Today's News

  • Happy trails

    Hundreds of visitors turned out Sunday for a dedication of the area’s newest park, Shelby Trails.

    Located on Aiken Road at the northwestern limit of Todds Point, this 400-acre equestrian park and nature preserve will feature a 22-mile riding trail and several shorter ones when it opens to the public next spring.

    So on Sunday, with a backdrop of a barbecue feast and toe-tapping Bluegrass music by Kentucky Blue, Shelby County officials held a ceremony to honor Roger and Diane Shott of Anchorage, who donated their horse farm to the Shelby County Parks Board.

  • Traffic spills to local highways after I-71 crash

    More than 500 containers of blue and yellow ink saturated Interstate 71 Oct. 13 as a tractor-trailer overturned near the Oldham-Jefferson line.

    The spill occurred about 10:20 a.m. and police shutdown the northbound lanes of Interstate 71 for more than 10 hours as crews worked to clean the spill.

    Police diverted northbound I-71 traffic to I-265 and U.S. 42 to Ky. 153 in Sligo.

  • County will operate without HR manager

    After closed session discussion during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, Oldham officials voted on the job status of the county’s human resources manager.

    Effective Oct. 8, Susan Ripperdan is no longer an employee of Oldham County Fiscal Court.

    Of the five magistrates in attendance – Magistrate Bob Deibel ran the meeting in Judge-Executive Duane Murner’s absence – all but one voted to approve the change. Magistrates Rick Rash, Bob Leslie, David Voegele and Steve Greenwell approved and Magistrate Scott Davis opposed the decision.

  • Mayor’s suit against the city council for lowering tax rate is affirmed

    Two fiscal years later, a court has ruled that city council members should not have voted to lower the tax rate in La Grange.

    The state’s court of appeals rendered a ruling Friday that affirmed a circuit court ruling in a case between the city council and Mayor Elsie Carter.

    Almost two years ago, the mayor filed suit against the city council, claiming the council members violated state law by voting to reduce the city’s tax rate for fiscal year 2008-09 from .22 cents per $100 to .20 cents.

  • OCHS, SOHS teachers report threats by students

    Police recently took two students into custody for their alleged threats against teachers.

    Oldham County Police arrested Kory D. Garr, 18, of La Grange, Oct. 11 for his alleged threats against a substitute teacher four days earlier.

    According to police, Garr threatened to strike the woman Oct. 7, and repeated the same threat to another female teacher.

    Police said Garr threatened to hit the substitute teacher if she didn’t walk away from him.

    Garr is charged with menacing and abuse of a teacher. Police arrested him Oct. 11 at the school.

  • News in brief

    Dilapidated structures eewill be discussed during eepublic hearing

    Owners of three local properties will face a public hearing after county officials approved allowing the county attorney to move forward with declaring the structures dilapidated.

    All three properties are vacant and Tim Tyree, county code enforcement officer, said all are in need of serious maintenance or removal.

  • Court upholds council’s decision to rescind attorney’s 2008 appointment

    A city attorney’s future handling city business may again be up to the council that voted to rescind his appointment two years ago.

    After being nominated by the mayor, approved – with a stipulation – by the city council and having his earnings investigated by two city councils, a state court of appeals recently ruled in favor of the La Grange city council regarding the appointment of City Attorney Graham Whatley.

    The council voted to approve Whatley as city attorney after Mayor Elsie Carter nominated him in September 2008. 

  • Davis, Waltz debate fourth district issues

    Jacob Alvey, 17, may not be able to vote in the Nov. 2 election, but age doesn’t keep him from campaigning for John Waltz, the Democrat challenger for Kentucky’s fourth congressional district. Alvey said he was attracted to Waltz’ determination to change the current political climate.

  • Mustangs shut down Henry County

    NEW CASTLE – In a game where they needed it all the North Oldham Mustangs had it as they rolled to a 24-9 road win over Henry County Friday.

    “It was a really nice win, the boys really played well,” NOHS coach Billy Martin said. “It was just a great effort all the way around.”

    The Mustangs raised their record to 3-3 overall and more importantly to 1-0 in the district with the win over the defending district champions.

  • Leary leads Colonels past J-town

    JEFFFERSONTOWN – Every time Brett Leary scores on a long touchdown run for the Oldham County High School Colonels this year it started not just from the line of scrimmage behind his offensive line on fall night, but on a hot July morning by himself.

    Leary, a 6-foot, 190-pound senior running back has been a one-man wrecking crew for the Colonels the past two weeks when OCHS needed him most.