Local News

  • Friends of Oldham County Parks meeting is Tuesday

     There will be an informational meeting for people interested in forming a “Friends of Oldham County Parks” group at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the John W. Black Community Center in Buckner. 

    The meeting is for anyone interested in being part of a grassroots effort to improve and develop parks and recreational opportunities in Oldham County. 

    There will be a brief overview of the Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department and a discussion of how to best achieve the goals set forth in the recently completed comprehensive master plan. 

  • Jurich is rotary club’s guest speaker

    Tom Jurich, Vice President for Athletics at the University of Louisville for the past 12 years, will be the guest speaker at the South Oldham Rotary Club’s meeting Dec. 4.  

    The club meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. Visitors are welcome.  

    For information, visitsoutholdhamrotary.org or call 727-6768

  • Meeting planned for Friends of Westport

     Friends of Westport will host a monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 6535 Jacob Drive in Westport.

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has one service this Sunday

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will have one service, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 2416 S, Ky. 53 in La Grange.

  • ‘Taking Care of History’ series continues Dec. 3

    The next lecture in the Oldham County History Center’s “Taking Care of History” brown bag series takes place Dec. 3. 

    The lecture, called “Who Am I?” will be led by staff genealogist Dot Carraco. 

    Carraco will give tips for research on local family history. She has led the research on genealogy and cemeteries for the Oldham County History Center. 

    Classes are free but registration is required. Refreshments will be served and participants are encouraged to bring their own “brown bag.” 

  • Annual Youth For Food collection benefits Eastern Area Community Ministries

    On two Saturdays in November, two local churches will join together to collect food for Eastern Area Community Ministries in the annual Youth For Food collection. Boy and Girl Scouts will be collecting in Crestwood, Pewee Valley and La Grange and several food pantries and community food drives will benefit, including Immaculate Conception Parish Food Pantry in La Grange. In addition, a school collection at St. Mary Academy will also benefit the Immaculate Conception Parish Food Pantry. 

  • Post office hours will be limited Nov. 25, 27

    Before heading to your local post office on Nov. 25 and 27, check to make sure it’s open. 

  • Laser Technology hopes to restore old opera house

    Employees of Laser Technology, located in the old Kincaid Hardware building in La Grange are considering restoration of the old opera house on the second floor of their building. 

    They are looking for old pictures of the building before the outside was changed. They have checked with the Oldham County Public Library, the Oldham County History Center and other groups, only to find just three photos.

  • Civic club hosts holiday home tour

    Crestwood Civic Club will host their annual holiday home tour and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. 

    There are three homes on this year’s tour. For ticket information, call  292-2701.


  • County renews contract with trash service

    Oldham officials renewed a five-year contract Monday with Industrial Disposal.  

    The renewal begins Feb. 1 with a new rate. 

    Under the new contract, ID customers will pay $13.50 per month, which includes two roll carts. 

    Under the current contract, customers are paying $12.73 per month and 80 cents per rental per cart. 

    Oldham County Solid Waste Coordinator Linda Fountain said the new rate is a reduction of 3 cents for households with one cart, and 83 cents for households with two.