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Today's News

  • North Oldham wins state championship: Other local runners claim top team, individual finishes as well

    Traveling to Lexington for the KHSAA state cross-country meet over the weekend, all six local teams wrapped up their season in memorable fashion. Five of those finished in the top five of their respective classes.
    North Oldham got things started in the boys’ Class 2A race, repeating as state champions for the third straight time.
    Junior Luke Tarvestad led the way for the team from the opening gun, crossing the line at 17:17.71 to claim 11th place.

  • 18 artists – including two Oldham residents – added to Kentucky Crafted

    Eighteen new artists have adjudicated into the Kentucky Crafted program, the Kentucky Arts Council's marketing assistance program that provides opportunities for artists to expand their market reach.

Artists are accepted into the program based on artistic excellence and market readiness as judged by an independent panel of art and craft industry professionals.



  • Defense: Accused double-murderer was 'standing his ground'

    An attorney for the Oldham County man accused of double murder says the defendant was simply “standing his ground” when he shot and killed a pregnant woman and her sister at his Covington Ridge Farm last winter. 

    Robert Riley, a La Grange attorney representing accused murderer, Ronald T. Evridge, 58, last Thursday asked Oldham Circuit Judge Karen Conrad for an evidentiary hearing that could ultimately grant Evridge immunity from facing civil or criminal proceedings. 

  • Death row inmate's life spared due to jury error

    It has been 12 years since Armott and Edna Porter were murdered in their Crestwood home by their former son-in-law.

    Last week, Miguel Soto, 41, re-entered a guilty plea for those crimes that will spare his life, but keep him in prison without the possibility of parole.

    Soto was sentenced to death in 2000, but a circuit court judge reversed Soto’s death sentence last year because he was denied the right to a fair trial.

  • Accused child molester has past of sexually abusing children

    Prosecutors say a La Grange worker charged with sex crimes against children is a serial child molester who was previously sentenced to at least 10 years in Jefferson County for abusing his 5-year-old daughter and niece. 

    Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter filed records in Oldham Circuit Court earlier this month that indicate Denver Hawkins, 56, of Louisville, has a history of child sex abuse, dating from as early as 1995 when he was convicted of sexually abusing and trying to sodomize two young relatives.  

  • Oldham health department growing

    The Oldham County Health Department is finishing construction on a 6,000-square-foot expansion that will allow for more programs and services to be offered at the department.

    Many people don’t realize the department’s scope, said executive director Teresa Gamsky.

    The department oversees all food inspections, communicable disease services, maternal and child health services and emergency preparedness.

  • Dynamic Duo: Oldham Countians of the Year

    They may not be “life-long residents” of Oldham County, but many agree Duane and Anne Murner have already put a lifetime’s worth of effort into the community.

    The Murners jointly received the Oldham Countian of the Year award Monday night.

    The award is presented annually by Oldham Chamber and Economic Development and is a surprise to the recipient.

    And surprised they were.

  • Morning fire destroys Westport home

    A Westport couple is planning to rebuild after a fire destroyed the upstairs of their home Sunday.

    Kenneth and Kathryn Freeman had returned home from church when they discovered the fire, according to Westport Volunteer Fire Department Chief David Pendleton.

    Kenneth ran into the house and rescued their dog while a neighbor called 9-11, Pendleton said.

  • School district dominates K-PREP test

    Oldham County Schools is the highest-ranked county district in the state, according to accountability measures released Friday.

    The district is ranked in the top 4 percent of public school districts across the state under the new “Unbridled Learning” model, part of the biggest change to Kentucky education in more than two decades.

  • Goshen shooter claims self-defense

    A Goshen man who claims he shot his brother-in-law in self-defense last month will face a grand jury for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Police charged Emmitt Pendleton, 50, following an Oct. 15 shooting at Pendleton’s home in the 5200 block of U.S. 42. Pendleton admitted to both shooting his brother-in-law, Richard Hild, and to being a convicted felon.