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Local News

  • Electronic equipment recycling event will take place Jan. 10 and 11

    Residents can properly dispose of electronic equipment at a two-day recycling event that will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11 at the Oldham County Recycling Center.

    Acceptable items include computers, scanners, monitors, electronic game systems, televisions, cell phones, VCRs, DVD and CD players, tape and disk drives, printers, digital cameras and fax machines.

  • Fire claims family’s home, four dogs

    A Crestwood family lost their home and four dogs to a fire last Monday. 

    Firefighters from South Oldham, Pewee Valley, La Grange and Worthington fire departments fought the blaze at the home of Kevin, Diane and Morgan Shaw on Floydsburg Road starting mid-afternoon and continuing well into the night. 

  • Business owner revealed as $200K anonymous donor

    The anonymous donor of $100,000 to both the Oldham County Fiscal Court and City of La Grange is not anonymous anymore. 

    Through a press release earlier this week, La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter and Judge-Executive Duane Murner revealed the donor as George Rawlings, owner of The Rawlings Group.

  • Source of two $100K donations is revealed

    Citing his appreciation for a community that welcomed him and his business more than a year ago, the owner of The Rawlings Group donated $100,000 each to the City of La Grange and Oldham County Fiscal Court Feb. 28 under a condition of anonymity. 

  • It's the sound of progress

    In the face of a sound like this, all teaching must stop. Thursday morning, it seemed like every time Bill Young opened his mouth about logarithms or whatever it is that “x” is supposed to equal, a scraping sound like fingers on a blackboard drowned him out. Immediately on the other side of the wall from his whiteboard, construction crews cut steel beams as they construct a new walkway at North Oldham High School.

  • Fire damages home in La Grange

    Jim Drane’s home on Franklin Avenue in La Grange caught fire Tuesday afternoon while he and his daughter were out of the house. A neighbor called it in. When La Grange Fire and Rescue and Ballardsville Fire Department responded, flames were coming out of an attic vent on one side of the house. Major Keith Smith said firefighters had to tear out some ceilings to access the attic where the fire was, but the house didn’t sustain any other damage and no one was injured.

  • News Briefs

    NOHS gym won’t be ready for OCHS game

    The North Oldham vs. Oldham County basketball games will not take place in North Oldham High School’s new gym Jan. 16, as construction won’t be finished in time, Oldham County Schools Architect Aric Andrew said.

  • 212 condos planned on Commerce Parkway

    Planners unanimously approved a renamed, smaller version of a condo development Monday which the commission soundly rejected in May.

  • Blaze destroys Pewee home

    A Pewee Valley family's home is destroyed after and early-morning fire Saturday in Ashbrooke subdivision.

    Oldham County Dispatch received a report of a house fire at 6608 Ashbrooke Drive about 4:15 a.m. 

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    Merritt and Judith Marcus and Calvin and Martha Marcus to Cindy Vance, lots 2334-2344, 2347-2387, 2413-2458, 2460-2467 and 2558-2563, Lake Louisvilla, Crestwood, $56,000.

    Ball Homes Inc. to Leslie Stewart, lot 44, Williamsgate, 7006 Alberta Drive, Crestwood, $206,312.