Today's News

  • La Grange woman dies after Henry County accident

    An Oldham County woman died this morning of injuries sustained in a collision in Henry County March 15.

    Sarah Cornish, 23, of La Grange, died just before 1:30 a.m. Monday at the University of Louisville Intensive Care Unit.

    Cornish was on her way to work at Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle just before 7 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a tree. The accident happened at a sharp curve near the intersection of Ky. 146 and Dawkins Lane. 

    An Air Methods helicopter flew her to hospital for treatment.

  • Oldham County names an Icon

    Clinton Spaulding earned the title of Oldham Icon in a competition at Showcase Oldham County March 19.

    Spaulding, 21, who was runner-up in last year’s competition, sang his way to a $350 prize with his rendition of “I’ll be,” by Edwin McCain. Judges said the song was appropriate for Spaulding’s voice and musical style. Sporting a bright pink button-down, grey vest, jeans, and thick-rimmed glasses, Spaulding belted out the love ballad in front of a local crowd.

  • I-71 reduced to one lane at Ky. 393

    The Kentucky Department of Highways has announced a lane closure on southbound I-71 due to road maintenance.

    The closure is scheduled for Monday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at exit 18.

  • Showcase 2011 marches to a strong beat

    Marching Forward was the theme of the 2011 Showcase Oldham County, presented by the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce. The event marched through Friday and Saturday, not missing a beat as local businesses and performing arts merged at the Oldham County YMCA Soccer Complex in Buckner.

  • Law firm vandalized

    Employees of Howell and Emery law firm found a surprise when they arrived Thursday morning.

    The front door of their office at 105 S. Walnut St. in La Grange lay shattered on the front porch. A red brick rested in the debris.

    "We aren't having the luck of the Irish today," Emery said.

    The brick shattered the storm door and cracked a glass panel on the bright red wooden door behind it, which is "very, very old."

    "It will be hard to replace," Emery said.

  • Colonels fall to Clark in Sweet 16

    LEXINGTON - Clark County's size proved too much for the Oldham County Colonels to overcome as the Cardinals rolled to a 56-39 win in the opening round of the Sweet 16 Wednesday.
    No. 3 ranked Clark County led just 14-12 at the close of the first quarter, but outscored OCHS 13-2 in the second quarter behind a stifling defensive effort and the inside play of 6-foot-5, 240-pound center Corey Rogers.
    "I thought their length really took a toll on us in the second quarter," OCHS coach Jason Holland said. "We could throw over or around them and it really disrupted our offense."

  • Athlete of the Week: Jordan Honaker

    Name: Jordan Honaker.
    School: East Oldham Middle School.
    Sport: Basketball.
    Postition: Center/forward.
    Age: 13.
    Hometown: Ballardsville.
    Parents: Michelle and Josh Honaker.
    Accomplishments: A seventh grader at East Oldham Middle School, Honaker plays center and forward for the Patriots’ seventh and eighth grade teams.
    He helped both teams as a starter with the seventh grade squad and one of the key reserves on the eighth grade team.
    “We started off good, but kind of tailed off at the end,” Honaker said. “We have a lot of guys back, so we will be better next year.”

  • OCHS places three on boys' all-region team

    NEW CASTLE – Region champion Oldham County High School placed three players on the coaches All-Eighth Region team.
    The OCHS trio, senior Nolan Denise and juniors Tyler Wesley and Kerry Smith, reflected the Colonels’ overall balance among their starting five as two other OCHS players, seniors Dylan Henderson and Blake Payne finished just out of the voting.

  • Whitfield heads all-region team

    NEW CASTLE – South Oldham High School junior Jasmine Whitfield led a quartet of local players selected to the coaches’ All-Eighth Region team this season.
    Whitfield is joined on the team by teammate Mary Dye and by Oldham County’s Ashley McMurtrey and Ericka Hardin.
    Whitfield tallied the third highest vote total from the coaches just behind Player of the Year Rianna Gayheart of Owen County and Carroll County’s Hannah Devine.

  • Overturned tractor-trailer, fire closes I-71

    A tractor-trailer carrying zinc caught fire overnight on Interstate 71 in Oldham County, causing headaches and delays for morning commuters looking for alternate routes.

    The truck overturned about 2:30 a.m. on I-71 near La Grange.

    Police closed the southbound lanes nearly 10 hours from milemarkers 21 to 28, the Sligo exit.

    I-71 reopened about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.