Local News

  • Shelby police arrest man who could be responsible for Oldham burglaries

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for numerous recent break-ins at businesses in Henry, Spencer, Oldham, Jefferson, Shelby, Nelson and surrounding counties.   Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield, was arrested Wednesday and could be charged with perhaps 30 burglaries in a six-county area.   Weathers is on parole after being convicted in a similar spree of crimes in Nelson County six years ago, and police appear convinced he is responsible for the break-ins and thefts that hit 15 businesse

  • Oldham Chamber plans merger with Economic Development Authority

    Members of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors have approved the concept of a merger of the two agencies and will be working on a transition plan.  

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the chamber and interim director of OCEDA, said during the next 90 – 180 days, a transition committee will examine issues regarding the new organization’s legal, financial, staffing and overall structure.  

  • Charities, non-profits earn Oldham monies

    Oldham County government will support several local charities and non-profit organizations, officials announced earlier this month.

    Members of Oldham fiscal court voted to award various donations to Home of the Innocents, Tri-County Community Action Agency, Discover Downtown La Grange, the Arts Association of Oldham County, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Oldham County Fair Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Donation amounts for each group range from $1,000 to $10,000. The total amount awarded to the groups for 2010 is $25,000.

  • Horse cents

    Tucked among rolling hills and black fences is a place most Oldham residents probably don’t know about — Highpointe Training Center, one of many local players in an industry that seems far away.  

  • Sheriff's and Police Reports

    Warrant arrests

    Larry D. Cox II, 36, 601 Russell Ave., La Grange, arrested by OCSO May 29, failure to comply.

    Michael J. Brady, 21, 10907 Worthington Lane, Prospect, arrested by OCSO May 31, failure to comply, Jefferson County warrant.

    Donald Hardy, 49, 1619 E. Crystal Drive, La Grange, arrested by OCSO June 1, probation violation.

    Tyler L. Hymer, 30, 3829 Peachtree Ave., Louisville, arrested by OCSO June 1, failure to appear.

  • Vegetable garden prompts change in Prospect

    One family’s small vegetable garden could lead Prospect officials to change the city’s fence ordinance. 

    During the two years he’s tended to a vegetable garden in his yard, Bob Westerman said he’s received no complaints from his neighbors, especially since they enjoy the fresh tomatoes, squash and peppers he shares. 

    But complaints made their way to the city council about the 6-foot tall row of trellises  staked around the garden to protect his produce from deer. 

  • Cowboy church event will take place Friday

    The Christian Country Cowboy Church will host their third annual “Great Cowboy Church Robbery and Old West shoot-out” beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at 4401 N. Camden Lane in Crestwood.

    They have invited Six Gun’s Entertainment – a professional group of western re-enactors for this unique fundraiser.

    The audience members are asked to bring a generous donation and during the event, they will be “robbed” by the re-enactors. The event also includes an authentic, old west style gun fight. Ashli Spaulding is the featured vocal guest.

  • Magistrate hosts town hall meeting

    Oldham County Fiscal Court Magistrate Rick Rash will host a town hall meeting beginning at 6 p.m. June 25 at Briar Hill Park.

    Several local officials are invited to attend to meet with residents.

    County treasurer Stan Clark will offer tethered hot air balloon rides. Representatives from Industrial Disposal will be signing up recycling customers and Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr will be registering voters.

  • Fiscal court again has balanced budget

    For the second time in the past three years, the Oldham County Fiscal Court has a balanced budget. After the second reading of the court’s budget on Tuesday, county officials approved the budget that includes a $203,101 ending balance surplus.

    There are few changes from the first reading of the budget ee" all state-required changes that affect eight line items.

    Most of the line items, like training benefits, Social Security and the retirement match, saw an increase. Truck licensing fees decreased by almost $50,000 due to state-required changes.

  • Schools consider energy conservation policy

    Oldham County Schools may become more energy-efficient if new policies are enacted Monday.

    The Oldham County Board of Education is considering an energy conservation policy that includes setting room thermostats to 72 degrees in the winter and 74 degrees when air-conditioned and dropping building temperatures to 55 degrees in unoccupied buildings during the winter, and shutting off air conditioners during summer break.

    The policy also stipulates water temperature levels, acceptable lighting and directs that personnel shut off all electronic items when not in use.