Local News

  • Gilbert receives national down syndrome award

    Anna Gilbert has been afforded a lot of opportunities, including being the team manager of Oldham County’s soccer team during high school. Now, Anna has been handed not only a scholarship, but a chance to attend college like everyone else. 

    Gilbert was one of 21 students in the United States to receive a scholarship from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) for postsecondary education. 

  • Buckner space changes restaurants again

     Situated just off exit 17 between Thorton’s and Sister’s Tea Parlor is a space that has seen three restaurants in just the past two years.

    Owner Marvin Whitesides relocated his restaurant, Starvin’ Marvin’s, from Pendleton into the space in Buckner four years ago. After a few years in Buckner, he opened another restaurant in New Castle. 

  • SOHS graduate receives highest 4-H Award

     Ever since Lexi Bergman was nine years old, she has been part of Oldham County’s 4-H club. 

    The nation’s largest youth development organization has helped prepare Bergman, now 18, for college in more than one way. 

    Bergman has received four scholarships from 4-H for college, including 4-H’s highest achievement award, the Emerald Award. 

  • New concrete mixing plant to be built on Button Lane in La Grange

    A proposal to build a new concrete mixing plant on Button Lane in La Grange was approved by the Oldham County Planning and Zoning board.

    The plant required a conditional use permit, which allows a construction project as long as it follows certain rules, as well as a height variance, which allows an exception to the rule regarding height.  The plant will be operated by Allstate Ready Mix.

  • How the year 1776 affected Oldham County

     By Helen E. McKinney

    Oldham County History Center


     No one can dispute that the year 1776 was a major turning point for America. As far as events go, the signing of the Declaration of Independence was a fortuitous incident not only for America but for Kentucky as well.

  • Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to the National Jubilee with Michael L. Jones
  • Antique Iron Club to be displayed by Oldham County Historical Society

     Like many others who grew up on a farm, tractors were just a natural part of Gene Crady’s childhood. He shares his love of antique iron engines and implements with others through the Antique Iron Club. The organization was formed when Crady and several friends approached the Oldham County History Center with the idea of starting a club for collectors, hobbyists and individuals who share the same interests. Antique Iron was started for anyone with an interest in antique engines that are at least 50 years old.

  • Wreck shuts down I-71

    Interstate 71 is now re-opened after being shut down for several hours at Mile Marker 17, near the Buckner Exit. 

  • Family fun in the sweltering summer sun

    Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve held its Family Fun Day on Saturday. The day consisted of an ice cream eating contest, firehouse spray down and foot races among other family-friendly activities.

  • Crestwood family killed by drunk-driver in fiery accident

    Services were held this weekend for a Crestwood family of three who were killed July 11 by a drunk driver in New Jersey as they were heading home from vacation in New York.
    The accident claimed the lives of 2009 South Oldham High School graduate Russell Hitt, 24, his fiancé, Briana Mae Anderson, 21, and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Charlotte. The couple was engaged in July 2013 and was expecting a baby in December.