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Today's News

  • LEPC: Train went through Oldham before derailing in Tenn.

    A train carrying highly flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire overnight last Thursday in Tennessee. That train traveled through Oldham County on its way from Cincinnati to Georgia, according to Oldham County Emergency Management Director Kevin Nuss, who spoke about the accident at the recent Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting.

    More than 5,000 Knoxville residents were evacuated to a nearby mall because of an acrylonitrile inhalation risk, reported NBC News. 

  • Oldham County Schools Superintendent has not resigned

    At a special meeting June 25, the Oldham County School Board suspended its superintendent, Dr. Will Wells, following an annual evaluation of his performance. 

    Wells is receiving full pay and benefits at this time and has not yet resigned. If he chooses to resign, an investigation would not be necessary, according to board chairperson Joyce Fletcher.

  • Oldham County Schools’ superintendent suspended

    After a closed session at a special meeting Thursday, the Oldham County School Board suspended Oldham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Will Wells.

    A motion by board member Kevin Woosley said there would be an investigation into his behavior.

  • Children rejoice at VBS
  • Babysitter arrested for leaving toddler unattended in hot car

    On June 26 at approximately 11:25 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1000 block of New Moody Lane on a report of a child left unattended in a parked vehicle.  
    Subsequent police investigation revealed that a 2-year-old male child was left unattended by his babysitter in a parked vehicle with only the driver’s side window rolled down halfway for approximately 25-30 minutes.  
    At the time of the incident, the weather was sunny with an air temperature of 78 degrees and a humidity of 58 percent. The child was uninjured and returned to his parents.

  • Oldham County’s hidden weather station

    This past year, students in Oldham County had 10 snow days, leaving them in the classroom until June 12.
    The unpredictable weather affects schools, businesses, safety and economics.
    Located among the bison, horses, mules, chicken and pigs on Woodland Farm off Highway 42 is the Kentucky Mesonet Station in Oldham County.

  • Time to prepare for the 2015 Oldham County Fair

    Since 1933, the Oldham County Fair has been a place to showcase the best of Oldham County. Residents and Oldham County Extension Homemaker members can display their talents and abilities in a variety of activities in the Home and Family Arts and Agriculture Departments, plus earn premium money, ribbons, and bragging rights for the coming year. Blue ribbons earn $6, red ribbons $4 and white ribbons $2. All rules and categories are available at oldhamcountyfairgrounds.com.
    In Home and Family Arts, there are three age divisions: Juniors (6-18), Open (19-61), and Seniors (62+).

  • Judge-Executive honors
  • New Masonic Emblem placed in Pewee Valley

    During a windstorm in 2008, the Pewee Valley’s Masonic Lodge’s emblem blew off of the Little Colonel Playhouse.

    Masonic members Gene Crady and Kevin Reardon searched through the rubble for their fraternity’s symbolic emblem, but could not find it.  

    When Crady and Reardon later found out that The Little Colonel Playhouse was going to be on the National Register of Historic Places, they wanted to be part of it since it was originally their lodge.

  • Welcome to the Wild, Wild West