Today's News

  • County buys guardrail for state road

    Oldham County magistrates were visibly surprised when they learned the judge-executive spent nearly $10,000 in county funds to install a guardrail on a state road.

    And the guardrail doesn’t meet state specifications, according Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • Driver sentenced for double-fatal crash

    Emotional friends and family filled the courtroom Tuesday as a plea agreement was filed in a reckless homicide case from a double-fatal car crash last Thanksgiving.

    The driver, Robert P. “Patrick” Kane, 33, entered an Alford guilty plea to two counts of reckless homicide.

  • 2011 General Election results for Oldham County precincts

    2011 General Election    
    unofficial results according to the Oldham County Clerk's Office
    34 of 34 precincts reporting as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

    Governor and Lieutenant Governor  
    David L. WILLIAMS / Richie FARMER (REP) 43.19% 6,082
    Steven L. BESHEAR / Jerry E. ABRAMSON (DEM) 50.27% 7,079
    Gatewood GALBRAITH / Dea RILEY (IND) 6.55% 922
    Secretary of State  
    Bill JOHNSON (REP) 48.84% 6,803

  • La Grange man one of 60 new Kentucky State Police troopers

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 60 new troopers at ceremonies Oct. 30 in Frankfort.

    Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 914 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • Kentucky drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

    When asked to identify the most dangerous animal in the United States, most people, depending on where they live, would likely point first to a bear, mountain lion, alligator or even a shark. But the deadliest animal roaming the country is actually the white-tailed deer.
    According to the Insurance Information Institute’s estimates, each year white-tailed deer are responsible for tens of thousands of injuries and the deaths of around 150 Americans simply by causing car crashes.

  • South Oldham Middle in the running for $50K grant

    South Oldham Middle School hopes to gain a $50,000 grant from The Clorox Company to replace worn out computers and upgrade the school's technological infrastructure.

    Voting takes place now through Dec. 9.

    People 13 and older can vote online or text “clorox6642” to 44144.

    Standard messaging and data rates may apply.

  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at recreation areas on Veterans' Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

  • Scott County too much for Oldham

    GEORGETOWN --- As Oldham County entered its first playoff game against Scott County the Colonels didn’t think they would be in the situation they were in.

    Oldham started the game with their third string quarterback in, Dalton Thompson a sophomore, making his first start in the most important game of the season. They also didn’t expect their leading running back to be sidelined in the game due to misconduct.

  • South rally comes up short

    LAWRENCEBURG --- Anderson County broke a 26-all tie with 4:50 to play, then held on to defeat visiting South Oldham, 33-26 in the first round of the state Class 5A football playoffs Friday night.

    Bearcats senior running back Ethan Kelly burst through a gaping hole in the right side of the Dragons’ defense for a 4-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.

    The season comes to a close for South Oldham, who finishes 6-5.

  • North last Oldham standing

    GOSHEN --- It wasn’t pretty, but North Oldham coach Billy Martin said afterward that he’d take it.

    The Mustangs scored the game’s first 29 points en route to a 42-20 win over visiting Valley in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs on Friday.

    But North Oldham didn’t make it easy on itself.