Local News

  • Attempted robbery at Buckner Thornton's

    Police are still searching for the suspect in an attempted robbery Oct. 26 in Buckner.

    Just before midnight, an unknown white male entered the Thortons convenience store and approached the counter, where he displayed a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes.

  • Family-friendly celebrations planned throughout Oldham

    Family Halloween Party
    St. James’ Episcopal Church
    401 La Grange Road, Pewee Valley
    Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Four-vehicle crash in Crestwood leaves one hospitalized

    Traffic in Crestwood is snarled after a four-vehicle crash at Ky. 22 and Ky. 329 this morning.

    The crash occurred Ky. 22 and Ky. 329 in the heart of Crestwood, causing major delays in rush hour traffic.

  • Hope Clinic receives $300,000 grant

    The waiting room at the Hope Health Clinic was crowded Monday morning — but it wasn’t full of patients.

    It was packed with excited supporters, volunteers and workers, all there for a special announcement.

    “They always told me to speak softly and carry a big check,” said Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

  • Man of the Hour: Oldham Countian of the Year Awarded

    For 47 years, the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development has recognized one person annually for going above and beyond their commitment to the county.

    Those people are honored as Oldham Countian of the Year, and the list grew on Tuesday.

    "This year, our honoree is someone that is not in the mainstream of politics, business or chamber work," said Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the chamber, but who has a passion for the county that is "deeply ingrained in all that he does and stands for."

  • County collects nearly 18,000 tires

    Oldham County's solid waste and recycling department coordinated a three-day tire amnesty event recently that yielded 17,500 to 18,000 tires.

    Linda H. Fountain, director of Oldham County Solid Waste & Recycling, said the contractor hired to haul tires from the recycling center in Buckner left with eight truckloads of tires.

    The event took place Oct. 13-15.

  • Grand jury to hear Claggett case

    "This is a very unusual and bizzare case," said Judge Janice Martin Wednesday, after spending the better part of two hours trying to unravel the time line of Donna Claggett's life.

    Claggett, of Goshen, was charged in August with theft by deception by the Oldham County School system.

    She is accused of owing the county $24,000, because someone else enrolled their child at Liberty Elementary in 2004 and used her address.

  • Three more parents charged with false school enrollment

    Charges against three additional parents were filed in Oldham County District Court Tuesdays as the county's fraudulent enrollment cases pile up. Investigations for the 2011-12 school year currently number 43 families with 63 children. As of Wednesday evening warrants had not been served to the three defendants.

  • Man charged with sex abuse

    A Louisville man pleaded not guilty Monday to numerous counts of sodomy, rape and sexual abuse.

    Denver Hawkins, 55, is accused of abusing a female family member who was under 12 years old when the abuse began. 

  • Roll-back to another era: Walmart offers layaway

    It wasn’t Black Friday, or even Friday at all, but Walmart shoppers were nonetheless lined up Monday morning — waiting for something even better to some than a half-off television: layaway.

    Walmart is bringing Christmas layaway back this season, to the delight of numerous shoppers who were already lined up before the program’s 9 a.m. launch. Store manager Gordon Haymaker said the line had been steady — at least a half-dozen people were waiting in line with big-ticket items at noon on Monday.