Local News

  • Historic District in La Grange to change guidelines, not principles

     A train slicing through Main Street defines La Grange, but it is the history of the city built around the railway that inspires six individuals to protect the past.

    “I tell people we are trying to preserve the city one board at a time,” said Barbara Manley, with a laugh. 

  • Masterpiece Tea

    Masterpiece Tea is the newest fixture of La Grange’s Main Street.  The new shop is both a tea room and an art gallery featuring work by local artists. 

  • Public Records - March 31, 2016

     La Grange Police


    Janelle L. Miller, 52 of La Grange — cited and released March 15 for possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle


    Patrick S. Moore, 31 of Pendleton — arrested March 15 on a Trimble County warrant of two charges


  • Oldham County Schools’ superintendent Search

    The wide range of contenders for the Oldham County Schools’ next superintendent has been whittled down to two men, who each spoke in a public forum March 23.

    At least 100 attended the forum to see Dewey Hensley and Greg Schultz answer questions about their backgrounds and ideas for the school district. Both candidates were asked the same set of questions submitted online beforehand and an audience question and answer period followed. Hensley and Schultz each had one hour to speak. 

  • Retired science teacher experiments with art

    What is one man’s junk might just become an addition to another man’s latest folk art piece. Or at least that is true for artist Robbie Mueller.

    “I’m the guy that comes to your yard sale and is looking through the boxes of stuff that you have gathered up to throw in the garbage can,” Mueller said with a laugh. “I always tease that you can find my rear end hanging out of any dumpster.”

  • Trail alliance hopes growth continues to metro area

    Oldham County residents looking for a new place to get some exercise while enjoying nature have an option open to them that may always be growing. 

    The Brownsboro Alliance Trail Association (BATA) is building a trail that they hope to connect throughout the county as well as other parts of the Greater Louisville area.  

  • Changes expected in Prospect property value

     Prospect residents may soon see their property values, and in turn their tax rates, change.

    Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) Tony Lindauer spoke before Prospect residents at the March 21 city council meeting to explain Prospect’s upcoming property value reassessment.  

    The reassessment will use recent sales in the Prospect area to determine any changes to property values for similar properties. 

  • Free app gifted to county by funeral home could help save lives

    Thanks to the efforts of a local businessman, Oldham County residents now have a new way to prepare for the worst.  

    Buford Cobb, vice president of Stoess Funeral Home, has partnered with the creators of a smartphone application, Vital ICE, to give the app to Oldham County residents for free.  

    The app is designed to help users share their personal information should they ever be unable to respond in an emergency.  

  • Chambers searching for women who lead the community

    Women’s history month may be coming to a close, but two organizations will honor exemplary businesswomen in the present. Each are currently accepting nominations for a female honoree in two upcoming events. 

    Strong Leadership Strong Women

    The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Strong Woman Leader Award to be presented at the sixth annual Strong Leadership Strong Women event. 

  • Hemp producers hope to open regional facility

    Chris Brooke, Landmark News Service

     Kentucky Cannabis Company leaders see room in Henry County to grow their effort to provide health benefits from hemp oils, company founder Bill Polniak said.