Local News

  • Sheriff’s office to collect expired, unused medication Saturday

    In partnership with the DEA, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office will host a Drug Take Back Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at La Grange Fire Department Station 2, 3637 W. Ky. 46 in Buckner.

    Take this opportunity to empty medicine cabinets of unused or expired medication. Waterways are polluted when potentially harmful drugs are flushed into toilets and poured into sink drains.

    Place liquids in leak proof containers. Remove personal information from all prescription labels. Needles will not be accepted.

  • Lanes of I-71 in Oldham County closed Monday, portion of Tuesday

    Four miles of Interstate 71 through Oldham County will be closed today and a different section - and direction - will be closed Tuesday.

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists that the right lane will be closed Monday on southbound Interstate 71 between miles 13 and 17. 

    This lane closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will allow for pavement repairs.
    In addition, the left lane of northbound Interstate 71 in Oldham County will be closed at the Ky. 329 overpass (mile point 14.4). 

  • Prospect Kroger to expand

    After a lengthy process, members of Prospect City Council gave Kroger officials the go-ahead to expand its Prospect Village location at a meeting Monday.

    Officials proposed the expansion about 15 months ago but had to rezone property and receive waivers and an ordinance change from city council. 

    Kroger officials are now waiting approval from Louisville Metro City Council because part of the property is not within Prospect city limits.

  • Concert to benefit Ind. tornado victims

    An internationally-known composer is lending his talent to help support victims of a tornado that destroyed Henryville, Ind., in March.

    Eric Genuis, a Simpsonville resident, will perform a benefit concert April 24 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    “I’m excited about using the music I compose to bring awareness to the need in Henryville,” he said.

    Often, support pours into a community immediately following a natural disaster, but wanes before the need is filled, he said.

  • EMS accepts bids for management

    Proposals for managing Oldham County EMS are now being accepted after the agency’s board of directors voted to release the request for proposal April 9.

    The proposal seeks to find a private company to manage Oldham County EMS while retaining current employees and programs.

    Board members released a draft of the RFP in March to solicit public input. 

  • Vehicle fire closes bank

     Firefighters arrived at PNC Bank Tuesday morning after a car burst into flames near the drive-up window.

    Employees said they heard a loud “bang” before seeing the car, which was just outside the drive-up overhang.

  • Tree one of state's largest

    The truck comes to a halt alongside Eden Parkway, then the driver pops it over the curb and comes to a stop in the grass. 

    “Oh, wow,” Pete Barber says as he drives past a clearing alongside the road. “That’s a big tree.”

    Barber should know. The South Oldham High School graduate is the urban partnership coordinator for the Kentucky Division of Forestry and is a certified arborist.

  • Students lead project to provide books to low-income families

    A group of Oldham County students gave younger students a special treat just in time for Easter weekend.

    Members of the Oldham County Leadership Academy delivered books to more than 350 younger students as part of their capstone service project, “Reading is Magic.”

    The OCLA is made up of 24 juniors, eight each from Oldham County, South Oldham and North Oldham high schools, and meets seven times throughout the school year to develop leadership skills.

  • First and worst: Oldham ranks high for healthy residents, but not healthy foods

    An annual health report shows Oldham County ranked first — and last — among Kentucky counties.

    The County Health Rankings report is produced by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and compares nearly every county in all 50 states.

    Overall, Oldham County remains the healthiest in the Commonwealth, based on mortality and morbidity rates, health behaviors, clinical care and social/economic factors.

  • School system to host superintendent forum

    The three finalists for the Oldham County Schools superintendent’s position will participate in a public forum tonight (Thursday).

    The finalists include Houston Barber, principal of Fern Creek High Traditional High School; Lisa Stone, director of school improvement for Montgomery County Schools; and William Wells, assistant superintendent of instruction for Oldham County Schools.