Local News

  • Locust Grove parents request board release comments from recent survey

    Four parents of children attending Locust Grove Elementary School approached members of the school board Monday night and requested the release of comments from a recent parent survey. One also requested a timeline of when and how the district plans to resolve problems concerning the school uncovered through the survey.

  • OLDA signs agreement with The Hocker Group

    An agreement between the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority and Talmage Hocker, president of The Hocker Group, LLC has been signed. The agreement solidifies a partnership that will work to develop the Oldham Reserve campus.

    The Hocker Group currently manages Springhurst Towne Center in Louisville, the home of Tinseltown, Kohl’s, Meijer and Target.

  • Prospect plans bridge project

     After securing $4,475 in private funds for a boulder stairway, the Putney Pond and Woodlands Advisory Council is seeking private donations for a $13,500 bridge project. The bridge project was announced at the May 17 City of Prospect council meeting.

  • News In Brief

    American Legion hosts Memorial Day event Oldham County American Legion Post 39 will host a Memorial Day program beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at the county’s veterans memorial on the corner of Main Street and Ky. 53 in La Grange.  The Oldham County Band, directed by Brad Rogers, will present a music program before the ceremony.  Army Col. (Ret.) Donald J. Smith of the D.J.

  • Window to the past: A glimpse into The Oldham Era’s archives

    35 Years Ago

    Arctic Joe wins big at Hardscuffle Steeplechase

    Augustin Stables’ Arctic Joe left with the big money Saturday following the inaugural running of the Hardscuffle Steeplechase on Rose Island Road.  The $10,000 purse was earned with a winning time of 10 minutes, 58 seconds before an estimated 2,500 spectators.  Riding the winning horse was Leo O’Brien of Ireland. 

    Fifty-four of the nation’s top steeplechase horses were entered in the five races of the afternoon. Purse monies amounted to $17,000.

  • Public Records

     Sheriff’s reports

  • Sewer district proposes rate increase

    County officials will take a vote at the next fiscal court meeting on whether to approve a proposed rate increase for sewer district customers. The proposed increase could mean around $6 added onto the average bill – a 23-percent increase.

    Oldham County Sewer District Board chair Horace Harrod said the proposed increase is what the district’s budget shows is needed to meet debt service requirements in the district’s loans.

  • Oldham student earns alumni award

    Matthew Parker of La Grange was recently honored by Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, with an Alumni Award for Excellence.

    Parker, who graduated from Western May 8 with a degree in biology, was one of nine students honored by the WSC Alumni Association.

    During his time at Western he was a Thornton research scholar, participated in the summer research program at the University of Kentucky, was an instructor for the college’s Wilderness Pursuits outdoor recreation program and mentored local youth through the local Partners organization.

  • Prospect passes 2010-11 budget

    The Prospect city council passed a $2.75 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, a $79,216 reduction from last year’s budget total.

    Cuts are anticipated largely across three expenditures – general government, police and public works. Mayor Todd Eberle said there won’t be a cutback to direct services such as garbage pickup or police patrols but rather a delay to nonessential administrative functions such as recodifying ordinances next year instead of in this year’s schedule.

  • Business News

    Orthodontists donate books to Oldham County libraries

    Dr. and Mrs. Eric Bednar, orthodontists at BracesBracesBraces, recently purchased and donated books to three libraries in Oldham County.

    Dr. and Mrs. Bednar – who practices orthodontics at two locations in Oldham County – said they want to make sure that the libraries in Oldham County have plenty of books on the shelves for children to read.

    They purchased three sets of the same books, so each branch could have a set.