Today's News

  • County’s fireworks attract thousands

    The Fourth of July holiday was a dud last week in some Kentucky cities, including Prospect, where officials worried fireworks combined with dry conditions could set fires.

    Prospect Mayor Tom Eberle canceled the Prospect “Boomsday” celebration just hours before the event started, citing extreme heat and overly dry conditions.

  • Teens vandalize school, will pay

    Four teens face criminal charges after a short-lived spree earlier this month. 

    According to La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett, the teens broke several business and vehicle windows, including a large plate glass window at SKC Architects on Parker Avenue. 

    The teens then broke a window at La Grange Elementary, causing a computer to fall to the ground. 

  • Teachers receive half-percent raise from county

    School district officials announced last week that — despite their preliminary budget — teachers will be getting a raise in the fall.

    Superintendent Will Wells, who began his new position July 1, listed teacher compensation as a top priority during the superintendent hiring process.

    Now, district officials have decided to dip into a contingency fund to offer an additional .5 percent raise.

  • Project Guild to celebrate life of Oldham County’s 'Buddy'

    La Grange man’s untimely passing doesn’t cancel plans to honor his life of service

    After decades of tireless dedication to his community, a life-long Oldham County resident died Saturday. Willie S. Head — better known to all as “Buddy” — was 74.

    Head had been named grand marshal for this year’s Oldham County Day parade and considered it an honor.

  • Few similarities found in recent traffic deaths

    Considered the deadliest day on U.S. roadways, Oldham County Police responded to three car crashes during on July 4.

    None included serious injuries, however, the number of traffic-related fatalities statewide is higher this year than last. 

    A crash on I-71 southbound at mile marker 21 sent a 24-year-old woman to the hospital with a minor head injury, according to OCPD spokesperson Sarah King.

  • Ready, Set, Run program teaches local children about more than running

    Children cross the finish line. — smiles beaming with confidence as their parents go over to congratulate them. They’ve been immersed in a running program since mid-April.
    Their dedication, persistence and hard work for nearly two months has paid off. But what’s more is, your child has gained not only physical activity and exercise; they’ve learned life lessons along the way.

  • Little League All-Stars dominate

    With summer already well under way, both the North and South Oldham Little League All-Stars are starting to pick up steam.
    After wrapping up District 2 competition earlier this month, a number of local teams took to the state level over the weekend.
    9- 10-year-old Nationals
    North Oldham rolled past Valley Sports 10-8 in the finale as Steven Votaw, Kaiya Sheron and Ben Gibson each picked up 2 RBIs. Austin Reed added a double.
    10- 11-year-old Nationals

  • Two Crestwood residents, Aaron Bailie and Greg Deinlein, selected by Drum Corps International

    The high school activity of marching band is something that thousands of young adults participate in across the country. Usually the students play until they graduate, some even play at their college, but there are a select few who go above and beyond. The major leagues, the big time, the greatest stage that can be played upon is through Drum Corps International and two boys from South Oldham High School, Aaron Bailie and Greg Deinlein, have been selected to live their dream.

  • Oldhmam County’s Meghan Theiss qualifies for Junior PGA Championship

    Two months ago, Meghan Theiss’s life was fairly ordinary. Months removed from taking the final swing of her prep golf career, Theiss, like many other graduating seniors, was preparing for life beyond high school. That is, until the Kentucky Junior PGA Championship got in the way.
    With one last shot at the event, Theiss made her chance count this time, parlaying a strong showing in the tournament’s opening round into a three stroke win at 3 over par.
    Still, despite the pressure, for her, the mindset was just to compete like anything else.

  • GINGER: Chocolate makes the road less rocky

    I am filled to the brim with Mackinac Island fudge, and yet I am still going to eat one more sliver. Then another. Then another.