Local News

  • La Grange has first reading of 2009-10 budget

    Members of the La Grange City Council heard the first reading of the 2009-10 budget at their meeting Monday night. The estimated budget revenues total $4,481,290. The estimate expenses total the same amount – expenses for the year include more than $1 million for the police and public works department as well as municipal administration.

  • Attention Photographers

    Last year we asked for your photography submissions for our 168 Hours of Oldham project and you responded in a big way, offering us glimpses into the beautiful, the quirky and the personal side of the people who live in Oldham County. 

  • The show goes on despite bees

    A swarm of hundreds of bees will hopefully be gone before this weekend’s performances at the Little Colonel Playhouse, but even if not, the show will go on. When Director Bethany Morse showed up before a rehearsal for “I Do, I Do” April 29 at the playhouse, she noticed a bee and grabbed a plastic cup to catch it. Then she noticed another and another, in all catching about 10.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Warrant arrests

    Jeremy W. Pierce, 37, 1408 N. Buckeye Lane, Goshen, arrested April 15 by OCSO, receiving stolen property over $300.

    Mark Jones, 43, 7103 Autumn Bent Way, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO April 15, Jefferson County warrant, probation violation.

  • Property Transfers


    Allen and Annette Squires to Fredrick and Brenda Ammon, Unit 6401-207, Madison Park Condominiums, 6401 Cameron Lane No. 207, Crestwood, $130,000.

    US Bank National Association fka Firstar Bank to William Nelson, lot 20, Shelburn Oaks, 6608 Farmington Lane, Crestwood, $110,000.

  • Planners approve medical office building on Ky. 329 bypass

    A medical office building may be coming soon to the Ky. 329 bypass. Construction on Crestwood Medical Center is expected to begin in June, engineer Phillip Gambrell said.  Members of the Oldham County planning and zoning commission approved plans for the facility on Tuesday.  The 12,000-square-foot building, part of the Baptist Healthcare System, will contain doctor’s offices and physical therapy next to Madison Park Condominiums and a parking lot owned by Kroger. Gambrell said the building will be built to U.S.

  • City spending under fire in La Grange

    Council members continue to question spending by employees in the La Grange mayor’s office after receipts show more than $680 in purchases from home-shopping giant QVC in December.  During a city council meeting in March, council members asked for better explanation about city bills than the mayor’s office currently provides – including details about purchases from QVC, meals at local restaurants and gifts of flowers and food for funerals.  At the time, La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter said the council members’ requests would requir

  • Grant money will fund improvements in Oldham

    Oldham County government is the recipient of several grants to improve local roadways, create sidewalks, add personnel to the county police department and improve utilities. Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish updated members of fiscal court April 21 regarding stimulus grant applications and funding. The amounts for each of the projects include 10 percent the state is requiring for processing the grants. Oldham County government received grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the following projects: •A

  • NOHS gym project in overtime, almost done

    Basketball season is long gone, but the North Oldham High School gym is almost finished. Oldham County Schools architect Aric Andrews said builders completed the gym floor within the last month and the gym is nearly finished. Principal Lisa Jarrett is waiting on breakaway rims for the basketball backboards.

  • Burn Outside The Lines

    Open burning is prohibited starting Friday through Sept. 30 in areas of Oldham County designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as moderate non-attainment air quality for ozone.