Local News

  • 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.

  • Kill saturday mail? not so fast

    National media report that Saturday mail delivery may go the way of the milk wagon, and that a wide majority of Americans think that’s OK.

    Hold on.

    Congress must act first, and that is not likely to happen soon. Some Congressional leaders worry about trimming mail service, even if only 35 percent of people surveyed by Gallup last summer disapprove.

    Poll results are guided by the way questions are asked. They don’t give a full picture. Knowing that, Congress is not yet ready to decide.

  • Raising awareness one cup at a time

    Its symptoms are often disguised as something else, but when women find out it’s there, it’s already done its damage.

    Some call ovarian cancer the silent killer.

    Crestwood resident Helena Schildknecht didn’t know the symptoms, but she did know her body. In March 2003, she knew something was wrong, but couldn’t put her finger on it.

    During a doctor’s appointment, she learned she’s lost 13 pounds without trying. Her doctor told her she looked thin but if there were any problems she should come back.