Today's News

  • County made offer to absorb La Grange police

    Oldham County Fiscal Court made an informal offer to absorb La Grange City Police into Oldham County Police Department, a proposal the La Grange mayor has rejected.

    In a letter to the editor published in The Oldham Era May 23, OC Circuit Court Clerk Rick Rash said the county government offered to have two OCPD officers patrol La Grange 24 hours a day, seven days a week for $800,000 a year.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele confirmed Friday the offer was made, but no “detailed discussions” were held on the matter.

  • Arts on the Green in La Grange this weekend

    The Oldham County courthouse square in La Grange will be filled with arts, crafts, music and food this weekend for the 14th annual Arts on the Green, presented by the Arts Association of Oldham County.

    This year, the juried arts and crafts festival features more than 130 artists showcasing original handcrafted paintings and drawings, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, consumables, metal, yard art, wood and fiber.

  • Commission OKs revised plan for future growth

    Oldham County’s Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday unanimously approved a document that will determine future development and goals in the county.

    The comprehensive plan, which has to be revised and approved every five years, lays the groundwork for how future areas of development will be handled.

    It also spells out specific goals and objectives for the county in the future.

  • Griffin named principal at South Oldham High School

    For four years, Jeff Griffin has helped guide the students and staff of South Oldham High in his role as one of four associate principals.

    His guidance will become even more crucial as he takes over the school’s top job July 1.

    Griffin was named the school’s new principal, Superintendent Will Wells said. He announced his acceptance of the SOHS site-based decision making council’s recommendation to hire Griffin May 24.

  • Scantily clad prisoner who escaped in 2012 pleads guilty

    A Ky. State Reformatory prisoner who escaped in 2012 will serve 10 more years for the 10 hours he spent on the lam wearing only boxer shorts and socks.

    Christopher Eric Claxton, now 33, fled just before 10 p.m. April 4, 2012 from Baptist Health La Grange.

    While wearing only boxer shorts and socks, Claxton overpowered a corrections officer, Eboni S. Matthews and swiped her .38-caliber revolver before running to a wooded area nearby.

  • Vera Bradley files suit against Ladybug Gifts’ former owner

    An iconic brand known for colorful luggage and handbags has filed a lawsuit against a Prospect boutique for bills nearly two years past due.

    Vera Bradley Designs Inc., based in Fort Wayne, Ind., has filed a civil suit against The Lady Bug Inc. and owner Sharalea Mae Bollinger in Oldham County circuit court.

    Vera Bradley creates colorful, patterned luggage, handbags, stationary and accessories sold in Vera Bradley stores and by 3,000 independent retailers nationwide.

  • In Memoriam: Oldham Countians pay tribute to fallen heroes

    Oldham County residents gathered at the courthouse lawn Monday for a Memorial Day program to honor those who paid the ultimate price while serving their country.

    The American Legion Post 39 hosted at the veterans’ memorial in La Grange.

    U.S. Army Col. Don Miller was guest speaker for the ceremony.

    The names of Oldham County residents who died in service were read aloud, while others who have served in the military were also recognized.

  • Oldham County Memorial Day ceremony tomorrow in La Grange

    Oldham County Post 39 of The American Legion will host a Memorial Day program 10 a.m. tomorrow at the veterans’ memorial on the corner of Main Street and Ky. 53 in La Grange.

  • Oldham County breaks ground on veterans’ memorial

    More than 100 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a new veterans’ memorial in Oldham County, including World War II Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams.

    Williams, a survivor of the Battle of Iwo Jima, was guest speaker for the event and said he was thankful to be a part of the ceremony.

    "True Americans want to be involved in the future of America," he said. "We must continue to remind ourselves of the sacrifices that have been made by so many."


    Taking to the field in the opening round of the 29th District softball tournament Tuesday night, reigning champion Oldham County looked rusty, edging the No. 4 North Oldham Lady Mustangs 6-2.
    After jumping on North for an early 3-1 lead, things slowed down considerably for coach Steve Leanhart’s squad as they failed to score again until the fifth inning
    Sarah Lopesilvero broke the drought with one out, hitting into a fielder’s choice that scored Rayne Shelton.