Local News

  • Food pantry receives big donations

     Good deeds come in different shapes and sizes, and just about every form of kindness has materialized recently at the Bread of Life Food Pantry.

    It is not like there was a shortage of generosity within the aged walls of Grace and Glory Lutheran Church. Since August of 2012, the pantry housed there has fed thousands of people in need, reaching an all-time high of 11,291 in 2015. About 1,000 individuals and families are fed each month because of the good work of Bread of Life volunteers. 

  • One woman abducted at gunpoint, another threatened

    Two women were separately threatened at gunpoint in La Grange on Thursday, March 10, including one who was briefly abducted, according to a La Grange Police Department press release. Police believe the incidents are related, the release stated.

    Before 1:45 a.m., a female patron of Planet Fitness on South First Avenue reported that a male subject attempted to open the passenger door of her vehicle. When she refused to open her door, according to the release, the subject produced a handgun and threatened her with it if she did not open the door.

  • Beyond books

    More than knowledge will bloom from the library this spring. All three Oldham County Public Library locations are giving away seed packets to encourage beginning vegetable gardeners.

    Support, literature and classes will be offered for those who want to learn more about how to make their gardens thrive. 

  • County picks Cruz but state chooses Trump

    Many residents who attended the Republican Caucus on Saturday, March 5, noted a bustling, energetic crowd surrounding the polls, but turnout was slightly lower than the 2012 presidential primary. 

    A total of 6,274 Oldham County Republicans cast a ballot for their party’s presidential candidate, equating to 23.57 percent of the county’s 26,612 eligible voters.

  • Free HIV testing expands into Oldham County

     A federal grant has enabled the Volunteers of America (VOA) to expand their HIV testing services to a seven-county area that includes Oldham County.  

  • Entrepreneurs, small businesses can SCORE some help

     Beginning entrepreneurs and small businesses can now receive big help from the free services of a nonprofit group called SCORE.

    The national organization expanded its reach March 1 from Louisville into Oldham County, and uses volunteer executives and experts to mentor business start-ups and existing small businesses.

  • New Feeders Supply partners with Ky. Humane Society
  • Girl Scouts hold first Powder Puff Derby

    Oldham County Girl Scouts celebrated the inaugural Powder Puff Derby, hosted by Troop 2221 from Crestwood. 

    Much like the acclaimed Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, this event allowed local girls to design, build and race their very own car in a community style event that promoted family fun and healthy competition for girls age 5 through 13. 

  • Community Briefs, March 10, 2016

    Seedling giveaway scheduled

    The Oldham County Conservation District will hold its Annual Tree Seedling Giveaway Saturday, March 19, at its offices located at 700 W. Jefferson Street (the old Health Department Building) on the outskirts of La Grange.  

    Trees will be given away starting at 10 a.m. and will end by noon or when all trees have been handed out.  Arrive early for the best selection.

  • County residents recognized at conservation awards

    The Oldham County Conservation District’s 35th annual Awards Banquet was held Feb. 25 at the John Black Community Center.  Several individuals received honors.

    Recognized for going above and beyond in their conservation efforts and care of the land was Randy Hudnutt as Outstanding Cooperator.  The award recipient has to practice good long-term conservation ethics on land they own or manage.