Today's News

  • State grant will pick up the tab for dead animal removal

    Members of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved a $3,000 grant recently for a deceased farm animal removal program in Oldham County. 

    The program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers. 

    The recipient states that the county has been successfully composting small (under 100 pounds) carcasses for 18 months.

  • Residents appointed to local posts

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court recently voted to approve several appointments to local boards of directors.

    Lambert Franklin, of Crestwood, was reappointed to the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development board. 

    Joan Lindop, of Prospect, was reappointed to the Countryside-Rive Bluff Fire Protection District Board. 

  • Boater struck by lightning on Ohio River

    North Oldham was literally a lightning rod during recent summer storms, with emergency crews responding to at least four lightning-strike fires in two days.

    The worst strike came July 19 while five people were on board a pleasure boat on the Ohio River.

    Officials say boaters were headed back to shore when the storm hit.

  • La Grange voters support expanded liquor sales 2-to-1

    La Grange residents voted to make the city “wet” by a more than 2-to-1 margin Tuesday, with more than 1,000 voters casting ballots.

    Of those voters, 751 voted for expanding alcohol sales in La Grange and 338 voted against.

  • Woman exposed to hydrochloric acid at country club

    The pool manager at a local country club was exposed to hydrochloric acid as it leaked from a damaged line midday Tuesday. 

    Crews from La Grange Fire & Rescue and Oldham County EMS responded to Oldham County Country Club at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Crews called to hazmat spill in Pewee Valley

    Crews from the South Oldham Fire Department and the county's hazmat team were called to Pewee Valley late Saturday afternoon. 

    A hazmat spill was reported about 4 p.m. in the 8500 block of Maple Avenue, located in Clovercroft subdivision. 

    Firefighters from across the county assembled at the scene.

  • Oldham County Piranhas, Glen Oaks Country Club swimmers wrap up season

    With summer winding down, several local swim teams took to the pool for one last time over the weekend, looking to lay claim to a division title.

    The Oldham County Piranhas, participating in District 2, opened the swimming Saturday with an 8 a.m. start time at the Plainview Swim and Dive Club.

  • YMCA Festival 5k: Racing after dark

    If you’re looking for an excuse to indulge in carnival food during Oldham County Day, here it is — the YMCA Festival 5k race and 1-mile walk.

  • La Grange girl bags 400 lb. bear while hunting in Canada

       Weighing 95 pounds and standing 5-foot-3, on first glance, Mallory Richards looks like a typical 14-year-old girl. Unlike most of her peers, however, Richards did something different on summer break. 

  • New county-wide service for emergency notifications

    The county's emergency notification system is changing, and users of the current system may need to re-register for the new service.

    Messages about emergency events will now be sent by CodeRED, who recently acquired all of One Call Now's government clients.

    According to Kevin Nuss, emergency management director, old contacts for the system have been transfered over, but he advises residents to re-register to ensure their information is in the system and up-to-date.