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  • 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.

  • School board vice-chair files for congress

    A Crestwood resident is one of the last candidates to file for the U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Geoff Davis.

    Walt Schumm, a builder/developer and real estate agent, joins six other Republicans and two Democrats vying for the seat.

    Schumm is also the vice-chair of the Oldham County Board of Education. He has served on the board for 10 years.

    Schumm said he believes his diverse business experience will allow him to represent his community well in Washington.

  • Neighbors fight against Goshen 'barn'

    Claiming they have no other options, members of the Barrickman Lane Neighborhood Group spoke during fiscal court’s public comment Feb. 21.

    For about 18 months, residents of Barrickman Lane near Goshen have protested a two-story 4,800 square-foot building constructed on a neighbor’s property — using a barn permit.

  • Officials crack down on Opana

    Law enforcement officials are cracking down on Opana, a potentially lethal pain killer becoming increasingly popular in Kentucky.

    Opana is a brand name for oxymorphone and is twice as strong as OxyContin.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said he is seeing the problem in Oldham County, too. 

    He said it seemed like overnight the focus switched from OxyContin and methamphetamine to Opana.

  • Women-owned businesses not a Main Street minority

    Three female business owners are hoping to boost La Grange’s Main Street corridor.

    That includes tenants for both anchor shops currently the 1887 Corner Store and Grandeur Station. Late last year it appeared both stores might be vacant simultaneously, something nearby business owners feared would negatively impact business.