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Local News

  • Birth Annoucement

     Helen Grace Kennedy was born on Jan. 16, 2015 at 1:05 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital. She weighed six pounds and two ounces and was 18 inches long. Parents are Ross and Ashley Kennedy of Louisville. Her sister is Charlotte June Kennedy, who is two-and-a-half years old. Grandparents are Karen and Chris Carter of Louisville and Paula and Steve Kennedy of Pewee Valley.

  • Arts Center hosts summer camps

     As the summer heats up, turn the lazy days of summer into refreshing fun filled days of Art, Music, Dance and Theatre at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center. Explore and expand your child’s creativity and performing skills while making friends. 

    Offerings include week-long camps which are a half-day long, or combine a morning and afternoon camp to create a full day camp experience.

  • Community in Brief

     Grand Slam starts Friday

  • Donors Needed

     The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.

    Blood donors with all types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, and platelet donors are urged to schedule an appointment. To make an appointment and for more information, download the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

  • Pewee Valley Church celebrates 150 years with improvements

     Tucked away in southern Oldham County is a little church undergoing some big changes.

    Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church will celebrate 150 years in November 2016, but the congregation is already observing the anniversary through its capital improvement campaign that began two years ago.  The campaign projects include work in the sanctuary, kitchen and gymnasium and also a repave of the parking lot, says Pastor Joel Weible. 

  • Only Nazarene Church in Oldham County gets new pastor

     Sitting in Crestwood is a Nazarene church with a small congregation, but a new pastor is trying to change that. 

    Derek Elkins, his wife, and their five daughters moved to Oldham County last month from Arkansas. He’s the new and only pastor at South Oldham Church of the Nazarene. 

  • Body found floating in La Grange lake is identified

     Oldham County officials identify man found in La Grange lake

    A death investigation continues after a body was found in the 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.

    Matthew Roark, 35, was found dead on July 14 in Green Valley Lake.

  • Clerk’s office follows new same-sex marriage laws with ‘no issues’

     On June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses and recognition to same-sex couples violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

  • KIPDA receives $2O,000 for Early Childhood Council

    On June 19, The Oldham County-Rural KIPDA Community Childhood Council received grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood in the amount of $20,00 to support the Kentucky initiative of kindergarten readiness.

  • New Dollar General turning heads in Crestwood

     The new metal building at the front of Crestwood Station has caught the watchful eye of several Oldham Countians, who are not thrilled by what they see.

    “I think it’s an eyesore,” David Dietmeyer, Crestwood resident, said. “It does not fit into the area.”

    The building will be the new location for the Dollar General store, which was previously near the back of the retail center.