Local News

  • 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.  

  • Ribbon cutting

     The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development held a ribbon cutting on Wed., Nov. 8, for Eberle Orthodontics. The event celebrated the business’ new La Grange location at 2311 S. Highway 53. 

  • Bench presented

     Sen. Ernie Harris (middle) presented a bench to Oldham County on Tuesday with Mayor of La Grange Joe Davenport (left) and Judge-Executive David Voegele (right) in attendance. Harris received the bench, made of 1,300 one-gallon plastic milk jugs, at a legislative conference in Seattle last year.

  • Lil Colonel Playhouse holds fundraiser
  • Fitness Friday at Camden Station Elementary
  • La Grange woman presumed dead, three Henry county men arrested in connection

     Three Henry County men have been charged in the murder of a La Grange woman who was reported missing last Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.

    John Downey, 30 of New Castle, was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, assault first degree and tampering with physical evidence.

    Joshua Sparkman, 30 of Campbellsburg, was charged with assault first degree.

  • History Center receives 2015 KHS Award

    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) recently presented the Oldham County History Center with a 2015 Kentucky Historical History Award in the area of education for its efforts to preserve and interpret the history of Oldham County’s World War II veterans.