Today's News

  • Thanksgiving Day fire damages Crestwood home

    Neighbors noticed smoke billowing from a home in Kentucky Acres subdivision and alerted firefighters at lunchtime on Thanksgiving Day.

    Crews from South Oldham Fire & Rescue, Ballardsville Fire and Pewee Valley Fire spent much of the afternoon battling a fire in the 7500 block of Derby Drive.

    It was reported around 12:45 p.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but does not appear to be cooking related.

    The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

  • OCYFL All Stars take field for one final hurrah

    Though their regular seasons ended weeks ago. a handful of players from the Oldham County Youth Football League continued playing over the weekend, representing the county as All Stars.
    Taking to Southern High, both the boys 8  and under team and 10 and under team performed well.
    The 8U boys won both their games in the first before falling in the championship game Sunday.
    The 10U team went 1-1 in the first day before falling in their game on Sunday.
    The OCYFL team also earned the sportsmanship award.

  • SOHS boys win Fern Creek meet: Senior Jared Ashcraft leads Sea Dragons with two top five finishes

    All three local swim teams took to the pool at Ralph Wright Nautatorium Saturday to open the 2012-13 season­­ — and one walked away with a win as the South Oldham boys grabbed a top finish with a combined score of 68 points.
    The Sea Dragons finished four points ahead of second place finisher Christian Academy of Louisville.
    North Oldham finished right behind CAL in the boys’ rankings, finishing the day tied with Kentucky Country Day for third place at 48 points.
    Oldham County then grabbed fifth with a score of 36.

  • OCHS girls open season with Blue and White scrimmage

    Story by Randy Heite

  • SOHS team captures three trophies: Jordan Norris grabs second place finish as individual

    Story by Randy Heite

  • Cynthia Leaton signs NLI with the University of Dayton

    Heading into her junior season, Oldham County softball player Cynthia Leaton only had one goal in mind — to make her college decision before the year was up. Three months later, she finally did, verbally committing to the University of Dayton.
    Though she made it official on Nov. 14, the journey to get there started over a year before.

  • Masseuse calls 911 from deputy sheriff’s home

    Police were called to an off-duty Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy’s home after an erotic masseuse called 911.

    According to a report by Oldham County Police, William Schulte, a deputy with the OCSO, hired the masseuse to come to his home on Dover Cove, in Buckner, on Nov. 4.

    Sheriff Steve Sparrow said Schulte resigned following the incident to resolve personal issues.

    Schulte does not face any criminal charges and denied any wrongdoing to police.

  • La Grange man elected to lead the Nez Perce Trail Foundation

    The Nez Perce Trail Foundation elected a La Grange resident as its president during the foundation’s annual meeting Oct. 19.

    The Nez Perce Trail Foundation works closely with the Nez Perce National Historic Trail which is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Congress passed the National Trails Act in 1968 and the Nez Perce National Historic Trail was recognized by an act of Congress in 1986. 

  • Light up La Grange bigger than ever

    This year’s 26th annual Light Up La Grange will feature more lights than ever before – almost doubling last year’s animated display on the courthouse lawn. 

    For the second year, Mike and Vonnie Glover are heading up the design — this year with more than 160,000 lights.

  • Pie Kitchen opens in Prospect

    The popular local chain Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen is now open  on U.S. 42 at the corner of River Road.

    Pie Kitchen owner Adam Burckle said the company has looked for a Prospect location for about four years — and thinks he found the perfect spot in the former Java Brewing Company.

    “It’s historically an old train station,” he said. “It’s nice that it will still be a gathering place.”