Today's News

  • Strapped for cash: Fiscal court steps in to resolve sewer district's financial crisis

    With $16 million in debt and only $2 million in revenue for the next year, the Oldham County Sewer District needs a plan. The plan could include a rate increase for the district’s 5,700 customers as well as debt restructuring and cutting expenses.

  • Wilder to lead Oldham County EMS

    A new director will lead Oldham County EMS, effective Tuesday.

    Ron Wilder was appointed to serve as director. Wilder, a 20-year member of Anchorage Fire and EMS before joining OCEMS, also has an extensive background in the publishing industry.

    He worked as editor-in-chief for several national computer publications as part of The Cobb Group.

  • Liberty Elementary: Kids helping kids

    Fourth-grade students at Liberty Elementary transformed into backpack tycoons as they spent two months running a business.

    The class formed a company, “Bags R’ Us,” to learn what it takes to run a business and raise money for charity in the process.

    Megan Winkle was one of the class’ top sellers.

  • Ballardsville man dies in Ky. 393 crash

    Police are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle crash on Ky. 1818 early Saturday morning that left a Ballardsville man dead.

    The operator of a 1999 Chevy pickup, David S. Talbott of Ballardsville, died at the scene.

  • The curious life cycle of a cicada

    There we were, face to face. Nothing but a windshield between us; the final resting place for so many of her next of kin. But she was a survivor, sitting atop my windshield wiper. Was she there to pay respects to so many that saw their demise on Interstate 71, or just taking an opportunity to give me the evil eye? Oh those eyes. Those little red, wide-set eyes. Her family had emerged after seventeen years. They, Brood XIV, must have a purpose.

  • ABC official arrested for drunken driving

    An investigator for the state Alcoholic Beverage Control department is charged with DUI after an Oldham County Police officer witnessed his state-owned vehicle traveling through Buckner in the center of Ky. 146 about 2 a.m. Friday.

    Chetallen L. “Chet” Gentry, 42, 1029 Shoreline Drive, La Grange, is charged with DUI, reckless driving and possession of an open alcoholic container.

  • Mustangs seek answers in limited summer play

    GOSHEN – Needing to replace quarterback Dylan Grandon and several top receivers, the North Oldham Mustangs stayed true to their bread and butter running attack this summer opting to spend more work on the nuances of the ground game rather than the seven-on-seven passing leagues.

  • Crash on Bridge Hill sends four to hospital

    A head-on crash involving three vehicles on Bridge Hill at Ky. 22 during rush hour Friday left four people injured.

    According to police, a 2005 Ford F-150 driven by Arvill Duncan Jr. of Smithfield, started to slide in a curve on the westbound side of the bridge, striking a 1992 Nissan Sentra driven by Joseph A. Wells of Louisville about 5 p.m.

  • Education briefs

    Jones graduates from North Oldham

    Alaina Louise Jones graduated Cum Laude from North Oldham High School, where she was a member of the Honor Society and treasurer of the Beta Club. Alaina was also on the girls’ basketball and soccer teams. She received the Chancellor’s Merit Award and a soccer scholarship to Division I Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.

  • County events

    Thursday, June 26

    La Leche League of Oldham County. 6 p.m. All mothers and mothers-to-be interested in learning more about breastfeeding welcome to attend. 222-2886.

    Aerobics class. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St. 225-6474.