Local News

  • City of Prospect addresses flooding issues with MSD

    On Thursday August 20, a meeting between Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) and the City of Prospect was held to address the severe flooding issues impacting the community of Prospect following June and July’s heavy rainfall.
    In attendance were officials from both MSD, including Executive Director Greg Heitzman, and representatives from Prospect’s city council, including Mayor John Evans. The meeting, which was open to the public, also drew heavy attendance from citizens of Prospect, many of whom were there to address grievances with MSD’s service.

  • Oldham sheriff elected on national board

     Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow was elected to a position on the board of directors of the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) and sworn in on July 1.

    Sparrow’s position, which puts him on a national board of 18, gives him influence in decisions about sheriff’s offices and how NSA operates.  

  • Inmate assaulted at Luther Luckett

     An inmate at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange was assaulted Wednesday, Aug. 12. 

    Charles Tackett, 67, was discovered at approximately 9:20 p.m. lying on the floor of his cell. He was given immediate medical attention at the prison and then transported to the University of Louisville Hospital. He is listed in stable condition.

    Three inmates at the prison are under investigation due to the assault. 

  • Free smoke detectors to be installed in Buckner, La Grange

     Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire and countless others suffer injuries. To combat these statistics, the Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.

  • Children of the American Revolution present check to Pewee Valley ‘Joy to the Woof’ program

     The Kentucky Society Children of the American Revolution state president Jordan Alexandra Hall decided that her love of animals was enough to dedicate the 2014-2015 state project to Pewee Valley Veterinary Center’s Joy to the Woof program.

    Hall, and a few other members of the group, presented a $6,500 check to the business last week to raise funds to support military dogs.

  • Cell tower plans cause controversy







    On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Oldham County Planning and Zoning will hear a proposal that a new cell phone tower be built in unincorporated Oldham County territory.  The tower would be operated by Verizon and located near the Westwood Subdivision and Highway 22.  

  • KSP encourages citizens to download new app

    Kentucky State Police recently announced a new mobile smartphone app that will change the way it interacts with the public. 

    The app is available in both the Apple© and Google Play© stores free of charge and allows citizens to report criminal activity, access forms and submit confidential tips in multiple formats.  The application is titled ‘KSPOLICE’ and is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phone users.

  • Oldham Chamber nears required signatures for expanded alcohol sales

    The petition campaign by the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development to expand alcohol sales in the county that began in mid-April has reached the final leg of its process.
    The Oldham Chamber has until the end of September to collect the necessary 5,800 signatures, but the group is working to get to 6,000 signatures by the end of the week.
    With 200 more signatures to go, a final mailing went out last week to 1,000 registered voters in the Prospect area.

  • Gutierrez boys one step closer to home
  • Team Players

    The Oldham County Eagles, one of Oldham County’s Special Olympics organizations, will soon be playing at a regional softball tournament in Louisville.
    The Special Olympics is a global organization that offers opportunities to individuals with intellectual disabilities to train and compete in various sports.
    The Eagles, one of two Special Olympics teams in Oldham County, have existed for 16 years. They play basketball as well as softball. Bob Amos serves as coach for both.