Local News

  • Chick Days event is Sunday at Tractor Supply Co.

    As national economic and environmental concerns continue to make headlines, more American families are taking control of what they put on the dinner table. While reducing the strain on the family budget, they’re also sourcing food locally to gain peace of mind by knowing their food’s origination and how it was produced.

    In rural and suburban areas alike, backyard chickens are gaining in popularity for the eggs they produce.

    Tractor Supply’s Chick Days event returns to area stores Sunday.

  • Local officials seek opinion on federal Hatch Act rules

    Local officials are awaiting word from Washington, D.C. to determine if the duties of Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish – a candidate in the upcoming May primary – comply with the federal Hatch Act.

    In February, Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner learned of a Hatch Act violation in Kenton County, where the deputy judge-executive is a candidate for county judge-executive.

    Gish, a longtime magistrate representing District 1, was appointed by Murner to serve as deputy judge-executive and has served in that role since January 2007.

  • Local CUB officials cite ‘problem loans’

    Officials at Citizens Union Bank say “problem loans” are the primary reason their bank is the focus of an examination by state and federal banking regulators.

    CUB has been under a consent order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions since January because of its loan practices and financial structure.

  • Public Records

    Property Transfers


    Sterling Trust Co. to Equity Trust Co., quitclaim, lot 28, Darby Pointe, 5303 Bexley Cove, Buckner, FMV $315,000.


    Brandon Lockwood to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, commissioner’s deed, lot 233, Orchard Grass Hills, 7300 Sideoats Drive, Crestwood, $76,667.

    Nan Upton to Hall & Wallace Builder Inc., commissioner’s deed, lot 335, Orchard Grass Hills, 7311 Autumn Bent Way, Crestwood, $27,300.

  • Water district launches $15.4 million upgrade

    The Oldham County Water District hosted a ground breaking ceremony Friday at the John Black Community Center in Buckner. OCWD commissioners, representatives from the state rural development office, county officials, engineers and contractors celebrated the start of the district’s water systems improvement project.

  • Yew Dell hosts volunteer workday, boot camp

    Second Saturday workdays begin Saturday at Yew Dell Gardens.

    Volunteers are needed to perform outdoor garden-related tasks such as pruning, mulching and storm clean-up. Volunteers are also needed April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11.

    Volunteers are asked to meet at the red barn by 9 a.m. for orientation. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring tools.

    The event is 9 a.m. to noon.

    For information call 241-4788  or visit www.yewdellgardens.org.

  • Derby City Lighthouse Club meets Sunday

    The Derby City Lighthouse Club invites Oldham County lighthouse enthusiasts to join them at their monthly meeting, 2 p.m. Sunday at Douglass Hills City Hall. Douglass Hills City Hall is located at  219 Moser Road in Louisville.

    For information, call 897-3117 or 384-9477.

  • Dollars for Scholars seeks volunteers

    Oldham County Dollars for Scholars is seeking volunteers to help score scholarship applications now through March 25.

    Daytime and evening sessions are available. For information, look for the Oldham County Dollars for Scholars page on Facebook or call 693-6632 or 376-7653.

  • Grand jury indicts seven

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Krystal D. Grunder, 31, is indicted for five counts attempting to obtain a controlled substance by false statements or forgery and second-degree persistent felony offense.

    According to the indictment, on Feb. 17, March 16, Oct. 13 and Nov. 12, 2009 and Jan. 9, 2010, she allegedly presented a prescription for a controlled substance obtained by withholding information from a practitioner.

  • Girl Scouts host Aerospace Day

    A Girl Scout Aerospace Day is planned 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Bowman Field in Louisville.

    Kentucky Bluegrass 99s, an international organization of licensed women pilots, is working in conjunction with Girl Scout troops 197 and 300.

    More than 200  Junior Girl Scouts have registered and will complete the requirements for earning the aerospace badge through eight workshops. 

    For information, call Terri Donner at 419-7938 or Terri Sanders at 222-0646.