Today's News

  • 4 of 5 school board seats are contested in November election

    Presidential and congressional candidates are dominating the airways this election season, but expect to see signs cropping up for candidates for local offices as the Nov. 6 election approaches.

    The deadline for candidates to file for the general election was Aug. 14.

    Four of the five Oldham County Board of Education seats are contested, and no candidate is running unopposed.

  • Crash course: Hit-and-run reported at high school; vehicle strikes Crestwood Elem.

    There are fewer bricks in the wall after a vehicle struck the front of Crestwood Elementary School on Saturday afternoon along Ky. 146.

    Joshua Swartz, 20, was driving eastbound on Ky. 146 about 12:30 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of a 1998 GMC Jimmy, according to Oldham County Police spokesperson Sarah King.

    The SUV left the roadway, striking a tree before hitting the building.

  • North Oldham outlasts Oldham County 16-10

    The North Oldham Mustangs picked up a a big 16-10 win against rival Oldham County tonight as sophomore Arien Beasley recorded two interceptions on OC's final two drives to seal the win.

  • Oldham County girls' soccer team beats South Oldham 1-0 district opener.

    With the 29th district reduced to three team affair in 2012, the Oldham County girls' soccer team took advantage against rival South Oldham last night, picking up a hard-fought 1-0 win.

  • Here today, can tomorrow

    Most people associate canning with earlier generations, but the simple process is making a comeback as more people grow their own fruits and vegetables — then realize they can’t eat everything fast enough.

    There are several methods for canning including boiling-water canning and pressure canning.

    Chris Duncan, family and consumer sciences agent for the Oldham County Extension Service, said safety is key when canning.

    Improperly canned foods can cause botulism, a deadly form of food poisoning. 

  • Crestwood Festival is Sept. 8

    A full day of family-friendly entertainment is planned Sept. 8 for the Crestwood Festival.

    The Maples, a sprawling property between Ky. 22 and Ky. 146 near Dairy Queen in Crestwood, will bustle with vendor booths, games and live performances, including featured bands Hog Operation and The Monarchs.

    High-flying pancakes will kick off the festival as John Young brings his Chris Cakes equipment to serve breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • La Grange police crack down on street parking

    Park your car on La Grange streets and you may find surprise waiting when you return — a ticket, courtesy of city police.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said officers hope to reduce the number of illegally-parked vehicles lining city streets by issuing more parking tickets. 

    According to city regulations passed in 2011, vehicles must be parked in driveways or pull-off areas unless no space is available.

  • Oldham's graduation rates slip

    Oldham County Schools graduation rates fell last year, according to a report released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    But district administrators said the number doesn’t accurately reflect graduation rates because of a change in the way rates are calculated.

    Oldham County’s district-wide graduation rate for 2010-11 fell to 85.6 percent — falling nearly 3 percentage points from 2009-10.

  • Fender-benders on First

    If you’ve ever been scared to turn left from Ky. 53 in La Grange, you’re not alone.

    The half-mile stretch of road between Yager Avenue and New Moody Lane is admittedly dangerous — more than 100 vehicle crashes happened there in the past 12 months, according to police records.

    Sometimes there are multiple accidents, like Aug. 3, when there were at least four just on Ky. 53 and several more on nearby side streets.

  • CARTOON: Oldham Reserve