Today's News

  • Three injured in Ky. 53 crash

    Crews from La Grange Fire and Rescue and Oldham County EMS responded to a two-vehicle crash around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

    A Dodge SUV struck a minivan it headed southbound in Ky. 53 at the I-71 south ramp. The SUV was turning left onto the ramp when the crash occured. 

    EMS transported three people to Baptist Northeast Hospital for minor injuries — the driver and passenger from the minivan and the driver of the SUV.

    A young child was in carseat in the SUV's second row and was uninjured.

  • Why foreclosures are good for the market

    While the number of foreclosures fell to the lowest rate since 2007 last year, rates are beginning to rise as banks make up for delays caused by a robo-signing settlement signed earlier this year.

    After 28 months of declining foreclosure rates, May and June rates crept higher, according to RealtyTrac, a foreclosure listing firm.

    Locally, Oldham County foreclosure filings are up 15 percent over last year with 180 filings since Jan. 1, up from 152 filings during the same period last year.

  • Road Rules: Cycling season revs up familiar debate

    Drivers are annoyed. Cyclists are annoyed. Ah, Oldham County in the summertime.

    It’s Ironman season — for the next few weeks, triathletes will be pedaling on local roads getting ready for the 112-mile cycling portion of the competition, which takes place Aug. 26.

  • Been there, and fighting it: Veteran's Recognition event will focus on PTSD

    Many of America’s heroes are coming home and fighting a silent battle of their own — a battle many won’t acknowledge and can go undiagnosed and untreated for years.

    Post-tramautic stress — commonly known as PTSD — is being diagnosed in soldiers at increasingly higher rates. Many organizations are opting to drop “disorder” from the title to lessen the stigma associated with mental illness.

    It is likely not that more soldiers are experiencing PTS, but that the U.S. military has started paying more attention to it.

  • Superintendent will earn $157K

    The contract for new school Superintendent Will Wells shows a salary similar to the previous superintendent’s starting salary but with little leeway for increases.

    Wells signed a four-year contract this summer with the Oldham County Board of Education for $157,500 annually.

    When former superintendent Paul Upchurch took over the district in 2005, his starting salary was $137,500 — about $161,500 when adjusted for inflation. 

  • CARTOON: Athletes dodging traffic
  • Congressman Davis announces abrupt resignation

    Congressman Geoff Davis announced at 6 p.m. Tuesday that he has resigned from his post as congressman for Kentucky's Fourth District. 

     “I thank the people of Kentucky’s Fourth District for the honor of serving as their Congressman over the last eight years," he said in a statement released by email.

    In 2011, Davis announced that he would not seek re-election in 2012, although at that time, he planned to complete his term. 

  • Total burn ban lifted

    The total burn ban for Oldham County has been lifted.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele, in agreement with Oldham County fire chiefs, has lifted the total burn ban effective immediately. 

    This means that while a ban on most outside burning continues statewide until at least Sept. 30, it is now permissible in Oldham County to resume agricultural and recreational burning, including campfires and outside cooking. 

  • I-71 north lane closure Tuesday, Wednesday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office advises motorists of a lane closure on northbound Interstate 71 between mile points 18 and 22 in Oldham County.  The left lane will be closed Tuesday, July 31, and Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.  KYTC crews will be performing tree trimming in this area. 

  • South Oldham wins Senior League state championship

     With North Oldham Little League wrapping up a Junior League state championship in the early game on July 25, South Oldham made sure to capture the Senior League state title in the night cap, outlasting Ashland National 9-6 in extra innings.