Local News

  • Home for the holidays

     As the holiday season begins, many families and businesses are already preparing for the festivities by setting up their lights and decorations.  

    Oldham County’s communities are no exception.  Two cities, Pewee Valley and La Grange, have made a tradition of community gatherings to light their decorations.  Both cities will hold their light-up events on the first weekend of December.  

    Pewee Valley

  • Oldham County Schools: Superintendent search is on

     Oldham County Schools officially announced at its regular meeting Nov. 23 that it would be searching for a new superintendent after the resignation of Dr. Will Wells, effective Dec. 31.

    The Board of Education approved a job posting and is being guided by the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA). The KSBA has assisted more than 200 districts in this process and will serve as a third party to help protect the integrity and credibility of the process, says OCS.

  • Link connects lower to upperclassmen at SOHS

    It’s the first day of high school and a student gazes across a crowded cafeteria for a place to set his tray. He was almost worried until he found a familiar face in a blue shirt.

    The blue-shirted senior is the leader of a crew at South Oldham High School that specializes in making younger students feel welcome. Link began in 2011 led by Hallie Hunt, English teacher, and the program has been thriving ever since.

  • ‘The Ultimate Legacy’ to premiere at CityPlace

    CityPlace welcomes veterans, armed service members, cast, crew and the general public to the world premiere of “The Ultimate Legacy” on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

  • Mackindsey’s Mitten Tree


    For another year, Mackindsey’s  Mitten Tree will be at Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen in Buckner, allowing Oldham County residents the opportunity to give to those in need of warmth during the winter.  

    The Mitten Tree, which is named in honor of organizer Debra Webster’s late granddaughter, Mackindsey Walker, has been at Steve-O’s since the restaurant opened.  

  • Beefing up business

     A local farm with an entrepreneurial spirit recently received a financial boost to expand its line of beef products.

    John Bednarksi and Dan Weintraub of Sherwood Acres, LLC were awarded a $49,750 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office. Sherwood Acres was one of only seven recipients in Kentucky among 258 businesses nationwide awarded value-added producer grants totaling $34 million.

  • Veteran gives thanks for free home






    Veterans Day may be over, but Oldham County’s salute to the troops is not. 

    U.S. Bank and Military Warriors Support Foundation donated a home last week to a wounded veteran in La Grange. United States Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient Jason McAlister moved into his new home last week with his wife, Lendie and three children.

  • Sharing and Caring

     The combined kindergarten classes of Goshen Elementary School presented a Thanksgiving program to showcase what they had learned about the history of the holiday.  They performed for the rest of the school on Nov. 23 and for their parents on Nov. 24. Center: Jack Yarka wears a headress and a smile for his part in the program. Bottom Left: Parker Coval sings and dances in the finale of the show.  Bottom right: Sorana Basu performs dance moves during one of the many musical numbers in the program.  

  • Giving thanks for animals and friends





    For many, the thought of losing a pet is no different from the thought of losing family.  For James R. Baker of La Grange, that would have become a reality if not for the kindness of a nonprofit.  

    After Baker suffered a stroke, he needed to move into an assisted living facility.  Baker wanted to take his cat, Baby, with him, but ran up against an obstacle.  

  • NOMS band director seriously injured in Highway 42 wreck



    Kyle Ray, band director at North Oldham Middle School, as of Tuesday, is in the hospital following a wreck on Highway 42 on Nov. 18.  

    He is currently listed in fair condition at Kentucky One Health, a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.  

    Ray started as the band director at NOMS when it opened in 1996 and has served as a part of the band program ever since.