Today's News

  • Crestwood native on child abuse review board

     Ed Staats of Crestwood, an advocate for children in foster care and a former longtime journalist, has been appointed to a state board that reviews the cases of children who have died or nearly died due to child abuse or neglect. Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. recently appointed Staats to the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel.

  • Kentucky State Penitentiary receives perfect score

     Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP) received a perfect score during its Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit. Signed into law Sept. 4, 2003, PREA is intended to address the detection, prevention, reduction and prosecution of sexual harassment and abuse in correctional facilities in the country.

  • Community in Brief - Oct. 29, 2015

     American Legion meeting

    The monthly meeting of the Oldham County Post #39 American Legion will be held on the first Thursday of each month. The Nov. 5 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Oldham County Post #39 American Legion building located at 2301 West Highway 146 at the eastern end of the Oldham Fairgrounds in La Grange. Refreshments will be available after the meeting. All veterans are welcome.

  • Red Cross implements online donor health history

     American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.

    RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from the convenience of a computer at home or work. It became available to donors locally on Monday, Oct. 26 and is expected to reduce the time donors with a RapidPass spend at blood drives by up to 15 minutes.

  • Nominations open for OC Day parade grand marshal

     The Project Guild of La Grange is now accepting nominations for grand marshal of the 2016 Oldham County Day Parade.

    Oldham County Day – always the third Saturday in July – is slated for Saturday, July 16, 2016. 

  • Scouts clean up at park

     On Saturday, Oct. 17, cub scouts and boy scouts from Pack and Troop 200 joined the Rotary Club for a cleanup day at The Glen, a La Grange city park on Maple Street.

  • Colonial Christmas Fair offers holiday treasures, memories

     Looking for that special gift that would transcend any time period, but can’t get to Colonial Williamsburg for the holidays? 

    Come visit the Colonial Christmas Indoor Market Fair on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oldham County History Center. 

    Held inside the Rob Morris Educational Building located at 207 W. Jefferson St. in La Grange, this indoor market fair is sure to hold treasures that would please the pickiest person on your holiday shopping list. 

  • South Oldham High School Dragons marching to state

     South Oldham High School’s Marching Dragons shined brightly on this past Saturday’s cloudy day in the Kentucky Music Educator Association’s East Regional Competition in Berea.  The Marching Dragons competed against 10 KMEA Class AAAA bands from across the state earning a Distinguished rating from the judges and placing second in the contest.  The Dragons now advance to Class AAAA Semifinal competition, the next step to State Finals which will be held on Oct. 31 in Bowling Green.

  • Education in Brief - Oct. 19, 2015

     Newman wins merit scholarship

    Students in Denison University’s class of 2019 were recently awarded a First Year Merit Scholarship. 

    Lilia Newman, of a graduate of North Oldham High School received the Denison Founders Scholarship. The Denison Founders Scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership and personal merit.


    Local grad homecoming candidate

  • Tate completes Eagle Scout project