Local News

  • Golf course could serve alcohol as early as this spring

    Golfers should be able enjoy a cold one this spring at Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    Members of La Grange City Council voted Monday night to approve the golf course to begin the process to obtain a license for alcohol sales.

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

  • Superintendent boots Urban from school district committee

    An outspoken member of the school district’s Local Planning Committee will not be invited back next year.

    Jim Urban, director of Planning and Development, received an email from Superintendent Paul Upchurch that the district appreciates his time on the committee and his service is now complete. 

  • Fire, EMS crews rally around Henry Co. family

    The Whittaker family is used to helping others, but after a devastating house fire after Thanksgiving, the tables have turned.

    The fire started around 1 a.m. Nov. 27 at the family’s home on Hickory Lane in Henry County near the county line. 

    Homeowner Ed Whittaker, an EMT for Oldham and Henry County EMS and a firefighter for the Campbellsburg Fire Department, credits his family’s pets for alerting the family to the fire. 

  • Portion of I-71 in Buckner closed through Sunday

    Northbound Interstate 71 in Oldham County will be reduced to one lane tonight and continuing through the weekend.

    Crews from the state transportation cabinet will be working at the bridge over Ky. 393 (mile point 18.5) near Buckner to allow for expansion joint replacement.

    Lane closures are scheduled for the next two weekends. 

    The right lane will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

    The left lane will be closed from 7 p.m. Dec. 9 until 5  a.m. Dec. 12.

  • Case against former La Grange mayor continues

    La Grange city officials filed a motion Dec. 1 for a judge to reverse his decision in their case against a former mayor.

    City officials claim Elsie Carter, whose term ended last December, left office with more than $4,500 in city property. 

    City Attorney Steve Emery requested default judgement after Carter failed respond within 20 days to a May court order. Carter filed a response several days after the deadline.

    But Oldham Circuit Court Special Judge Bailey Taylor denied default judgement and called the May court order ambiguous. 

  • Reading plan targets first-graders

    Changing the lives of students struggling to read is the focus of a new program at Oldham County schools.

    The district added the Reading Recovery partnership this fall, a short-term intervention program for first-grade students struggling to read. The program is used in more than 80 Kentucky school districts.

    The program pairs students one-on-one with a Reading Recovery teacher for 30 minutes a day for 12 weeks. 

  • La Grange parent named to school board

    A new member joined the Oldham County Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting.

    Anne Coorssen, the district’s general counsel, swore in Jennifer Beckner to finish the division five term vacated by former board member Jennifer Jones in September. 

    Beckner, a former PTA president at La Grange Elementary, has a bachelor’s degree in counseling and rehabilitation and has worked for an adoption agency, youth homeless shelter and day care.

  • Retailers hopeful for holiday season

    Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but it’s also true it takes a village to keep a village going.

    And business owners in the “village” of downtown La Grange joined forces to attract holiday shoppers and promote Small Business Saturday to kickoff holiday shopping.

  • Local dancers perform tonight at The Palace

    If your children — or you — can’t sit through an entire production of “The Nutcracker,” consider the Cliffsnotes version starring 48 Oldham residents.

    “Nutcracker In A Nutshell” celebrates its fifth year with two public performances Saturday at the Louisville Palace.

    The show still includes the ballet’s major components, said spokeswoman Marie Gould, but condenses it to 65 minutes.

  • Family first: Adoption day brings families together

    Local families celebrated their newest members at the annual Oldham Adoption Day on Friday.

    The event is part of a statewide initiative to bring attention and awareness to foster children and encourage adoption.

    It is also a day when the Cabinet for Health and Family Services tries to finalize as many adoptions as possible — four adoptions became official in Oldham County during the event.