Local News

  • Ky. 524 will be closed Saturday

    Ky. 524 will be closed three hours on Saturday morning to protect the safety of participants competing in a duathlon.

    The state department of highways will close Ky. 524 from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday as the SOS/3 Way Racing Duathlon takes place.

    The event is a fundraiser for the Save Our Schoolhouse fund to renovate Westport's historic schoolhouse.

  • I-71 crash closes right lane

    Emergency crews are headed to the northbound lanes of Interstate 71 where a tractor-trailer has sideswiped a vehicle.

    The crash occured near milemarker 23 of I-71. Traffic is still moving, but the right lane is closed as crews work to clear the crash.

  • Some roads still closed due to flooding

    State transportation officials say several roads throughout the region are closed due to high water.

    Closings include:

  • Cedar Lake CEO to retire

    When CEO Jim Richardson joined Cedar Lake in 1977, the non-profit served 28 individuals.

    Today, Cedar Lake Inc., an agency with a span of services and care ranging from individuals with mild disabilities to the community's most medically fragile residents, includes 30 locations in the Louisville area.

    And after 34 years with the organization, Richardson plans to retire.

  • Anytime Fitness opens on La Grange Rd.

    The Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development hosted a ribbon cutting Friday evening to welcome Anytime Fitness to Oldham County.

    Anytime Fitness is the fastest growing exercise chain in the U.S. and this new facility on La Grange Rd. near Pewee Valley is the first to serve Oldham County residents. Combining the most current exercise machines, free weights, personal and virtual training with 24-hour seven day a week access creates a new experience for work-out minded individuals.

  • Crash snarls traffic on Ky. 53 in Ballardsville

    Ballardsville - A Dodge truck driven by Charles Ashby of La Grange crossed the center line of a curve on Hwy. 53 in Ballardsville Saturday afternoon. Ashby's vehicle hit a southbound car driven by Michael Branch, also of La Grange.

  • 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.