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Today's News

  • OLDHAM COUNTY BUDGET: IT'S YOUR MONEY

    Some planning and zoning employees will likely work less hours to cut labor expenses, under this year’s $610,000 department budget.

    Louise Allen, director of the county’s Planning & Development Services land-use agency, said she’s confident the department can reduce spending and cut costs without affecting public services.

  • Attitude keys stars to softball title

    LA GRANGE – For the North Oldham 11-year-old all-stars it was all about attitude that led them to a state   championship.

    “This was a good team and a bunch of girls that had no attitude, they did everything we asked them to,” team manager Rick Oldham said. “They really went out and just played.”

    North Oldham beat Franklin-Simpson 12-11 to win the title.

    They also beat Franklin-Simpson 7-5 in their opener. Both games were on Franklin-Simpson’s field.

  • Students earn state journalism awards

     Several local students  recently won awards in the annual statewide high school journalism contest hosted by the Kentucky High School Journalism Association.

  • Students take regional, state robotics competitions

     South Oldham Middle School students competed in the regional RCX competition in March at Henry County Middle School.

  • OLDHAM COUNTY BUDGET: IT'S YOUR MONEY

    Road crews are expected to hack as much as $100,000 in county paving projects this year, under Oldham County’s new $20.5 million fiscal budget.

    That’s disappointing news to Sheree Leffel Knopf, who lives in the county’s rural northeastern corner.

    Knopf said road conditions are so poor near Highway 1488, that her husband often tows stuck motorists with his tractor. In rough conditions, she said some neighbors must rely on ATVs to get home. Property owners in the most remote areas have no reliable road access, she said.   

  • La Grange man says seventh-grade ‘gang’ leader likely set Wilborn Park playground fire

    LA GRANGE — A juvenile could be in custody as early as Friday for allegedly igniting a fire that downed power lines and destroyed a city playground earlier this month, according to reports from the La Grange Police Department. 

    Maj. Frank Conway said officers initially questioned a kid after they recovered  his cell phone at the scene of a June 17 fire at Wilborn Park. The kid is a person of interest, Conway said, but not the main suspect.

    Police said they couldn’t comment further about suspects while the case is being investigated.

  • OLDHAM COUNTY BUDGET: IT'S YOUR MONEY

    A two-year wage freeze for county workers won’t thaw soon under this year’s fiscal budget. It’s indefinite when raises for municipal workers — including office clerks, county law enforcement and fire officials — will be reinstated.

    “We are asking employees to forgo a full year now,” Judge-Executive Duane Murner said. “It’s the second time we’ve had to do this. I’m hoping we don’t have to again.”

    The spending moratorium will save the county about $92,000, he said.

  • Junior stars win title

    LA GRANGE – Tournament tested at nearly every position, the North Oldham Junior softball team weathered three tough games to win the state title in London Friday.

    North Oldham edged South Hardin 2-0 to take the title and advance to the regional tourney in Elyria, Ohio Aug. 6.

    “Everybody was so excited when we won,” North Oldham pitcher Danielle Hempel said. “We’re ready to go up to Ohio and see what we can do.”

  • OCMS wins conference championship

    BUCKNER – Three years ago they practiced 17 days in a gym, then went out and won their first ever game 8-4.

    Since then, the Oldham County Middle School baseball team has continued that success as the program grows in popularity and tradition.

    “We didn’t even get outside that first year before we played our first game,” OCMS coach Mark Viehmann said. “We have come a long way.”

  • Sheriff's reports

    Warrant arrests

    Tommy J. Burgin, 33, 4706 Harvest Drive, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO July 21, failure to appear.

    Steven W. Bloomfield, 2107 N. U.S. 12, Ashland City, Tenn., arrested by OCSO July 28, failure to appear.

    Richard W. Bolin, J., 38, 3822 N. Camden Lane, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO July 26, failure to appear.

    Victor W. Burba II, 35, 2476 N. Ky. 393, La Grange, arrested by OCSO July 26, fugitive from justice.

    Timothy L. Cundiff, 43, 3707 Sumerlin Drive, Buckner, arrested by OCSO July 28, failure to comply.