Today's News

  • These are your neighbors on drugs

    The statewide fight against prescription drugs hit close to home on Monday. 

    Just days after Attorney General Jack Conway spoke to North Oldham High School students about the dangers of prescription drugs, police raided a La Grange home suspected of trafficking.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said the number of prescription drug-related crimes has dramatically increased in the past five years.

  • Park’s limited infrastructure is a hurdle in tough economy

    Despite seven years of standing nearly empty and no I-71 exit in the near future, Oldham Reserve officials believe its time to move the park forward.

    Deana Epperly Karem, Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development executive director, said infrastructure is key to bringing businesses to Oldham Reserve.

  • Police searching for third suspect after drug raid yields two arrests

    Police raided a house Monday in La Grange and made two arrests on drug charges. 

    The raid follows a joint investigation by La Grange Police, Oldham County Police, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. 

    Information investigators obtained about narcotics trafficking kept leading to a house on Monroe Street, said La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett.

    Police found two people in the house, but did not locate the a third resident, Ronnell Trice. 

  • SOHS girls' basketball primed for state run

    When she approaches the free-throw line, South Oldham High School senior guard Jasmine Whitfield goes through a routine.

    She stands a few inches behind the line with her right foot crossed over her left and her hands on her hips.

    With the ball in hand, she takes a step with her right foot, aligns her feet flush with the foul line and releases a shot that — more times than not — heads through the hoop.

  • Judge-exec under fire for 911 calls

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    The county judge-executive is drawing fire this week after several 911 calls he made to the county’s dispatch center in 2011 became public. 

  • La Grange teen found dead at friend's house

    Police are investigating the death of a La Grange teenager this weekend.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said a 16-year-old La Grange girl died Sunday while sleeping at a friend's house.

    Emergency crews were called to a home at 502 Monroe St. in La Grange on Sunday morning after a resident found Summer Leigh Williams unresponsive and not breathing.

    A coroner pronounced Williams dead at the scene. Police are awaiting a medical examiner's report to determine the cause of death. 

  • La Grange Urban Short Track Series Race 6 Q&A

    What’s the toughest surface you’ve biked on and why?

    Nick Barbieri
    "It was definitely a trail I rode in Georgia called Snake Creek Gap. It was just so rocky that it just jars you the last eight miles."

    Ray Smith
    "It’d probably be sand, mostly in cyclo-cross. Maybe it’s not that difficult, but we don’t ride on it that much here. You have to have both power and handling."

  • Mountain bikers trudge through a strong wind

    The 30-40 mile per hour wind gusts pushed on bikers like a bulldozer as they raced on Commerce Parkway.

    As they veered left and crossed the road towards the Oldham County Health Department, the bikers launched down a steep hill into a wooded area, before sloshing through a muddy bog.

    In the sixth leg of the eight-race mountain bike series, bikers raced 2.3 miles from La Grange Baptist Church on Commerce Parkway to the Oldham County Health Department and back to the walking trails around the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange.

  • North takes best duals finish, OC struggles

    Tied at 36 before the final match, the North Oldham Middle School wrestling team left its fate to an eighth grader.

    Facing Union County, the chants of “Go John!” grew louder from 130-pound John Reitnauer’s teammates in the third period.

    Reitnauer said he used the chants as motivation, pulling out a 9-5 win that gave the Mustangs a first round win over four-time Union County.

  • SOMS students possibly exposed to whooping cough

    According to a public health advisory sent out Friday, students at South Oldham Middle School may have been exposed to Bordetella pertussis — whooping cough — by a sixth-grade student at the school.

    Most children are protected from severe sickness by the tetnus/diptheria/pertussis, or TDAP, shot. However, the shot does not protect them from catching them germ and spreading it to others.

    Children who are behind on the TDAP series are at a higher risk for severe illness.