Today's News

  • The Sports Primer: 2.8

    The weather is still cold, breezy and ocassionally a little snow has fallen in Oldham County. But runners all over the county are preparing for some spring races in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Marathon and miniMarathon and the Louisville Triple Crown.

    But each trains a different way and at different places throughout the area. They also each have their own reasons for running.

    This week, find out where you can get your run on, as well as how much it costs to participate in the races and other running costs you should be aware of.

  • CARTOON: A Public Service Announcement
  • More tea cups, please

    Unused tea cups rattling around in your cabinet or attic can help benefit women with ovarian cancer.

    The tea cups are needed for the fifth annual Blue Hydrangea Tea sponsored by downtown La Grange merchants.

    The tea benefits Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky, a Louisville-based group which educates individuals and healthcare professionals about the subtle signs of the cancer. 

  • These are your neighbors on drugs

    The statewide fight against prescription drugs hit close to home on Monday. 

    Just days after Attorney General Jack Conway spoke to North Oldham High School students about the dangers of prescription drugs, police raided a La Grange home suspected of trafficking.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said the number of prescription drug-related crimes has dramatically increased in the past five years.

  • Park’s limited infrastructure is a hurdle in tough economy

    Despite seven years of standing nearly empty and no I-71 exit in the near future, Oldham Reserve officials believe its time to move the park forward.

    Deana Epperly Karem, Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development executive director, said infrastructure is key to bringing businesses to Oldham Reserve.

  • Police searching for third suspect after drug raid yields two arrests

    Police raided a house Monday in La Grange and made two arrests on drug charges. 

    The raid follows a joint investigation by La Grange Police, Oldham County Police, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. 

    Information investigators obtained about narcotics trafficking kept leading to a house on Monroe Street, said La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett.

    Police found two people in the house, but did not locate the a third resident, Ronnell Trice. 

  • SOHS girls' basketball primed for state run

    When she approaches the free-throw line, South Oldham High School senior guard Jasmine Whitfield goes through a routine.

    She stands a few inches behind the line with her right foot crossed over her left and her hands on her hips.

    With the ball in hand, she takes a step with her right foot, aligns her feet flush with the foul line and releases a shot that — more times than not — heads through the hoop.

  • Judge-exec under fire for 911 calls

    (Audio files for this story are linked in the story and at the bottom. When you click on the link, you'll be taken to a Google Documents screen with a "Download File" button in the top-right corner.)

    The county judge-executive is drawing fire this week after several 911 calls he made to the county’s dispatch center in 2011 became public. 

  • La Grange teen found dead at friend's house

    Police are investigating the death of a La Grange teenager this weekend.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said a 16-year-old La Grange girl died Sunday while sleeping at a friend's house.

    Emergency crews were called to a home at 502 Monroe St. in La Grange on Sunday morning after a resident found Summer Leigh Williams unresponsive and not breathing.

    A coroner pronounced Williams dead at the scene. Police are awaiting a medical examiner's report to determine the cause of death. 

  • La Grange Urban Short Track Series Race 6 Q&A

    What’s the toughest surface you’ve biked on and why?

    Nick Barbieri
    "It was definitely a trail I rode in Georgia called Snake Creek Gap. It was just so rocky that it just jars you the last eight miles."

    Ray Smith
    "It’d probably be sand, mostly in cyclo-cross. Maybe it’s not that difficult, but we don’t ride on it that much here. You have to have both power and handling."