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Today's News

  • Engagement

     Mr. and Mrs. Kipley McNally of Louisville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kala J. McNally to Brandon M. Gathof, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gathof of La Grange.

  • Racism: The next great challenge for humanity

     Exodus begins with a brief description of how the Egyptians, out of fear, forced the Hebrew people into slavery. In Exodus 1:8-11 it is written, “Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, ‘Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.’ Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor.”

  • Don’t take voting lightly

     Election Day is less than one week away. On Tuesday, the voters of Oldham County will be making some very important selections on some very important elected positions throughout this community. 

  • Digging up the past

     Several Oldham residents attended an archaeology investigation Saturday at the Gatewood Plantation in Bedford, hosted by the Oldham County History Center. The event is part of an ongoing investigation at the site, which is the last place where Henry Bibb — the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper - was a slave in Kentucky. The site was part of Oldham County until Trimble County was formed, in 1836. 

  • DOWN AND DERBY: Magistrate under investigation for allegedly scamming Derby fans out of thousands

    A Texas woman claims she paid an Oldham County magistrate $4,000 for five VIP finish-line tickets to the Kentucky Derby and after her family's 15-hour drive to Kentucky and days of trying to contact him, he failed to deliver and offered only a modest consolation: infield seats.

    Since then, Cathy Watkins of Jacksonville, Texas, says she’s been in touch with dozens of other people who lost thousands when they purchased tickets from La Grange resident and District 6 magistrate Scott Davis through a website called DerbyDeals.com.

  • Deputy judge-exec announces resignation; will continue campaign for judge-exec

    A candidate for Oldham County judge-executive in the upcoming primary election has announced plans to resign from her current post in order to comply with the federal Hatch Act as she continues her campaign. 

    Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish has tendered her resignation with Judge-Executive Duane Murner after receiving word from the Office of Special Counsel that her job responsibilities show she is in violation of the act.

    Gish said her resignation will be effective Friday.

  • Oldham County Jailer Debate Video
  • A special Mother’s Day tribute

     A classroom writing assignment proved to be an exercise in building a better mother-daughter relationship when 11-year-old Charity Stoltz penned a persuasive letter to her mother last fall.

  • Mom: ‘unconditional love’ MAKES THE DAY SO SPECIAL

     Mother’s Day was a special time for me when I was a child. From the time I first started to school, I remember using my hands to make things for people. I liked to make cards with a special meaning. Being from a large family of seven brothers and sisters, I often found it hard to recognize the individuality that I possessed. I still remember thinking about what I would write on each card. The message usually had something to do with thankfulness — either for something my mom did for me that no one else could do, or just thankfulness for the mom I had.  

  • Oldham County Attorney Debate Video