Today's News

  • Junior stars win title

    LA GRANGE – Tournament tested at nearly every position, the North Oldham Junior softball team weathered three tough games to win the state title in London Friday.

    North Oldham edged South Hardin 2-0 to take the title and advance to the regional tourney in Elyria, Ohio Aug. 6.

    “Everybody was so excited when we won,” North Oldham pitcher Danielle Hempel said. “We’re ready to go up to Ohio and see what we can do.”

  • OCMS wins conference championship

    BUCKNER – Three years ago they practiced 17 days in a gym, then went out and won their first ever game 8-4.

    Since then, the Oldham County Middle School baseball team has continued that success as the program grows in popularity and tradition.

    “We didn’t even get outside that first year before we played our first game,” OCMS coach Mark Viehmann said. “We have come a long way.”

  • Sheriff's reports

    Warrant arrests

    Tommy J. Burgin, 33, 4706 Harvest Drive, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO July 21, failure to appear.

    Steven W. Bloomfield, 2107 N. U.S. 12, Ashland City, Tenn., arrested by OCSO July 28, failure to appear.

    Richard W. Bolin, J., 38, 3822 N. Camden Lane, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO July 26, failure to appear.

    Victor W. Burba II, 35, 2476 N. Ky. 393, La Grange, arrested by OCSO July 26, fugitive from justice.

    Timothy L. Cundiff, 43, 3707 Sumerlin Drive, Buckner, arrested by OCSO July 28, failure to comply.

  • Courtney Baxter named interim county attorney

    Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter was sworn in Tuesday as interim Oldham County Attorney, replacing John Fendley who died June 28 on his Buckner Farm.

    Baxter is also an attorney for Berry, Floyd & Baxter in La Grange.

  • City of Goshen commission to swear-in new member

    When the city of Goshen meets Monday, they’ll do so with a new commissioner.

    John Blumenschein of Goshen will be sworn in at the city’s July meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the North Oldham Fire Department.

    Blumenschein will fill the seat vacated by Michael Reeves, who resigned in June after almost four years on the council.

    Blumenschein and his wife, Paula, have been residents of the area since 1995. They have three children.

  • New Digs

    A new home planned for La Grange Fire and Rescue will be more spacious and energy-efficient than the department’s current La Grange station and is less than a mile away.

    Officials broke ground Saturday on a $4.1 million fire station at 309 N. First St. in La Grange. Construction is expected to take a year.

    The new facility boasts 26,000 square feet, including four “pull-through” bays and eight dorm rooms – two features missing from LFRD’s current Station No. 1 at the corner of Main and Second streets facing the Oldham County courthouse.

  • SON tourney attracts top teams Aug. 16-22

    OLDHAM COUNTY – The emphasis will be on soccer this year in the SON Tournament hosted by the North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham high school girls’ soccer   programs.

    In past years, the schools have offered special promotions like a movie night for the teams and other activities. This year, everything will focus on the play on the fields at NOHS and SOHS.

    “It’s another pretty strong field,” OCHS coach Dan Schulz said. “We have some teams that will challenge for their regional titles.”

  • Public Records

     Sheriff’s reports

  • Oldham Grand jury indicts nine


  • Crestwood Elementary among ‘greenest’ in nation

    Crestwood Elementary School earned a perfect 100 score from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR rating system for its superior energy efficiency, according to reports from school officials and energy auditors. 

    Designed by McCulloch Associates Architects and CMTA Inc. Engineers, this is the first school in Kentucky to receive a perfect rating. 

    Locust Grove Elementary designed by Scott-Klausing and Company, Inc. and CMTA Inc. Engineers, received a score of 99.