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Today's News

  • Mother and children saved from La Grange house fire

    By Amanda Manning

  • A new courtyard for La Grange

    Judge-Exceutive David Voegele spoke to a crowd of Oldham Countians to celebrate the opening of the newly constructed Oldham County courtyard in Downtown La Grange last Thursday.

  • Louisville resident looking for stolen puppies in Oldham

    A Jefferson County woman is on the search for two of her dogs that were stolen from her home in May.
    The dog’s owner, who would like to remain anonymous, joined a team of individuals who have volunteered to find her two missing eight-month-old Husky mixes that were allegedly taken by two men who were hired as contractors at her home.
    The victim’s security cameras capture the two suspects, Paul Sims, 23, and Scotty Johnson, 20, stealing the dogs from the home on Beckley Crossing Drive on May 12 and putting them in the homeowner’s red truck.

  • Meth Lab found at La Grange Campsite

    Officers from the La Grange Police Department responded to a call to assist La Grange Fire and Rescue with a campfire in the wooded area near Lee Street on May 21 and found several suspicious items, as well as evidence of active and inactive methamphetamine labs, including evidence of ingredients and paraphernalia used to manufacture methamphetamine.
      During the investigation, officers obtained and executed a search warrant on a nearby residence and recovered additional evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing and methamphetamine (finished product).

  • La Grange Police report missing children taken by father

    The La Grange Police Department responded to a report of two missing children at approximately 8 p.m. on May 31 at the McDonald’s in La Grange.
    Upon arrival, officers spoke to Maria Olguin, the mother of two missing sons, ages 6 and 10.  

  • La Grange Police arrests man for receiving stolen property

     On May 23, the La Grange Police Department arrested Shawn Christopher Pace, of Louisville, for Receiving Stolen Property greater than $500.00 but less than $10,000, a Class D Felony.
      Police received a call stating there was stolen property at a residence in the 100 Block of Heatherbourne Drive in La Grange. Officers investigated and found over $3,500 in stolen property. Some of the items recovered were miscellaneous gift cards, debit cards, gas weed eaters, leaf blowers, electrical cords, air tanks and much more.

  • "The Bachelorette" dater, Crestwood native to star in Travel Channel show

    From love, to tae kwon do, to travel?
    Crestwood native Sean Ramey has been a contestant on the ABC hit show “The Bachelorette” founded and managed a tae kwon do facility and now he will be starring in an episode of The Travel Channel’s “Time Traveling with Brian Unger.”
    While he dabbles in a vast array of hobbies, Ramey said the limelight is by far his favorite.

  • Fiscal Court awards $100,000 to Historical Society for $2 million renovation project

    Members of the Oldham County Historical Society last week asked Oldham County Fiscal Court for $100,000 for its renovation project. Although they were awarded the large sum, it didn’t come without a fight.
    The History Center is in the midst of a $2 million campus renovation campaign to update the facility inside and out.
    Not only is there a campus renovation planned, but also in March, the Historical Society had to shut down part of the campus for damages caused by weather.

  • North Oldham Fire Department reduces tax rates for two districts

      The North Oldham Fire District will reduce tax rates in its district by five percent, beginning July 1.
      The current property tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of assessed valuation will be reduced to $0.095 per $100 of assessed valuation. which was voted on at the NOFD Board of Trustees meeting May 14.

  • Oldham County Chamber: Half of alcohol ordinance petitions returned, outlook good for special election

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s Committee for Expanded Alcohol Sales updated the Oldham County Fiscal Court about its efforts to pursue 6,000 signatures on an expanded alcohol petition last week.
    Clayton Stoess, member of the Expanded Alcohol Sales for Oldham County committee, told the magistrates that the Chamber had received half of the signatures needed after sending more than 30,000 mailed petitions to Oldham County residents at the end of April.
    Stoess said the Chamber hopes to have the required signatures by the end of June.