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  • Former Wal-Mart store catches fire in Crestwood

    A former Wal-Mart store in Crestwood caught fire Wednesday afternoon as a construction crew used a blow torch on the roof.

    Firefighters from the South Oldham and Pewee Valley fire departments responded.

    South Oldham Fire Department Assistant Chief Mark Gardner said wind gusts scattered sparks from the blow torch  and ignited roofing above the building's vestibule. 

    The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of 17 to 31 mph throughout the day.

    Gardner said smoke billowed from the eaves when crews arrived.

  • Odds are likely you’ll see a horse trained in Goshen running for the roses

    Two hundred thousand dollars isn’t what it used to be.

    But it’s the special sum a thoroughbred trained in Goshen won in graded stakes earnings after his second-place finish in Sunday’s $1 million Florida Derby.

  • Strong winds, heavy rain expected today

    The first day of Spring Break for Oldham County students could be marked by severe weather.

    The National Weather Service has warned that strong winds and heavy rain are likely today and tonight.

    A strong low pressure system will move across the Great Lakes today dragging a cold front through Oldham and surrounding counties. Ahead of this cold front, a moist and moderately unstable airmass will move into the region combined with strong winds.

  • Charlotte Reeder's 100 mile race for Spirit

    Charlotte Reeder, Chair of the Oldham County YMCA Spirit campaign, peddled diligently for over five hours Wednesday on a stationary bike at the Buckner YMCA. Charlotte's efforts were matched and supported by other riders that spun the hours away with Charlotte to raise money and awareness for Spirit.

  • Two vehicle accident in La Grange

    A two vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Grange Rd. and Hwy 53 in La Grange at approximately 4:45 p.m. Monday afternoon. Witnesses at the scene reported a woman driving a silver Oldsmobile ran a red light and was hit on the passenger side of the car sending the car into a spin and popping it up and over the curb of Hwy 53.
    The car was hit by a full-size Chevy truck that was turning onto Hwy 53 as the light turned green. Neither driver was seriously injured.

  • A HIGHPOINTE

    By Janell Oliver

    Staff Writer

     

    Many Oldham County residents are unaware that last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Super Saver, was conditioned at Highpointe Training Center in La Grange during his two-year-old season.

  • Notorious railroad crossings mar Oldham transportation

     Certain crossings in Oldham County are notorious for being dangerous, difficult to navigate or downright irritating for local commuters.

  • Bridge Hill sees fewer crashes

    Cindy Muncie and her family have had a number of brushes with big, bad Bridge Hill.

  • 'Gator doodles' in high demand

    With Gator Doodles in high demand, the crayon factory at Goshen Elementary is operating at full capacity.

  • La Grange woman dies after Henry County accident

    An Oldham County woman died this morning of injuries sustained in a collision in Henry County March 15.

    Sarah Cornish, 23, of La Grange, died just before 1:30 a.m. Monday at the University of Louisville Intensive Care Unit.

    Cornish was on her way to work at Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle just before 7 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a tree. The accident happened at a sharp curve near the intersection of Ky. 146 and Dawkins Lane. 

    An Air Methods helicopter flew her to hospital for treatment.