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Today's News

  • Post offices announce holiday hours for Independence Day

    Post offices throughout Oldham County will operate with a holiday schedule.

    Post offices will close at noon Friday, and noon  will be the last scheduled mail/collection box pickup.

    Post offices will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Regular hours resume Monday. 

  • Annual butterfly count nets 44 species

    Charles Covell spent early Saturday morning preparing to engage in an expedition studying wildlife in the wooded, hilly terrain of the Horner Wildlife Sanctuary near Brownsboro.

    Ferocious, stalwart carnivores? No. Slimy, slithering reptilians? Hardly.

    Try colorful and graceful. Elegant even. For Covell, a biology professor emeritus at the University of Louisville, and 29 other participants, Saturday morning was his time to count 

    butterflies.

  • OCPD announces targeted areas

    Officers from the Oldham County Police Department will target several areas for speeders this week.

    Targeted areas include Settlers Point subdivision, Westwood subdivision, the City of Orchard Grass Hills, Morgan Place subdivision, Hillcrest subdivision, Ky. 146 in Buckner and Lake Louisvilla subdivision. 

    Radar will be utilized in these areas and the speed limit is strictly enforced. 

    For information, call 222-1300.

     

  • Greenway section opens

    An 11-year dream became reality June 24, at least, part of it did.

    La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter and Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner, above, are among many who celebrated cutting the ribbon on the first section of the Oldham County Greenways. 

    The section stretches from the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange 1.2 miles down Commerce Parkway.

    The asphalt has been down for a couple weeks and in steady use, Oldham County Planning and Development Director Louise Allen said, but was painted a few hours before the ceremony. 

  • Oldham County prepares for the Fourth of July

    Oldham County will celebrate the Fourth of July with a 'Freedom Celebration' at Wendell Moore Park on Saturday.

    For some, celebrating this holiday involves working more – for others, it involves working less.

    Click on the headlines below to get relevant, local information regarding the Fourth of July.

    Oldham County hosts 'Freedom Celebration' July 4

  • Dog helps tip neighbors off to fire

    A nervous dog helped save her family's home Monday as she tipped off a nearby painter of her burning house.

    When painter William Hahn arrived to paint a house on Allgeier Lane near Crystal Lake this morning, he smelled smoke next door but chalked it up to a grill or a meat smoker.

    But the dog kept darting in and out of a dog door looking nervous, Hahn said. And then he saw smoke creeping out of the garage, attic and windows.

  • Police investigate cemetery shooting

    Police are investigating a fatal shooting at the Pewee Valley Confederate Cemetery early Friday.

    Oldham County Police Lt. Col. Billy Way said one man is dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Passersby notified police about 8 a.m. of a shooting at the cemetery on Maple Avenue. 

    Way describes the victim as a white male in his 50s.

     

  • Kentucky’s minimum wage rate will increase July 1

     

    FRANKFORT, KY – Workers in Kentucky who are currently paid at a minimum wage of $6.55 per hour will see an increase in their paychecks after July 1. That is when the state’s minimum wage rate increases to $7.25 an hour. Although the federal minimum wage mandated increase doesn’t become effective until July 24, 2009, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to have the wage hike take effect earlier.

  • Arbor Ridge Vine and Grill celebrates one year

    As part of our 1 year anniversary celebration, join us on for live music on the patio (and inside).

    Tim Curtis will be performing acoustic favorites on Saturday, 6/27 from 5:00-9:00 pm.

    Dinner Specials will be prepared by Neal Gilder and David Cox:

    • Grilled Rib Eye Steak with balsamic glaze

    • New Zealand Cod with fried garlic chips and chiles

    • Roast Pork Tenderloin stuffed with fresh herbs and leek

    • Grilled Baby Lamb Chops with Pesto

  • Football teams end passing play

    BUCKNER – The groundwork for this fall’s football season was laid the past couple of weeks with the local teams competing in 7-on-7 passing competitions.

    Oldham County and South Oldham’s programs both kept a fairly busy schedule dodging thunderstorms while North Oldham was rained out in its attempts.

    Both OCHS and SOHS are working in new quarterbacks while they attempt to replace several key cogs in their respective passing games.