Local News

  • Five crashes in four hours

    While Oldham County may be a great place to live, work and play, it was certainly not a good place to drive Tuesday morning.

    Five unrelated vehicle crashes occurred across the county in less than four hours, including several injuries.

    The first wreck proved to be the most serious, with four people transported to local hospitals.

    Kevin Nuss, Oldham County Emergency Management Director, said local dispatchers received their first call just after 4 a.m.

  • KSR warden headed to Frankfort, Luther Luckett warden steps up

    After serving as warden at four prisons in Kentucky, Cookie Crews has been promoted to the position of health services administrator with the Department of Corrections. In this role she will provide administrative oversight for the entire medical mission for the department.

  • Stay cool in a pool

    Get out the sunscreen, beach towels and floats — the pools are open, and Oldham County has quite a few options for both sunbathers and swimmers.

    The county’s public pool, the John W. Black Aquatics Center, opened a week early because of warmer weather and an early end-of-school date. 

    Located in Buckner, the aquatic center is open seven days a week and offers swimming lessons, water aerobics and a swim team.

  • County sign designed to keep residents informed

    A new sign in downtown La Grange has some residents confused about local regulations — and there’s plenty to be confused about.

    As part of improvements around the county government buildings at the corner of Ky. 53 and Ky. 146, a previously temporary sign structure has been made permanent.

    Now, a wooden frame gives county officials a place to post signs announcing county events and notices.

  • Holiday weekend hijinks

    It was all work and no play for local police and fire departments during Memorial Day weekend, with numerous arrests, citations and fires throughout the county.

    Oldham County Police, La Grange Police and the Kentucky State Police increased patrols this weekend as part of the national “click it or ticket” campaign.

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Crestwood man for heroin possession. See sidebar, A2. 

  • Arts on the Green comes to La Grange June 2 & 3

    Be on the creative side of the tracks with the 13th annual Arts on the Green, a fine arts and crafts festival, on June 2 and 3. La Grange courthouse square will come to life with original, handcrafted painting/drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, mixed media, consumables, metal and wood, and fiber, juried in by artists, business associates and art enthusiasts. 

  • Residents rally to build residence for Crestwood man, need volunteers

    Stephen Dungan didn’t intend to be living in a camper on his parent’s property at age 40. Quite frankly, his parents weren’t planning on it either.

    But a serious back injury forced him to move back to Crestwood with his parents, Steve and Sharon, three years ago. 

    Now, other Oldham County residents are joining together to help the Dungans build a small residence for Stephen on his parents’ property.

  • 'Free Friday Flicks' survey conducted by Leadership Oldham County

    Participants in this year's Leadership Oldham County Leadership program are reaching out to local youth for their capstone project.

    Leadership Oldham County is designed to educate members about the services, amenities and challenges in Oldham County. About 15 local business leaders and residents participate in the program annually.

    This year, that project will center around engaging students.

  • Sen. McConnell to speak at Chamber event May 30

    Sen. Mitch McConnell is returning to Oldham County on May 30 at the John Black Community Center in Buckner.


     The luncheon, sponsored by the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development,  will start at noon and end around 1:30 p.m. 

  • Boy, 2, run over by lawnmower near Oldham-Jefferson line

    A 2-year-old boy is recovering at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville after being run over by a lawnmower Thursday afternoon while playing in his yard.

    According to police, the incident occurred about 4 p.m. May 24 in the 8900 block of Adrienne Way off Reamers Road near the Oldham-Jefferson County line.