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Today's News

  • Taking the high road home

    Oldham County’s own Sen. Ernie Harris, a Republican from Prospect, has been serving in the state Senate since 1995. In his 20th year in the Capitol, Harris was instrumental in shoring up the state’s fluctuating road fund during the final hours of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 session.

    Harris, typically a quiet legislator, reliably voting in step with his party, broke ranks with Senate Republican leadership this year when he sponsored the Gas Tax bill, SB 299.

  • New "I voted" stickers come to Oldham

    Voters will soon receive a new sticker when they turn out to the polls later this year.

    This is the second time that the stickers, sometimes used to tell employers that their employees took time out to vote, has undergone cosmetic changes over the years, said Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr.

    Barr wanted to create a new sticker to enhance voter turnout and to engage voters.

  • Home invasion reported, investigation ongoing

    Officers from the La Grange Police Department responded to reports of a home invasion that came in on Mar. 26.

    Officers arrived to the 900 block of Woodland Ridge Road in La Grange, at approximately 11:16 a.m.

    On arrival, they found a babysitter with the 3-year-old child of the homeowners in her care. The woman told police that a white male suspect, posing as a delivery man, had entered the home when she answered the door.

  • Massie files new bill to repeal Patriot Act

    Congressmen Thomas Massie, R-KY, and Mark Pocan, D-WI, have introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act, H.R. 1466, legislation that would repeal several federal mass surveillance laws enacted in the 2001 Patriot Act.

    The bill falls just short of full-scale repeal, though goes after the heart of the act by targeting controversial provisions, several of which are already up for renewal by Congress this year.

  • State health rankings emerge, highlighting frontrunners and strugglers

    Out of 120 counties in Kentucky, Oldham County is still considered one of the top five healthiest in a new county health rankings survey released last week.

    A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey concluded that Oldham County is ranked no. 2, falling behind Boone County in first place, in a statewide health assessment.

  • Golden Alerts help those in danger of losing golden memories

    When George Clayton Holcomb, 67, a sufferer of brain trauma, wandered off from his Oak Leaf Drive home earlier this month for the second time in two years, his family thought they would never see him again.

    Holcomb’s family, along with help from the La Grange Police and Fire Department and an area search and rescue team, searched for nearly six hours trying to locate the man, who was later found hiding from weather conditions at Falling Rock Quarry, according to Kevin Nuss, Director of Oldham County Emergency Management.

  • Hidden Horses of HighPointe

    By Elliott Pratt and Taylor Riley

    Stephen Dunn grew up a race track brat.
    As a kid from Lexington, he was raised around horse racing. He was always with his father at the track and knew it was in his blood.

  • Rocky roads no treat for drivers

    Mark Husband says that he’s filled roughly 100 potholes in Oldham County so far this year.
    Husband is the Assistant Superintendent of the Oldham County Roads Department, and although he says the department is mostly caught up on the county’s patch work, he points out that his crew filled potholes on nearly 30 county roads this season.

  • KET spotlights local group

    Lights, camera, action! Again.
    Operation: PARENT, an organization located in La Grange that provides resources and education for local parents raising teens and pre-teens, welcomed Kentucky Educational Television (KET) into its office last week for an upcoming documentary entitled, “What Does Every Teen Need?”

  • Backyard Politics: Rand's plans unveiled, state candidates vetted and county leadership put to the test at Oldham County GOP Women's Club

    Eager to piggyback on an expected wave of statewide Republican momentum, the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club will be sponsoring a gubernatorial debate among all four Republican candidates--Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will Scott--on Tuesday, April 7.

    The same day, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, is expected to announce his decision to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.