plantation was the last place Henry Bibb was a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north. He later moved to Ipswich, Canada where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper.

  • Chief honored

    South Oldham Fire Department firefighters and auxiliary members surprised Chief Edward Turner on Aug. 17 with a cake and recognition of 40 years of service.  

    – Submitted information

  • McDonald’s owner serves as grand marshal