Today's News

  • Lack of sewer capacity halts development until 2013

    Plans for expanding La Grange Utility Commission wastewater treatment continue with a public hearing on Oct. 10.

    After the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet identified several violations in June 2010, the LUC signed an agreed order to significantly increase the volume of waste water handled per day.

  • En Garde

    ‘Dad’ and ‘Prince’ were looking for a common bond.

    Jim Martin came across an internet posting in January 2009 for fencing. Martin had an interest in fencing since he was in college.

    His 15-year-old son Dirk loved video games. But fencing had one element that both took interest in.

    “It’s decent exercise and I just like hitting people with swords,” Jim said. “You can’t go anywhere else and beat people with a stick and get away with it.”

  • PTA mom pleads guilty to theft, but won't serve time in jail

    A Liberty Elementary volunteer charged with theft of $13,300 from the school PTA won't serve jail time unless she violates probation.

    Melanie Winkle, 39, 2701 N. Ky. 53, La Grange, faced theft and forgery charges for checks she wrote from the PTA account while serving as treasurer.

    Winkle forged the PTA president's signature.

    Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Berry Baxter said Winkle has made restitution with the PTA.

  • Developers sought hefty tax discounts

    For four years, appeals have been filed back-and-forth between the Oldham County Property Valuation Administration and developer Bob Jones.

  • A Perfect Patch

    The Great Pumpkin is alive and well in Oldham County this season, despite shortages across other pumpkin-farming states.

    Pumpkin crops in many northeastern states were devastated by Hurricane Irene, which flooded fields in August. Even before that, heavy rains in the northeast delayed plantings, setting back the Halloween-timed main harvest.

    In Oldham, however, pumpkins had a good season, according to several area farmers. 

  • Van Lenten Just Misses

    His drives were slightly off, his mid-range game was a bit askew and his putts weren’t all going in through 17 holes.

  • A final volleyball tune-up

    LOUISVILLE — To say Oldham County senior libero Jordan Wiese gets excited might be an understatement.

  • Newspapers adapt for the digital age
  • Farm manager shot on L’Esprit Parkway

    Police are investigating a shooting at a horse farm on L’Esprit Parkway in Henry County.

    Kentucky State Police received a 911 call Sunday alerting officers that the farm’s manager, Gregorio Figueroa Calderon, 29, had been shot.

    Calderon was transported to University Hospital in Louisville for life-threatening injuries.

  • South Oldham celebrates senior night with a bang

    CRESTWOOD — Jacob Lamb and the rest of the South Oldham High School Dragons had no problem leading Grant County to the slaughter in a 74-26 win on Friday.

    Lamb and South Oldham’s big play ability rocked Grant County with 40-point second quarter points as the Dragons turned a tight game into a 61-20 blowout by halftime.