Local News

  • 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.  

  • FEMA won’t look at Ash Ave. flooding until damage reaches $1M

    A study investigating the drainage issues along Ash Avenue and within the Ashbrooke subdivision in Pewee Valley proposes three major fixes.  
    During a community discussion June 14, engineering consultants from DLZ presented their study and provided recommendations on how to reduce the frequency of flood events.     

  • Residents cite downfalls as Insight seeks contract renewal

    The county’s 15-year contract with Insight Cable expires in October, and local officials are looking for feedback from customers about their service.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court hosted a public hearing June 21, a required part of the renewal process.

    Attorney Linda Ain of Lexington represents Oldham County and many others in negotiations with Insight.