Today's News

  • Tennis pair advance to Round of 16: SOHS siblings Jordan and Steffi Pitts play well on state’s biggest stage

    After claiming Eighth Region singles’ titles Thursday, May 9, South Oldham siblings Jordan and Steffi Pitts continued their strong run through the postseason in Lexington, advancing to the round of 16 in the KHSAA state tennis tournament.
    Jordan, a freshman at South Oldham, opened up the tournament with a 6-2; 6-1 win and cruised 6-0; 6-1 in the second round. He met his match in the tournament’s third round, falling to Kentucky Country Day’s Collier Bouchillon 6-0;6-3.

  • SURVIVE AND ADVANCE: Senior Braden Johnson throws complete game to defeat rival OC

    Despite rallying to pull within one run in the top of the seventh inning, a play at the plate ended Oldham County’s season Monday night as they were defeated 3-2 by rival South Oldham in the opening round of the 29th District tournament.
    Braden Johnson earned the nod for the Dragons and didn’t disappoint in just his sixth start back from injury, keeping OC hitters off balance for six innings of shutout ball.
    He ran into a bit of trouble in the seventh though as Oldham County managed one final push to make things interesting.

  • An open letter to La Grange citizens

    An open letter to the citizens of La Grange:

    On June 3, the La Grange City Council will hear and vote on the second reading of a 1 percent compensation tax that will give our city the ability to pull itself out of debt.

    This new tax will only be used for the retirement of debt that was incurred by the purchase and past infrastructure needs of the 1,000-acre Oldham Reserve business park.

    After the debt is retired, the tax will cease to exist and no longer be collected.

  • State highway projects set to move forward

    Oldham County Fiscal Court Tuesday approved a trio of road construction projects in the county’s rural areas.

    The proposals include a bridge overlay on Ky. 1694 over Harrods Creek and two resurfacing projects on Ky. 1315 and Ky. 1818.

    The Ky. 1315 resurface will stretch for two miles from Floyds Fork to Ky. 53.

    The Ky. 1818 project will run from Neda Way to Ky. 1315.

    State crews will also be working on U.S. 42 this summer Construction will cover approximately 13 miles from Ky. 1694 east to the Henry County line.

  • Goshen man found passed out behind the wheel in S-curve

    A Goshen man who drove his vehicle onto the narrow shoulder of Ky. 329 near Nevel Meade golf course faces a DUI charge.

    Police found Dennis M. Barrett Jr., 21, 1000 block of Forest Lane, Goshen, passed out behind the wheel of his 1999 silver Mitsubishi Eclipse about 5:30 a.m. May 2.

    It took several minutes for officers to wake him, police said.  

    A passerby thought Barrett’s vehicle had crashed in a dangerous stretch of Ky. 329.

  • State GED tests free through July 31

    With a price hike looming, the state is offering its GED test for free for the next 10 weeks.

    Kentucky Adult Education will waive the $60 fee for Kentuckians who take the high school equivalency test before July 31.

    Starting Jan. 1, 2014, test fees will jump to $120.

    The GED will also be retooled to comply with the Kentucky Department of Education’s Common Core Standards.

    The tougher educational guidelines were passed as legislation in 2009 and implemented in the 2011-12 school year.

  • Animal control officer arrested for taking $25

    An animal control officer who is owed more than $100,000 by county government for back pay and overtime has been arrested for allegedly taking $25 and forging paperwork related to a lost dog.

    Police arrested Elmer James “Jim” Nichter Jr., 47, of La Grange, May 15 for forgery, official misconduct and theft from the Oldham County Animal Shelter.

    According to court documents, the charges stem from an incident May 6 when a woman visited the Oldham County Animal Shelter in Buckner to claim her lost pet.

  • Agreement gives OCPD officers limited authority in Jefferson Co.

    Oldham County Police Department officers now have the authority to operate in Jefferson County.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court approved an inter-local agreement between OCPD and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

    Under the new agreement, OCPD officers have the ability to conduct investigations and pursue cars across the county line.

    Previously, officers had no authority to continue a chase if a suspect crossed into Jefferson County.

  • Oldham Co. Schools unveils first-draft attendance boundary proposals

    Parents got a first look at where their children may attend school in Oldham County in two years.

    Oldham County Schools held its second round of redistricting forums last week, unveiling first-draft attendance boundaries for the 2014-15 school year.

    District officials released eight boundary maps at a trio of meetings at the county’s high schools. More than 100 parents attended the forums.

    Four of the proposals involve shuffling elementary school students due to the closing of Liberty Elementary at the end of next school year.

  • Botched drug deal lands Pewee Valley man behind bars

    Pewee Valley residents called 911 Saturday night after hearing a verbal altercation end with gunfire.

    Oldham County Police responded to the 9300 block of Hillridge Drive at 9:55 p.m. Saturday.

    When police arrived at the home of Caleb N. Fast, 19, he said he had no knowledge of a gun or gunshots.

    Police later found a loaded .25 caliber handgun laying in Fast’s backyard and arrested him on charges of robbery, two counts wanton endangerment, two counts terroristic threatening and tampering with physical evidence.