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Today's News

  • Boater struck by lightning

    North Oldham was literally a lightning rod during recent summer storms, with emergency crews responding to at least four lightning-strike fires in two days.

    The worst strike came July 19 while five people were on board a pleasure boat on the Ohio River.

    Officials say boaters were headed back to shore when the storm hit.

  • La Grange voters support expanded liquor sales 2-to-1

    La Grange residents voted to make the city “wet” by a more than 2-to-1 margin Tuesday, with more than 1,000 voters casting ballots.

    Of those voters, 751 voted for expanding alcohol sales in La Grange and 338 voted against.

    It is unknown what percentage of registered voters participated, according to Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr, because many of the voting districts extend beyond city limits.

  • Oldham property transfers July 16-20, 2012

    Jordan River Apple Patch LLC to IH of KY Inc. lot 34, Celebration Park, Crestwood, $45,000.

    Mary Louise Proctor Estate to Shazard and Connie Mohammed, lots 112, 1113-1117, Lake Louisvilla, 4810 Lake Louisvilla Drive, Crestwood, $45,000.

    Denis and Debbie Gravette to Christopher and Claudia Deeley, Sean and Stephanie Deeley, Stephen Deeley and Jeanie Atkins, lot 5, Tartan’s Landing, 11409 Tartan’s Landing, Goshen, $350,000.

  • County's emergency phone call system is changing

    The county’s emergency notification system is changing, and users of the current system may need to sign up again for the new service.

    Messages about emergency events will now be sent by CodeRED, who recently acquired all of One Call Now’s government clients.

  • State grant will pick up the tab for dead animal removal

    Members of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved a $3,000 grant recently for a deceased farm animal removal program in Oldham County. 

    The program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers. 

    The recipient states that the county has been successfully composting small (under 100 pounds) carcasses for 18 months.

  • Residents appointed to local posts

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court recently voted to approve several appointments to local boards of directors.

    Lambert Franklin, of Crestwood, was reappointed to the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development board. 

    Joan Lindop, of Prospect, was reappointed to the Countryside-Rive Bluff Fire Protection District Board. 

  • Boater struck by lightning on Ohio River

    North Oldham was literally a lightning rod during recent summer storms, with emergency crews responding to at least four lightning-strike fires in two days.

    The worst strike came July 19 while five people were on board a pleasure boat on the Ohio River.

    Officials say boaters were headed back to shore when the storm hit.

  • La Grange voters support expanded liquor sales 2-to-1

    La Grange residents voted to make the city “wet” by a more than 2-to-1 margin Tuesday, with more than 1,000 voters casting ballots.

    Of those voters, 751 voted for expanding alcohol sales in La Grange and 338 voted against.

  • Woman exposed to hydrochloric acid at country club

    The pool manager at a local country club was exposed to hydrochloric acid as it leaked from a damaged line midday Tuesday. 

    Crews from La Grange Fire & Rescue and Oldham County EMS responded to Oldham County Country Club at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Crews called to hazmat spill in Pewee Valley

    Crews from the South Oldham Fire Department and the county's hazmat team were called to Pewee Valley late Saturday afternoon. 

    A hazmat spill was reported about 4 p.m. in the 8500 block of Maple Avenue, located in Clovercroft subdivision. 

    Firefighters from across the county assembled at the scene.