Today's News

  • Fryman rallies to win state

    Early on, North Oldham eighth grader Trenton Fryman trailed at the KTCCCA Meet of Champions on Saturday in Lexington. 

    It was an unfamiliar position, but Fryman stayed patient. Near the two-mile mark of the 4K race at Masterson Station Park, Fryman made his move. He jetted into the lead and held on to win the boys’ middle school state championship in 13:43.19.

  • Oldham police warn of possible phone scam

    Police are warning Oldham residents of a possible scam this week involving home security systems.

    A resident reported to Oldham County Police on Wednesday that he received a phone call from a solicitor offering a free home security system valued at $1,300.

    The homeowner declined the offer.

    The caller probed about the homeowner's schedule, even as the homeowner continued to say he was not interested in the security system.

    The caller insisted that he would have a technician call back to discuss installation.

  • Missed goals leave students at three Oldham schools eligible to transfer

    Students at three Oldham County schools are eligible for transfers to other Oldham schools after the schools failed to meet No Child Left Behind act goals for the 2010-2011 school year.

    Parents of students at Crestwood Elementary, Locust Grove Elementary and Oldham County Middle received letters recently regarding transfer eligibility.

    The transfers come after Adequate Yearly Progress reports were released by the Kentucky Department of Education in September. 

  • Car crash snarls traffic on Hwy. 53

    A two-car crash in La Grange snarled traffic around noon Thursday.

    A black Dodge Charger turning left from Adams Ave. struck a white Dodge Ram pickup headed south on Hwy. 53. The driver of the Charger said a south-bound car in the right lane waved him across, as the Ram was coming in the southbound left lane.

    The driver of the pickup sustained no injuries, and EMTs evaluated the driver of the Charger at the scene but he was not transported for injury. 

  • Fresh Roast: Couple opens storefront after success of home-based business

    The coffee mug sign at Walnut and Jefferson streets in downtown La Grange is kind of like a Krispy Kreme sign — if it’s lit, the coffee’s hot.

    And not just hot – fresh. Like just-out-of-the-roaster yesterday fresh. Take your pick from recognizable coffees, like Brazilian, Colombian or Sumatra. Or, try something different, like Ethiopian beans Yirgacheffe and Nigusie Lemma or Tanzanian Peaberry.

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics on foreclosure, divorce, small claims

    The Legal Aid Society announces dates for free legal clinics offered during the months of November and December. 

    A reservation for each clinic is required.  Please contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 


    Thursday, November 3, at 4 p.m.

    Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

    Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • Girl Scouts Kentuckiana launches redesigned website

    This week Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana launched a significant redesign of its website, gskentuckiana.org. The redesign includes a streamlined homepage, as well as a stronger focus on using new content management tools to keep information up-to-date.

  • Officials question sewer service to new Brownsboro school

    There’s a new stink about the proposed Brownsboro school as officials debate who should provide sewer service to the property.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court will now decide whether to extend its interlocal agreement to provide sewer service to the Brownsboro school campus.

    If the court decides not to provide sewer lines to the school, Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said he’s prepared to annex the area into city limits and provide sewer service. 

  • Fake cigarettes banned at NOHS

    Electronic cigarettes have officially been banned at North Oldham High School, according to an email bulletin to parents Tuesday.

    Principal Lisa Jarrett said “e-Cigs” have been a topic of discussion for about four weeks.

    Jarrett was approached by a student and his parent about using electronic cigarettes in school as he attempts to quit smoking. 

  • Lab confirms: cats poisoned

    The director of Oldham County Animal Control believes charges will come soon for the poisoning of at least six cats last month.

    Two cats, part of a managed cat colony at the Anchor Avenue Apartments, were found dead Oct. 13. Another cat died after capture and three more were euthanized after showing signs of poisoning and suffering.