Local News

  • Local dancers perform tonight at The Palace

    If your children — or you — can’t sit through an entire production of “The Nutcracker,” consider the Cliffsnotes version starring 48 Oldham residents.

    “Nutcracker In A Nutshell” celebrates its fifth year with two public performances Saturday at the Louisville Palace.

    The show still includes the ballet’s major components, said spokeswoman Marie Gould, but condenses it to 65 minutes.

  • Family first: Adoption day brings families together

    Local families celebrated their newest members at the annual Oldham Adoption Day on Friday.

    The event is part of a statewide initiative to bring attention and awareness to foster children and encourage adoption.

    It is also a day when the Cabinet for Health and Family Services tries to finalize as many adoptions as possible — four adoptions became official in Oldham County during the event.

  • The first gift of Christmas

    If you have time, ask this year’s Light Up La Grange designer how he got started with Christmas lights as a child. But make sure you have a while, because Mike Glover has as many holiday stories as he has Christmas lights — and that’s a lot.

  • Giving thanks: Girl’s second birthday, TV debut cap a rollercoaster year

    On Thanksgiving, a little girl with angelic blue eyes and a sweet voice turns 2 years old. Her parents should be nervous about the “terrible twos,” but instead, they’re just thankful she’ll have them.

    Because Hayli Nobles’s terrible twos won’t be any worse than what her parents went through this year.

  • Fraudulent enrollment charges continue

    The latest charge in a string of Oldham County cases against falsified school enrollment was filed Friday.

    James Elliot, who lives near Ky. 146 and Factory Lane, is charged with falsely enrolling his child in South Oldham High School.

    Dan Orman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, said his office tried repeatedly to reach Elliot and even sent home a letter with the child.

    In fact, it was the student who provided the correct address to school administrators.

  • I-71N remains reduced to one lane

    Northbound I-71 remains reduced to one lane after a vehicle fire Wednesday night.

    The lane reduction is near mile marker 20.

    The accident has caused traffic to be backed up all day Thursday, according to Kevin Nuss, Director of Emergency Management.

    Several minor crashes on Thursday have further delayed traffic. Around 5 p.m. Thursday a minor crash involving two commercial vehicles backed up traffic to the Gene Snyder Freeway. No injuries have been reported.

  • Homeowners fund private park at The Reserve at L’Esprit

    The county’s first private park is set to open later this month at The Reserve at L’Espirit.

    Improvements started recently on the 11-acre greenspace in the development’s center. 

    There’s a basketball court, walking paths, grills, picnic tables and a large stone waterfall — all within walking distance of nearby homes.

    Joe Pusateri, developer and president of Elite Homes, proposed the park as a way to increase sales at The Reserve. 

  • Planning officials criticized for open records violations

    Two rulings for open records law violations by county government were released in early November.

    Oldham County resident Judy Ponder filed the open records appeals with the Office of the Attorney General in September.

    Ponder asserted the county engineer and planning and development office both failed to fulfill records requests.

    State law requires public agencies to determine within three business days if an open records request will be granted. If denied, the agency is required to send notification of why.

  • That’s a wrap: Directors finish takes in Oldham

    Look for Oldham County in the credits soon — with three movie directors wrapping up filming recently, the county has been a filmmaking hot spot.

    In August, City On A Hill Productions came to Oldham County to shoot its latest film, “The Christmas Experience.”

    City On A Hill Productions is a Louisville-based non-profit production company that has produced a number of short dramatic films and multi-episode DVD series. 

  • Reading pays off

     It was Linnea Wieck’s lucky day. On Tuesday, she was presented with a $1,000 check. 

    Then again, 4-year-olds don’t think about money very often, which is OK since the money is in a college savings account she can use in 14 years.