Local News

  • Fresh Roast: Couple opens storefront after success of home-based business

    The coffee mug sign at Walnut and Jefferson streets in downtown La Grange is kind of like a Krispy Kreme sign — if it’s lit, the coffee’s hot.

    And not just hot – fresh. Like just-out-of-the-roaster yesterday fresh. Take your pick from recognizable coffees, like Brazilian, Colombian or Sumatra. Or, try something different, like Ethiopian beans Yirgacheffe and Nigusie Lemma or Tanzanian Peaberry.

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics on foreclosure, divorce, small claims

    The Legal Aid Society announces dates for free legal clinics offered during the months of November and December. 

    A reservation for each clinic is required.  Please contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 


    Thursday, November 3, at 4 p.m.

    Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

    Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • Officials question sewer service to new Brownsboro school

    There’s a new stink about the proposed Brownsboro school as officials debate who should provide sewer service to the property.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court will now decide whether to extend its interlocal agreement to provide sewer service to the Brownsboro school campus.

    If the court decides not to provide sewer lines to the school, Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said he’s prepared to annex the area into city limits and provide sewer service. 

  • Fake cigarettes banned at NOHS

    Electronic cigarettes have officially been banned at North Oldham High School, according to an email bulletin to parents Tuesday.

    Principal Lisa Jarrett said “e-Cigs” have been a topic of discussion for about four weeks.

    Jarrett was approached by a student and his parent about using electronic cigarettes in school as he attempts to quit smoking. 

  • Lab confirms: cats poisoned

    The director of Oldham County Animal Control believes charges will come soon for the poisoning of at least six cats last month.

    Two cats, part of a managed cat colony at the Anchor Avenue Apartments, were found dead Oct. 13. Another cat died after capture and three more were euthanized after showing signs of poisoning and suffering.

  • Two fraudulent enrollment cases heard in court

    Two parents charged with falsifying student enrollment appeared before a judge Wednesday afternoon.

    Charles Lauron, 51, waived his right to a pre-trial hearing and Judge Diana Wheeler ruled to pass his case on to a grand jury on Dec. 1.

    Lauron is charged with owing the school district just over $26,000 after enrolling his son in Oldham County schools for eight years despite living in Lyndon.

  • Drug take-back event yields 166 lbs. pharmaceuticals

    Residents handed over 166 pounds of unused and expired pharmaceuticals Oct. 29 through a free national take-back initiative hosted by the Oldham County Solid Waste Department, the Oldham County Police Department and the Oldham County Sheriff's Office.

    "These [drugs] can be harmful for young people or seniors who may get confused on which medications they should be taking," said Linda Fountain, the county's solid waste coordinator.
    This marks the second year for the program in the county. It is part of a nationwide drug take-back initiative.

  • Taco Bell to open in Crestwood

    Late-night food lovers will soon have another option in Crestwood. A Taco Bell will open in the shopping center at Ky. 329 Bypass and Ky. 146., behind the McDonald's. The location will also include a drive-thru.

  • LG&E crews head to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts; temporary power outage reported in La Grange

    While children in Kentucky prepared for candy-filled nights of ghouls and fright this Halloween weekend, 160 LG&E and KU Kentucky-based contractors suited up to offer restoration assistance in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts after a record-setting snowstorm dumped as much as 30 inches of snow and knocked out power to more than three million homes and businesses along the East Coast.  

  • 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.