Today's News

  • Year in Review: District 6 Magistrate Kevin Eldridge

    This first year has flown by. I truly appreciate those of you who have contacted me. We have not always agreed but we have worked toward forging relationships that will move our county forward. I want to also thank the judge-executive’s staff as well as the other county employees. They have done the day-to-day hard work that it takes to make this county run as smoothly as it does.

  • Year in Review: District 5 Magistrate JD Sparks

    Citizens of Oldham County:

     It has really been a great year serving as your magistrate in District 5. I am not sure I was fully prepared for the range of issues that we as a court would face in the new year. 

    I had hoped to be able to make much more radical changes in some ways but feel that things are very much headed in the right direction in our county. 

  • Year in Review: District 4 Magistrate Steve Greenwell

    To the citizens of Oldham County:

    I want to take this opportunity at year’s end to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your elected representative on fiscal court. 

    It truly is a humbling experience and one that I don’t take lightly. 

  • Year in Review: District 2 Magistrate Wayne Theiss

    As the first year of the new administration draws to a close, I would like to reflect on the many achievements that have been accomplished.

    The Buckner Mall has been eliminated, making way for a new turning lane.

    Several new businesses have been established and the aesthetic of Buckner, the heart of Oldham County, is constantly being improved.

  • Year In Review: Judge-Executive takes a look back at 2011

    There are multiple ways to measure success. As your judge-executive, however, the primary method I use to gauge success is customer satisfaction. Are the citizens of Oldham County pleased with how their county government has function this year? I hope so. 

  • Post-holiday cleanup options

    Evergreen not so green anymore?

    If there are more pine needles on your carpet than your tree, it’’s probably time for it to go. Drop it off at the Oldham County Recycling Center and the county road department will use it to mulch park trails and landscape beds. Trees are accepted through Jan. 21 at the recycling center across from Oldham County High School.

    If Santa brought new tech toys, recycle the old

  • Lions Club donates land to county, library

    Ownership of Belknap Community Park, a 25-acre “green space” on Hwy. 42, officially transferred from the North Oldham Lions Club to the Oldham County Fiscal Court this week. 

    Six acres will go to Oldham County Public Library, said Bob Leslie, magistrate for District 3 and chair of the county’s park committee.

    “This is a win-win situation for Oldham County and our library,” Leslie said, noting that there is not a publicly-owned park in the northwest part of the county.

  • Local lady knits for needy on TARC

    While riding the TARC each workday, Janet Honican knits. A lot.

    A knitter for 40 years, Honican estimates she’s made over 200 baby blankets in the past five years while riding from her home in Centerfield to her job at BB&T bank in downtown Louisville.

    Her ability to fall asleep while still knitting encourages teasing from fellow bus riders, who joke about taking turns waking her when she needs to change patterns.

  • Park it and TARC it

    The pale fluorescent lighting illuminates a lady knitting. A man reading. Another person with work files open. Another napping.

    All while a Transit Authority of River City express bus rolls down Interstate 71 south, heading to downtown Louisville.

    The knitter is Janet Honican, who refers to the other riders as her “bus family.” A typical trip takes about 45 minutes from end-to-end, and Honican said it’s easy for her to tell if the bus is on schedule.

  • Grand Stamm: Wrasslin' adventure

    I’d either walked into an auction or a cock fight.

    My girlfriend Jenny (who I’d talked into coming with me) and I already had struggled to find Louisville’s Davis Arena. What looked like a storage warehouse also houses Ohio Valley Wrestling.

    An unlit parking lot and no clear signs on Old Sheperdsville Road didn’t help.

    We’d come to chat with Kenny Bolin, who grew up in La Grange, but we wound up getting a full taste of professional wrestling — more than I hoped for.