Local News

  • 2015 Oldham County Day

    Oldham County Day was hosted on Saturday by Project Guild. Booths, bands, families and even a parade filled the streets of La Grange. Float winners were: Commercial Floats:
    1st: Conagra Foods; 2nd: Hometown Pizza; 3rd. All About Kids; Non-Commercial Floats: 1st: Oldham County Public Library;  2nd: Oldham County FFA; 3rd. Trust For Life, Organ Donor Registry.

  • Chamber members meet with President

    The president of AT&T Kentucky visited with Oldham County business leaders at the Chamber Top Investor Roundtable last week. Photo submitted by Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development

  • Community briefs

    Interstate 71 Exit 14 to be closed July 24-August 5
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the Interstate 71 North ramp to KY 329 (Exit 14) in Oldham County will be closed for concrete pavement replacement from July 24 through August 5.
    KYTC awarded a contract to Hall Contracting of Kentucky, Inc. to remove and replace the deteriorated concrete pavement at the exit ramp on I-71 North at KY 329 in Crestwood.  The contract amount for this project is $660,000.

  • Rain, rain...would you seriously just go away?

    Peering out my window each day during my break from checking emails, answering phone calls and shuffling papers around my black hole of a desk (part of the endless new obligations as an editor), all I’ve seen lately is rain coming down from the heavens in buckets.
    Okay, rain would be an understatement.
    The amount of torrential downpours Kentucky has had this June and July has to be some kind of record.

  • Four for freedom

    By: Thomas Massie

    U.S. Representative

  • Body found in La Grange lake is identified by OCPD

    A death investigation continues after a body was found in Green Valley Lake near Sunset Drive in La Grange.
    Oldham County Police responded to a phone call of a body floating in the lake by the Green Valley Apartment Complex at approximately 9:11 a.m. Tuesday.
    Days later, police identified the body as Matthew Roark, 35, of La Grange.
    The Oldham County Police Department and medical examiners are currently treating this as a death investigation, and do not believe that foul play was involved.

  • OC Schools says vape oil is the new dangerous trend among teens

    The newest drug craze among teens might not be a drug at all, says Oldham County Schools in an update on the presence of drugs in the school district at last month’s board of education meeting.
    At least eight students were taken to the hospital or medical offices, just after spring break, due to the effects of using vape oils with electronic cigarettes, according to Dan Orman, assistant superintendent.
    Instead of using the e-cigs to combat a nicotine habit, or other ways it is intended, teenagers are packing them with marijuana.

  • Farm Fest brings in thousands to Oldham Co.

    Parents and children enjoy activites at Oldham County’s newest attraction, Farm Fest, on Saturday. The all-day event had “how-to” workshops, special guests and family fun on Crestwood farm, The Maples. The event was scheduled to go on until Sunday but was rained out.

  • WHAS shells out thousands to OCS, Baptist Health

    A couple of Oldham County facilities will receive grant money for equipment from WHAS Crusade For Children. The Crusade benefits agencies, hospitals and schools across Kentuckiana that serve children with special needs.
    The Oldham County Board of Education will receive $40,000 to purchase training equipment for children with multiple physical needs, according to John Roberts, director of specified academic programming for Oldham County Schools.

  • Fiscal Court accepting bids for new Buckner Detention Center

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is now receiving proposals to furnish all labor and materials to build a new Oldham County Detention Center.
    Sealed bids on supplied bid forms must be received in the county judge-executive’s office no later than 2 p.m. on Monday, July 27. Bids can be submitted to Oldham County Fiscal Court, attention Melissa Horn, County Treasurer, 100 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 4, La Grange, Kentucky 40031.
    All inquiries pertaining to this request for bid should be addressed to Kenny Davis, Codell Construction Company, at 859-744-2222.