Local News

  • Bullets strike cars on I-71 in Oldham County

    Police are warning drivers headed northbound on Interstate 71 that two vehicles were hit by bullets Wednesday.

    No injuries have been reported.

    According to police, one driver reported that he thought a small rock hit his vehicle while traveling near Buckner.

    But when he arrived at his destination in La Grange, the driver discovered a bullet hole in the bed of his truck.

    Police recovered fragments of a bullet from his truck.

  • Former bike ordinance expanded, traffic disruptions and safety are focus of proposed event ordinance

    A proposed event ordinance for the county will be voted on by fiscal court members next month.

    The previously-named “bicycle ordinance” now includes all events utilizing public right-of-ways, not just cycling events. Public safety committee members approved the ordinance Tuesday and presented it for a first reading at fiscal court that afternoon.

  • Under construction: Renovations in full swing at several Oldham schools

    While students and teachers are enjoying summer break, construction crews are battling the heat to finish projects at several Oldham County schools before August.

    At least nine schools are getting renovations this summer, from a complete renovation at Centerfield Elementary to smaller tasks like new bleachers, door hardware and lighting at other schools.

    The renovation at Centerfield Elementary will finalize work that has been done there over the past two summers. 

  • Hatfields, McCoys feature local actor

    If last week’s Hatfields and McCoys miniseries on the History Channel has sparked your interest in the feud, you’re not alone — more than 13.9 million people tuned into the series’ debut.

    The story has attracted interest for decades, with dozens of books and films published on the subject. There are at least nine historic sites in Kentucky and at least as many in West Virginia, most open to the public.

  • Five crashes in four hours

    While Oldham County may be a great place to live, work and play, it was certainly not a good place to drive Tuesday morning.

    Five unrelated vehicle crashes occurred across the county in less than four hours, including several injuries.

    The first wreck proved to be the most serious, with four people transported to local hospitals.

    Kevin Nuss, Oldham County Emergency Management Director, said local dispatchers received their first call just after 4 a.m.

  • KSR warden headed to Frankfort, Luther Luckett warden steps up

    After serving as warden at four prisons in Kentucky, Cookie Crews has been promoted to the position of health services administrator with the Department of Corrections. In this role she will provide administrative oversight for the entire medical mission for the department.

  • Stay cool in a pool

    Get out the sunscreen, beach towels and floats — the pools are open, and Oldham County has quite a few options for both sunbathers and swimmers.

    The county’s public pool, the John W. Black Aquatics Center, opened a week early because of warmer weather and an early end-of-school date. 

    Located in Buckner, the aquatic center is open seven days a week and offers swimming lessons, water aerobics and a swim team.

  • County sign designed to keep residents informed

    A new sign in downtown La Grange has some residents confused about local regulations — and there’s plenty to be confused about.

    As part of improvements around the county government buildings at the corner of Ky. 53 and Ky. 146, a previously temporary sign structure has been made permanent.

    Now, a wooden frame gives county officials a place to post signs announcing county events and notices.

  • Holiday weekend hijinks

    It was all work and no play for local police and fire departments during Memorial Day weekend, with numerous arrests, citations and fires throughout the county.

    Oldham County Police, La Grange Police and the Kentucky State Police increased patrols this weekend as part of the national “click it or ticket” campaign.

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Crestwood man for heroin possession. See sidebar, A2. 

  • Arts on the Green comes to La Grange June 2 & 3

    Be on the creative side of the tracks with the 13th annual Arts on the Green, a fine arts and crafts festival, on June 2 and 3. La Grange courthouse square will come to life with original, handcrafted painting/drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, mixed media, consumables, metal and wood, and fiber, juried in by artists, business associates and art enthusiasts.