Today's News

  • School board vice-chair files for congress

    A Crestwood resident is one of the last candidates to file for the U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Geoff Davis.

    Walt Schumm, a builder/developer and real estate agent, joins six other Republicans and two Democrats vying for the seat.

    Schumm is also the vice-chair of the Oldham County Board of Education. He has served on the board for 10 years.

    Schumm said he believes his diverse business experience will allow him to represent his community well in Washington.

  • Neighbors fight against Goshen 'barn'

    Claiming they have no other options, members of the Barrickman Lane Neighborhood Group spoke during fiscal court’s public comment Feb. 21.

    For about 18 months, residents of Barrickman Lane near Goshen have protested a two-story 4,800 square-foot building constructed on a neighbor’s property — using a barn permit.

  • Officials crack down on Opana

    Law enforcement officials are cracking down on Opana, a potentially lethal pain killer becoming increasingly popular in Kentucky.

    Opana is a brand name for oxymorphone and is twice as strong as OxyContin.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said he is seeing the problem in Oldham County, too. 

    He said it seemed like overnight the focus switched from OxyContin and methamphetamine to Opana.

  • Women-owned businesses not a Main Street minority

    Three female business owners are hoping to boost La Grange’s Main Street corridor.

    That includes tenants for both anchor shops currently the 1887 Corner Store and Grandeur Station. Late last year it appeared both stores might be vacant simultaneously, something nearby business owners feared would negatively impact business.

  • Leap-day lady celebrates 13th birthday after 52 years

    Look out world, Vicki Duggins is a teenager.

    No, really, Wednesday was, technically speaking, Duggins’ 13th birthday... even though she was born 52 years ago.

    “I just always thought it was kind of neat,” Duggins said of having a Feb. 29 birthday. 

    “Even as an adult, people will come out and say ‘How old are you going to be this year?’

    “I’m going to be 13 this year, you better look out!”

  • More beer here?

    La Grange residents may get the chance to vote on alcohol laws later this year. Oldham County Tourism Commission officials have posted petitions at area businesses in hopes enough signatures will be obtained to hold a special election.

    Kim Buckler, executive director, Oldham County Tourism, said her organization is behind the push.

    People have talked about making the city “wet” for years, she said, but nobody took the initiative to start the process.

  • A pack of 'pacas

    She calls her baby boy for kisses. He runs over, hair flopping, big brown eyes like liquid jewels in a sweet face.

    This baby is the newest addition to Denise Coonley’s alpaca family, currently numbering a dozen. And they all get kisses, not just baby Seven.

    Coonley’s farm, Bluebonnets and Bluegrass Alpaca Farm, is located just off Ky. 22 in Ballardsville and is pretty much a one-woman operation.

  • Dance the night away

    Hands clasped, two young ballroom dancers whirl around the small studio at Louisville’s Ballroom East.

    East Oldham Middle School seventh-grader Oliver Kratholm and his partner Hannah Purdy, a seventh-grader at Johnson Traditional Middle School, practice for Saturday’s Derby City DanceSport Championships at the Galt House in Louisville.

    Since they began dancing together in 2010, the duo have traveled around the country for competitions, danced in England and become United States national champions.

  • Simpson honored for milestone

    As South Oldham High School boys’ basketball players performed warm-up drills before their home game against Spencer County Feb. 16, Dragons’ Coach Steve Simpson went through his routine as well.

    He chatted with players and coaches and scoured his notes.

    But before the teams made their way to mid-court for the tip-off, SOHS athletic director Mitchell Irvin grabbed a microphone and led Simpson to the court.

  • Region basketball tournaments announced

    The path to the state tournament has been announced for the four Oldham high school basketball teams still alive in the post-season.

    Yesterday and today, the brackets for the eighth region girls' basketball and boys' basketball tournaments were announced. The girls' tournament will be held at Anderson County High School, while the boys' tournament will take place at Henry County High School.