Local News

  • Humane Society thankful for land for new facility

    The Oldham County Humane Society (OCHS) can check one item off its wish list after receiving seven and a half acres of land from a local family’s donation last year.  The land, which is on Commerce Parkway, will be used to build a new facility to alleviate some of OCHS’ space concerns.  

    Currently, OCHS works out of a small rental building on the Cherry House Furniture property.  The facility is small, with little space for some animals and no space for others.  

  • KSP Cram the Cruiser nets 123 tons of food

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced that the sixth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 123 tons (246,705 lbs) of food for Kentucky families.

    Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 780,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.

  • OCPD to conduct traffic checkpoints

     The Oldham County Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the county during the months of December, January and February. 

  • Public records - Dec. 24, 2015

     La Grange Police


    Michael A. Pardieu, 56, Crestwood — cited and released for failure to transfer motor vehicle, no operator’s license, failure to maintain required insurance, no registration receipt and improper registration plate


    Michael T. Hart, 20, La Grange — arrested for criminal trespassing, third offense, public intoxication and promoting contraband, first offense

  • Dealing with your child’s behavior during the holidays

    While we like to think of the holidays as a picture-perfect Norman Rockwell painting, they tend to be the exact opposite: full of stress for everyone around. Think about it. From buying presents and extra food to visiting relatives you hardly ever see, stress can come from all sides during this time of the year.

  • New Kroger planned for Buckner

    The Kroger Company has bought land in Buckner and intends to build a Kroger Marketplace on the location by 2017.  

    The land, located on the corner of Highway 393 and Commerce Parkway, takes up about 14 acres, according to Business First Louisville.  

    According to Tim McGurk, regional public affairs manager, the land Kroger will be using spans two separate parcels.

  • Pewee Valley swears in new council member



    Pewee Valley replaced council member Will Chambers, who resigned at the November meeting, at its council meeting on Dec. 7.

    Tracey Williams was sworn in last Monday as a council member. Williams has lived in Pewee Valley with her husband Mark and their two children since 2002. 

  • La Grange reviews recent event results

     La Grange Crossroads Director Karen Eldridge reported the success of Light Up La Grange to the city’s council at their Dec. 7 meeting.  Eldridge calculated that during the festival, La Grange attracted between 2,000 and 3,000 visitors.  This resulted in strong gains for local businesses.  

  • Changing you and me



    Sitting together on a couch, Sandy Chastain-Brough and Sierra Altizer have an easy chemistry.  They talk about current events, each other’s mischief and exchange jokes.  Although Chastain-Brough is retired and Altizer is a student at South Oldham Middle School, they could truly be sisters.  

  • DeWeese not seeking re-election in 2016



    Kentucky Rep. Bob DeWeese (R) gave a statement recently announcing his retirement at the end of his term.