Today's News

  • Adoption Day celebrates the gift of family

    He’s the lone male in his house. He’s married and has five daughters – two biological and three adopted. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.
    Daniel, an Oldham County resident, and his wife, Lisa, attended an event Friday at the Oldham County Courthouse in honor of National Adoption Day, celebrating adoptive families.
    It’s a far cry from where Daniel used to be, when he said the word “adopt” didn’t exist in his vocabulary.

  • SOFD collecting electronics for recycling

    The South Oldham Fire Department is collecting old cell phones, printer cartridges for recycling, plus handheld game systems like the Nintendo DS, Gameboy and Playstation Portable.

    Deliver donations to the fire station, 6310 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood; South Oldham Library, 6720 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood; South Oldham Government Center, 6710 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood; or Oldham County YMCA, in Buckner.

    Proceeds benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. Call 241-8992 for info.

  • Bloom where you're planted

    A  fine young man came to see me recently with a problem that is almost universal. When he was a youth he dreamed of a specific career, but circumstances barred him from the job on which his heart had been set. Now he is disappointed and feels cheated.
    He wanted to be a doctor, but he did not have the money necessary for his education, and had to quit school and go to war. Now his chance to be a doctor is gone and he is filled with regret. There are a lot of people who have not been able to do the things their hearts were once set on doing.

  • Officials say drain, sell or improve Harmony Lake

    Three different groups are currently racking their brains to come to an agreement on what to do about Harmony Lake.
    The Oldham County Sewer District, City of Goshen and residents surrounding the lake are all involved in a situation that’s left the future of the lake at a standstill – for now.

  • I-71 callers help police apprehend DUI-suspected driver

    Drivers traveling southtbound on Interstate 71 recently helped police locate a Massachusetts man allegedly driving carelessly and under the influence.

    Dispatchers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 and Oldham County Dispatch said several callers reported a careless driver traveling I-71 southbound through Henry and Oldham counties around 7 p.m. Nov. 13.

  • Mother suspected of DUI strikes subdivision entrance while driving home from school

    A La Grange woman faces a DUI charge after she allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into the entrance of Lynwood subdivision as she drove her son home from school.

    According to police, Margery L. Lemaster, 43, of La Grange, allegedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Ky. 22 and Ky. 53 about 3:35 p.m. in Ballardsville.

    Her vehicle struck a brick column at the entrance of Lynwood subdivision.

    Police said Lemaster’s 8-year-old son wasn’t properly restrained in the front seat of the vehicle.

  • Black headed back to judge-executive's office

    He served nine years as Oldham County Judge-Executive, eight years as La Grange mayor and he’s been David Voegele’s brother-in-law more than 35 years.
    Voegele announced recently he’s selected La Grange resident John Black to serve as deputy judge-executive when Voegele takes office in January.

  • Crestwood Supermarket robbed by gunman in black

    A gunman entered Crestwood Supermarket just a few minutes before the store’s closing time Friday night and demanded cash.
    According to police, a white male entered the store at 9:54 p.m. Friday wearing a black hoodie, black toboggan and dark jeans.
    He approached two employees at the front register and demanded cash as he brandished a weapon.
    The suspect fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash, and witnesses believe he may have fled in a silver PT Cruiser traveling north on Central Avenue toward Claymont Springs subdivision.

  • I-71 traffic stop yields $10K in stolen property

    A routine traffic stop led police to more than $10,000 in merchandise stolen from various retail stores and a stolen 9mm pistol.
    Oldham County Police stopped Derike Peterson, 39, of Dayton, Ohio, as he traveled southbound on I-71 Saturday.
    According to police, officers found a stolen 9mm pistol stowed under the driver’s seat and about $10,000 in stolen merchandise in his vehicle.

  • Two Oldham schools cited in Title IX complaint

    A national women’s rights group is alleging that girls in Oldham high schools are being denied equal rights to participate in sports with a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office.

    The National Women’s Law Center filed a complaint Nov. 10 with the civil rights office which is based in Philadelphia.