Today's News

  • I-71 callers help police apprehend DUI-suspected driver

    Drivers traveling southtbound on Interstate 71 recently helped police locate a Massachusetts man allegedly driving carelessly and under the influence.

    Dispatchers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 and Oldham County Dispatch said several callers reported a careless driver traveling I-71 southbound through Henry and Oldham counties around 7 p.m. Nov. 13.

  • Mother suspected of DUI strikes subdivision entrance while driving home from school

    A La Grange woman faces a DUI charge after she allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into the entrance of Lynwood subdivision as she drove her son home from school.

    According to police, Margery L. Lemaster, 43, of La Grange, allegedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Ky. 22 and Ky. 53 about 3:35 p.m. in Ballardsville.

    Her vehicle struck a brick column at the entrance of Lynwood subdivision.

    Police said Lemaster’s 8-year-old son wasn’t properly restrained in the front seat of the vehicle.

  • Black headed back to judge-executive's office

    He served nine years as Oldham County Judge-Executive, eight years as La Grange mayor and he’s been David Voegele’s brother-in-law more than 35 years.
    Voegele announced recently he’s selected La Grange resident John Black to serve as deputy judge-executive when Voegele takes office in January.

  • Crestwood Supermarket robbed by gunman in black

    A gunman entered Crestwood Supermarket just a few minutes before the store’s closing time Friday night and demanded cash.
    According to police, a white male entered the store at 9:54 p.m. Friday wearing a black hoodie, black toboggan and dark jeans.
    He approached two employees at the front register and demanded cash as he brandished a weapon.
    The suspect fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash, and witnesses believe he may have fled in a silver PT Cruiser traveling north on Central Avenue toward Claymont Springs subdivision.

  • I-71 traffic stop yields $10K in stolen property

    A routine traffic stop led police to more than $10,000 in merchandise stolen from various retail stores and a stolen 9mm pistol.
    Oldham County Police stopped Derike Peterson, 39, of Dayton, Ohio, as he traveled southbound on I-71 Saturday.
    According to police, officers found a stolen 9mm pistol stowed under the driver’s seat and about $10,000 in stolen merchandise in his vehicle.

  • Two Oldham schools cited in Title IX complaint

    A national women’s rights group is alleging that girls in Oldham high schools are being denied equal rights to participate in sports with a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office.

    The National Women’s Law Center filed a complaint Nov. 10 with the civil rights office which is based in Philadelphia.

  • SOHS falls to Bullitt Central in playoffs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Battling to the bitter end, the South Oldham High School Dragons saw their playoff hopes end with an interception in a 28-21 loss to Bullitt Central Friday.

    Bullitt Central’s Nathan Jackson picked off a Jack Sherry pass with 38 seconds to seal the win for the Cougars and end the Dragons’ season at 7-4.

    The interception came after the Dragons had recovered a fumble at midfield with 1:16 left.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Bedford man charged for attempting to mow down Oldham cyclists

    A Bedford man is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment after authorities say he attempted to mow down cyclists earlier this summer with his pick-up truck.

    Following a two month-investigation, Oldham County Police on Tuesday arrested Robert James Wagner, 22, of Bedford, after he reportedly confessed that he attempted to run a cyclist off an Oldham County roadway, shortly after August's Ironman event.

  • OCHS beats Doss in 5A playoffs

    BUCKNER – When it came time to showcase their depth, the Oldham County High School football team made the most of it.

    The injury riddled Colonels found a way to fill in the gaps for seven missing starters on both sides of the ball and come away with a 31-21 win over Doss Friday in the first round of the 5A playoffs.

    “Doss was probably one of the most athletic teams to come in here in a long time,” OCHS coach Matt Brown said. “To see our kids rally around each other and face the adversity of all the people we had missing is just awesome.”

  • SOHS sweeps regional titles

    LOUISVILLE – Defending state champion South Oldham will head into Saturday’s state cross country championships after sweeping the boys’ and girls’ regional titles.

    SOHS, who swept the boys’ and girls’ AA state titles last season brought home the regional crowns this year by beating cross county rival North Oldham High School.

    The Lady Dragons dominated the girls’ meet placing five runners in the top 10 to finish with 29 points, well ahead of runner-up NOHS with 81 points.