Local News

  • For MacKindsey

    More than $2,000 was raised Saturday for 7-year-old MacKindsey Walker, who was diagnosed in September with an inoperable tumor on her brain stem. Doctors say the cancer is rare and almost always terminal.

  • Burning the valley

    Pewee Valley officials are urging residents to avoid burning leaves after some have complained about noxious fumes and safety issues.

    Volunteers with Pewee Valley Fire Protection District responded to a leaf fire Nov. 2 that blanketed the area in thick smoke for hours.

  • H1N1 clinic takes place Saturday


    H1N1 clinic takes place Saturday

    The Oldham County Health Department will host a mass H1N1 vaccination from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at La Grange Baptist Church, 1139 Commerce Parkway in La Grange.

  • Event honors women in leadership

    Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and leaders. Beautiful, smart, creative, loving and special. Those words are the descriptions of many who attended an event Nov. 6 honoring women for all they’ve achieved.

  • Oldham County Schools to host town hall meeting

    The Oldham County Board of Education will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Kenwood Station Elementary School. 

    The board invites parents, teachers, grandparents, community leaders and residents to participate, as Oldham County Schools Superintendent Paul Upchurch and school board members will engage in open dialogue with speakers. 

    The purpose of the town hall meetings is to discuss how to address funding dilemmas in the future.

  • Westport man indicted for setting house fire with 3 inside

    A Westport man has been indicted by an Oldham County grand jury for a Sept. 12 house fire police say he set with his girlfriend and her family members inside.

    Keith Evridge, 36, is charged with arson, three counts attempted murder, two counts fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest and is also charged for being a persistent felony offender.

    Evridge’s home, located at 6418 Washington Street in Westport, burned Sept. 12.

    According to the indictment, Evridge allegedly set fire to the house with Myra McGuire, Jordan McGuire and Brittany Parrish inside.

  • Ponderosa offers thanks to veterans and military

    Ponderosa Steakhouse in La Grange will host a military appreciation day Monday. All military personnel and veterans will eat free that day at the restaurant. 

    Anyone serving or who has served in the military is entitled to a buffet and beverage from Ponderosa. Arrangements have been made with local veterans’ and military organizations to participate in the day’s event.

    For information call Dave Snelling, general manager at 222-1226.


  • South Oldham High School hosts college information night

    South Oldham High School’s PTSA is sponsoring several college and career nights throughout the school year.  From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, they will host “Paying for College 101” in the SOHS Cafeteria. The workshop, led by an outreach counselor from KHEAA, will help students and parents understand the financial aid application process.

  • POLICE: Prospect girl fled with Ohio college student

    A 14-year-old Prospect girl is safe at home after her parents reported her missing early Tuesday morning and police believed she left town with a person she met on the internet. 

    When Rosemary Weiler’s parents went to wake her for school Tuesday, they realized she’d left their Prospect home sometime during the night with her passport, a pink Dell laptop, backpack and a few articles of clothing. 

    Weiler, a student at North Oldham High School, told at least one friend someone from Florida or California was coming to pick her up, police said.

  • Oldham County High School Band hosts fundraiser, concert

    The Oldham County High School Band will host a $5 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s in La Grange. 

    Proceeds will help the band maintain instruments, purchase music and hire instructors. Tickets are available at the door.

    The OCHS Jazz Band presents their first concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the OCHS auditorium. 

    Tickets are $2 and will be available at the door.