Today's News

  • Road Rules: Cycling season revs up familiar debate

    Drivers are annoyed. Cyclists are annoyed. Ah, Oldham County in the summertime.

    It’s Ironman season — for the next few weeks, triathletes will be pedaling on local roads getting ready for the 112-mile cycling portion of the competition, which takes place Aug. 26.

  • Been there, and fighting it: Veteran's Recognition event will focus on PTSD

    Many of America’s heroes are coming home and fighting a silent battle of their own — a battle many won’t acknowledge and can go undiagnosed and untreated for years.

    Post-tramautic stress — commonly known as PTSD — is being diagnosed in soldiers at increasingly higher rates. Many organizations are opting to drop “disorder” from the title to lessen the stigma associated with mental illness.

    It is likely not that more soldiers are experiencing PTS, but that the U.S. military has started paying more attention to it.

  • Superintendent will earn $157K

    The contract for new school Superintendent Will Wells shows a salary similar to the previous superintendent’s starting salary but with little leeway for increases.

    Wells signed a four-year contract this summer with the Oldham County Board of Education for $157,500 annually.

    When former superintendent Paul Upchurch took over the district in 2005, his starting salary was $137,500 — about $161,500 when adjusted for inflation. 

  • CARTOON: Athletes dodging traffic
  • Congressman Davis announces abrupt resignation

    Congressman Geoff Davis announced at 6 p.m. Tuesday that he has resigned from his post as congressman for Kentucky's Fourth District. 

     “I thank the people of Kentucky’s Fourth District for the honor of serving as their Congressman over the last eight years," he said in a statement released by email.

    In 2011, Davis announced that he would not seek re-election in 2012, although at that time, he planned to complete his term. 

  • Total burn ban lifted

    The total burn ban for Oldham County has been lifted.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele, in agreement with Oldham County fire chiefs, has lifted the total burn ban effective immediately. 

    This means that while a ban on most outside burning continues statewide until at least Sept. 30, it is now permissible in Oldham County to resume agricultural and recreational burning, including campfires and outside cooking. 

  • I-71 north lane closure Tuesday, Wednesday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office advises motorists of a lane closure on northbound Interstate 71 between mile points 18 and 22 in Oldham County.  The left lane will be closed Tuesday, July 31, and Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.  KYTC crews will be performing tree trimming in this area. 

  • South Oldham wins Senior League state championship

     With North Oldham Little League wrapping up a Junior League state championship in the early game on July 25, South Oldham made sure to capture the Senior League state title in the night cap, outlasting Ashland National 9-6 in extra innings.

  • La Grange business selected to carry GMC trucks, SUVs

    Champion Chevrolet-Buick in La Grange has added the GMC brand to its name and its inventory.

    GMC officials recently announced that Champion Chevrolet had been selected to carry GMC trucks and SUVs, in addition to the dealership's Chevy and Buick inventory.

    Champion Chevrolet-Buick-GMC is owned by Crestwood resident Fred Tolsdorf.

    GMC has a long history of providing quality trucks, but is now transitioning with the addition of more elite interior offerings as well as an abundance of technology.

  • Prospect dancers capture national championships

    Story by Adam Warner

    The grace of a swan. The eloquence of a flower. The dexterity of a champion.  

    A group from Prospect’s Dance Designs Studio had all that and more recently at the NexStar National Talent Competition in Sandusky, Ohio, as they captured six national championship.