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Today's News

  • Pie kitchen planning Prospect location

    North Oldham residents with a sweet tooth will have a new place to grab a bite when a new dessert shop opens in Prospect.

    Popular local chain Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen will open in mid-October on U.S. 42 at the corner of River Road.

    Pie Kitchen owner Adam Burckle said the company has looked for a Prospect location for about four years — and thinks he found the perfect spot in the former Java Brewing Company.

  • Are they ready? College and career readiness the focus of 2009 standards now in effect

    College and career readiness is now a benchmark for high school students across the state, and local officials say Oldham County students are off to a good start.

    The new standards, part of Senate Bill 1 from 2009, are designed to increase college completion and job attainment for high school graduates.

  • Liquor is headed to retail stores in La Grange

    Liquor is making its way to La Grange store shelves after city council members passed revised alcohol laws Sept. 4.

    Now individuals can apply for licenses — but it could be a while before they’re approved, as the state faces a backlog of applications after several cities passed “wet” votes earlier this year.

    In July, La Grange voters overwhelmingly supported making the city wet by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

  • Grower had pot in Radio Flyer wagon

    La Grange Police officers seized more than 35 marijuana plants last week after discovering them being grown in a resident’s backyard.

    Adam Behling, 31, is charged with cultivating and trafficking marijuana. 

    Behling lives at the home on McQuire Court where the plants were found on Sept. 4.

    According to police, the plants were found growing along the backyard privacy fence and in several containers.

  • Another close call at Crestwood crossing

    A near-collision between a train and semi-truck in Crestwood Friday has county officials urging CSX to make changes.

    On Friday afternoon, around 3 p.m., a semi-truck became stuck on Railroad Avenue — a frequently-occurring event, despite posted “no truck” signs.

    According to witness accounts, within minutes of the truck becoming stranded on the track, crossing gates lowered and bells warned of an oncoming train.

  • SUPERINTENDENT: 2012-13 school year off to a great start

    The 2012-13 school year is off to a great start. We are into our first full month of school and we are pleased with the smooth beginning to what promises to be a successful and exciting school year. 

    The professionals at every level of our organization are to be commended for the hard work and attention to detail that resulted in a tremendously smooth opening of school this year. 

  • City calls special meeting to discuss revenue

    With the debt repayment for Oldham Reserve looming large, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein has called a special city council meeting to address the situation Sept. 17.

    Lammlein said the meeting will focus on ways the city can generate revenue to pay the $8.2 million debt.

    In 2005, the city and county governments issued $10 million bonds to purchase Oldham Reserve, a 1,000-acre business park in La Grange.

    The debt includes interest and payments already made.

  • South Oldham defeats North Oldham in boys' soccer, now own the district

    By Billy Rutledge 

    The home lights shined on the South Oldham boys’ soccer team for the first time Saturday night as they went on to defeat there cross county rivals North Oldham 1-0.

  • South Oldham blitzes Oldham County 42-18

    Welcoming South Oldham to Bell Field Friday night, Oldham County fell 0-2 in rivalry games this season as the Dragons gained control early and never looked back, blitzing the Colonels 42-18.

    Three South Oldham players in particular led the charge as as seniors Jack Sherry, Dallas Banks and Kyle Young lit up the scoreboard early and often in the win.

  • North, South Oldham soccer teams prepare for big district games

    Heading into the back stretch of the 2012 season, the race for 29th district supremacy is underway for local boys' and girls' soccer teams but the picture couldn't be any cloudier. This week will go a long way in helping clear that up as several key meetings will give a clearer understanding of how teams will be ranked when district tournaments start.