Today's News

  • Hard work & hot dogs

    Pools are open, baseball season’s in full swing, yards need mowing — all opportunities for Oldham County youth to find employment.

    Many teens see summer break as a chance to earn some spending money and to gain experience in the workforce.

    But nationally, finding those jobs has become harder in recent years. In July 2011, only 48.8 percent of youth between the ages of 16 and 24 were employed, the lowest in a decade.

  • Leadership class to host free teen movie night

    Participants in this year’s Leadership Oldham County program are reaching out to local youth for their capstone project.

    The group is launching a “Free Friday Flick” program, offering the first movie July 13.

  • Crestwood Civic Club hosts annual garden tour, luncheon Friday

    Three Crestwood gardens will highlight the annual Crestwood Civic Club Garden Tour and Luncheon on Friday. 

    The fundraising event features the homes of Bob and Kathy Dunn, Paul and Stephanie Virg and Craig and Lori Belling.

    Each garden has a unique story. 

  • Collecting for charity

    The sun glints off an aluminum can alongside Fendley Mill Road. For two La Grange women, this can is a sought-after prize.

    It’s not just one can, though, it’s a whole beer case stuffed with empty cans.

    “Look, a treasure!” says Sue Macuch.

  • North Oldham Fire officials warn of recent mulch fires

    While everyone loves a well-manicured lawn, firefighters are cautioning against one common landscaping element — mulch.

    Crews from the North Oldham Fire Department have responded to two mulch fires this summer, according to Assistant Chief Don Dahl.

    Dahl said mulch, which is a constant state of decay, builds heat inside the pile. 

    In many instances, a cigarette or landscape light causes the mulch to ignite — but fires can also occur without an ignition source. 

  • Car leaves roadway during teen's seizure

    Monday was a lucky day for Layne Whitaker.

    "At least he didn't end up in the pond," responders from Oldham County police and EMS said repeatedly.

    Whitaker, 18, had a seizure while driving his Buick sedan near Abott Lane and Ky. 22 Monday afternoon.

    A witness saw the car leave the roadway and called 911. Police, EMS and South Oldham Fire responded to the scene.

    Whitaker's car travelled about 200 feet down a hill before coming to a stop in a group of trees, missing a nearby pond by about 15 feet.

  • CARTOON: Bugs bug me
  • Oldham County drops opener is state softball tournament.

    Oldham County got off to a rough start at the Rawlings/KHSAA state softball tournament, dropping their opening round game 4-1 to Boyle County.
        The Lady Rebels would strike first in the second inning, plating one, before opening up the game two innings later on a three run outburst. That said, Oldham County would manage to salvage a run in the top of the sixth, but it would be too little too late.
        The Lady Colonels would pick up five hits on the day, but their only RBI would come from Rebecca Wishnevski, who did not have a hit.

  • Firefighters save historic building in Goshen

    A historic structure in Goshen remains standing after firefighters responded to a fire there at 7:45 a.m. Thursday.

    The house, used as a farm office at the Mason Lane Farm, is about 100 years old. 

    Don Dahl, assistant chief at the North Oldham Fire Department, credits an "ad-hoc" sprinkler system for preventing more damage from occurring.

    Heat from the fire caused a rupture in the plumbing, which caused a leak that kept the fire in check until it was discovered, Dahl said.

  • Soapbox derby returns to La Grange

    After taking a year off, the Greater Louisville Soapbox Derby will be back in full force for 2012, taking to the roads of Oldham County this Saturday.
    Launching from Eden Road in La Grange, the first heat is scheduled to start around 9 a.m. and run through 1 p.m.
    Better still, after last year’s poor turnout, the race will see two divisions full this time around as both the stock and super stock portions will square off with 12 racers in each division.