Local News

  • Early morning New Year's Day crash in Glen Oaks leaves one man dead

    A Louisville man died in an early morning New Year's Day crash in Glen Oaks subdivision.

    According to police, a silver 2000 Infiniti traveling east on Worthington Lane failed to negotiate a curve and left the south side of the road striking a tree about 2:50 a.m.

    Police said the driver of the vehicle,  28-year-old Christopher T. McDowell of Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

  • Magistrates have a variety of responsibilities, expectations to fill

    Residents have less than a month to file as a candidate in the 2010 election, including eight slots for magistrates of Oldham County Fiscal Court.

     Magistrates Bob Deibel and Rick Rash say the job is one that requires a lot of time. 

    Deibel is at the end of his 20th year as an Oldham County 


    Deibel said balancing duties of his full-time job and his elected position posed some challenges at the beginning of his service.

    He and his brother, Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel, own Deibel’s Greenhouses in Crestwood. 

  • Smoking cessation class offered at Baptist Hospital Northeast

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will offer a smoking cessation class starting in January. 

    The six-week class uses the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program and is facilitated by a respiratory therapist.

    The class will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 12, 18, 26, 28 and Feb. 2 and 9. The class meets in the hospital’s conference center. The fee is $35. Light refreshments will be served.

    To register, call Lisa Houle at 222-3383.

  • Welcome Wagon meets Wednesday

    The Welcome Wagon Club will meet at 10.30 a.m. Wednesday. The club is a social and charitable organization that provides an immediate opportunity for new and established residents to meet others. 

     For information, call  Marie at 741-3745.

  • Duo indicted on charges of theft, exploitation

    An Oldham County grand jury indicted two people in November on several counts of theft by deception and exploitation.

  • Chimney fire damages Kentucky Acres Home

    Fire officials are encouraging residents to have their chimneys inspected after the South Oldham Fire Department spent Saturday evening battling chimney fires.

    Members of SOFD headed to 3014 Boones Trace in Kentucky Acres subdivision at 7:44 p.m. Saturday on the report of a chimney fire.

    Just 35 minutes earlier, firefighters had extinguished a chimney fire at 7607 Beechdale Road in Crestwood.

  • 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.