Local News

  • Nature hike canceled

    Heavy rain and storms caused the cancelation of the Oldham County Parks and Recreation's Wildflower Hike Saturday. Nancy Theiss of the Oldham County Historical Society was to lead the event and said the rain made it to slippery to attempt.

    It is unknown if the event will be rescheduled.

  • April showers bring hail, high winds and power outages

    Strong storms moved through Oldham County around lunchtime Saturday bringing strong winds, hail and power outages across the county.

    By Monday, as a second storm system rolled through, some residents who lost power during weekend storms lost power a second time.

    Warnings were issued early Saturday morning as high temperatures mixed with a fast moving storm front pushing strong winds and pea- to marble-sized hail.

    As the skies cleared, Louisville Gas & Electric said several hundred customers were without power in Oldham County.

  • Homeland security course promotes communication, preparation

    Representatives of Oldham County fire departments, EMS, city and county governments gathered at the John Black Community Center in Buckner this week to learn about homeland security and emergency preparedness in the county.

  • County to purchase Buckner Mall

    The county plans to purchase property that has been a point of contention in the county for many years, and replace it with a turning lane to improve traffic flow in Buckner, the Judge-Executive said Thursday.

  • Steelworkers locked out

    Employees of the Clayton & Lambert Manufacturing Co. picketed outside their factory in Buckner Thursday and Friday after being locked out by management.

  • Did you know? South Oldham Lions Club's early members funded, built Crestwood school gym


    The forerunner of the South Oldham Lions Club was the South Oldham Community Association which was responsible for the construction of the Crestwood Auditorium – Gymnasium, formerly on the campus of Crestwood Elementary School.

  • East Oldham Haiti trip postponed due to political unrest

    Despite the postponement of an annual service trip, staff and students at East Oldham Middle School will continue to pour their hearts into a project that provides healthy water to impoverished nations.

  • 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.