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  • Police identify two young women found dead near Westport; injured man claims they attacked him

    Two young women are dead and one man suffered knife wounds after a shooting Sunday in Oldham County.

    Oldham County Police are releasing few details about a shooting that took place in a two-story barn in the 5400 block of 18-Mile Creek Road Sunday afternoon.

    The victims, identified as Heather Faulkerson and Sandy Allen, both of Louisville, died at the scene from gunshot wounds.

    Family members say Faulkerson, 21, was pregnant and Allen, 24, has a 5-year-old child.

  • U.S. Marshals arrest Kenneth and Terri Smith

    U.S. Marshals have arrested a couple suspected of operating a large puppy mill in rural Campbellsburg.

    Terri Smith, 51, was arrested at a trailer park in Bullitt County at 7:30 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Brian Parrish. She was initially booked at the Oldham County Detention Center and thentransferred to Carroll County Detention Center later in the morning, Parrish said.

  • Police investigating vehicle break-ins in Prospect, Goshen

    Prospect and Goshen area residents are victims of a string of burglaries in recent weeks. 

    During a Prospect city council meeting Monday, the mayor and police chief discussed the crimes. 

    According to police, 12 vehicle break-ins took place Nov. 5 and 6. Items reported taken had a total value of $7,200. 

    Another vehicle break-in took place Nov. 7. 

  • Upchurch announces retirement

    After 28 years in the Oldham County school district, Superintendent Paul Upchurch has announced he will retire in June.

    Upchurch announced his decision Monday during the board of education meeting.

    Upchurch became superintendent in 2005 after seven years leading the Elizabethtown Independent School District. Prior to Elizabethtown, Uphurch was both a teacher and principal for Oldham County Schools.

    One major factor in the timing of his retirement are the changes coming with Kentucky Senate Bill 1, Upchurch said. 

  • Restaurant adds a new flavor to La Grange

    On a scale of one to 100, the owner of La Grange's newest restaurant hopes customers will give it a 119.

    One Nineteen West Main opened the day before Thanksgiving and already has some regulars, said owner Jason Kinser.

    The menu is "American and new Southern," Kinser said, with items like a Kentucky "Haute" Brown, a catfish reuben sandwich, fried pickled okra and a black-and-bleu burger.

  • Task Force ‘like a boat without a rudder’

    After three meetings, members of the Fire and EMS Task Force remain unsure of their purpose.

    “We’re like a boat without a rudder,” said committee member Albert Harrison. 

    Judge-Executive David Voegele formed the committee in July and tasked members with determining if the current fire and EMS models are the most effective and efficient.

  • Inmate labor fuels county government

    They’re behind the scenes, staffing the recycling center, cutting grass and stringing Christmas lights. They’re polite, hardworking and hard to miss in their orange shirts.

    These county jail inmates do a lot of work around Oldham County as part of the jail’s work detail program. Inmates logged more than 29,700 hours of work from January to August this year.

  • Golf course could serve alcohol as early as this spring

    Golfers should be able enjoy a cold one this spring at Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    Members of La Grange City Council voted Monday night to approve the golf course to begin the process to obtain a license for alcohol sales.

    City officials hope the alcohol sales will increase revenue at the city-owned golf course.

  • Superintendent boots Urban from school district committee

    An outspoken member of the school district’s Local Planning Committee will not be invited back next year.

    Jim Urban, director of Planning and Development, received an email from Superintendent Paul Upchurch that the district appreciates his time on the committee and his service is now complete. 

  • Fire, EMS crews rally around Henry Co. family

    The Whittaker family is used to helping others, but after a devastating house fire after Thanksgiving, the tables have turned.

    The fire started around 1 a.m. Nov. 27 at the family’s home on Hickory Lane in Henry County near the county line. 

    Homeowner Ed Whittaker, an EMT for Oldham and Henry County EMS and a firefighter for the Campbellsburg Fire Department, credits his family’s pets for alerting the family to the fire.