Today's News

  • Driver reaches for phone, crashes head-on into opposing I-71 traffic

    A man who crashed head-on into a semi on Interstate 71 May 6 told police he’d reached for his cell phone and the next thing he remembers is the impact of the crash.
    According to police, Nathaniel Townsend, 30, of Pendleton, was traveling northbound in a red Chevy S-10 pickup when he crossed the grassy median of I-71 in Buckner about 12:45 p.m.

  • Jeff’s Picks: Dialed In could win at a hot pace

    Oldham county resident Dr. Jeff Allen has been involved in the thoroughbred business as a parking lot attendant and usher at Churchill Downs as well as a hotwalker, groom and now owner of racehorses.

  • Film student represents state at nationals

    Jaymeson Baker, a fourth grader at La Grange Elementary, has been chosen to represent Kentucky at the national level of the PTA Reflections Program.

    Baker received the “Award of Excellence” for film production at the state level.


  • Last king standing: Student named chess champion

    Tamm Omar, a student at Locust Grove Elementary, is the 2010 individual state chess champion for his division.

    Oldham County board of education members recognized Omar during a school board meeting April 25.

    Seven other Locust Grove students were recognized for winning top honors in the state K/1 chess tournament.

  • 32 students chosen as governor’s scholars

    Thirty-two students from local public schools have been selected as 2011 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars.

    Established in 1983, the scholars program offers a summer residential experience, liberal arts programming and co-curricular activities at three different Kentucky university campuses for rising high school seniors.

  • Seibold bound for Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science

    Thomas Seibold, a student from South Oldham High, has been selected to attend the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science.
    Students earn college credits and finish their high school requirements while staying on Western Kentucky University’s campus.

  • MUELLER: Positive people and positive attitudes

    If you want to be successful in your life, at work, socializing, you need to be aware that there are two groups of people to hang out with.

    First, there are those who lift you up, are positive about life, have energy and enthusiasm, walk their walk, talk their walk, and generally make you feel great to be alive.

  • GINGER: Stick a fork in it

    Hubby just returned home from a six week business trip to a far-away place; a romantic little spot with tiki huts, cobalt blue water, pristine beaches, and cannibals.
    “Cannibals?!” you exclaim.
    Yeah, that’s what I said too.  When I found out cannibalism was practiced there until the 1950s, I declined to join him.

  • Dine is Gallery 104's artist of the month

    After relocation to Kentucky in 2006, Darlene Dine discovered a new and wondrous subject matter.  
    While living in Florida for 15 years, she was primarily involved in the photographic and portrait retouching industry.  
    Now living in the quaint, historic town of La Grange, she has found a new love for painting horses and scenes from our very own Oldham County.

  • Sewage rates could hike 11.5 percent

    The Oldham County Utilities Commission has proposed a sewage fee increase for La Grange residents in an effort to offset costs of implementing a sewage maintenance plan.

    John Bennett of the La Grange Utilities Commission proposed the increase of sewage rates by 11.5 percent.

    The average cost per customer, per month would rise from $23.12 to $25.78.