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Today's News

  • KSR warden headed to Frankfort, Luther Luckett warden steps up

    After serving as warden at four prisons in Kentucky, Cookie Crews has been promoted to the position of health services administrator with the Department of Corrections. In this role she will provide administrative oversight for the entire medical mission for the department.

  • Colonial fair welcomes visitors Saturday, Sunday

    The Oldham County History Center will host its second-annual Colonial Trade Faire from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in conjunction with the Arts Association of Oldham County’s Arts on the Greenfestival.  

    The Colonial Trade Faire will feature merchants and sutlers dressed in period clothing, selling handcrafted 18th Century wares. 

  • Former teacher will lead Locust Grove Elem.

     The Locust Grove Elementary school site based decision making council has reached a decision regarding the selection of a new principal.

    Council members recommended that William “Andy” Moore serve as principal of Locust Grove Elementary School. 

  • Stay cool in a pool

    Get out the sunscreen, beach towels and floats — the pools are open, and Oldham County has quite a few options for both sunbathers and swimmers.

    The county’s public pool, the John W. Black Aquatics Center, opened a week early because of warmer weather and an early end-of-school date. 

    Located in Buckner, the aquatic center is open seven days a week and offers swimming lessons, water aerobics and a swim team.

  • County sign designed to keep residents informed

    A new sign in downtown La Grange has some residents confused about local regulations — and there’s plenty to be confused about.

    As part of improvements around the county government buildings at the corner of Ky. 53 and Ky. 146, a previously temporary sign structure has been made permanent.

    Now, a wooden frame gives county officials a place to post signs announcing county events and notices.

  • Holiday weekend hijinks

    It was all work and no play for local police and fire departments during Memorial Day weekend, with numerous arrests, citations and fires throughout the county.

    Oldham County Police, La Grange Police and the Kentucky State Police increased patrols this weekend as part of the national “click it or ticket” campaign.

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Crestwood man for heroin possession. See sidebar, A2. 

  • Arts on the Green comes to La Grange June 2 & 3

    Be on the creative side of the tracks with the 13th annual Arts on the Green, a fine arts and crafts festival, on June 2 and 3. La Grange courthouse square will come to life with original, handcrafted painting/drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, mixed media, consumables, metal and wood, and fiber, juried in by artists, business associates and art enthusiasts. 

  • Residents rally to build residence for Crestwood man, need volunteers

    Stephen Dungan didn’t intend to be living in a camper on his parent’s property at age 40. Quite frankly, his parents weren’t planning on it either.

    But a serious back injury forced him to move back to Crestwood with his parents, Steve and Sharon, three years ago. 

    Now, other Oldham County residents are joining together to help the Dungans build a small residence for Stephen on his parents’ property.

  • Three local teams advance in 8th Region tourney

    Taking to the diamond over the Memorial Day weekend in the 8th Region softball and baseball tournaments, three local teams advanced to play another game.

    In baseball, defending champ North Oldham opened things up in the early game with a 6-4 win over Simon Kenton, while South followed that up nine hours later with a win of their own, edging Walton-Verona 3-2.

    With their wins, the Mustangs will move into the semifinals today at 6 p.m. against Henry County, while the Dragons will follow in an 8 p.m. tilt against Anderson County.

  • Crestwood man arrested for heroin possession

    Police arrested an Oldham County man for possession of heroin on Sunday night. 

    Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 arrested Cody Ray Russo, 18, of Crestwood, after they discovered he was allegedly in possession of eight ounces of heroin.  

    According to police, Russo pulled into a McDonald’s parking lot in Pendleton after being stopped for not wearing his seat belt around 9 p.m. Sunday.