Today's News

  • La Grange man files for U.S. representative seat

    A La Grange resident is entering the race for the U.S. congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Geoff Davis.

    Brian Oerther, a conservative Republican who teaches math for Jefferson County Public Schools, is the third candidate for the position.

    Republicans are filing for the election after Davis, a four-term Republican congressman, announced Dec. 15 he will not run again in 2012 for the 4th Congressional district. Davis said he wants to devote more time to his family.

  • Sewers won't halt Brownsboro school

    School officials return to work this week with another hurdle cleared in building the new Brownsboro elementary.

    New sewer lines would have to be added for the school, since residents in the area currently have septic tanks. Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel has said he would consider annexing the area into city limits and providing sewer service if the county would not.

  • Former mayor, magistrate dies

    A man known for decades of community service and involvement as a former mayor and magistrate died Jan. 1 in Crestwood.

    It’s hard to pin down for what Jerome “J,” Hartlage, 72, will be remembered most — Hartlage was known for dedicating his time to numerous county organizations.

  • CARTOON: Lightbulbs
  • Home tournament advantage

    Though Oldham County High School boys’ basketball coach Jason Holland had coached a game the night before and just finished coaching his team through a morning practice, he had one more thing to do before he could prepare for another game that night: laundry.

    Not his own laundry, but laundry from the Pendleton County boys’ basketball team.

  • Fiery Dragons hang on over Colonels

    CRESTWOOD – Though South Oldham’s boys’ basketball team took an 11-point lead, its largest of the night, at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Oldham County still had some gas left in its tank.

    With 25 seconds left, the Colonels cut the lead to four. They also got a break when Dragons junior guard Mitch Cantina missed a one-and-one free throw.

    But SOHS held together. The Dragons forced a turnover and an errant shot by OCHS on the game’s final possession and held on for a 50-45 win.

  • Lady Dragons Overwhelm Oldham

    CRESTWOOD — With the final seconds of the first half winding down against Oldham County Friday night, South Oldham senior guard Jasmine Whitfield took a pass on the right wing, cross-over dribbled from behind the arc, squared up and nailed a three-pointer.

    Whitfield kept her right shooting hand held high in a pose as she turned and skipped off the court towards the locker room to the celebration of her teammates.

    Not that the Lady Dragons needed the shot.

  • 'Letters From Dad' program kicks off at Crestwood United Methodist Church

    A local church will be offering fathers a unique opportunity to open the lines of communication with their families by writing letters.

    Greg Vaughn, author of the bestselling book "Letters from Dad" recalls his father's death due to Alzheimer's in 2001. He realized the only thing he inherited from his father was a rusty tackle box, and Vaughn recalled hoping his dad would invite him fishing. That invitation never came. 

    Vaughn realized his father died without leaving him a note or even a signature, just a tackle box.

  • Local businesses see retail industry rebound during holiday season

    Holiday spending declined by about half in 2008, according to the American Research Group Inc. The annual survey, conducted for 26 years, showed spending increased the past two years after bottoming out three years ago.
    Oldham County business owners reported strong sales not just for retailers — restaurants and even locally-based online business say the season went well, too.
    La Grange businesses in particular pointed to the Light Up La Grange kickoff and continuing lightshow as a major sales boost.

  • LETTER: Camp canine pup a perfect pet

    To the editor:
    My family adopted a dog from Camp Canine in April. It was the best experience for us. We let everyone know that Zippy came from Camp Canine. We think it’s the best program in the world.  
    We met three inmates when we were selecting our dog. They were all very personable and thankful that we were supporting the program. They told us that it was teaching them responsibility and other valuable skills.