Local News

  • 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.

  • Local band plays at Forecastle

    Last weekend, Louisville hosted Forecastle, a three-day musical festival that in the past played host to artists such as Outkast, Jack White, Bassnectar, The Avett Brothers and DEVO.  This year, though, the lineup included Oldham County punk rock band, White Reaper.  
    The band, which is composed of Tony Esposito on guitar and vocals, Ryan Hater on keyboards, Nick Wilkerson on drums and Sam Wilkerson on bass, released their self-titled debut EP in 2014 and has since grown immensely in popularity.  

  • Public Records

    KSP Arrests
    Nichole L. Bishop-Cooley, 33, Bedford – arrested July 16 on Crystal Drive in La Grange by Trooper McCormick for DUI first-aggravated, wanton endangerment first-police officer, wanton endangerment first, no registration plates, reckless driving and no registration receipt

    La Grange Police
    William C. Powell, 24, La Grange — arrested July 13 for reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol first offense and failure of owner to maintain required insurance first offense

  • Gallery 104 honors Logan
  • Report flooding of homes to Emergency Mgmt.
  • Kaden goes to camp

    Pictured is Kaden Riggle, who attended session five of the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch. Also pictured are Oldham County Deputies Tom Cecil and Tim Kehl, who transported the campers, and Ranch Head Counselor Kayla Mayfield. Submitted Photo.

  • 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.