Local News

  • Man arrested for impersonating officer

    A Louisville man is charged with impersonating a police officer and driving a Crown Victoria outfitted with lights, stripes and a siren to look like a police cruiser.
    Kevin Shook is charged with impersonating an officer and using an improper sound device.
    Oldham County Police arrested Shook Feb. 14 after learning he is not affiliated with a police or fire department.

  • City sues ex-mayor for conference table, records

    The City of La Grange filed two lawsuits Feb. 15 alleging the former mayor removed official records and property from city hall and improperly sold city property during her final days in office.

  • Students propose parking, other improvements during charrette

    Plans for the revitalization of La Grange came a step closer to reality last weekend as residents met with planning students to develop new ideas for an old city.

    About 100 residents stopped by the La Grange Community Center Saturday to offer their two cents about local themes, such as housing, entertainment, economic development, connectivity and environment.

  • Timing of stoplight on bypass may have contributed to fatal crash

    By Lisa King

    Sean Holland was a teenager who wanted so badly to be a firefighter that for two years he has been devoting his spare time to learning that job, serving as a  junior firefighter.
    But that dream ended abruptly Saturday afternoon when Holland died in the first fatal crash on the new Shelbyville Bypass.

  • Old Henry extension could divert traffic from busy neighborhood streets

    It’s evening rush hour, and Village Green Boulevard is a hot spot for commuters seeking a shortcut from Jefferson County to Pewee Valley and Crestwood.
    Gail Thiel lives on the street, and watches commuters speed by, traveling from I-265 via Old Henry and Reamers roads in a hurry to get home.

  • County's GOP chair announces resignation

    After a tumultuous year marked by dozens of letters to the editor defending and discrediting her leadership, Oldham County GOP Chair Anne Gernstein has resigned amid allegations of malfeasance.

    Gernstein announced her plans to resign during a GOP meeting Wednesday night in Crestwood, just a week after a local official requested she be removed from office.

  • OCHS student killed in Shelby County crash

    A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of La Grange Road and Freedom's Way (the Shelbyville bypass) claimed the life of one person Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

    Sean Holland, 16, of Crestwood, died at the crash. He was an explorer with the Ballardsville Fire Department.

    A press release from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said the teen was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Shelby County Coroner's Office.

  • ‘Little Blue House’ now home to Discover Downtown La Grange

    The “Little Blue House” is getting an official name change and a new tenant.
    La Grange City Council decided Monday to change its official name to the “La Grange Welcome Center,” and hand over the keys to Discover Downtown La Grange.
    Council members agreed Monday that the executive director of DDL, Linda Goin, requires an office to work out of.

  • Former mayor donates $12K in city funds to animal groups, sheriff's office

    The La Grange skate park coffer may be empty, but local causes will benefit from three hefty donations made at the end of the 2010.
    Before her term as mayor of La Grange expired Jan. 3, Elsie Carter cleaned out the city’s skate park account. The account contained $12,738 before she selected three agencies to benefit from the funds on Dec. 28.

  • County settles with officer awarded $600K

    Oldham County government has reached a settlement with a Ky. National Guardsman who a jury awarded $600,000 for his discrimination suit against the county's police department.