Today's News

  • Are we weather wimps?

    I’m one of those people. You know the ones. You work with us, and our president is one of us. We come from places north of here and like to try to impress you with stories of snow over our heads or -50-degree days — emphasis on the negative sign — or that we never had a single day off school for snow regardless of how many feet of snow fell the day before.

    So you can probably see where this is going.

  • Prospect offers debris clean-up options

    A special pickup for debris caused by the ice storm will continue until at least Feb. 16 for Prospect residents. 

    Branches should be placed at the curb, in 4 foot or shorter lengths, bundled and not more than 40 pounds.

  • Airport board plans to depart from study

    Members of the Oldham County Airport Board voted Feb. 4 to end the study of bringing a general aviation airport in the county.

    After results from a public opinion survey showed a majority of respondents are opposed to the possibility of an Oldham County airport, the board chose to recommend that the project be suspended.

  • Thomson tops meet

    GOSHEN – It was a postseason atmosphere a week early at the North Oldham Mustang Wrestling invitational Saturday.

    With top ranked Trinity in attendance along with No. 7 Seneca, No. 10 South Oldham, No. 14 Oldham County and No. 15 North Oldham, the tournament was a strong final prep for the Saturday’s regional meet.

  • Growth is good

    Here’s a surprise:  2008 was a popular year to open a new business in Oldham County.

    Although no one keeps hard and fast numbers about business openings and closings, Oldham County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Joe Schoenbaechler said about 50 businesses opened in the past year. Many of them are home-based, one briefcase and one computer operations, but others are more visible.

  • Police Reports

    Sheriff’s reports

    Arrest warrants

    Dennis Mattingly, 55, 206 N. Third Ave. No. 6, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, failure to appear.

  • Digital transition delayed

    Those rabbit ears have a couple more months of life in them, thanks to the U.S. Congress.

    Analog TV signals were scheduled to end Feb. 17 for the last three years, but Congress moved that date back to June 12 out of concern that consumers weren’t ready.

  • Two charged in shooting death of La Grange man

    Two men are charged with the shooting death of a La Grange man Feb. 1. 

    La Grange Police responded to a 911 call at 9:24 p.m. Feb. 1 where a shooting took place. Upon arrival at Creekside Apartments in La Grange, police found a white male, James E. Bailey, 33, dead at the scene. 

  • Property Transfers


    David and Kelli Swinney to Kim George and Delores Duff,  5611 Old Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, $172,000.

    Roger and Cindy Hack to Steven and Jan Dykes, lot 184, Lakewood Valley, 1015 Moody Lane, Crestwood, $88,000.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Airport is a development issue

    To the editor:

    The people have spoken! The airport is dead! All that remains is fiscal court officially signing the death certificate. But I wonder if that decision is short-sighted. This whole process was not about an airport but was truly a future development issue.