Today's News

  • La Grange Urban Short Track Series provides new beginnings

    The idea came up casually in conversation at Goose Creek Cycle in La Grange.

    Somebody wanted a road bike race. Somebody chimed in with cyclocross.

    Cyclocross? In La Grange?

    Two weeks later, it happened.

    The eight race La Grange Urban Short Track Series combined urban assault, cyclocross and mountain biking and took bikers across pavement, dirt, grass, gravel and wood.

    The first course took bikers around Mundo Park and back to Main Street through a narrow 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store.

  • Fiscal court news — March 6 meeting

    County purchases land in Buckner

    Oldham County officials have signed a contract to purchase the former Oldham County Lumber on Quality Place in Buckner.

    The land recently became available and was identified by Judge-Executive David Voegele and Deputy Judge-Executive John Black as a potential location for the new road department facility.

  • Swappin' stories

    If you want to hear a good story, this Briar Hill resident has plenty. 

    Tune to 91.9 WFPK Wednesday nights and you can listen to the adventures of his walking group, his two-week protest walk or whatever other mayhem he’s encountered recently.

    Even better, once a month you can watch the show live.

  • Vote could change golf course liquor laws

     A special election is set to tee off in La Grange next Tuesday.

    Residents of the La Grange precinct surrounding Eagle Creek Golf Course will vote to permit the golf course to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink.

    City officials hope the alcohol sales will increase revenue at the city-owned golf course.

    The change could also help decrease the amount of alcohol brought illegally into Eagle Creek.

  • Oldham sees surge in concealed carry permits

    Second in a three-part series.
    Part one | Part two | Part three.

    Conceal and carry deadly weapon permits are hotter than a $2 pistol right now, and not just in Oldham County.

  • Weekend weather fuels criticism

    It’s been a long weekend for members of the Oldham County Schools’ administration.

    Severe weather at the end of the school day Friday and late Sunday evening forced district officials to face multiple tough decisions about having schools open.

    Tornados touched down in Kentucky and Indiana Friday, killing at least 34 people and causing major damage to several towns.

  • Committee narrows superintendent search to a dozen applicants

      A new superintendent will be in place by July for Oldham County Schools.

    According to Kevin Woosley, the school board’s representative on a search committee, about a dozen candidates are still in the running. 

  • False enrollment charges continue for Lyndon dad

    A grand jury indicted one parent charged with falsely enrolling his son in Oldham County Schools last month.

    Charles Lauron, 51, is charged with owing the school district about $26,000 after enrolling his son in Oldham County Schools for eight years, despite living in Lyndon.

    Lauron’s co-defendant, Donna Claggett, has been cleared of any wrong-doing.

  • Posh pets

    Dogs are man’s best friend, and man is willing to pay for the privilege. Pet owners continue to spend big bucks on their companions — not just dogs, but cats and other small animals, too.

    Norma Rash is one of those. 

    She has three dogs and one cat — she calls the dogs “the boys” and admits they are spoiled rotten.

    “Nothing is too much for the boys,” she said.

  • Concert series complements New Harmonies exhibit

    The Oldham County History Center will host New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music March 1 through April 21.

    This exhibit is part of the Museum on Main Streets program that is a partnership between the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institute.  

    New Harmonies is a cultural history of America’s musical landscape. It’s the story of a diverse assortment of people interacting with a new world, where cultures and customs met, mixed, mingled and created new sounds.