Local News

  • Coyote Crossing

    With telltale howls, tracks in the snow and a few sightings by residents, it looks like coyotes are making their way out of the wild and into Oldham County.

    Some Oldham County residents have recently seen coyotes in their yards and neighborhoods and feel that seeing wild animals in rural areas is a little too close for comfort.

  • Red Cross hosts blood drive in La Grange

     American Red Cross will host a blood drive 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Cedar Lake Lodge, 3301 Jericho Road, La Grange, and 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wal-mart in La Grange.


  • Sheriff’s reports

    Alex S. Davis, 22, 102 W. Main St., La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 8, indictment, failure to appear, second-degree escape and failure to comply.

    Harry S. Gaines, 34, 1203 Woodcreek Drive, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, failure to appear.

    Shawn A. Hardy, 30, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, indictment.

    Micah L. Hasty, 36, 8630 Grand Neptune Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, failure to appear.

  • Property Transfers


    US Bank National Association, as Successors in Interest to Wachovia Custodian for Sass Muni to PBI Bank, commissioner’s deed, lot 77, Magnolia Place, 6135 Sweetbay Drive, Crestwood, $170,000.

    Ley Homes to Oldham Realty Investments, commissioner’s deed, lot 45, Summerfield by the Lakes, 6606 Clore Lake Road, Crestwood, $401,000.

    Ball Homes LLC to Stephen Redd, lot 46, Williamsgate, 7010 Alberta Drive, Crestwood, $235,000.

  • North Oldham student expelled

    A North Oldham High School student has been expelled for undisclosed reasons after school board members spent two hours Thursday deliberating the student's punishment.

    The student, who board officials won't identify citing student confidentiality rules, is a freshman at NOHS.

    Board members voted to expel the student from NOHS for one year. He or she will be educated through Buckner Alternative High School during that time, board chair Joyce Fletcher said.

    The student will be evaluated at the end of the 2009-10 school year for possible re-enrollment at NOHS.

  • Police uncover meth lab in La Grange

    Two Oldham residents face charges of manufacturing meth in La Grange.

    La Grange Police uncovered a meth lab Feb. 11 in the 700 block of West Madison Street.

    At the scene, police arrested Donnita L. Robinson, 36, 701 W. Madison St., La Grange, and Randy K. Hedges, 28, 2700 block of West Ky. 22, Crestwood.

    Both are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B Felony, and housed at the Oldham County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

  • Excess fees total $500K

    Oldham County government received more than $500,000 in excess fees from county departments this week.

    County Clerk Julie Barr said though 2009 was a bad year economically and new car purchases decreased, the clerk’s office “did an excellent job” with their budget. In the 2009 budget, Barr said $279,000 was budgeted as excess fees. The actual amount is more than $118,000 higher – based in part on an increase in money earned from delinquent tax sales and reduced expenses in supplies, computers and salaries.

  • Sherwood Acres Beef owners featured in book

    Jon Bednarski, of La Grange, treasurer of the Oldham County Soil and Water Conservation District, is featured in a new book, “The Profitable Hobby Farm: How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business,” by Sarah Aubrey.  

    Bednarski and his business partner, Dan Weintraub, own Sherwood Acres Beef, which specializes in Belted Galloway cattle. He raises the cattle on his 50-acre farm in La Grange, and the company sells most of its beef products through farmers markets. It also sells through a local four-store chain and to restaurants.  

  • Oldham residents support Haiti with supplies, expertise

    Mark Chace of La Grange started a business in Haiti in 1994. On his first trip to the country, he met the Cademis family. The business – producing dental supplies – remained in Port-au-Prince until the end of 1996, and Chace said, he often visited the family. When the business moved out of the city, they lost touch, but re-connected in October. Now, MarieCarme Cademis, a mother of five, is staying with the Chace family in Oldham County and is hoping her children may soon join her.

  • Snow keeps road crews busy

    County road crews have been working around the clock to keep Oldham streets drivable for residents as the snow keeps falling.

    Brian Campbell, county road department director said crews are out as close to 24/7 as possible. Counting his pick-up truck, he said, there are 13 trucks on average clearing roads.