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Local News

  • Highway 146 to close for repairs

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 146 (La Grange Road) in Oldham County. This roadway will be closed to through traffic between Spann Lane and the Oldham/Henry County line to allow for cross-drain repairs (mile points 13.6 to 14.8).

    Closure of KY 146 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8 from 5 p.m. until midnight. Local access will be allowed during this work. All other traffic should follow the signed detour via KY 2855 (Ft. Pickens Road), KY 3223 (Old Sligo Road) and Ballard School Road.

  • South Oldham grad joins fraternity in fundraising ride

    One South Oldham High School grad is making the trip of a lifetime — nearly 3,000 miles.

    Luke Sparks joined 11 of his Western Kentucky University Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers on a bike ride to raise $100,000 for Alzheimer’s research.

    It’s the third trip for the fraternity. In 2010, a grandfather of a brother passed away from the debilitating disease causing the fraternity to ban together for the cause.

    The team traveled from in two different bike rides, where they raised close to $100,000, said Sparks.

  • Family getting back into the horse business with L’Espirit farm

     

    Kentucky is known for its fast horses running along beautiful countryside pastures and boarded by leading experts in the industry. One Oldham County family hopes to make their L’Espirit farm one of the newest members of the prestigious boarding and eventing community.

  • New CityPlace center taking shape in La Grange

     

    A new convention and event space located in the heart of La Grange is just months away from being finished, according to the foundation in control of it.

    Made up of a plaza, a visitor’s center and two pavilions, the newly created CityPlace will be located off First Street, where the old Southern States store was located. The plans for CityPlace first developed nearly a year ago, when George Rawlings, owner of the Rawlings Corporation, bought the old Southern States property through his foundation.

  • OC Health Dept. cutting back staff

     

    A decline in funding, partnered with increasing retirement expenses is leading to reductions in personnel and services at the Oldham County Health Department.

    Starting July 6, the department will be releasing two contract employees and reducing three full-time employees to part-time, Teresa Gamsky, the director of public health, said.

  • Wild West Festival helps the hungry

    Christian Country Cowboy Church’s Wild West Day Festival partnered with the Foundation of Hope Food Pantry and The Henry County Help Center last weekend to meet the needs of hungry people in the community.

    The daylong festival raised money for the charities through Wild West reenactments, a knife-throwing exhibit and many games for children.

    Pastor Zeb Son said the day was to provide both fun and education.

  • After long wait, Endicott indicted

    The last remaining co-defendant in a case initially involving charges of gang activity in La Grange has been indicted on lesser charges.

    Casey Endicott, 19, of Shelbyville, was indicted by an Oldham County Grand Jury on charges of unlawful transaction with a minor, second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Charges ranging from conspiracy to commit murder, possession of cocaine and engaging in organized crime were dropped.

  • Summer robotics camp keeps students learning

     

    School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean some students aren’t still learning important lessons.

    Oldham County Schools held a FIRST Lego League Robotics Camp last week, joining together fourth and fifth graders preparing for their first season in the league and members of the high school-age division, Engineers of Tomorrow.

  • County schools institute tougher truancy penalties

     

    Parents of persistently truant students enrolled in Oldham County Schools will soon be facing stiffer penalties if their children continue to miss school.

    In a move supported by OCS, County Attorney John Carter, local public defenders and district court judges, a new system was recently put in place to hold parents accountable earlier in the truancy process without parents being able to wiggle out of charges when a school year ends, Assistant Superintendent Dan Orman said.

  • Deputy honored by City of Goshen

     

    The City of Goshen has honored Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Fitzner for his work.

    Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker recognized the deputy for pulling over countless impaired drivers in his career and said Fitzner “goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

    “He’s keeping you safe and more importantly he’s keeping your kids safe,” Thacker said at a ceremony before the city’s Movie Night Series.