Today's News

  • North Oldham Fire officials warn of recent mulch fires

    While everyone loves a well-manicured lawn, firefighters are cautioning against one common landscaping element — mulch.

    Crews from the North Oldham Fire Department have responded to two mulch fires this summer, according to Assistant Chief Don Dahl.

    Dahl said mulch, which is a constant state of decay, builds heat inside the pile. 

    In many instances, a cigarette or landscape light causes the mulch to ignite — but fires can also occur without an ignition source. 

  • Car leaves roadway during teen's seizure

    Monday was a lucky day for Layne Whitaker.

    "At least he didn't end up in the pond," responders from Oldham County police and EMS said repeatedly.

    Whitaker, 18, had a seizure while driving his Buick sedan near Abott Lane and Ky. 22 Monday afternoon.

    A witness saw the car leave the roadway and called 911. Police, EMS and South Oldham Fire responded to the scene.

    Whitaker's car travelled about 200 feet down a hill before coming to a stop in a group of trees, missing a nearby pond by about 15 feet.

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  • Oldham County drops opener is state softball tournament.

    Oldham County got off to a rough start at the Rawlings/KHSAA state softball tournament, dropping their opening round game 4-1 to Boyle County.
        The Lady Rebels would strike first in the second inning, plating one, before opening up the game two innings later on a three run outburst. That said, Oldham County would manage to salvage a run in the top of the sixth, but it would be too little too late.
        The Lady Colonels would pick up five hits on the day, but their only RBI would come from Rebecca Wishnevski, who did not have a hit.

  • Firefighters save historic building in Goshen

    A historic structure in Goshen remains standing after firefighters responded to a fire there at 7:45 a.m. Thursday.

    The house, used as a farm office at the Mason Lane Farm, is about 100 years old. 

    Don Dahl, assistant chief at the North Oldham Fire Department, credits an "ad-hoc" sprinkler system for preventing more damage from occurring.

    Heat from the fire caused a rupture in the plumbing, which caused a leak that kept the fire in check until it was discovered, Dahl said.

  • Soapbox derby returns to La Grange

    After taking a year off, the Greater Louisville Soapbox Derby will be back in full force for 2012, taking to the roads of Oldham County this Saturday.
    Launching from Eden Road in La Grange, the first heat is scheduled to start around 9 a.m. and run through 1 p.m.
    Better still, after last year’s poor turnout, the race will see two divisions full this time around as both the stock and super stock portions will square off with 12 racers in each division.

  • Oldham County ready for state tournament

    Though Oldham County will face plenty of new challenges Thursday in the first round of the KHSAA state softball tournament, at least one thing will feel all too familiar for the Lady Colonels.
    With 12th Region champion Boyle County taking the dugout opposite them, head coach Steve Leanhart’s squad knows exactly what they’re in for.
    After beating the Lady Rebels in a 4-0 game a little over two months ago, they should feel fairly good about that.

  • North Oldham falls in state tournament opener

    Walking off the Whitaker Bank Park field Tuesday afternoon, North Oldham head coach Erik Phelps didn’t have much to say. After his team’s 10-0 loss in the opening round of the KHSAA state baseball tournament, he didn’t really have to. In his eyes, it really only came down to one thing.

  • State to fund crossing gates in Pewee Valley

    The Pewee Valley town council had a guest on Monday night, and he came bearing gifts. 

    State Sen. Ernie Harris presented a $219,000 check from the state transportation cabinet to fund safety improvements at railroad crossings in Pewee Valley.

    Planned improvements include large crossing gates at Central Avenue and Muir Lane and standard crossing gates at Wooldridge Avenue. 

  • Crestwood Supermarket sold, closed until Friday

    Crestwood’s sole grocery store is now under new ownership, but the new owners are quite familiar with the store.