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Today's News

  • Local dollars for college-bound grads

    Oldham County students now have the chance to apply for a number of scholarships with one application.  The Oldham County Community Scholarships (OCCS) application was activated Feb. 1, giving students a chance to gain financial aid from multiple local sponsors.  

  • Injunction hearing rescheduled

    The injunction hearing against three county officials has been rescheduled for Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.  The hearing, previously planned for Jan. 28, is set to determine whether or not the county can create and enforce alcohol legislation while the court battle regarding the validity of the special election continues.  

  • OC Schools' Board of Education Recognitions

     

    At the January Oldham County Schools Board of Education meeting, students at Locust Grove Elementary School demonstrated some of the instructional practices taking place in their classrooms as a result of the Oldham County Schools’ Reading Academy.

  • Noteworthy Ribbon Cutting

     

    Noteworthy Creative, formerly Take Note Designs, held a ribbon cutting on Jan. 28 to celebrate its new identity.  After 12 years, Noteworthy, which previously only did graphic design, has now expanded to a full-fledged marketing company. 

  • Lights, Camera Action!

    “J.L. Ranch,” a movie shot throughout Oldham County, filmed its final scenes on Feb. 2 in La Grange.  Producers describe the film, directed by Charles Robert Carner, as a western set in modern times.  “J.L. Ranch” stars Jon Voight, James Caan and Teri Polo and tells the story of a rancher and his daughters as he tries to defend his ranch from a rival who wishes to take it away.  The cast also includes Melanie Griffith, Trevor Donovan, Skylar Shaye, Steven Bauer and Nathan Keyes.  

  • Update: Police identify victim of Thursday's fatal accident

    A 61-year-old woman was struck and killed at a busy intersection in La Grange.

    According to La Grange Police Chief Frank Conway, the accident occurred Thursday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. as a tree-trimming work truck from Swartz Mowing, Inc., out of Olympia, Ky., turned from Highway 146 onto Highway 53 heading north.

    The Oldham County Coroner pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. She was later identified as Jann E. Hall, of La Grange.

    Conway said the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

  • Fiscal Court drafts alcohol ordinance

    Fiscal Court introduced its first draft of an ordinance to regulate Oldham County’s alcohol sales at the Jan. 19 meeting.
    The ordinance, which can also be found online, is a total of 26 pages and spans topics such as licensing, the county alcohol administrator’s duties and penalties for noncompliance with the law.

  • Human remains found, identified

    Human remains found in a small wooded area in Pewee Valley have been positively identified as those of missing UPS pilot James “Mike” Kimsey, 48, of Louisville.
    Kimsey was last seen in the area of Woodmont Park Lane on May 26, 2015. His body was found near the intersection of Hillridge Drive and Village Green Boulevard in Oldham County, not far from his Jefferson County home, in an area that had previously been searched by police.

  • La Grange Police looking for recruits

    Starting Feb. 25, La Grange Police Department (LPD) will offer a glimpse into the inner workings of police life.  For approximately ten years, LPD has offered area residents the chance to sign up for the La Grange Citizen’s Police Academy, where they can learn about real-life police work.  

  • Local celebrities prepare to hit the dance floor

    Prospect celebrities will soon take the stage and strut their stuff, all for a good cause.  

    Feb. 21 will see the third annual Dancing With Prospect Stars, this year moved to Bill Collins Ford at 4220 Bardstown Rd in Louisville.

    The event’s first year, which allowed six competitors to dance and raise money for the charity of their choice, was a surprise hit.