Local News

  • Newspaper teams to sponsor ‘Oldham Icon’ contest for local singers

     Whether you’ve written an original song like “Pants on the Ground” or plan to perform a familiar tune like “My Heart Will Go On,” a new contest aims to identify Oldham County’s crop of vocal talent.  

    Auditions for Oldham Icon – a singing talent show – are 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood. 

    Advance registration and a $10 fee is required. Space is limited. 

  • Property transfers


    John and Linda Smith to John and Linda Smith Joint Revocable Trust, quitclaim, lot 49, Arbor Ridge, 6508 Westwind Way, Crestwood, Value $52,000.

    Heather and William to Michael and Dorothy McClain, gift, lot 1, Frances Avenue, Crestwood, FMV $48,000.

    Sheila and Reed Lee to Mary Bramblett, lot 11, Lakewood Valley, 3805 Georgie Way, Crestwood, $128,000.

    Jon and Janice Gulley to Jon Gulley, quitclaim, lot 22, Clark Pointe, 2102 Clark Pointe Drive, Crestwood, FMV $213,000.

  • Second Street crossing gates will be installed soon

    Gates will soon be in place and in working order at the Second Street railroad crossing in La Grange. 

    Mayor Elsie Carter said Monday that crews from CSX will be in the city this week working on finishing the gate installation. She said the gates should be working later this week.

    City officials chose to install gates on Second Street to prevent the city from losing it’s quiet zone or having to close the street.

  • County joins effort to manage scrap tires

    Oldham officials passed a resolution Tuesday to support the state’s Waste Tire Trust Fund.

    According to the resolution, four million scrap tires are generated annually in Kentucky and the fund gives counties the opportunity to manage those tires.

    Solid Waste Coordinator Linda Fountain said of the four million generated, only about two million are collected for removal. Many are often discarded along roadways and in streams.

  • Derby City Lighthouse Club meets Feb. 14

    Derby City Lighthouse Club invites Oldham County lighthouse enthusiasts to join the club for its meeting, 2 p.m. Feb. 14. at Douglass Hills City Hall, 219 Moser Road, Louisville.ee

    For information, call 897-3117 or 384-9477.

  • Operation: SPIRIT to host open house at new location

    Operation: SPIRIT, a local non-profit organization dedicated to parents and caregivers of teenagers and pre-teens, will unveil its new headquarters at 10 a.m. Feb. 15. 

    Scheduled speakers include Sen. Ernie Harris, Oldham County Schools’ Superintendent Paul Upchurch, and Operation: SPIRIT Founder and President Jean Schumm. The new 5,000-square-foot facility, located in Middletown at 13029 Middletown Industrial Blvd., is a donation from Paul Lichtefeld Sr. and Lichtefeld Inc. 

  • La Grange woman faces arson charge

    A La Grange woman’s alleged attempt to burn the trailer she lived in isn’t the first arson charge leveled against her. 

    Melinda L. Bayorek, 45, was indicted Jan. 14 by a Henry County grand jury for one count second-degree arson – a class B felony. 

    Bayorek is charged in connection with attempting to burn her rented trailer Dec. 9 in Henry County. 

    If convicted, Bayorek could face 10-20 years in prison.

  • South Oldham hosts college, career night

    South Oldham High School will host a college and career night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the  SOHS cafeteria.

    The topic isee alternatives to attending a four-year college and allows students to learn what options are available to those who may not want to or be able to attend a four-year college right out of high school.ee 

    Representatives from local career schools and community colleges will discuss programs available to high school graduates.

  • Some ID customers will see rate increase due to billing error

    Industrial Disposal’s commercial customers in La Grange will notice an eight-percent increase due to an ID billing error. 

    La Grange officials approved an eight-percent increase for ID’s residential and commercial customers in 2008, however, ID spokesperson Mike Patterson told the city council Monday the company had only billed residential customers for the increase. 

    Due to the billing error, commercial customers haven’t seen an increase in more than two years, he said.

  • St. John United Methodist Church hosts banquet

    eeThe “Ignite the Spirit” Wild and Mild Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. John United Methodist Church. 

    Tickets are $10 for a meal, and guest speaker is Jeff Miller. The church is located at 12700 W. U.S. 42 in Prospect. 

    For information, call 228-2897 or visit www.stjohnprospect.com