Local News

  • Santa is hanging up his stocking

     A sea of SUVs converged at the home of Ron and Cindy Mann Monday night. For the past 16 years, the couple has transformed their yard in Kentucky Acres subdivision into a magical, Christmas-themed drive-through display.

    Strands of Christmas lights stretch from the roof of their ranch-style house into the yard, illuminating several hand-painted, wooden cutouts of cartoon characters along their driveway.

    There's Charlie Brown and Dora the Explorer, Winnie the Pooh and a cast of characters from Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat."

  • Trail will extend to Ky. 393

     A pedestrian and bike trail along Commerce Parkway that stops about 1,800 feet short of it's intended end will soon extend to Ky. 393.

    Emily Liu, assistant director of Oldham County Planning and Zoning, said the county recently gained a property easement that allows the trail to extend to Ky. 393. 

    The amendment approved at the December meeting of Oldham County Fiscal Court includes design services for the proposed extension. 

  • 'Operation Naughty List' targets Oldham, Trimble drug dealers

    A sweep of Oldham and Trimble counties by local police Friday led to drug charges against more than 30 people.

    Officers began serving drug indictment warrants at 6 a.m. Friday.

    By lunchtime, police arrested 20 of the 30 individuals, including one person already jailed in Jefferson County.

    Kentucky State Police Sgt. Vic Hubbuch said Kentucky State Police coordinated “Operation Naughty List” along with officers from the Oldham County and La Grange police departments, the Oldham and Trimble County sheriff’s offices and the Oldham County Jail.

  • Residents appointed to local posts

     Oldham officials appointed several residents to posts at the Dec. 15 fiscal court meeting:

    - Donna Doss and Ron Miller, appointed to Extension District Board, two-year term;

    - W. Robert Durbin and Jay Hall appointed to Water District Board, five-year term; and 

    - Polly Helton, hired as animal control worker with starting salary of $11.21 per hour.

  • Chamber, OCEDA reach crossroads

    Board members for the Oldham County Economic Development Authority and Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will vote in January on a proposed merger. 

    Officials from OCEDA and the chamber have been in discussions to merge since July 2008 and preliminary plans included the county’s tourism commission as well.

    Members originally planned to vote on the merge Friday. 

  • Case against pastor arrested at Thunder Over Louisville dismissed

    Charges against a former La Grange pastor arrested for impersonating a police officer during Thunder Over Louisville festivities have been dismissed.

    Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wayne D. Shemwell just before 9 p.m. April 18 in a parking lot off River Road.

    According to police, Shemwell, 51, of Louisville, displayed a badge from the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office, and when approached by deputies, he claimed he was “with the sheriff’s office.”

  • Oldham County Public Library features live music today

    The Oldham County Public Library will feature violin music by Eva Kaufman and her students at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday).

  • Bank branch design like train station

    Citizens Union Bank recently decided to build CUB’s first Oldham County branch in La Grange. 

    CUB Vice President Jim Zimmerman, a long-time Oldham County resident, said he envisioned a branch bank reminiscent of 100-year-old train stations. 

    With the support of CEO Billie Wade and President David Bowling, Zimmerman began design for the new branch working with architects at Scott-Klausing and engineers at Garber-Chilton, firms in La Grange.

  • Deadline for Safe Sitter course is Dec. 23

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will offer a Safe Sitter course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the hospital, 1025 New Moody Lane, La Grange. The deadline for paid registration is Friday, Dec. 23. 

    Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. 

    The fee for the class is $45, which includes a messenger bag, manual and other useful items, as well as breakfast, lunch, snack and refreshments for the graduation ceremony. 

  • CPA Society recognizes new CPAs and exam excellence

    The Kentucky Society of CPAs recently recognized newly certified public accountants at an awards banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. 

    Also recognized in the program were those seeking eligibility for certification whose performance on the uniform CPA examination was exemplary.

    Among the newly-certified CPAs – who have met all requirements for certification and have taken the oath of the certified public accountant are Sasha E. Pavoni of Crestwood and Joseph A. Weisenberger of Prospect.