Today's News

  • Lessons from geese

     Dr. Robert McNeish wrote “Lessons from Geese” as part of a sermon in 1972. Since then it has been reprinted in many forms. I share these entertaining insights with Biblical thoughts to reflect upon. 

  • 18 attend hymn sing

     The Oldham County Hymn sing took place April 13 at Hillcrest Baptist Church. There were 18 people in attendance and 10 churches represented.

  • Debate is tonight

     Tonight we’re hosting Republican debates between candidates running for Oldham County judge-executive and county attorney starting at 6:30 p.m. at Soiree Rental Facility, next to Beef O Brady’s in La Grange. (See ad on page A3 for more details). 

  • Former Crestwood businessman sentenced for scheme to defraud VA

    A former Crestwood businessman who masterminded a scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans Affairs will pay more than $2 million in restitution. ee

    A U.S. District Court judge sentenced Daniel Ryan Parker, 39, of Crestwood, and Jeffrey Allen McGill, 38, of La Grange, to five years and eight months in federal prison. ee

    Parker will pay $2,025,063.44 in restitution and McGill will pay $1,977,786.47.ee

    There is no parole in the federal judicial system.ee

  • Newspaper, chamber host senate, PVA, clerk debates

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  • Oldham jailer, police chief both hospitalized

    Oldham County’s police chief and jailer are both under doctors’ care in Louisville hospitals.

    Chief Michael Griffin is recovering after suffering a heart attack early Sunday morning.

    Lt. Col. Billy Way said Griffin was transported to Baptist Hospital East by Oldham County EMS about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, where surgeons completed a successful angioplasty to open a blocked artery.

    A second vein has a 60 percent blockage, and another vein has some blockage, Way said.

  • Education News

    Local students named to dean’s list at Morehead

    Several students from Oldham County were named to the dean’s list at Morehead State University for the fall semester.

    Dean’s list students include Samantha Boone, Jacquelyn Finch, Tina Ward and Jordan Wuthrich from La Grange and Jennifer Fannin and William Fergason from Crestwood.

    To be named to the dean’s list at MSU, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

    Hargis named to dean’s list at Otterbein College

  • Taxidermist turned TV host

    As hunting gains popularity nationwide, Kenny Parsons wants to make sure newcomers to the sport are well educated.

    Parsons, owner of Hide ’N’ Hook on U.S. 42 West, just on this side of the Trimble border with Henry and Oldham counties, is putting his years of experience on film in the form of a new TV show, “Just Passin’ Thru.”

    Think of him as the “Tim Taylor” for hunting enthusiasts – only far less accident-prone than the fictional “Home Improvement” cable TV host.

  • Showcase was a success

    The second weekend of March brought beautiful weather, some great basketball games and a very successful Showcase Oldham County event.

    For the 17th year in a row, Oldham Chamber & Economic Development hosted its annual Showcase Oldham County celebration. This two-day event showcases some of the most successful entrepreneurs in our community and a wide variety of community services, elected officials, candidates for office, local entertainment and much more.

  • News Briefs

    As election day approaches, officials await Hatch Act ruling

    Oldham officials are still awaiting word from Washington, D.C. determining if the duties of the county’s deputy judge-executive comply with the federal Hatch Act.

    Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish – a candidate for judge-executive in the May primary – has not yet heard from the Office of Special Counsel in Washington whether the act applies to the county’s race for judge-executive.