Today's News

  • Crestwood man admits intoxication, crashes after fleeing police roadblock

    Troopers conducting a traffic checkpoint Saturday night arrested a Crestwood man after he fled from Kentucky State Police.

    Elliot Biernetzky, 23, of Crestwood, approached a roadblock at Ky. 146 and I-71 North in Buckner about 11 p.m. Saturday.

    After admitting to police that he had been drinking, Biernetzky fled the scene and led troopers on a 1.5 mile chase down Ky. 146 into Crestwood. 

    The chase ended when Biernetzky crashed his vehicle into a ditch at the entrance of Maplehurst subdivision, just a few blocks from his home on Maple Hill Way.

  • Local rider bucs into nationals

    The Kentucky Derby might be known as the fastest two minutes in sports.

    But another horse event might be a close second and just as challenging.

    Forever Green Riding Academy in Prospect, home to a youth equestrian team, sent one of its riders to compete Friday in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s hunt seat national finals in Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Lanes of I-71 in Oldham County closed Monday, portion of Tuesday

    Four miles of Interstate 71 through Oldham County will be closed today and a different section - and direction - will be closed Tuesday.

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists that the right lane will be closed Monday on southbound Interstate 71 between miles 13 and 17. 

    This lane closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will allow for pavement repairs.
    In addition, the left lane of northbound Interstate 71 in Oldham County will be closed at the Ky. 329 overpass (mile point 14.4). 

  • Prospect Kroger to expand

    After a lengthy process, members of Prospect City Council gave Kroger officials the go-ahead to expand its Prospect Village location at a meeting Monday.

    Officials proposed the expansion about 15 months ago but had to rezone property and receive waivers and an ordinance change from city council. 

    Kroger officials are now waiting approval from Louisville Metro City Council because part of the property is not within Prospect city limits.

  • Grand Stamm — Derby bound as embed in owners’ suite

    LEXINGTON — Sitting in my car outside Keeneland race course in Lexington late Saturday morning, I worried the day would be a disaster.

    Rain poured and I didn’t bring a rain coat.

    By the end of the day, I experienced one of the most exciting days of my life. I took in a day of luxury and a chance meeting with the owners of one of the favorites to win the Kentucky Derby.

    But judging by the dark, overcast sky that morning, it seemed a long shot.

  • Oldham-trained horse now a Derby favorite

    LEXINGTON — Sitting in a corporate box April 14 at Keeneland race course, Jerry Crawford kept smiling and shaking his head remembering the day he bought the thoroughbred, Dullahan, at the same place a year and a half earlier.

    Crawford paid $250,000 for Dullahan at the September 2010 Keeneland sale and said many around him thought he’d just bought a Kentucky Derby winner.

    Crawford is one step closer to that victory.

  • Concert to benefit Ind. tornado victims

    An internationally-known composer is lending his talent to help support victims of a tornado that destroyed Henryville, Ind., in March.

    Eric Genuis, a Simpsonville resident, will perform a benefit concert April 24 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    “I’m excited about using the music I compose to bring awareness to the need in Henryville,” he said.

    Often, support pours into a community immediately following a natural disaster, but wanes before the need is filled, he said.

  • Oldham softball eases past South

    BUCKNER — For five innings, Oldham County High School junior pitcher Jessica Leanhart cruised through the South Oldham High School softball team’s lineup.

    The Lady Dragons mustered a late run, but posed little threat in a 9-1 win for the Lady Colonels Thursday night.
    Leanhart pitched five innings, striking out 10 and allowing just one hit.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 4.20

    Guys and gals, welcome to our 19th Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat, set for 12 p.m. Friday, April 20.

    With baseball and softball getting underway all around the country, this week's chat fits right in.

    We'll be having a roundtable discussion with members of the North Oldham Little League, coming off their World Series appearance and with the grand opening and parade at 8:45 a.m. I've invited president Brad Clifford and any board member or coach to chat with us, so feel free to ask any questions or post your thoughts!

  • EMS accepts bids for management

    Proposals for managing Oldham County EMS are now being accepted after the agency’s board of directors voted to release the request for proposal April 9.

    The proposal seeks to find a private company to manage Oldham County EMS while retaining current employees and programs.

    Board members released a draft of the RFP in March to solicit public input.