Local News

  • Boater struck by lightning on Ohio River

    North Oldham was literally a lightning rod during recent summer storms, with emergency crews responding to at least four lightning-strike fires in two days.

    The worst strike came July 19 while five people were on board a pleasure boat on the Ohio River.

    Officials say boaters were headed back to shore when the storm hit.

  • La Grange voters support expanded liquor sales 2-to-1

    La Grange residents voted to make the city “wet” by a more than 2-to-1 margin Tuesday, with more than 1,000 voters casting ballots.

    Of those voters, 751 voted for expanding alcohol sales in La Grange and 338 voted against.

  • Woman exposed to hydrochloric acid at country club

    The pool manager at a local country club was exposed to hydrochloric acid as it leaked from a damaged line midday Tuesday. 

    Crews from La Grange Fire & Rescue and Oldham County EMS responded to Oldham County Country Club at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Crews called to hazmat spill in Pewee Valley

    Crews from the South Oldham Fire Department and the county's hazmat team were called to Pewee Valley late Saturday afternoon. 

    A hazmat spill was reported about 4 p.m. in the 8500 block of Maple Avenue, located in Clovercroft subdivision. 

    Firefighters from across the county assembled at the scene.

  • New county-wide service for emergency notifications

    The county's emergency notification system is changing, and users of the current system may need to re-register for the new service.

    Messages about emergency events will now be sent by CodeRED, who recently acquired all of One Call Now's government clients.

    According to Kevin Nuss, emergency management director, old contacts for the system have been transfered over, but he advises residents to re-register to ensure their information is in the system and up-to-date.

  • Come one, come all: Oldham County Day’s annual festivities will celebrate community

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    Oldham County’s largest event will fill downtown La Grange this weekend with music, vendors, food and a parade.

    It is the 42nd annual Oldham County Day, presented by the Project Guild of La Grange.

    This year’s parade — a keystone of the event — will honor the late Buddy Head, a life-long Oldham County resident and community supporter.

  • Free 'Annie' performances Friday, Saturday in Goshen

    Tomorrow is just a day away — and it'll be a big day for youth in St. Francis Goshen's intensive theater camp.

    About 20 youth in fifth through eighth grades will produce and perform "Annie" during two public shows Friday and Saturday.

    They will also perform scenes from the show during Oldham County Day.

    The camp is part of St. Francis Goshen's summer offerings, which include 10 other youth camps and six camps for preschoolers.

    The "Annie" camp split into two groups, cast and crew. 

  • Cardinal Triathlon officials move race from Oldham County, cite safety concerns

    Safety concerns have prompted organizers of Saturday's Cardinal Triathlon to relocate the event out of Oldham County. The race, in its fifth year, has drawn elite athletes to the area as a tune-up before the August Ironman Louisville event.

    Organizers Todd and Cynthia Heady made a last-minute decision to move the race to Taylorsville after learning there would be no police support for the race.

  • County’s fireworks attract thousands

    The Fourth of July holiday was a dud last week in some Kentucky cities, including Prospect, where officials worried fireworks combined with dry conditions could set fires.

    Prospect Mayor Tom Eberle canceled the Prospect “Boomsday” celebration just hours before the event started, citing extreme heat and overly dry conditions.

  • Teens vandalize school, will pay

    Four teens face criminal charges after a short-lived spree earlier this month. 

    According to La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett, the teens broke several business and vehicle windows, including a large plate glass window at SKC Architects on Parker Avenue. 

    The teens then broke a window at La Grange Elementary, causing a computer to fall to the ground.