Local News

  • Oldham County votes to go wet

     Oldham County Residents have overwhelmingly voted to allow expanded alcohol sales and became a “wet” county.

    A total of 9,108 Oldham County residents voted, with 62.5 percent voting yes and 37.5 percent saying no.  

    Before the vote, Oldham County was considered a “moist” county, meaning that alcohol sales were allowed, but very strictly controlled.  

  • Wet/dry vote scheduled for Dec. 29




    Registered voters of Oldham County have the opportunity to cast their final vote as to whether or not the county will become “wet” next week.

    On Tuesday, Dec. 29, the controversial vote will be decided and, if passed, the county could see some changes when it comes to the existing alcohol ordinance.

  • Chamber names new executive director



    Oldham Chamber and Economic Development has named David Bizianes as its new executive director after Deana Epperly Karem stepped down Aug. 31.  

    Bizianes, who has been serving as interim executive director since Karem’s departure, was formally introduced before Oldham County Fiscal Court as OCED’s new leader at their Dec. 15 meeting.  

  • Matthews trial delayed again, date pending lab results



    Both the prosecution against and defense team of an Indiana man accused of killing a graduate of Oldham County High School last year, continue to wait on DNA evidence to begin a trial.

  • Round-up nets 17 arrests

    Several individuals in the region received a rather rude awakening last Wednesday morning when law enforcement came knocking on their doors to serve arrest warrants.

    Oldham County Sheriff Deputies Bob Button and Jonathan Button were among law enforcement officers from four counties who supported a Kentucky State Police round-up that began at 6 a.m. Dec. 16.

  • Cedar Lake performs “A Christmas Carol”
  • Whipping up something good

     Cooking can be a difficult task at any age, but with the right instructors and hours of practice, one can stir up anything they want in the kitchen.


    That is the goal of the Arvin Education Center’s Culinary Arts program, directed by Culinary Arts Instructor Garrett Sanborn.

  • Humane Society thankful for land for new facility

    The Oldham County Humane Society (OCHS) can check one item off its wish list after receiving seven and a half acres of land from a local family’s donation last year.  The land, which is on Commerce Parkway, will be used to build a new facility to alleviate some of OCHS’ space concerns.  

    Currently, OCHS works out of a small rental building on the Cherry House Furniture property.  The facility is small, with little space for some animals and no space for others.  

  • KSP Cram the Cruiser nets 123 tons of food

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced that the sixth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 123 tons (246,705 lbs) of food for Kentucky families.

    Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 780,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.

  • OCPD to conduct traffic checkpoints

     The Oldham County Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the county during the months of December, January and February.