Today's News

  • Former Oldham teacher facing sex abuse charges

    A former Collins High school teacher charged with six counts of having sexual relations with students was given new date Monday in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Shannon Hirchert, 42, of La Grange next will appear March 19 to face six charges of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Although the sexual conduct was consensual, investigators have said, it falls under KRS statute 510.110, which specifies charges when a person is in a position of authority or special trust. That includes teachers.

  • Audit shows Oldham EMS overspending since 2008

    After a tumultuous year filled with changes at Oldham County EMS, an annual audit revealed the district’s expenses have surpassed revenues for the past three years.

    Fiscal court reviewed the audit at its Jan. 17 meeting.

    Stan Clark, county CFO and OCEMS board member, presented the audit.

  • Oldham students earn Reflections awards

    More than 150 students took the stage to receive awards at the PTA Reflections Celebration on Sunday.

    The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and receive positive recognition for artistic efforts. 

    Students from preschool through 12th grade can participate in six areas including dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and the visual arts.

  • Local non-profit arms residents with basic computer skills

    An Oldham County group is working to not only provide technology education, but provide a networking resource for technology-minded people.

    Oldham County Technology Advancement Network Enterprise — known as OCTANE — started about eight years ago as an offshoot of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development, said founder Beach Craigmyle.

    It was a special-interest group within the chamber, with Oldham County Online owner Lambert Franklin an early supporter.

  • La Grange bridal fair features local vendors Saturday

    Few places are as romantic as Paris, especially Paris in the springtime. Skip the trip and check out the 2012 Shop Local Bridal Fair Saturday in La Grange.

    Oldham County brides-to-be have a lot of local resources available, and Discover Downtown La Grange is bringing those resources to one place for the bridal fair.

  • Officials reach agreement for Brownsboro sewers

    Extending sewers to the future Brownsboro school campus is now in the hands of the Oldham County Environmental Authority after fiscal court approved a revised interlocal agreement Jan. 17.

    The agreement between fiscal court, the city of Crestwood and Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District hasn’t been revised since its original signing in 1996.

  • Scammer impersonates victim's grandson

     A phone scam is ringing the phones of seniors in Oldham County after making news across the country.

    At least two senior citizens have reported phone calls from scam artists claiming to be relatives and asking money be wired to them in Boliva.

    Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Meece received a phone call last week after a 78-year-old Countryside resident fell victim to the scam.

  • La Grange house fire causes smoke damage, no injuries

    La Grange and Ballardsville fire departments responded to a house fire in the Woodland Lake subdivision Tuesday afternoon.

    Firefighters were met at the front door by an occupant and saw heavy smoke inside the home, said Major Keith Smith with LFD.

    A fire on the second floor of the house caused the smoke, but firefighters had the blaze under control within about 10 minutes, Smith said.

    The first fire truck arrived on scene within about 3 or 4 minutes of receiving the call, Smith said.

  • 1.24 Sports Buzzlines

    Brown sets record at season's first indoor track and field meet
    North Oldham High School junior Brianne Brown set a meet record Saturday at the Wildcat Classic at the University of Kentucky as she won the 60-meter hurdles in 9.22 seconds. Brown also finished second in the 60-meter dash, in 7.87 seconds.

    NOHS senior Taylor Sanders finished third in the 1-mile run in 4:31.77.

  • Police plan traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Jan. 30 – Feb. 13.