Local News

  • Runner found dead along Old La Grange Road

    Police discovered the body of a runner Sunday afternoon along Old La Grange Road in Crestwood.

    Kenneth "Kenny" Durr Gilliland III, 44, of Crestwood, was pronounced dead on the scene when police and the coroner arrived at 4:30 p.m.

    Foul play is not suspected, said Mike Head, Oldham County Police Department spokesman.

    Gilliland appears to have died from natural causes.

    He is survived by his wife, Terra; and two daughters, Alexandra and Abigail Gilliland. He was a U.S. Army reservist.

  • Fiscal court news — March 6 meeting

    County purchases land in Buckner

    Oldham County officials have signed a contract to purchase the former Oldham County Lumber on Quality Place in Buckner.

    The land recently became available and was identified by Judge-Executive David Voegele and Deputy Judge-Executive John Black as a potential location for the new road department facility.

  • Swappin' stories

    If you want to hear a good story, this Briar Hill resident has plenty. 

    Tune to 91.9 WFPK Wednesday nights and you can listen to the adventures of his walking group, his two-week protest walk or whatever other mayhem he’s encountered recently.

    Even better, once a month you can watch the show live.

  • Vote could change golf course liquor laws

     A special election is set to tee off in La Grange next Tuesday.

    Residents of the La Grange precinct surrounding Eagle Creek Golf Course will vote to permit the golf course to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink.

    City officials hope the alcohol sales will increase revenue at the city-owned golf course.

    The change could also help decrease the amount of alcohol brought illegally into Eagle Creek.

  • Oldham sees surge in concealed carry permits

    Second in a three-part series.
    Part one | Part two | Part three.

    Conceal and carry deadly weapon permits are hotter than a $2 pistol right now, and not just in Oldham County.

  • Weekend weather fuels criticism

    It’s been a long weekend for members of the Oldham County Schools’ administration.

    Severe weather at the end of the school day Friday and late Sunday evening forced district officials to face multiple tough decisions about having schools open.

    Tornados touched down in Kentucky and Indiana Friday, killing at least 34 people and causing major damage to several towns.

  • Carrying a concealed weapon is becoming more common in Oldham County

    First in a three-part series.
    Part one | Part two | Part three.

    If there was ever a reason to be nice to a stranger, this might be it: more Oldham Countians are permitted to carry concealed weapons.

  • Parents criticize Oldham County Schools' severe weather plans

    As nearby areas spend the weekend repairing and cleaning storm damage, many Oldham County parents are wondering why school officials kept students in school Friday afternoon.

    In an email sent to South Oldham Middle School parents through the One Call emergency notification system, Principal Rob Clayton said students would not be dismissed early.

    “Our thought is that students are safer at school and dismissing early would put younger students at home without parents to meet them,” Clayton wrote.

  • Bourbon and Fire

    He runs into the firehouse, suit jacket flapping, tidy hair blown backward. 

    Within seconds, he reemerges, clothes changed, like Superman.

    Then Wes Henderson jumps on a South Oldham Fire truck, on his way to help with another run.

    But Henderson isn’t your average volunteer firefighter.

  • Crestwood man dies on Sleepy Hollow Road

    A Crestwood man died in a car crash Sunday evening on Ky. 1694 (Sleepy Hollow Road) near his home.

    David Klosterman, 57, died when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned.

    According to Oldham County Police, the crash occured about 8:20 p.m. in the 3100 block of Ky. 1694.

    Police have not determined the cause of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call OCPD at 222-1300.

    Klosterman is survived by his wife, Sharon; and two children, Nicole and Derrick.