Today's News

  • State settles some PVA cases

    Alleged ethics violations against numerous Kentucky property assessors, including Oldham County’s, are drawing to a close three years after being filed.

    Ron Winters is one of 11 property value administrators across the state accused of nepotism in a case that began in 2008.

    The county PVA is elected to assess the value of property for tax purposes.

  • Medicare changes could make equipment tough to obtain

    Changes to Medicare could make it more difficult for patients to obtain certain medical equipment. The changes could also bankrupt small medical equipment companies.

    The changes will save Medicare billions of dollars — billions of taxpayer dollars.

    The question, though, is at what cost those savings will come.

  • Painted Stone Settlers present 'Daniel Boone: Coming into Kentucky' April 5

    For a long time, Scott New has wanted everyone to see Daniel Boone as a real person.

    While many credit the legendary frontiersman with the exploration and settlement of Kentucky, there is no doubt that he was one of many who opened the doors for future generations to call Kentucky home.

    And there are many who would agree with Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua performer Scott New who said he has “always been an admirer of Boone.”

  • Prospect names new police chief

    The City of Prospect has a new police chief.

    Jeffrey Scott Sherrard was chosen among 20 applicants to lead the city's police force.

    Sherrard earned a bachelor of science degree in police administration from the University of Louisville.

    During his 27-year career in law enforcement, Sherrard has served 17 years in supervisory roles, eight years in confidential criminal and internal investigations and seven years in budgetary, personnel and policy development.

    He retired from Louisville Metro Police Department as a captain.

  • MDA families gather to fundraise for research to find a cure for muscular dystrophy

    Sponsors, friends and families of the Greater Kentucky Muscular Dystrophy Association Chapter enjoyed a day of celebration and advocacy Saturday, March 24 at The Sawyer Hayes Community Center at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.

    More than 300 walkers joined together to show support for those living with a neuromuscular disease, by walking in honor of them, and raising $50,000 for the association.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 3.30

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 17th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 2:45 p.m. Friday, March 30.

    I hope you enjoyed last week's chat, with South Oldham High School senior track standout Mike Thompson, who's in pursuit of some big-time goals, including a state high jump championship.

    This week's guest is Oldham County High School baseball Coach Scott Gerlach, whose Colonels are 3-2 so far this season. He joins us for this week's chat, at 2:45 p.m. Friday.

  • Around the world in 30 instruments

    Two concerts gave Oldham residents a chance to travel around the world last week — not in 80 days, but in 30 instruments.

    Traveling duo Four Shillings Short performed March 22 at Hewn From The Mountain Music Cafe in Crestwood.

    Aodh Og O Tuama, from Ireland, and Californian Christy Martin formed the group in 1997. 

    The husband-and-wife team sold their belongings in 1998, Tuama said, and started touring the country in a van, playing traditional, original and contemporary music.

  • High school graduations set Memorial Day weekend

    Graduation dates are set for Oldham County high schools after Monday’s school board meeting.

    Buckner Alternative High School students will graduate at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25.

    The other three schools will graduate the following day at Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

  • Apple Patch welcomes new executive director

      After a nationwide search, a new executive director is hoping to continue growing a Crestwood non-profit.

    Arthur Avitabile is the new director of Apple Patch, an organization that promotes independent living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Former La Grange mayor cited for sagging roof on Main Street building

    A judge signed a restraining order against a former La Grange mayor Tuesday.

    The emergency order prevents Elsie Carter from continuing renovations to her building at 114 E. Main St. due to safety concerns.

    A stop-work order was issued by code enforcement officer Jeff Richardson in February after he noticed the second-story roof sagging.