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Today's News

  • Sidewalks in North Oldham will provide route to school

     Students at North Oldham Middle School and Harmony Elementary will soon have safer routes to school, thanks to a sidewalk program connecting campuses to surrounding neighborhoods.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Safe Routes to School program is funding a project to bring sidewalks connecting the neighborhood near the schools to the schools, allowing a safe place for the children to walk or bike to school. The proposed sidewalk will run along Ky. 1793 from Harmony to Churchill Parkway, then connecting the back entrance of NOMS.

  • Oldham grand jury announces indictments

     Oldham grand jury announces indictments

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    - Keegan Berry, 20, is indicted on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. According to the indictment, he allegedly trafficked cocaine.

  • OCHS singers will be featured in Christmas morning special

    Singers from Oldham County High School will be featured in a holiday special Christmas on WBKI, The CW.  The fifth-annual "Songs of the Season" features some of Kentucky and Southern Indiana's best choirs from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday.

    The hour-long special includes choirs from OCHS as well as several Jefferson County and Southern Indiana public and private schools.

    Crews filmed "Songs of the Season" at The Olmsted in Louisville and Highview Baptist Church. 

  • 'Operation Naughty List' targets drug offenders

     A sweep of Oldham and Trimble counties by local police Friday led to drug charges against more than 30 people. 

    Officers began serving drug indictment warrants at 6 a.m. Friday.

    By lunchtime, police arrested 20 of the 30 individuals, including one person already jailed in Jefferson County. 

  • Santa is hanging up his stocking

     A sea of SUVs converged at the home of Ron and Cindy Mann Monday night. For the past 16 years, the couple has transformed their yard in Kentucky Acres subdivision into a magical, Christmas-themed drive-through display.

    Strands of Christmas lights stretch from the roof of their ranch-style house into the yard, illuminating several hand-painted, wooden cutouts of cartoon characters along their driveway.

    There's Charlie Brown and Dora the Explorer, Winnie the Pooh and a cast of characters from Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat."

  • Trail will extend to Ky. 393

     A pedestrian and bike trail along Commerce Parkway that stops about 1,800 feet short of it's intended end will soon extend to Ky. 393.

    Emily Liu, assistant director of Oldham County Planning and Zoning, said the county recently gained a property easement that allows the trail to extend to Ky. 393. 

    The amendment approved at the December meeting of Oldham County Fiscal Court includes design services for the proposed extension. 

  • 'Operation Naughty List' targets Oldham, Trimble drug dealers

    A sweep of Oldham and Trimble counties by local police Friday led to drug charges against more than 30 people.

    Officers began serving drug indictment warrants at 6 a.m. Friday.

    By lunchtime, police arrested 20 of the 30 individuals, including one person already jailed in Jefferson County.

    Kentucky State Police Sgt. Vic Hubbuch said Kentucky State Police coordinated “Operation Naughty List” along with officers from the Oldham County and La Grange police departments, the Oldham and Trimble County sheriff’s offices and the Oldham County Jail.

  • Residents appointed to local posts

     Oldham officials appointed several residents to posts at the Dec. 15 fiscal court meeting:

    - Donna Doss and Ron Miller, appointed to Extension District Board, two-year term;

    - W. Robert Durbin and Jay Hall appointed to Water District Board, five-year term; and 

    - Polly Helton, hired as animal control worker with starting salary of $11.21 per hour.

  • Chamber, OCEDA reach crossroads

    Board members for the Oldham County Economic Development Authority and Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will vote in January on a proposed merger. 

    Officials from OCEDA and the chamber have been in discussions to merge since July 2008 and preliminary plans included the county’s tourism commission as well.

    Members originally planned to vote on the merge Friday. 

  • Case against pastor arrested at Thunder Over Louisville dismissed

    Charges against a former La Grange pastor arrested for impersonating a police officer during Thunder Over Louisville festivities have been dismissed.

    Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wayne D. Shemwell just before 9 p.m. April 18 in a parking lot off River Road.

    According to police, Shemwell, 51, of Louisville, displayed a badge from the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office, and when approached by deputies, he claimed he was “with the sheriff’s office.”