Today's News

  • Schools highlight safety plans after Connecticut shootings

    As the country grapples with the mass shooting of 26 people in a Connecticut elementary school last week, local officials hosted several safety forums to address parent concerns.

    Forums were held across the county Monday and Tuesday, offering parents and residents an opportunity to learn about safety procedures and ask questions.

  • Wildlife rehab looks for second chance

    A state law declaring “agriculture supremacy” is now the center of an ongoing battle between the county and a Goshen wildlife rehab center.

    Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Center founder Brigette Williams is appealing a July 2011 ruling by the county’s board of adjustments and appeals. 

    Judge Karen Conrad heard oral arguments in the case Dec. 12 in Oldham Circuit Court.

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Select basketball games from the week:

    Despite a 15-point outburst from guard Trevor Burton, North Oldham couldn’t find a way past visiting Elizabethtown, dropping a 50-45 contest to the Panthers. David Levitch, the team’s leading scorer on the season, never managed to find a rhythm, contributing just 12 points on the night — well below his average.
    No other North Oldham player cracked double-digits.
    The Mustangs return to the floor at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 as they take on Sheldon Clark in the Lexington Christian Classic.

  • North Oldham swim team finishes third at Woodford County Invitational

    Despite squaring off with 24 other teams in the Woodford County Invitational in Versailles Dec. 15, the North Oldham swim team put up impressive numbers, claiming third as a team.
    The boys did particularly well, grabbing third, led by Arseniy Semenov and Luc Brazeau. Semenov grabbed a win in the boys 100 free and a runner-up finish in 200 IM, while Brazeau managed a second place showing in the 100-yard backstroke and a third place finish in the 100-yard butterfly.

  • Oldham County rallies from slow start to improve to 1-0 in district play

    Story by RANDY HEITE

  • North Oldham Middle School hosts raffle to help family

    In 2009, 6-year-old Goshen resident McKenna Pyle had something very important she wanted to share with her mother, Lori — she felt she was supposed to be doing more in the world to serve others.

    Now, almost three years later, that’s about to come true in a very big way as the family prepares to finalize the adoption of three children from Sierra Leone, Africa.

  • Stock Yards Bank to acquire The BANK–Oldham County

    Stock Yards Bank & Trust has announced plans to acquire The BANK–Oldham County and its branches in La Grange, Louisville, Crestwood and Prospect.

    The combination of the two banks is expected to create the largest locally owned community bank in the Louisville market in terms of deposits relative to the total deposits in the market.

    The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and approval of shareholders. It is expected to be finalized in the spring of 2013.

  • Semi overturns Wednesday night on I-71 north

    A semi truck overturned Wednesday evening around 7:30 p.m. on I-71 north at mile marker 12.5, spilling soda and leaving a pile of debris alongside the interstate.

    The driver was transported to University of Louisville with minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

    Crews hope to cleanup the area tomorrow (Friday), weather permitting. They will shut down the right-hand lane around mile marker 12 starting at 9 a.m. Both lanes will remain open through morning rush hour.

  • Clerk celebrated at retirement party

    Circuit Court Clerk Lynn Mason, left, with former clerk Laura Hargrove, who gave Mason her start in civil service when she hired Mason as a bookkeeper.

    Mason was honored at a retirement celebration Dec. 14.

    Mason is retiring at the end of the year after taking office in 1994.

    Rick Rash was elected to the office in November.

  • Dog dies in Briarhill Estates fire

    A bathroom fire spread through the attic of a Briarhill Estates home Dec. 10 night, destroying the upper parts of the home and damaging much of the residence.

    Around 9 p.m. crews from South Oldham Fire, Pewee Valley Fire and Worthington Fire responded to the 7500 block of Cambridge Drive near Crestwood. Homeowners discovered the fire and attempted to use a fire extinguisher on it, according to SOFD Chief Eddie Turner.