Local News

  • Two Oldham County RE/MAX offices consolidate

    Real estate offices in La Grange and Crestwood will consolidate Friday. 

    RE/MAX Real Estate Center–Crestwood will consolidate with RE/MAX FourSquare Realty in La Grange to become the county’s only RE/MAX franchised office.   

    Tom and Gale Cox purchased the franchise rights to RE/MAX Real Estate Center from Lee Clore and Bob Jones.  Clore and Jones will continue their involvement in land development.

  • History Center receives $5,000 gift from Robins Foundation

    The Oldham County History Society recently received a $5,000 gift to help preserve records at the Oldham County History Center. 

    Plans are underway to renovate an unused area in the Chilton Barnett Archives and Library building on the museum campus. 

    The planned renovated area will help reorganize the collections and store rare documents in double fireproof vaults with powder dry sprinkler systems. The new plan will also allow for a larger storage area.

  • Stolworthy will travel to Ecuador

    Erin Stolworthy, daughter of Juneve and Richard Stolworthy of La Grange will travel to Cuenca, Ecuador Dec. 31 to spend 10 weeks volunteering in orphanages. 

    Stolworthy graduated in 2008 from Oldham County High School and attends Brigham Young University in Utah.

    Stolworthy will travel with other volunteers through Orphanage Support Services Organization,  a nonprofit charitable organization that sends volunteers on a regular basis to help in local orphanages in both Cuenca and Quito Ecuador, two of the country’s largest cities. 

  • O christmas tree

    A family tradition spanning more than 50 years is now revived, thanks to a newly-planted tree.

    In the early 1940s, Lucy Ricketts’ great-grandfather planted a tree in front of what is now  Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home in La Grange. From that Christmas on, every year her family decorated the tree for the holidays. 

    When her father sold the family business and building – McCarty-Ricketts Funeral Home – to Heady-Radcliffe in 1990, it is the last year the family decorated that tree. 

  • Oldham grand jury indicts 25

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

    • Robin W. Langdon, 39, is indicted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree persistent felony offense.

    According to the indictment, on Nov. 10, he allegedly distributed, sold or possessed with intent to distribute or sell hydrocodone.

  • Think Crestwood traffic needs a major overhaul? You're not the only one

    Crestwood traffic needs a better solution

    To the editor:

    As a commuter who got stuck in traffic Dec. 1 because yet another truck got stuck on the elevated railroad crossing at Railroad Avenue in Crestwood, and now routinely sits in traffic in the morning at a new four-way stop where Crestwood Elementary’s new parking lot exit joins Ky. 146 and Ky. 146 at another crossing,  it’s time to suggest to Crestwood’s city fathers and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet how to fix a growing traffic problem.  

  • BREAKING NEWS: Multiple drug arrests expected today


    Shortly after 6 a.m. Friday, officers from state and local law enforcement agencies begin executing multiple indictment warrants in Oldham County – the culmination of a seven-month, multi-agency investigation into the county's drug industry.

  • County taking barge owner to court

     After unsuccessful attempts to collect payment for damages to an Ohio River dock, Oldham officials are filing suit against a barge owner.

    In May, a barge owned by Hunter Marine of Nashville, Tenn., struck a few docks on the Ohio River, including one owned by Oldham County Fiscal Court. 

    After Hunter Marine failed to resolve the matter, Oldham officials voted Dec. 15 to pursue legal action.

  • Holy Trinity to host service tonight

     A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2416 S. Ky. 53, La Grange,  at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday).

    There will be special music and Holy Communion will be offered.

  • Christmas Eve is last chance to visit Santa's Kentucky Acres compound

    A sea of SUVs converged at the home of Ron and Cindy Mann Monday night. For the past 16 years, the couple has transformed their yard in Kentucky Acres subdivision into a magical, Christmas-themed eedrive-through display.

    Strands of Christmas lights stretch from the roof of their ranch-style house into the yard, illuminating several hand-painted, wooden cutouts of cartoon characters along their driveway.

    There’s Charlie Brown and Dora the Explorer, Winnie the Pooh and a cast of characters from Dr. Seuss’s “Cat in the Hat.”