Today's News

  • Maryland police arrest Oldham father

    A 2-year-old child was returned to Oldham County after the child’s father violated a court order and fled to Maryland with the child.

    Brett Ward Jr., who lives near La Grange, was supposed to return the child to its mother on Sunday. 

    After La Grange Police were alerted that the child was not back, Chief Kevin Collett said Ward “stalled for quite some time” about his location.

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  • 43 families investigated by Oldham County school district

    The crackdown on fraudulent enrollment continues in Oldham County this week, as the school district plans to file at least three more complaints with district court on Wednesday.

    More cases may be filed this week if school officials are ready, according to Dan Orman, assistant superintendent of student services. As of Monday, two Jefferson County families and one from Henry County will be charged later this week.

    "Superintendent Paul Upchurch and the Board of Education are supportive and want us to investigate every case," Orman said. 

  • Theiss places fourth at state

    As a sophomore two years ago, Oldham County’s Meghan Theiss experienced what it was like to play on the final day of the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA state golf tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    That year, Theiss finished tied for seventh with a two-day score of 162.

  • Mustangs' undefeated season stopped short

    SHELBYVILLE— There will be no undefeated season for North Oldham football.

    Collins' Austin Nakatani’s 23-yard field goal with 3:51 to play propelled the Titans to a 24-22 victory over the Mustangs in a key Class 4A, District 3 game at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium Friday night.

    “It was a very good high school football game, we came up just a little bit short,” North Oldham Coach Billy Martin said.

    Less than a yard to be exact.

  • Oldham County comeback falls short

    BUCKNER— Not two minutes in, Oldham County was already looking at a deficit.

    After giving up another touchdown, the Colonels regrouped and took a 15-13 lead over visiting Fern Creek with 2:06 left in the game.

    That was just enough time for the Tigers, who scored the winning 22-yard field goal with 9.8 seconds left to defeat Oldham County 16-15 on homecoming.

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  • Brownsboro Elementary priority change draws fire

    An upcoming Oldham County Board of Education meeting has drawn protests from residents, but Superintendent Paul Upchurch said they are unfounded.

    The Local Planning Committee meeting, scheduled for Oct. 13, has one item on its agenda: raising the priority of the planned Brownsboro elementary school.

    Upchurch said the change will make available approximately $1.9 million in state funding previously restricted because of the prioritization. That state funding will keep the school system from using taxpayer money for a bond issue, he said.

  • Students named national semifinalists

    The annual National Merit Scholarship and National Achievement Scholarship programs announced semifinalists in recent weeks.

    Semifinalists for both programs are chosen based on Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying scores, and represent less than one percent of the top U.S. high school seniors. 

    The achievement scholarship recognizes African-American students, while the merit scholarship is open to all students.

  • Second floor of EMS building still closed

    When Oldham County EMS veteran EJ Mike fell on the stairs at the Crestwood substation nearly six weeks ago, he continued to work because he “enjoys helping people.”

    Besides, he said, he helped start OCEMS more than 20 years ago as one of three founders.

    Now, though, Mike has to take time off. Despite physical therapy three times a week since the incident, the injuries to his hand and wrist haven’t healed.