Local News

  • 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. 

  • LEPC: Train went through Oldham before derailing in Tenn.

    A train carrying highly flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire overnight last Thursday in Tennessee. That train traveled through Oldham County on its way from Cincinnati to Georgia, according to Oldham County Emergency Management Director Kevin Nuss, who spoke about the accident at the recent Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting.

    More than 5,000 Knoxville residents were evacuated to a nearby mall because of an acrylonitrile inhalation risk, reported NBC News. 

  • Oldham County Schools Superintendent has not resigned

    At a special meeting June 25, the Oldham County School Board suspended its superintendent, Dr. Will Wells, following an annual evaluation of his performance. 

    Wells is receiving full pay and benefits at this time and has not yet resigned. If he chooses to resign, an investigation would not be necessary, according to board chairperson Joyce Fletcher.

  • Mr. Oldham County added to list of Oldham Co. Fair pageant schedule

     This year’s Oldham County Fair Pageants will take place at the Oldham County Fairgrounds July 27-Aug. 1.

    The Pageant Committee and Fair Board have decided to make the pageants closed this year, meaning only Oldham County residents will be able to participate. 

    New this year to the pageant line up will be Mr. Oldham County for boys who are ages 16 and older.

  • First Annual Kentucky Farm Fest set for this weekend




    Oldham Tourism and Conventions invites Kentuckians to its first annual Kentucky Farm Fest on July 11 and 12 in Crestwood.

    The weekend will be filled with all-day entertainment and fun, as well as informational workshops on The Maples, a 20-acre farm on Hwy 22 off exit 14 on I-71.

    The event is projected to bring 3,000 people to Oldham County.

  • Community in brief -- July 9, 2015

     Living Treasures meet and greet

  • Education in brief -- July 9, 2015

     VMI honors

    Robert H. Hendren, a recent graduate from Goshen who majored in biology, is among the 756 cadets at the Virginia Military Institute recently named to the Dean’s List for the
    second semester of academic year 2014-15.  Cadet Hendren’s parents are Dr. and Mrs. Robert B Hendren.

  • Conway files suit against EPA

     I have joined eight other state Attorneys General in a lawsuit asking a federal court to strike down a new rule from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that unlawfully expands the federal government’s regulatory reach over local streams, lands and farms. 

  • Public Records --July 9, 2015

     KSP Arrests

    Damon Freed, 25, Louisville – arrested June 28 on I-71 Southbound in La Grange by Trooper Sturgill for driving on DUI suspended operator’s license, first


    Anita J. Wilson, 46, Shelbyville – arrested June 28 at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange by Trooper Ferris for promoting contraband


    La Grange Police