Local News

  • Signs of mischief

     A candidate in the May primary election has filed a report with the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office after two of his campaign banners went missing within 48 hours.

  • Business News

     Karem to serve as executive director of new economic development agency

  • Grand jury indicts nine

     An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

  • Debate is tonight

     Tonight we’re hosting Republican debates between candidates running for Oldham County judge-executive and county attorney starting at 6:30 p.m. at Soiree Rental Facility, next to Beef O Brady’s in La Grange. (See ad on page A3 for more details). 

  • Former Crestwood businessman sentenced for scheme to defraud VA

    A former Crestwood businessman who masterminded a scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans Affairs will pay more than $2 million in restitution. ee

    A U.S. District Court judge sentenced Daniel Ryan Parker, 39, of Crestwood, and Jeffrey Allen McGill, 38, of La Grange, to five years and eight months in federal prison. ee

    Parker will pay $2,025,063.44 in restitution and McGill will pay $1,977,786.47.ee

    There is no parole in the federal judicial system.ee

  • Newspaper, chamber host senate, PVA, clerk debates

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  • Oldham jailer, police chief both hospitalized

    Oldham County’s police chief and jailer are both under doctors’ care in Louisville hospitals.

    Chief Michael Griffin is recovering after suffering a heart attack early Sunday morning.

    Lt. Col. Billy Way said Griffin was transported to Baptist Hospital East by Oldham County EMS about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, where surgeons completed a successful angioplasty to open a blocked artery.

    A second vein has a 60 percent blockage, and another vein has some blockage, Way said.

  • Showcase was a success

    The second weekend of March brought beautiful weather, some great basketball games and a very successful Showcase Oldham County event.

    For the 17th year in a row, Oldham Chamber & Economic Development hosted its annual Showcase Oldham County celebration. This two-day event showcases some of the most successful entrepreneurs in our community and a wide variety of community services, elected officials, candidates for office, local entertainment and much more.

  • News Briefs

    As election day approaches, officials await Hatch Act ruling

    Oldham officials are still awaiting word from Washington, D.C. determining if the duties of the county’s deputy judge-executive comply with the federal Hatch Act.

    Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish – a candidate for judge-executive in the May primary – has not yet heard from the Office of Special Counsel in Washington whether the act applies to the county’s race for judge-executive.

  • Pipe bursts, floods portion of Oldham County Public Libary

    The Oldham County Public Library's main branch will be closed several days as crews work to repair damage from a burst water pipe at the building.

    Library director Susan Eubank said a water pipe over the library's mezzanine burst sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. As a result, several of the library's office and meeting rooms suffered water damage.