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Today's News

  • Westport residents concerned about eroding road conditions

    After a particularly cold and wet winter and early spring, Westport residents are concerned their lifeline to the rest of the county may be impacted beyond repair.

    State Highway 524 is the main road into and out of the city of Westport, tucked in the northwest part of Oldham County. And currently the road and the terrain around it are in terrible shape, residents said.

    “On the uphill side, it’s the worst it’s ever been since I’ve been here,” Stephen Davis, a resident since 1995, said.

  • Some like it HOT

    Firefighters from South Oldham, Ballardsville and La Grange took part in training on Sunday in Buckner. Teams of firefighters took turns putting out planned fires in a structure that was donated to the La Grange Fire Department for training purposes. Over 50 personnel trained on around 21 fires. Bottom left: Eagen Spice plays during the training. Bottom right: Phil Coggeshall, takes a break during the action.

  • Bevin spends day in La Grange

    With roughly a month left until primary election day, U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin was hitting the La Grange pavement hard last week in search of votes.

    Bevin, a Republican running against current U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell for the Republican nomination in May, held several events in the city last Friday.

    But he also spent a lot of time shaking hands and talking to voters up and down Main Street in downtown La Grange, mostly in front of Karen’s Book Barn.

  • County road director Lashley suspended with pay

    The head of Oldham County’s Road Department has been temporarily suspended pending an internal investigation of operations.

    Lance Lashley, director of the department, was recently placed on leave, Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele confirmed last Wednesday.

    Voegele declined to provide details of the allegations against Lashley, citing the open investigation.

    “Oldham County Police are looking into it,” Voegele said. “We’re waiting for the investigation to be complete.”

  • Construction continues for two major road projects

    State highway officials are encouraging drivers in Oldham County to slow down and be safer on the roads while two main infrastructure projects progress.

    Construction crews have started work on an overpass to connect New Moody Lane and Commerce Parkway in La Grange, as well as to build a pedestrian crossing at Exit 17 in Buckner.

    The projects coincide with the state’s Work Zone Safety Week, which is April 15 – 19 this year.

  • Praying Like God’s Children, Not Pigs
  • Public Records April 24

    La Grange Police Arrests

    April 14 -- David W. Turner, 32, La Grange was arreted on a Jefferson County warrant for probation violation.

    April 16 -- Derek J. Prather, 37, La Grange, was arrested for DUI, no insurance, expired registration, criminal littering.

    KSP Arrests

    April 18 -- Victor V. Black, 49, Crestwood, DUI 1st; Failure to comply with helmet law; Failure to produce insurance card.

  • Crestwood Civic to host firefighters appreciation dinner

    The Crestwood Civic Club is pleased to announce that it will host the 64th Annual Firefighters’ Appreciation Dinner for the South Oldham Fire Department on Monday, April 28 at the Clubhouse located on Kavanaugh Road in recognition for the countless service hours and dedication of the many full time and part time members of the unit, as well as members of the board.

  • YMCA honors Oldham County volunteers at annual dinner

    The Oldham County Family YMCA will award the Kuykendall Family an outstanding volunteer award during its annual 2014 Volunteer Recognition Dinner on April 24. The Kuykendalls – Lawrence, Cassandra and their 14-year-old son Sahlin -- and one of the Oldham Y’s most popular youth coaches, Brett Meek, were selected for their commitment and contributions to the Y during 2013.

  • Mueller: Don’t be a jerk and learning to ignore them

    How many times in any given day do you meet a jerk? Some people seem to go out of their way to be difficult, demanding, conflict-oriented, hostile or even obnoxious. How many seem to be such poor listeners that you wonder if you’re being heard at all? Some individuals even get a thrill out of threatening people with frivolous lawsuits.