Local News

  • Rodeo rift leaves organizers hoping for more

    Saturday’s rodeo at the Oldham County Fair Grounds set off a few sparks and not just with the finale fireworks.
    Although all parties say the issues have been resolved, conflict arose over the contract signed between the Oldham County Fair Board and Broken Horn Rodeo.

  • 'Collar bomb' suspect waives extradition

    Paul Douglas Peters, the alleged "collar bomb" fugitive arrested in Oldham County, appeared before magistrate judge Dave Whalin Wednesday to waive his right to extradition.

  • Pedestrian killed by train in Crestwood

    A CSX train struck and killed a pedestrian Friday morning near Crestwood Auto Sales on Ky. 146.

    A coroner pronounced James Dewitt, 33, of Crestwood, dead at the scene.

    After leaving the Circle K convenience store, police say Dewitt was headed south toward Crestwood Elementary when he attempted to cross the railroad tracks about 9 a.m. at Ky. 22 and Ky. 146.

  • Burn ban in effect

  • Crawford no longer director of Oldham County EMS

    The staff of Oldham County EMS learned today that the interim director appointed by Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele will no longer be leading the organization.

    As of 4 p.m. Monday, employees learned that the agency's interim director, Stuart Crawford, will rejoin the ranks of Oldham County EMS as a paramedic. 

  • "Flying Duchess" arrives in La Grange

    It's certainly not the first time people have gathered in La Grange to wait on a train. But it was the first time this locomotive was pulling into this station. Members of the Oldham County community waited patiently Tuesday to welcome its newest member to the uptown tracks of La Grange.

  • Even With Faith, North's Season Ends

                They were down but not out.

                Down 5-2 in the fourth inning, pitcher Travis Faith got things going with a solo home run followed by two more runs to tie and send the game into extra innings.

  • Vietnam POW speaks at annual veterans’ event

    He was shot down, brutally beaten and kept in solitary confinement for months at a time.
    U.S. Air Force Cpt. Wayne Smith spent a total of five and a half years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
    He shared his story Aug. 11 at the John Black Community Center in Buckner as featured speaker at the sixth-annual Veterans Recognition Event.

  • Oldham County EMS receives $850K bailout

    Troubles at Oldham County EMS continue this week as a major budget deficit came to light and officials learned that EMS needs a loan.
    Stan Clark, the county’s chief financial officer and a board member for OCEMS, announced the need for an $850,000 loan to meet expenses — including payroll — through November.
    The shortfall was discovered recently after Clark was appointed to the board. In fact, he said, it has only been a week that he found out former EMS directors received a similar bailout last year of $165,000.

  • PTA mom indicted for $11K theft

    A Liberty Elementary volunteer is charged with theft of more than $11,000 by forging checks from the school’s Parent Teacher Association.
    Melanie Winkle, 39, 2701 N. Ky. 53, La Grange, is charged with theft by unlawful taking and nine counts of forgery.