Local News

  • Booster seat law now in effect

      A new child safety seat law took effect June 24. Governor Steve Beshear signed the booster seat bill into law on June 15, requiring children younger than nine and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat.
    The bill requires law enforcement officers to issue citations to violators with a $30 fine, although no court costs will be assessed. In addition, violators will have the option to purchase a booster seat instead of paying the fine.

  • The Affordable Shop & Treasures celebrates 35 years

    The first consignment shop that opened in Oldham County is celebrating their 35th year this month.
    Located on Highway 146 in La Grange near Buckner, The Affordable Shop & Treasures sells clothing, furniture, home décor and knick-knacks.  
    Ida and Sonny Myers opened the store in June of 1980. Seventeen years later Ida’s sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Bob Luhman purchased it from them.
    Since 2010, Paulette and James Lawson have owned The Affordable Shop and have added “& Treasures” to the name.

  • Students place in state-wide writing contest

    Two Harmony Elementary students were recognized for their entries in the annual KET Young Writers contest.
    Charles Weaver won first place in the 2nd grade division for his entry, “An Out of this World Halloween Mystery.” Alexis Abboud placed third in the third grade division with her entry, “Adoption is Love."

  • Carriage House on track for incentives

    One of Oldham County’s largest employers, Carriage House/Ralcorp is on track to meet its incentive package under the Kentucky Business Investment Act.
    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele said the county government is willing to rebate the 10 percent Insurance Premium Tax normally paid by Carriage House companies for up to 10 years.

    This would be in exchange for Carriage House meeting the state requirement of hiring 225 individuals to work in manufacturing and distribution services at Carriage House.

  • SOHS student elected governor of national program

    Sydney Bright of South Oldham High School was elected as a delegate to attend the American Legion Auxiliary’s (ALA) Girls Nation program in Washington, D.C.
    ALA Girls Nation is a program for aspiring young women leaders providing firsthand experience and practical insight into how the federal government works. Two participants per state, known as “senators,” are chosen to represent their respective Girls State programs.

  • High school sophomores attend leadership program

    Delany Young of Prospect and Sarah Abukwaik of Crestwood recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Kentucky Seminar held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond from June 11-14.
    Young and Abukwaik joined more than 230 other young high school leaders from the region. Representing North Oldham High School, Delany is the daughter of Cheryl and Dennis Young. Representing Oldham County High School, Sarah is the daughter of Debra and Yousef Abukwaik.       

  • Teachers + bikes = teamwork
  • Kamen wins Kohl’s scholarship

    Kohl’s Department Stores recently announced it has awarded more than 2,500 winners nationwide with nearly $400,000 in scholarships for higher education and prizes through the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program. The winners were chosen from more than 32,000 nominees nationwide, and selected for the positive impact their volunteer efforts have on the community.

  • Rawert Scholarship awarded

    Kathleen Ash, right, is the recipient of the Matthew Rawert Memorial Scholarship at South Oldham High School for 2015. Ash has selected to attend the University of Louisville in the fall. Presenting her with the award is Monica Rawert Jones, sister of Matthew Rawert (a 2000 graduate of SOHS). Kathleen is the daughter of Kim and Mike Ash of Crestwood.

  • Community in brief --June 25, 2015

     Summer theatre

    Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s All Community Summer Theatre production of “Fiddler on the Roof” will be performed June 25, 26 and 27 at 7pm.