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Today's News

  • Voegele champions no tax increases at Chamber forum

    County Judge-Executive David Voegele is hoping four years of no tax increases and steady financial management will earn him another four years in the county’s top office. Speaking during the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development and Oldham Era’s candidate’s forum Tuesday night, Voegele said the best indicator of a possible second term is to view the record of his first term.

  • Crestwood council approves proposed Walmart

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting Wednesday.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

  • Candidates make their primary pitches at forum
  • Crestwood man arrested for DUI

    A Crestwood man has been arrested again for driving under the influence, after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a 2009 crash that involved alcohol and resulted in the death of his passenger and jail time for him.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Cody File, 23, last Wednesday in Eminence on a litany of charges. Those charges include DUI 2nd, aggravated, failure to report a traffic accident, operating on a suspended operator’s license, failure to surrender a revoked operator’s license and failure to wear a seatbelt.

  • Westport residents concerned about eroding road conditions

    After a particularly cold and wet winter and early spring, Westport residents are concerned their lifeline to the rest of the county may be impacted beyond repair.

    State Highway 524 is the main road into and out of the city of Westport, tucked in the northwest part of Oldham County. And currently the road and the terrain around it are in terrible shape, residents said.

    “On the uphill side, it’s the worst it’s ever been since I’ve been here,” Stephen Davis, a resident since 1995, said.

  • Some like it HOT

    Firefighters from South Oldham, Ballardsville and La Grange took part in training on Sunday in Buckner. Teams of firefighters took turns putting out planned fires in a structure that was donated to the La Grange Fire Department for training purposes. Over 50 personnel trained on around 21 fires. Bottom left: Eagen Spice plays during the training. Bottom right: Phil Coggeshall, takes a break during the action.

  • Bevin spends day in La Grange

    With roughly a month left until primary election day, U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin was hitting the La Grange pavement hard last week in search of votes.

    Bevin, a Republican running against current U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell for the Republican nomination in May, held several events in the city last Friday.

    But he also spent a lot of time shaking hands and talking to voters up and down Main Street in downtown La Grange, mostly in front of Karen’s Book Barn.

  • County road director Lashley suspended with pay

    The head of Oldham County’s Road Department has been temporarily suspended pending an internal investigation of operations.

    Lance Lashley, director of the department, was recently placed on leave, Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele confirmed last Wednesday.

    Voegele declined to provide details of the allegations against Lashley, citing the open investigation.

    “Oldham County Police are looking into it,” Voegele said. “We’re waiting for the investigation to be complete.”

  • A head above the rest

    It's no secret that Sheila Nobles loves her job.

    Though only 5-foot-1 1/2, Nobles is hard to miss with her large hat and bubbly personality. She is one of Kentucky’s milliners, or hat makers, who are known for their Derby hats.

    Nobles is now in her 12th year of hat making with her business partner Kevin Swansey. Together the two make up CK Nobles Millinery Designs, who tout a decade long run as the official milliners of the Kentucky Derby Museum.

  • Hats helping hearts