Today's News

  • Oldham Co. Animal Control officer arrested for taking $25 cash

    An animal control officer who is owed more than $100,000 by Oldham County government for back pay and overtime has been arrested for taking $25 and forging paperwork.

    Police arrested Elmer James "Jim" Nichter Jr., 47, of La Grange, on Wednesday for forgery, official misconduct and theft from the Oldham County Animal Shelter.

  • Oldham Co. schools to get security upgrades

    Oldham County Schools will spend more than $1.5 million to beef up security at all of its facilities.

    The upgrades were unanimously approved by the Board of Education late last month.

    The bulk of the money will be used to add or enhance security measures at the district’s 18 school buildings.

    Upgrades include interior and exterior video surveillance; electronically secured entrances; access control entry systems; exterior door positioning switches; intercoms for visitor entry; and an emergency dispatch alert system.

  • La Grange set to tax employee wages

    Workers in La Grange may soon see smaller paychecks.

    The La Grange City Council will vote June 3 to impose a 1 percent occupational tax to pay the city’s debt on the Oldham Reserve business park.

    All wages paid by businesses within the city limits will be subject to the tax.

    La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein proposed a similar tax in August, but later scrapped the plan.

    The city currently owes more than $10 million on a pair of bonds, only one of which the city has been able to make payments on, Lammlein said.

  • Oldham County's Jason Holland accepts head coaching position at Montgomery County.

    Jason Holland will be the new head boys' basketball coach at Montgomery County High School, Oldham County Athletic Director Kevin Combs confirmed Wednesday.
    Holland leaves the Colonels with a 92-38 record in his four years at Oldham County along with three district championships and two regional championships. The Colonels advanced to the semifinals of the state tournament under his watch during the 2011-12 season and were the Eighth Region runner-up last year.

  • State tennis tournament begins play Thursday

    Several local athletes will take to the courts in the state tennis tournament as it kicks off in Lexington this Thursday. They are as follows:

    *Matches will be held at two locations: Shillito Park or UK. You can find directions to both at http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/

    Boys' singles-

    Jordan Pitts (SO) vs.  Alex Nguyen, Russell High School; May 16, 9:15 a.m. SP

    Steven Mayborg (SO) vs. Michael Thomas, Grayson County; May 16, 9:15 a.m. SP

    Tyler Kilambi (NO) vs. Ryan Abell, LaRue County, May 16, 11:30 a.m. SP

  • Three OC athletes win regional titles at AAA Region 4 meet

    Three local athletes can call themselves regional champs after Thursday's Class AAA Region 4 meet at Christian Acdemy. Winners include Aaron Gelnett, who won both the discus and shot put; Whitney Schuyler, who won the pole vault, and Ashley Reyna-padilla, who won the 100-meter hurdles.

    F 100 Meter Hurdles
    1) Ashley Reyna-padilla 18.00
    2) Rachel Whitehill 18.60
    F 100 Meter Dash
    12) Casey Tetidrick 14.03
    13) Ally Reinert 14.11
    M 100 Meter Dash
    11) Kevin Escobar 12.43
    12) Seth Boaz 12.60
    M 110 Meter Hurdles
    4) Dallin Larson 17.00
    F 1,600 Meter Run
    3) Kelly Klump 5:15.05

  • Vote for the male and female People's Champion award
  • Funeral arrangements for Tony Cotten

    Funeral arrangements for Tony L. Cotten:

    Visitation will be Monday, May 13 from 5-8 p.m. at Woodland Heights Christian Church in Crawfordsville, Ind.

    A funeral service will take place Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at Woodland Heights with Rev. Tony Thomas officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Freedom Cemetery in Waveland, Ind.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Relay for Life organization in your community.

  • Five athletes win regional titles at AA Region 3 track and field meet

    Five local athletes can call themselves regional champs after Wednesday's Class AA Region 3 meet. North Oldham winners include Brianne Brown, who won both the 100-meter hurdles and long jump; Maggie Mollak, who won both the discus and shot put, and Haley Oliver, who won the pole vault.
    Winners from South Oldham include Tanner Dowdy, who finished first in the 3200-meter run, and Tony Brackins, who finished first in the long jump.

    North Oldham

    F 100 Meter Hurdles
    1) Brianne Brown 14.90
    4) Elizabeth Olive 16.82
    F 100 Meter Dash
    3) Brianne Brown 12.52
    7) Nicole Moeller 13.15

  • Destiny in Orb-it!

    By Chuck Harper

    The result of the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby was satisfying in a lot of ways.
    For the owners of Orb and trainer Shug McGaughey, they finally got that equine monkey off their backs.
    All you needed to know, you saw on Shug’s face as the NBC cameras showed his expression right after Orb crossed the finish line first. Shug had that same “cat-that-ate-the-canary” look all week.