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Local News

  • Retired firefighter saves house

    Thanks to a new neighbor, a house fire was caught just in time today. 

    Firefighters were dispatched to a house on Old Sligo Road near the Pillow and Paddock Bed and Breakfast at approximately 3:45 p.m. today.

    Within the hour, the scene in La Grange was under control by La Grange Fire and Rescue and the Ballardsville Fire Department.

  • Local veteran announces run for Ky. Secretary of State

    A local veteran has announced his plans to run for Kentucky’s secretary of state.

    Andrew English announced his candidacy on Veterans’ Day.

    English, a South Oldham High School (SOHS) graduate, is currently a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and General Counsel for the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Holiday Inn hotel planned for Commerce Parkway

     La Grange will soon be home to a Holiday Inn hotel. 

    A four-story Holiday Inn Express and Suites is currently being built at 1150 Commerce Parkway in La Grange.

    The Holiday Inn will feature the company’s Formula Blue design, a modern design with open spaces throughout the hotel for the “smart traveler.” 

  • Kasey trial date pushed back again, house up for sale

    A La Grange man’s trial has been delayed again.

    Stephen Kasey appeared in Oldham County Circuit Court Nov. 1 to set a trial date, but his attorney, Ted Shouse, said he needed more evidence.

  • Nominate a parade grand marshal by Nov. 15

    The Project Guild of La Grange is now accepting nominations for grand marshal of the 2019 Oldham County Day Parade.

    The deadline is Thursday Nov. 15.

  • Oldham-Jefferson county line trial canceled

    A lawsuit alleging the Jefferson County Property Value Administrator (PVA) moved the county line has reached an agreement, and will not be going to trial in Oldham County.

  • Evans wins Prospect mayor

    Incumbent mayor John Evans will continue to lead the city of Prospect.

    Evans has served as mayor for five years and in various other city government roles in the past.

    “Very happy about it, and I’m glad the campaign’s over,” Evans said.

  • County officials retain seats

     The majority of elected officials across the county will remain the same.

    County Judge-Executive Republican David Voegele defeated Democrat Shelli Ernst in the general election Nov. 6.

    Voegele was first elected Oldham County Judge-Executive in 2010. Prior to that, Voegele served as magistrate of district 2 from 2007 to 2010.

  • Black returns to mayor’s seat

     Former La Grange Mayor John Black was the leading vote getter against current councilwoman Shannon Pottie Whitaker in the Nov. 6 election.

    Pottie was first elected to the council as the leading vote getter in 2014.

    In Tuesday’s election, Black received 1,774 votes while Whitaker received 1,261 votes.

  • Two new magistrates elected

    The members of Oldham County Fiscal Court will remain largely the same, with only two changes.

    Following a close primary race, Republican Stephanie Hawkins won the race for District 6 magistrate.