Today's News

  • Quarry prohibits alcohol after steady stream of DUI arrests

    For nearby residents, Falling Rock Park is like a summer radio megahit — suddenly immensely popular, and just as suddenly, you can’t stand to hear it.

    The old quarry in La Grange has become a warm weather hot spot, drawing thousands of weekend visitors from surrounding counties. 

  • Two teens dead after high-speed crash in Buckner; neither had driver's license

    Two teenagers are dead after a high-speed crash early Saturday morning in Buckner.

    According to police, Michael "Tanner" Wheat, 15, and Autumn Foree, 14, were spotted about 3:15 a.m. Saturday on Ky. 146 in a Lexus traveling more than 100 mph without headlights on.

    An Oldham County Sherriff's deputy attempted to stop the vehicle as it sped down Ky. 146 near Dawkins Road.

  • Three teens charged in kitten death

    Three Oldham County teens have been charged after the June 15 mutilation and death of a kitten.

    Those charged include Crestwood resident Tanner Hublar, 18, and two juveniles.

    Hublar faces one charge of animal cruelty.

    A 17-year-old Crestwood male is charged with cruelty to animals and felony burglary. A juvenile La Grange female is charged with burglary.

    Four kittens were stolen from the barn of Lynn and Gordon Robinson overnight, with three later returned and one found dead.

  • Semi-pro team enjoys early success

    With the rising popularity of soccer around Kentucky, it was only a matter of time until the talent around the state would be showcased at the national level.
    That time is now.
    The River City Rovers are the first team in the state to join the Premier Development League, a subcomponent of the United Soccer League.
    The PDL is similar to minor league baseball in that it gives players the opportunity to climb the ladder to professional levels.

  • Simons, Leanhart earn All-State nods for impressive seasons

    Though their seasons ended a little over a week ago, two local players picked up some hardware late last week as South Oldham’s Jordan Simons and Oldham County’s Jessica Leanhart were named to respective All-State teams.
    Simons, the 8th Region Player of the Year and future Louisville Cardinal, had a hot spring at the plate, registering a .312 batting average while chipping in 24 RBIs, seven doubles and three home runs for the 20-16 Dragons.
    That said, the senior might have been better from the mound, tossing an 8-2 record with a 1.30 ERA in 61 innings of work.

  • Father, daughter duo take on Oldham County Grand Slam series

    In 1976, Jim Wilhite’s life changed in an instant. After a motorcycle accident claimed the use of his right leg, he was left with plenty of questions.
    Now, 36 years later, he’s found some answers — answers he hopes will help other amputees struggling to see the bigger picture.
    “In the beginning, you’re not really sure which way to go,” Wilhite noted, “but as life continues on you learn you can do what everybody else does.”
    Wilhite, who uses crutches, said it just takes time to adjust.

  • Historic church restoration begins

    After 117 years, DeHaven Baptist Church is getting a facelift.

    The historical structure, located in downtown La Grange, is undergoing major exterior renovations beginning this week to restore the masonry and protect the structure.

    Keith Bradford, chair of the church’s property and space committee, said the restoration will help protect the building for future generations.

  • Hope Health Clinic features new kiosk

    A La Grange health clinic is reaching out to even more patients with the installation of a women’s wellness kiosk.

    The Hope Health Clinic opened in September to serve the underinsured residents of Oldham, Henry, Trimble and Carroll counties.

    The kiosk, which looks like a small automated teller machine, allows women to access modules about a variety of wellness issues, including asthma, cancer, depression, domestic violence and smoking cessation.

  • Doghouse fire intentionally set, violates burn ban

    Crews from La Grange Fire and Rescue extinguished a fire June 13 after a large doghouse was set ablaze. 

    The doghouse was about four feet by four feet and almost as high in the backyard of a home on Smith Lane. 

    Westport Fire Department Chief David Pendleton, who also responded to the scene, said it is another example of people not knowing a burn ban is in effect. 

    The homeowner hired a man to take down the large doghouse, which at one time even included an air conditioning window unit. 

  • One teen killed, two injured in Trimble County crash

    A Trimble County teenager was killed and two others injured in a crash on Hwy. 421 South in Trimble County Monday night. 

    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of a single vehicle crash at 11:22 p.m.

    Upon arrival, troopers located the vehicle off the roadway against a tree.

    According to KSP spokesman Brad Arterburn, a preliminary investigation shows the car, driven by 16-year-old Mark Bastin, of New Castle, was traveling north on Hwy. 421 when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree.