Local News

  • Semi struck by train in Crestwood

     A train collided with a tractor-trailer trapped on Railroad Avenue about 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. 

    No injuries were suffered in the crash, which resulted in canned soups spilling onto the railway. The semi was headed to Nashville, Tenn., said Oldham County Police Sgt. Neil Johnson. 

    The short and steep avenue is commonly problematic for large trucks, which are not legally allowed to attempt the crossing. 

  • County passes alcohol ordinance despite legal battle

     Fiscal Court unanimously passed an alcohol ordinance for Oldham County during its Feb. 16 meeting, after the culmination of an almost two-year effort to introduce expanded alcohol sales to the formerly moist county.  

  • KSP promotes several officers

     The Kentucky State Police recently recognized the promotion of 16 officers throughout the state at a recent ceremony in Frankfort. One lieutenant colonel, one major, two captains, two lieutenants and 10 sergeants were commissioned.

    Officers with ties to the communtiy included: 

  • Family hopes to bring new flavors to county

     Crestwood residents who are hungry for a new restaurant option have something new to add to their palette, “A Taste of Thai.”


    The exotic new restaurant opened its doors for lunch-only Feb. 19, and will continue to expand hours as its three new owners develop the business, said part-owner, Darwin Cotton.

  • Local puller hopes to make it big on small screen

    Tractor pulling has always been a niche sport, but thanks to a new reality series currently in production, it will soon gain a much wider platform.  “Hooked on Dirt,” filmed partially in La Grange, will air on NBC in October.  

  • Sex offender pleads to lesser charges

    A sexual abuse criminal case that began in February of 2014 is nearly resolved.

    Michael P. Berry, formerly of Oldham County, pleaded guilty to amended charges in Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday. Originally charged with three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, all class D felonies, Berry pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse in the first degree and one count of wanton endangerment, first degree, a class C misdemeanor.

  • Learning about local wildlife

    Though Oldham County Schools canceled classes because of inclement weather Feb. 10, a crowd of children who made it out to the library had the chance to learn about native wildlife in Kentucky and meet a few furry visitors cared for by the Second Chances Wildlife Center. 

  • Empowering women and giving back to the community

    By Machaela Ballard, News Editor

    A local jujitsu instructor is using his skill set to teach a free women’s self-defense seminar. But the no-cost class is not the only way Mike Ring plans to give back to the community. 

    No matter who you are, where you come from or the places you frequent, nobody is immune to violent crime, Ring, the instructor and owner of Combat Kempo Jujitsu, said. 

  • Tool business chooses to relocate to La Grange

    After a decade in operation, a Jefferson County business has moved to Oldham County.  Owner David Wallace said he moved his business, DW Tool Sales and Service, to take advantage of new opportunities.  

  • Battling childhood obesity through pilot program at YMCA

    By Machaela Ballard, News Editor

    Families with obese children may soon find some relief by taking advantage of a pilot program to be offered at the Oldham County Family YMCA. 

    Healthy Weight and Your Child is designed to “empower obese children” between the ages of 7 and 13, “with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle,” according to a release.