Local News

  • Three file for state senate seat

    State Sen. Ernie Harris is seeking re-election in November and faces two Oldham residents for his seat. 

    Harris is in his fourth term in the Kentucky Senate.

    La Grange resident John Black, a Democrat, and Goshen resident Don Godfrey, a  Republican, also seek the 26th district seat. 

    The state’s 26th Senate District, includes Carroll, Oldham, Trimble, Henry and a portion of Jefferson counties. 

    Harris, 62, a Crestwood resident,  works as a pilot for UPS when the Kentucky Legislature is not in session. 

  • Super Supper series continues at Irish Rover Too

    eeThe second of the Oldham County History Center Super Supper evening programs takes place Wednesday. 

    “Kentucky Afield: A Nightee with Tim Farmer” is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Irish Rover Too.

    “Kentucky Afield” host, director and producer Tim Farmer, will give a history of the world’s longest-running television show, “Kentucky Afield.”ee Vintage wildlife films by Carl Maslowski will be featured as background entertainment during dinner. 

  • ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ may return to Kentucky

    Producers for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are looking for families in the greater Louisville area whose homes are in desperate need of help. 

    Casting Supervisor Rebecca Shumsky said they’re “looking for deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for.” 

    Interested families should e-mail a short description of their family story to: castingky@gmail.com. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 12. 

  • Storm water postcards will include recipe

    Oldham residents will soon receive postcards with information about storm water management to keep in their recipe books.

    Kevin Eldridge, board chair for the county’s Storm Water Management District, updated county officials Tuesday on the district’s progress as well as a unique way to inform 


  • Cowboy Church welcomes the Alvarado Road Show

     Alvarado Road Show, presented by the Christian County Cowboy Church, will perform in concert 8 p.m. Friday at the Oldham County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. For information call 222-7857 or 553-3696. For information about Cowboy Church, e-mail cowboychurch@insightbb.com.

  • AARP will offers free tax help at library

    Beginning Monday, AARP will offer free tax help at the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange.

    Two weekly four-hour sessions will be offered – Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. –  in the library’s meeting room. Sessions end April 9. The sessions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has one service this Sunday

     Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 2416 S. Ky. 53 in La Grange, will have one service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.


  • Transy invites high school seniors to visit Saturday

    Transylvania University invites high school seniors and their families to campus for Winter Visit Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    The event includes a welcome with President Charles L. Shearer, faculty presentations, an academic information fair, campus and dorm tours, a panel discussion and lunch. For information or to register, call (800) 872-6798 or visit www.transy.edu/admissions.

  • Showcase Oldham County planned March 12-13

     The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Showcase Oldham County March 12 and 13 at the Oldham County YMCA Soccer Complex, 20 Quality Place in Buckner. 

    This annual event features a number of Oldham County businesses, agencies and community programs.  Activities include a hot air balloon, a new car show, games and other fun family activities.

    A new addition to the Showcase this year is a special event seeking local musical talent in Oldham County.  The contest is similar TV’s  American Idol.

  • North Oldham grad killed in crash on U.S. 42

    A Goshen woman died Jan. 21 when her vehicle crashed on U.S. 42.

    According to Oldham County Police, the crash occurred about 9 a.m. in the 11900 block of U.S. 42.

    Elizabeth N. Disney, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Disney’s vehicle struck a utility pole and a fence before coming to rest. She was not wearing a seat belt. 

    Disney, known as “Noel” to family and friends, is a 2007 graduate of North Oldham High School. She is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Taylor Disney.