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Today's News

  • Soapbox derby returns to La Grange

    After taking a year off, the Greater Louisville Soapbox Derby will be back in full force for 2012, taking to the roads of Oldham County this Saturday.
    Launching from Eden Road in La Grange, the first heat is scheduled to start around 9 a.m. and run through 1 p.m.
    Better still, after last year’s poor turnout, the race will see two divisions full this time around as both the stock and super stock portions will square off with 12 racers in each division.

  • Oldham County ready for state tournament

    Though Oldham County will face plenty of new challenges Thursday in the first round of the KHSAA state softball tournament, at least one thing will feel all too familiar for the Lady Colonels.
    With 12th Region champion Boyle County taking the dugout opposite them, head coach Steve Leanhart’s squad knows exactly what they’re in for.
    After beating the Lady Rebels in a 4-0 game a little over two months ago, they should feel fairly good about that.

  • North Oldham falls in state tournament opener

    Walking off the Whitaker Bank Park field Tuesday afternoon, North Oldham head coach Erik Phelps didn’t have much to say. After his team’s 10-0 loss in the opening round of the KHSAA state baseball tournament, he didn’t really have to. In his eyes, it really only came down to one thing.

  • State to fund crossing gates in Pewee Valley

    The Pewee Valley town council had a guest on Monday night, and he came bearing gifts. 

    State Sen. Ernie Harris presented a $219,000 check from the state transportation cabinet to fund safety improvements at railroad crossings in Pewee Valley.

    Planned improvements include large crossing gates at Central Avenue and Muir Lane and standard crossing gates at Wooldridge Avenue. 

  • Crestwood Supermarket sold, closed until Friday

    Crestwood’s sole grocery store is now under new ownership, but the new owners are quite familiar with the store. 

  • UPDATED: Christy Higdon named head coach of South Oldham girls' basketball team

    South Oldham has a new girls’ basketball coach, athletic director Mitchell Irvin confirmed Wednesday, as assistant coach Christy Higdon has accepted the job to lead the Lady Dragons.

  • Bullets strike cars on I-71 in Oldham County

    Police are warning drivers headed northbound on Interstate 71 that two vehicles were hit by bullets Wednesday.

    No injuries have been reported.

    According to police, one driver reported that he thought a small rock hit his vehicle while traveling near Buckner.

    But when he arrived at his destination in La Grange, the driver discovered a bullet hole in the bed of his truck.

    Police recovered fragments of a bullet from his truck.

  • Former bike ordinance expanded, traffic disruptions and safety are focus of proposed event ordinance

    A proposed event ordinance for the county will be voted on by fiscal court members next month.

    The previously-named “bicycle ordinance” now includes all events utilizing public right-of-ways, not just cycling events. Public safety committee members approved the ordinance Tuesday and presented it for a first reading at fiscal court that afternoon.

  • Under construction: Renovations in full swing at several Oldham schools

    While students and teachers are enjoying summer break, construction crews are battling the heat to finish projects at several Oldham County schools before August.

    At least nine schools are getting renovations this summer, from a complete renovation at Centerfield Elementary to smaller tasks like new bleachers, door hardware and lighting at other schools.

    The renovation at Centerfield Elementary will finalize work that has been done there over the past two summers. 

  • Hatfields, McCoys feature local actor

    If last week’s Hatfields and McCoys miniseries on the History Channel has sparked your interest in the feud, you’re not alone — more than 13.9 million people tuned into the series’ debut.

    The story has attracted interest for decades, with dozens of books and films published on the subject. There are at least nine historic sites in Kentucky and at least as many in West Virginia, most open to the public.