Today's News

  • Project ships butterflies to space

    “Butterflies can survive in space!” Students in Stephen Freyer’s fifth grade class at Harmony Elementary School are raising monarch butterflies in conjunction with NASA’s “Monarchs in Space” program.

    The project launched Nov. 16, when the space shuttle Atlantis took off from Kennedy Space Center bearing a load of three Monarch butterfly larvae, among other experiments. 

    Two days later, Atlantis docked at the International Space Station and the larvae were transferred to the Kibo Laboratory of the ISS.

  • Baptist Eastpoint to host Santa Dec. 13

    Santa Claus will be listening to the Christmas lists and sharing cookies with all the good little boys and girls who come to Baptist Eastpoint from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13. 

    The free community event will include photos with Santa, kid-friendly crafts and activities (such as face painting, making ornaments and reindeer food, story time with Mrs. Claus and a cake walk), a holiday bazaar for parents to browse and a chance to win a Nintendo Wii. Cookies, popcorn, and juice will be served.

  • Holiday shows planned at the arts center

    “A Child’s Christmas Carol” and “Holiday Youth All-Stars” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., Crestwood. 

    Tickets are $7. 

    “A Child’s Christmas Carol” will also be performed at 11 a.m. Saturday   at the arts center.

    Tickets are $6. 

    Call 241-6018 for information or advance ticket purchase.

  • Oldham County EMS announces hiring of new deputy director

    Oldham County EMS will have a new deputy director  of operations effective Jan. 5. 

    Buckner resident Keith Smith will fill a position left vacant by a resignation in September. 

    Smith began his career in emergency services with Middletown Fire Department in Jefferson County in 1981. He joined the Kentucky Air National Guard and became the youngest assistant fire chief in unit history. 

  • Singers to perform ‘Holy Days and Holidays’

     The Oldham County Singers are performing a concert called “Holy Days and Holidays”  at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center – a handicap-accessible facility.

  • Game Bytes


    Locals playing in East-West all-star game

    When: Saturday. 

    Where: Southern High School. 

  • POLICE: Witness spotted car traveling at high speeds seconds before fatal crash

    Police say the driver in a fatal crash on Cedar Point Road had been traveling at a high speed as he followed a fellow Oldham County High School grad.

    Devon T. Willingham, a 2008 graduate of OCHS, died at the hospital after his vehicle collided with a tree about 8 p.m. Tuesday along Cedar Point Road (Ky. 1817) in Buckner.

    The crash left Willingham, 20, and his passenger, Timothy A. "Timmy" Shain of Buckner, trapped inside.

  • NOHS to present holiday comedy tonight

    The NOHS Drama Department and Speech Team are proud to present the holiday comedy, “Christmas Belles” on Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the new North Oldham auditorium.

    The play centers around the Futrelle sisters of Fayro, Texas and is full of laughter and holiday spirit!  Find out what happens when you put together a church Christmas program, food poisoning, a big family secret, and an Elvis impersonator.

  • Preschool to host cookie walk

    The Crestwood United Methodist Church Preschool will host its annual “Cookie Walk” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. 

    Crestwood United Methodist Church is located at 7214 Kavanaugh Road, Crestwood.

    Come be a “Cookie Walker” and purchase a $10 tin or $20 box and fill it with homemade cookies.

    For information, call 241-8984. 


  • Timmons is livestock show announcer

    Hayden Timmons of La Grange recently announced during a livestock show at the North American International Livestock Exposition. 

    Timmons is the Freedom Hall Show Ring Announcer at the NAILE. 

    Prior to his retirement, he was a full time business executive and executive director of Kentucky Governor’s Council on Agriculture. 

    He is a broadcast radio announcer, and is a legislative representative for rural electrical cooperatives across Kentucky.