Today's News

  • GINGER: Stupid or just being funny?

    Hubby arrived home on Friday evening from a three week business trip to Tokyo. 

    I was unable to join him, but we did give the option to our three teenage children. 

    They all chose to forego the trip, citing fear of radioactive fallout as their number one concern. 

  • BOB MUELLER: Here's the way life works

    To draw a picture of the average life is not difficult. 

    We begin early in life looking forward to what we want to do, what we want to accomplish and what we want to possess. 

  • Cardinal Triathlon officials move race from Oldham County, cite safety concerns

    Safety concerns have prompted organizers of Saturday's Cardinal Triathlon to relocate the event out of Oldham County. The race, in its fifth year, has drawn elite athletes to the area as a tune-up before the August Ironman Louisville event.

    Organizers Todd and Cynthia Heady made a last-minute decision to move the race to Taylorsville after learning there would be no police support for the race.

  • County’s fireworks attract thousands

    The Fourth of July holiday was a dud last week in some Kentucky cities, including Prospect, where officials worried fireworks combined with dry conditions could set fires.

    Prospect Mayor Tom Eberle canceled the Prospect “Boomsday” celebration just hours before the event started, citing extreme heat and overly dry conditions.

  • Teens vandalize school, will pay

    Four teens face criminal charges after a short-lived spree earlier this month. 

    According to La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett, the teens broke several business and vehicle windows, including a large plate glass window at SKC Architects on Parker Avenue. 

    The teens then broke a window at La Grange Elementary, causing a computer to fall to the ground. 

  • Teachers receive half-percent raise from county

    School district officials announced last week that — despite their preliminary budget — teachers will be getting a raise in the fall.

    Superintendent Will Wells, who began his new position July 1, listed teacher compensation as a top priority during the superintendent hiring process.

    Now, district officials have decided to dip into a contingency fund to offer an additional .5 percent raise.

  • Project Guild to celebrate life of Oldham County’s 'Buddy'

    La Grange man’s untimely passing doesn’t cancel plans to honor his life of service

    After decades of tireless dedication to his community, a life-long Oldham County resident died Saturday. Willie S. Head — better known to all as “Buddy” — was 74.

    Head had been named grand marshal for this year’s Oldham County Day parade and considered it an honor.

  • Few similarities found in recent traffic deaths

    Considered the deadliest day on U.S. roadways, Oldham County Police responded to three car crashes during on July 4.

    None included serious injuries, however, the number of traffic-related fatalities statewide is higher this year than last. 

    A crash on I-71 southbound at mile marker 21 sent a 24-year-old woman to the hospital with a minor head injury, according to OCPD spokesperson Sarah King.

  • Ready, Set, Run program teaches local children about more than running

    Children cross the finish line. — smiles beaming with confidence as their parents go over to congratulate them. They’ve been immersed in a running program since mid-April.
    Their dedication, persistence and hard work for nearly two months has paid off. But what’s more is, your child has gained not only physical activity and exercise; they’ve learned life lessons along the way.

  • Little League All-Stars dominate

    With summer already well under way, both the North and South Oldham Little League All-Stars are starting to pick up steam.
    After wrapping up District 2 competition earlier this month, a number of local teams took to the state level over the weekend.
    9- 10-year-old Nationals
    North Oldham rolled past Valley Sports 10-8 in the finale as Steven Votaw, Kaiya Sheron and Ben Gibson each picked up 2 RBIs. Austin Reed added a double.
    10- 11-year-old Nationals