Today's News

  • Oldham health department needs input for survey

    Oldham County residents are being asked to take a short health survey to help improve services and programs across the county.
    The survey is part of the Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County and results will be used to identify the most pressing problems that could be addressed through community action.
    There are 20 questions on the survey, which ask respondents about risk factors, health issues and where they receive medical care. The survey is anonymous but respondents can fill in their phone number for a chance to win prizes, including a Kindle and YMCA passes.

  • County officials join fight against synthetic drugs

    Synthetic drugs will soon be banned in Oldham County if magistrates approve a proposed ordinance.
    The ordinance, which will be voted on at an upcoming fiscal court session, follows on the heels of a state house bill that will do the same. The house approved the bill and it is now in the senate. Other counties have passed similar ordinances banning synthetic and designer drugs.

  • Hospital’s antique photo shoot April 14 will benefit Relay for Life

    The Baptist Hospital Northeast Oldham County Relay for Life team is sponsoring an antique photo shoot for children from newborn to age 12 on Saturday, April 14, at the hospital.
    Teens can be photographed with younger children. The cost is $10 for an 8x10 photograph.  The proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
    To purchase a ticket for the antique photo shoot, call Dawn McCullough-Hubbuch at 222-3925 or Debra Kennedy 222-3381.

  • Ky. 146 will be closed Saturday for drain installation

    Crews from the state department of highways will close Ky. 146/La Grange Road on Saturday.

    Ky. 146 will be closed near Park Road – mile marker 3.7 – and traffic will be detoured via North Camden Lane and Old La Grange Road. 

    This road closure is scheduled 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to allow for cross-drain installation.

  • Gee to speak at leadership event

    In honor of International Women’s Day and Kentucky Women’s History month, the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a one-day leadership conference.
    Four sessions, presented by local professionals, will take place in addition to a luncheon, featuring Dawne Gee, WAVE 3 news anchor.
    The event is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 at Hunting Creek Country Club. For information call 228-7493.

  • Yew Dell Botanical Gardens weekend hours begin April 1

    Come out and see the early spring blooms, have a picnic, take a stroll, read a book, hike the trail or just sit!

    Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is a gorgeous and relaxing place to visit for an hour or the day.

    Weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

    Admission $7 for adults, $5 for seniors over 55 and free for children under 12.


  • Lighthouse club invites Oldham County enthusiasts

    Derby City Lighthouse Club would like Oldham County lighthouse enthusiasts to join them at monthly meeting on April 15, 2 p.m. at Douglass Hills City Hall, 219 Moser Road, Louisville. 
    Questions: Call 502-897-3117 or 502-425-3126.

  • Mt. Tabor UMC hosting fish fry

    Mt.Tabor United Methodist Church is having a fish fry at 5 p.m. March 30.
    All you can eat menu for $9 includes fried fish, coleslaw, french fries, baked beans, and hush puppies. 
    Pie slices are a dollar extra. Mt Tabor is located at 3301 W.Hwy 22 in  Centerfield.


  • County officials hope to put the brakes on bike traffic

    With warm weather already in the area, many people are getting their bicycles tuned up for summer riding.

    But an ordinance drafted by the county’s public safety committee should reduce the number of bicycle-related traffic snarls. 

    The bicycle ordinance, still in draft format, will address concerns about traffic issues caused by large groups of cyclists.

  • Woman dies after truck rolls over her in Prospect

    A Louisville woman died March 21 after suffering injuries from her runaway vehicle.

    Marla Barr, 61, died near her step-sister’s home in the 2600 block of Mayo Lane in Prospect, according to Oldham County Police spokesman Michael Rittenhouse.

    According to police, Barr was standing outside her 2009 Chevy Silverado and attempting to release the emergency brake when the vehicle began to travel and ran over her.

    Barr suffered severe injuries and died shortly after she arrived at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. The incident occurred about 12:30 p.m.