Today's News

  • School system to host superintendent forum

    The three finalists for the Oldham County Schools superintendent’s position will participate in a public forum tonight (Thursday).

    The finalists include Houston Barber, principal of Fern Creek High Traditional High School; Lisa Stone, director of school improvement for Montgomery County Schools; and William Wells, assistant superintendent of instruction for Oldham County Schools.

  • Expansion could add 200 jobs

    More than 200 new jobs could be added through a possible expansion to a Buckner facility.

    The Carriage House Co. is a subsidiary of Ralcorp that currently employs about 280 workers at the Oldham County location.

    The company is the nation’s largest supplier of store-brand preserves, jellies, peanut butter, syrups and dressings.

  • South water skier among best in the country

    She sits down in the calm water, clutching a rope.

    Suddenly, the boat takes off, lifting South Oldham High School senior Elizabeth Fowler out of the water on a slalom ski.

    She curves around a series of buoys with ease and grace.

    A competitive water skier, Fowler is one of the best in the country. She’s also an instructor and this fall, she’ll be swimming with elite skiers at the University of Alabama.

  • Angler starts next chapter

    On a dreary Saturday morning, he plops in a cream-colored leather recliner he’d moved along with a couch and a love seat the day before.

    Sitting in the back of his Pewee Valley consignment furniture store, Clover Cottage, Kevin Wirth smiles while recollecting his past sporting ventures.

    For more than 30 years, Wirth has been in the limelight, first as a Kentucky Derby jockey, then as a professional fisherman in which he earned over $1 million before he retired in February. He still has a hand in horse racing, but the rush isn’t the same.

  • GOP to host primary debate April 25 at Oldham County High

    The GOP of Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties will host a primary election debate later this month.

    “The Oldham Debates” are scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Oldham County High School in Buckner.
    A meet-and-greet begins 30 minutes earlier.

  • Three Oldham horses with chance to compete at Kentucky Derby

    Last year, a locally trained horse finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby then won Preakness Stakes.

    Now, three horses with Oldham County connections are looking to duplicate that success.

    Dullahan and Cozzetti, both trained by Dale Romans at his thoroughbred training facility off Liberty Lane in Goshen, will run in Derby preparation races this month with hopes of qualifying for the Derby May 5.

    Another horse with an Oldham County tie, Secret Circle, is also in contention for the Derby, which selects the top horses by race earnings.

  • Oldham little leagues bracing for season openers and expectations

    As if anyone needed a reminder, players, coaches and parents see what can be accomplished each time they enter Walsh Park in La Grange.

    A board hangs on the concession stand at the park, commemorating the North Oldham Little League’s  Great Lakes regional championship and Little League World Series appearance in August.

    It’s also an indication of what both NOLL and the South Oldham Little League strive for this year.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 4.6

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 17th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 10 a.m. Friday, April 6.

    This week's chat looks to be our biggest yet. I'll be chatting with three time Olympic gold medalist track and field star <B>Jackie Joyner-Kersee</B> and asking her about a slew of topics.

    On March 29, we featured a story on North Oldham High School junior runner Brianne Brown, whom Joyner-Kersee is mentoring. She'll be one of the topics we discus with Joyner-Kersee as well.

  • Billingual Oldham students serve as peer tutors

    For students still learning English, homework can be a daunting task. But a group of Oldham County High School students are helping younger students get ahead.

    The Sonadores Club — roughly translated as “The Dreamers” — formed at OCHS three years ago.

    The club has about 25 members and many provide tutoring and homework assistance twice a week at the La Grange Community Center. 

  • Business owner helps police apprehend armed fugitive in La Grange

    An inmate receiving medical treatment at a La Grange hospital escaped a guard's custody and spent 10 hours on the run Thursday before an eagle-eyed business owner's report of suspicious activity at his warehouse led to the inmate's arrest. 

    According to police, Christopher Eric Claxton, 32, fled about 9:50 p.m. April 4 from Baptist Hospital Northeast after a struggle with a female corrections officer. Officials say Claxton overpowered the officer and swiped a .38-caliber revolver from her possession.