Local News

  • Community in Brief

     Grand Slam starts Friday

  • Donors Needed

     The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.

    Blood donors with all types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, and platelet donors are urged to schedule an appointment. To make an appointment and for more information, download the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

  • Pewee Valley Church celebrates 150 years with improvements

     Tucked away in southern Oldham County is a little church undergoing some big changes.

    Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church will celebrate 150 years in November 2016, but the congregation is already observing the anniversary through its capital improvement campaign that began two years ago.  The campaign projects include work in the sanctuary, kitchen and gymnasium and also a repave of the parking lot, says Pastor Joel Weible. 

  • Only Nazarene Church in Oldham County gets new pastor

     Sitting in Crestwood is a Nazarene church with a small congregation, but a new pastor is trying to change that. 

    Derek Elkins, his wife, and their five daughters moved to Oldham County last month from Arkansas. He’s the new and only pastor at South Oldham Church of the Nazarene. 

  • Body found floating in La Grange lake is identified

     Oldham County officials identify man found in La Grange lake

    A death investigation continues after a body was found in the lake near Sunset Drive in La Grange.

    Oldham County Police responded to a phone call of a body floating in the lake by the Green Valley Apartment Complex at approximately 9:11 a.m. Tuesday.

    Matthew Roark, 35, was found dead on July 14 in Green Valley Lake.

  • Clerk’s office follows new same-sex marriage laws with ‘no issues’

     On June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses and recognition to same-sex couples violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

  • KIPDA receives $2O,000 for Early Childhood Council

    On June 19, The Oldham County-Rural KIPDA Community Childhood Council received grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood in the amount of $20,00 to support the Kentucky initiative of kindergarten readiness.

  • New Dollar General turning heads in Crestwood

     The new metal building at the front of Crestwood Station has caught the watchful eye of several Oldham Countians, who are not thrilled by what they see.

    “I think it’s an eyesore,” David Dietmeyer, Crestwood resident, said. “It does not fit into the area.”

    The building will be the new location for the Dollar General store, which was previously near the back of the retail center. 

  • LEPC: Train went through Oldham before derailing in Tenn.

    A train carrying highly flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire overnight last Thursday in Tennessee. That train traveled through Oldham County on its way from Cincinnati to Georgia, according to Oldham County Emergency Management Director Kevin Nuss, who spoke about the accident at the recent Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting.

    More than 5,000 Knoxville residents were evacuated to a nearby mall because of an acrylonitrile inhalation risk, reported NBC News. 

  • Oldham County Schools Superintendent has not resigned

    At a special meeting June 25, the Oldham County School Board suspended its superintendent, Dr. Will Wells, following an annual evaluation of his performance. 

    Wells is receiving full pay and benefits at this time and has not yet resigned. If he chooses to resign, an investigation would not be necessary, according to board chairperson Joyce Fletcher.