Local News

  • Sidewalks now required in new developoments

    The belief that sidewalks enhance a community will lead the future of development in Oldham County.
    A zoning ordinance now requires sidewalks for all new subdivision developments in Oldham County.
    The purpose of the sidewalk ordinance is to ensure connections to schools, parks, shopping facilities, green spaces and public recreation areas.

  • Crestwood man charged with murder plot in multistate biker gang

    A Crestwood man nicknamed "Pit Bull" who leads a Louisville chapter of a nationwide motorcycle gang known for organized crime appeared in federal court Wednesday afternoon.

    Carlos Wesley Rose, a corrections officer at the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange, is one of 18 members of the Wheels of Soul motorcycle gang indicted last month in St. Louis.

  • EMS will ask board to suspend changes later today

    The employee committee of Oldham County EMS will ask the board of directors  tonight to temporarily suspend proposed scheduling changes set to take effect at the end of the month.

    According to members of the committee, they hope that a delay will allow time for an in-depth study and analysis of the schedule and possible alternatives.

  • She's the picture of health

    A La Grange mother of three had no idea that changing her eating habits a year ago would land her a spot on TV and in a national magazine.
    Lorie Weires joined Weight Watchers in June 2010 and has lost 55 pounds since.
    Weires, who owns a photography business, has spent years on the other side of the lens.

  • La Grange man remembered as 'Vegas Dave' for his spirit

    A 24-year-old man died Monday morning when his vehicle collided with a box truck on Mount Zion Road.
    According to police, David A. Whitney’s Ford Escort collided head-on with an International  box truck about 10:35 a.m. July 4 near the intersection of Speer Lane and West Mount Zion Road in Crestwood.
    The county coroner pronounced Whitney dead at the scene.

  • Traffic plans set for Kentucky Speedway’s ‘Quaker State 400’ weekend

    Kentucky Speedway, Kentucky State Police, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet have collaborated on a comprehensive traffic and parking plan to accommodate more than 100,000 race fans who will converge at the Speedway July 7-9 for a NASCAR tripleheader weekend that will feature the inaugural “Quaker State 400.”

  • Officials announce July 4 crackdown on drunk drivers

    Fourth of July celebrations often include cook-outs, picnics, boating, time spent with family and friends and, of course, fireworks.  But for too many Americans, the nation’s annual celebration is filled with tragedy, as it is one of the deadliest holidays of the year when it comes to alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities. 


  • Diligent couponer helps feed shelter kitties

    You wouldn’t expect a woman who doesn’t own any pets to purchase over 30 bags of cat food, but super-couponer Melanie Woosley did just that.
    Woosley, of La Grange, took advantage of a coupon offer on cat food to make a sizeable donation to the Oldham County Animal Shelter.

  • Local residents appointed by Oldham fiscal court

    Local residents were appointed to the following posts at the Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday.
    Appointees include:
    • Melissa Horn was reappointed county treasurer for the next four-year term.
    • Doug Johnson was hired as maintenance director by a vote of 7-2.    

  • Crowds gather as Red-tailed Hawk heads back into the wild

    A magical swoop of wings was witnessed Saturday by dozens of excited spectators gathered outside the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve as Odell, a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, was released into the wilderness.