Local News

  • Carriage House on track for incentives

    One of Oldham County’s largest employers, Carriage House/Ralcorp is on track to meet its incentive package under the Kentucky Business Investment Act.
    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele said the county government is willing to rebate the 10 percent Insurance Premium Tax normally paid by Carriage House companies for up to 10 years.

    This would be in exchange for Carriage House meeting the state requirement of hiring 225 individuals to work in manufacturing and distribution services at Carriage House.

  • SOHS student elected governor of national program

    Sydney Bright of South Oldham High School was elected as a delegate to attend the American Legion Auxiliary’s (ALA) Girls Nation program in Washington, D.C.
    ALA Girls Nation is a program for aspiring young women leaders providing firsthand experience and practical insight into how the federal government works. Two participants per state, known as “senators,” are chosen to represent their respective Girls State programs.

  • High school sophomores attend leadership program

    Delany Young of Prospect and Sarah Abukwaik of Crestwood recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Kentucky Seminar held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond from June 11-14.
    Young and Abukwaik joined more than 230 other young high school leaders from the region. Representing North Oldham High School, Delany is the daughter of Cheryl and Dennis Young. Representing Oldham County High School, Sarah is the daughter of Debra and Yousef Abukwaik.       

  • Teachers + bikes = teamwork
  • Kamen wins Kohl’s scholarship

    Kohl’s Department Stores recently announced it has awarded more than 2,500 winners nationwide with nearly $400,000 in scholarships for higher education and prizes through the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program. The winners were chosen from more than 32,000 nominees nationwide, and selected for the positive impact their volunteer efforts have on the community.

  • Rawert Scholarship awarded

    Kathleen Ash, right, is the recipient of the Matthew Rawert Memorial Scholarship at South Oldham High School for 2015. Ash has selected to attend the University of Louisville in the fall. Presenting her with the award is Monica Rawert Jones, sister of Matthew Rawert (a 2000 graduate of SOHS). Kathleen is the daughter of Kim and Mike Ash of Crestwood.

  • Community in brief --June 25, 2015

     Summer theatre

    Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s All Community Summer Theatre production of “Fiddler on the Roof” will be performed June 25, 26 and 27 at 7pm.  

  • Sidewalk art project begins

     The La Grange Crossroads District invites local artists to participate in the Sidewalk Art Project. Spaces on sidewalks in Downtown La Grange have been selected for art paintings. The five categories are: historic, railroad, equine, spirits and horticulture.

    Anyone may submit an application and a preliminary sketch or digital image of the intended art. If selected to be one of the 21 artists, there will be a $20 entry fee to help cover the paint and prize money. 

  • A family ripped apart by abuse

    By now, most locals have heard the story of two La Grange children that were kidnapped by their father in May, but what most don’t know is this case has an even longer history of violence and misfortune.
    The La Grange Police Department responded to a report of two missing children, Alex and Ethan Gutierrez, at approximately 8 p.m. on May 31 at the McDonald’s in La Grange.

  • The best of times

    Oldham County Public Schools held four graduation ceremonies last weekend for the Class of 2015 with 944 students walking across the various stages to accept his or her diploma.
    Buckner Alternative High School held the first of four ceremonies on Friday night at the Oldham County Arts Center.The school graduated 24 students with 42 percent of the graduates are college-bound.