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Today's News

  • More than chicken scratch

    Why do rabbits deliver eggs for Easter, instead of the chickens who lay them?

    The concept always proved troubling for author Nancy Stearns Theiss, she said, and her first children’s book, “Chickens Lay Eggs, Not Rabbits,” gives one quirky chicken named Peck a voice in the matter. 

  • Play by local writer takes stage

    For their March production, Pewee Valley’s Little Colonel Playhouse will produce a show by local playwright Vin Morreale Jr. titled “All My Passions.”  

    Morreale calls “All My Passions” a media satire and romantic comedy.  

  • Congressman Massie pays visit to county
  • Hats off: sold out soiree exceeds goal

     The inaugural Derby Style Soiree to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Oldham County exceeded its fundraising goal of $6,000 on Friday, Feb. 26. The sold out event, held in the Hermitage Farms estate home, helped support five additional pairings of big sister and brother volunteers to children with similar interests. The pairings provide a mentor relationship for children facing adversity.

  • Leap year at the library

     

    The main branch of the Oldham County Public Library hosted a leap day party on Feb. 29.  The party allowed its guests to walk in at any time to take part in an interactive choose-your-own-adventure story that took place all around the library.  It also featured arts and crafts for children.  Maker Monday, a regular library program, featured a leap day theme as well, teaching attendees to build catapults.  

  • Semi struck by train in Crestwood

     A train collided with a tractor-trailer trapped on Railroad Avenue about 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. 

    No injuries were suffered in the crash, which resulted in canned soups spilling onto the railway. The semi was headed to Nashville, Tenn., said Oldham County Police Sgt. Neil Johnson. 

    The short and steep avenue is commonly problematic for large trucks, which are not legally allowed to attempt the crossing. 

  • County passes alcohol ordinance despite legal battle

     Fiscal Court unanimously passed an alcohol ordinance for Oldham County during its Feb. 16 meeting, after the culmination of an almost two-year effort to introduce expanded alcohol sales to the formerly moist county.  

  • Prospect awards contract

     A $181,436 landscape contract was awarded to the Klausing Group during the Feb. 15 Prospect City Council Meeting. The agreement, which has only recently been rewritten, is now composed of three different contracts that together handle all city landscaping needs. 

  • New Crestwood Walmart nears completion, opening

     Approximately 200 jobs have been added to the Crestwood workforce and another 100 will soon be filled at a new Walmart, slated to open March 9.

    According to store manager Jon Shain, the store will continue hiring both full- and part-time associates until it has approximately 300 filled positions.

  • What you need to know about the Republican caucus

     For the first time in Kentucky history, Republican voters will choose their presidential candidate more than two months before the May primary. As the Commonwealth’s inaugural caucus, a few peculiarities need be noted.

    On March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all registered Republican voters within the county may meet at one location to participate in the Kentucky Caucus: Oldham County High School, 1150 Ky. Route 393, Buckner.