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Local News

  • Sex offender pleads to lesser charges

    A sexual abuse criminal case that began in February of 2014 is nearly resolved.

    Michael P. Berry, formerly of Oldham County, pleaded guilty to amended charges in Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday. Originally charged with three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, all class D felonies, Berry pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse in the first degree and one count of wanton endangerment, first degree, a class C misdemeanor.

  • Learning about local wildlife

    Though Oldham County Schools canceled classes because of inclement weather Feb. 10, a crowd of children who made it out to the library had the chance to learn about native wildlife in Kentucky and meet a few furry visitors cared for by the Second Chances Wildlife Center. 

  • Empowering women and giving back to the community

    By Machaela Ballard, News Editor

    A local jujitsu instructor is using his skill set to teach a free women’s self-defense seminar. But the no-cost class is not the only way Mike Ring plans to give back to the community. 

    No matter who you are, where you come from or the places you frequent, nobody is immune to violent crime, Ring, the instructor and owner of Combat Kempo Jujitsu, said. 

  • Tool business chooses to relocate to La Grange

    After a decade in operation, a Jefferson County business has moved to Oldham County.  Owner David Wallace said he moved his business, DW Tool Sales and Service, to take advantage of new opportunities.  

  • Battling childhood obesity through pilot program at YMCA

    By Machaela Ballard, News Editor

    Families with obese children may soon find some relief by taking advantage of a pilot program to be offered at the Oldham County Family YMCA. 

    Healthy Weight and Your Child is designed to “empower obese children” between the ages of 7 and 13, “with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle,” according to a release. 

  • Boy Scouts will honor Howards

    One Oldham County couple will be recognized for their long commitment to community service when the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) hold a banquet honoring Bill and Jill Howard with the 2016 Oldham County Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award.  

    The event will consist of a luncheon to honor the couple and support the BSA.

  • Will Crawl for Chocolate
  • Party for a cause

    By Machaela Ballard, News Editor

    The Kentucky Derby is an opportunity to gamble in style; the Derby Style Soiree is an upcoming event to win the accessories you’ll need to attend the Derby in style. It will also help a good cause. 

  • Working together to create a healthier Oldham County

     

     

    In a recent survey of Oldham County residents, nearly 60 percent of respondents identified alcohol and drug use as the problem that has the greatest impact on the overall health of the community. Alcohol and drug use was also identified as the top safety concern by 72 percent of those surveyed.

    Following closely as a health concern was obesity, with 41 percent, and unsafe driving, vehicle crashes resulting in injury or death and unsafe roads and sidewalks.

  • Intersection concerns La Grange

     

     

    The La Grange City Council addressed the dangers of the intersection of Highways 146 and 53 at its Feb. 1 meeting.