Oldham County Day parade route will be reversed this year

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By The Staff

 This year, the Oldham County Day Parade will follow a similar route as in years past, but in reverse order.

Earlier this year, after Project Guild of La Grange members met with local law enforcement officials during their annual parade safety meeting, Oldham County Police suggested reversing the parade route.

The parade begins on Fifth Street at La Grange Elementary. The parade will cross Jefferson Street (Ky. 146) and continue on Fifth Street, then turning left on Main Street.

The parade will continue on Main Street following the railroad tracks past the courthouse lawn and First Street (Ky. 53) before turning left on Walnut Avenue.

From Walnut Avenue, the parade will turn left onto Jefferson Street (Ky. 146) and continue until Fourth Street, where the parade will turn right and end at the entrance to North Oldham Little League.

Parade participants will receive details about assigned staging areas from parade organizers.

“If you’ve attended Oldham County Day in the past and have a coveted spot to watch the parade, you will likely have a terrific view of the parade again this year—but the parade will be marching from the opposite direction,” Project Guild officials said in a press release.

Just one block of traditional parade-watching space will not be included in the parade route this year – Jefferson Street (Ky. 146) near La Grange Service Center and Campbellsburg Chiropractic near Fourth and Fifth Streets.

This change will limit the amount of time that the parade occupies railroad tracks on Main Street.

Submitted by Jacquelyn Hack

Look for your guide to Oldham County Day in this week’s paper.