Local News

  • Highway 53 Overlay ordinance approved

    After being tabled at last month’s city council meeting and a second public meeting, the Overlay District Ordinance for Highway 53 was passed at the La Grange City Council meeting on July 6.
    Six city council members voted yes and one voted no to the ordinance proposed by the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development and Oldham County Planning and Development Services.
    The overlay district consists of commercial businesses on the Highway 53 corridor, between I-71 and the north side of Walnut Alley. Residential areas would not be affected.

  • Pewee Valley approves new police equipment

    The following are notes from the Pewee Valley City Council Meeting on July 6:

    •The council approved the Pewee Valley Police Department to purchase a 2016 Ford Explorer. The new vehicle will be equipped with up-to-date cameras and a radio system.
    •The council is working with KIPDA and FEMA to propose a grant for the mitigation system for the Town Square project.

  • Local judge participates in Family Law Conference in Frankfort

    Family Court Judge Timothy E. Feeley, who serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, recently participated in the 2015 Family Law Conference at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. The AOC provided the education program in May for Kentucky circuit and district judges who oversee cases involving families and children.

  • Oldham County Fair to begin July 28

    The Oldham County Fair will be held from July 28 to Aug. 1 at the Oldham County Fairgrounds, located in La Grange.
    The fair, which has been an Oldham County tradition since 1933, will include many events, including motor sports events, rides, music from local bands and pageants.
    The pageants, which attract over 150 total contestants, are separated into eight different categories.

  • Apple Patch residents boogie down at prom

    Apple Patch, an adult living facility which seeks to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, held its annual prom Friday night. Residents, caretakers and families all joined in on the dance floor for a night of laughs and good fun at CityPlace in La Grange.

  • EOMS teacher wins national award

     President Barack Obama named 108 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching — including Robyn Morris, a seventh grade teacher at East Oldham Middle.

  • Education in Brief

     EKU Dean’s List, Grads

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 3,099 students earned Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2015 semester. To achieve Dean’s List honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.

  • Local students make Dean’s list at University of Kentucky

     The University of Kentucky has released its Dean’s List for the Spring 2015 semester.  

    A total of 6,001 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance. 

  • Correctional employees honored

     Listed below are the staff that were selected for the Employee and Supervisor of the Quarter for July-September 2015.

    Jessica Durrett, Corrections Unit Administrator ll

  • Theiss to sign new book at OC Day

     Dr. Rob Morris was an important figure in Masonic history, organizing the first international organization for women, the Order of the Eastern Star, and earning the title of Poet Laureate for Freemasonry during the 19th Century. Through detailed personal letters and old photographs, an untold part of his story is revealed in A Place in the Lodge, a new book by Oldham County native, Nancy Stearns Theiss, Ph. D.