Local News

  • Council will discuss CSX at next month’s meeting

     The La Grange City Council will host a discussion and public comment on the crossing modifications/closings/quiet zone for CSX at the council’s July meeting. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 6 in the fiscal court courtroom.

  • Oldham grand jury indicts 15

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Brandon Meredith, 19, indicted on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

    According to the indictment, on Aug. 22, he allegedly possessed with intent to sell methadone. On Aug. 21, he allegedly possessed with intent to sell Alprazolam within 1,000 yards of a school.

  • New state laws go into effect today

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2009 regular session go into effect today (Thursday).

    That means home health agencies in Kentucky will soon be required to conduct criminal background checks on employees, sex offenders will be banned from Facebook, and flags purchased by state and local governments must be made in the U.S.A.

  • Huntington Learning Center offers summer reading program

    The Huntington Learning Center in Crestwood recently began its summer reading program, “Fun in the Sun.”

  • Shelby police arrest man who could be responsible for Oldham burglaries

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for numerous recent break-ins at businesses in Henry, Spencer, Oldham, Jefferson, Shelby, Nelson and surrounding counties.   Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield, was arrested Wednesday and could be charged with perhaps 30 burglaries in a six-county area.   Weathers is on parole after being convicted in a similar spree of crimes in Nelson County six years ago, and police appear convinced he is responsible for the break-ins and thefts that hit 15 businesse

  • Oldham Chamber plans merger with Economic Development Authority

    Members of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors have approved the concept of a merger of the two agencies and will be working on a transition plan.  

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the chamber and interim director of OCEDA, said during the next 90 – 180 days, a transition committee will examine issues regarding the new organization’s legal, financial, staffing and overall structure.  

  • Charities, non-profits earn Oldham monies

    Oldham County government will support several local charities and non-profit organizations, officials announced earlier this month.

    Members of Oldham fiscal court voted to award various donations to Home of the Innocents, Tri-County Community Action Agency, Discover Downtown La Grange, the Arts Association of Oldham County, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Oldham County Fair Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Donation amounts for each group range from $1,000 to $10,000. The total amount awarded to the groups for 2010 is $25,000.

  • Horse cents

    Tucked among rolling hills and black fences is a place most Oldham residents probably don’t know about — Highpointe Training Center, one of many local players in an industry that seems far away.  

  • Sheriff's and Police Reports

    Warrant arrests

    Larry D. Cox II, 36, 601 Russell Ave., La Grange, arrested by OCSO May 29, failure to comply.

    Michael J. Brady, 21, 10907 Worthington Lane, Prospect, arrested by OCSO May 31, failure to comply, Jefferson County warrant.

    Donald Hardy, 49, 1619 E. Crystal Drive, La Grange, arrested by OCSO June 1, probation violation.

    Tyler L. Hymer, 30, 3829 Peachtree Ave., Louisville, arrested by OCSO June 1, failure to appear.

  • Vegetable garden prompts change in Prospect

    One family’s small vegetable garden could lead Prospect officials to change the city’s fence ordinance. 

    During the two years he’s tended to a vegetable garden in his yard, Bob Westerman said he’s received no complaints from his neighbors, especially since they enjoy the fresh tomatoes, squash and peppers he shares. 

    But complaints made their way to the city council about the 6-foot tall row of trellises  staked around the garden to protect his produce from deer.