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Local News

  • Habitat builds on dreams

    The dream of homeownership is an elusive one for many, but through the efforts of Habitat for Humanity it’s a dream that’s come true for one family in Oldham County this year.

  • Local couple brightens town

    It’s the time of year when the twinkle in Michael Glover’s eye shines a little brighter.

    Glover and his wife, Vonnie, are the creative force behind the 340,000 lights on display for Light Up La Grange. They work together 10 months out of the year to create 29 lit areas and 15 different displays that are set to music for the community to enjoy on the Oldham County Court House lawn.

    “It’s not for the glory, it’s not for the trophy, it’s to bring joy to the people,” Michael said.

  • Prospect 'stars' dance for charity

    Glitz and glamour. Sequins and sprains. It’s not your typical fundraiser.

    Six locals will offer up their best dance moves to compete in the first-ever Dancing with the Prospect Stars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville.  The event will raise funds for six area charities and the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Prospect 'stars' dance for charity

    Glitz and glamour. Sequins and sprains. It’s not your typical fundraiser.

    Six locals will offer up their best dance moves to compete in the first-ever Dancing with the Prospect Stars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville.  The event will raise funds for six area charities and the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Fashionable new idea

    A food truck might fill you up, but a visit from Sandi West’s fashion truck will make you fabulous.

    West recently premiered Sandi’s Styles: Fashion Boutique on Wheels. The mobile boutique features clothing and accessories for all ages and sizes and nothing is priced more than $50.

    “Everybody wants to look nice, no matter what size they are or how much money they have to spend,” West said. “I wanted to have something for everybody.”

  • Federal program helps OCPD with equipment

    A federal program through the Homeland Security Department is helping the Oldham County Police Department prepare for any potential crisis.

    The program, called the Defense Logistics Agency, allows old or no longer used federal equipment to funnel down to local law enforcement agencies for emergency management.

    So far, OCPD has acquired a wealth of useful equipment from the program, Police Chief Greg Smith said, including an all-terrain vehicle, three Humvees, radios, weapons and cold weather and water gear.

  • Southeast buys Crestwood center

    Southeast Christian Church will become the new landowner of the Crestwood Station Shopping Center, the church has announced. 

    The church, which opened a campus in the shopping center nearly three years ago, has an agreement in place to become the center’s landowner for $3.3 million. The agreement excludes the space currently occupied by All About Kids. 

  • Schools awarded top 10 ranking

    Oldham County Schools have reached an important milestone when it comes to college and career readiness, a key initiative for education in Kentucky.

    OCS ranked as the ninth best district when it comes to college and career readiness scores, according to the Kentucky Department of Education. When matched up against other county schools, Oldham ranked fourth in the state this year.

  • Relocation forces city to pick interim mayor

    An unforeseen relocation has led to a time of transition in one Oldham County city.

    Former Orchard Grass Hills Mayor Darlene Yarberry resigned her office at the town’s October meeting, due to her family moving to Mississippi.  At that same meeting, the city’s six council members elected one of their own to be interim mayor until Yarberry’s term ends in December 2014. 

    Interim Mayor Doug Lalli has been on the job roughly one month, after spending three years on the Orchard Grass Hill’s city council.

  • Fiscal Court takes up comprehensive plan again

    The county’s comprehensive plan is back on the table.

    The plan, which was rejected in August, had been modified and must again be approved by four legislative bodies in Oldham County.

    The plan was originally rejected over language about accessory dwelling units. Critics of the old proposal said the plan was encouraging ADUs and the Oldham County Fiscal Court rejected the August plan on those grounds.

    Based on that rejection, a new plan was created and passed by but the planning and zoning commission 11-0.