Local News

  • New warden will lead women’s prison

    The state’s only prison for female offenders has a new warden.  Janet Conover has been promoted to warden at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Pewee Valley. Conover has served as interim warden of the prison since October. Commissioner La Donna Thompson said Conover has served the department of corrections in a multitude of jobs and has excelled.  “She is a very effective manager and an asset to this agency,” Thompson said.

  • Oldham County Day needs a grand marshal

    The Latest: Members of Project Guild of La Grange are planning for Oldham County Day on July 17. One of the first orders of business is to seek nominations from the community for the grand marshal of the Oldham County Day parade.  Nominations may be sent to Project Guild, P.O. Box 31, La Grange, Ky., 40031, or by e-mail to  AnnBrownOldhamClerk@yahoo.com before March 12. Project Guild members will choose the grand marshal. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 16. 

  • Fire truck crash injures 3

    When a fire truck slammed into a series of utility poles early Sunday, an Oldham County dispatcher coordinating rescue efforts had no idea her husband would be the firefighter loaded into a medical helicopter bound for Louisville. Three North Oldham firefighters were injured as their vehicle crashed about 1:20 a.m. in the 11950 block of U.S. 42 in Goshen.  The crew was one of several responding to Paramont Estates subdivision on the report of a residential fire alarm.

  • Sheriff’s report

     Justine D. Feagans, 20, 4900 18 Mile Creek, Westport, arrested by OCSO Dec. 17, indictment.

  • Agency to coordinate homeless count in Oldham, Henry and Trimble counties

     Local officials will soon participate in a statewide count of homeless people to determine how much funding will be available for homeless assistance in Kentucky.

  • Merger will increase value for members

    Throughout the year, the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority have been collaborating to create a unified vision for economic development.  For more than six months, a committee of business leaders worked to analyze the issues, discuss the challenges and brainstorm ideas that would grow the business climate in Oldham County.  Committee members outlined the role and strategies each agency is responsible for within the community.

  • Blood drive planned Tuesday

     American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.

    The church is located at 3301 W. Ky. 22, Crestwood.

  • New Smoke alarm regulations

    Members of the South Oldham Fire Department are asking residents if there are smoke alarms installed in each bedroom of their home.  If not, the home doesn’t meet updated requirements for smoke alarm installation.

  • Deadline to file for election is Tuesday

    Time is running out for candidates to add their name to the May 2010 primary election ballot.  Primary candidates, including political party candidates and candidates for non-partisan races, have until 4 p.m. Jan. 26 to file for office.ee Candidates may file at the Oldham County Clerk’s office in La Grange, or submit forms by mail. Documents submitted by mail must arrive by the same deadline.  Offices that file with the Secretary of State include: • U.S. senator; • U.S.

  • La Grange school council meets Wednesday

     The La Grange Elementary School site-based decision- making council will meet in the school library at 3 p.m. Jan. 27. 

    Meetings are open to the public.