Today's News

  • Snow cancels classes Friday for Oldham students

    Oldham County Schools will be closed Friday, according to the district's Web site.

    Students awoke to a dusting of snow and canceled classes Thursday morning, although students in neighboring Jefferson County reported to school. Snow quickly accumulated by mid-morning, and by lunchtime, some areas of Oldham County reported more than two inches of snow.

    Jefferson County school officials dismissed students an hour early. 

  • Former county employee files suit

    A former county employee claims supervisors forced him to cite property owners for non-existent code violations to generate revenue for Oldham County government.

    In a lawsuit filed Dec. 30 against Oldham County Fiscal Court, former code enforcement officer Mitch Nobles claims he reported his immediate supervisor’s wrongdoing on several occasions and ultimately lost his job.

  • Kenwood Station principal appointed to Oldham school board position

    An elementary school principal will serve as Oldham County Schools' director of personnel.

    District officials announced Tuesday that Phillip Moore, principal of Kenwood Station Elementary, will replace the school district's current personnel director Genie Yockey. Yockey will retire March 1 after serving 11 years in that position.

    According to a school district press release, Moore will remain as principal of Kenwood through July 1.  Between now and then, he will be transitioning to his new position while continuing his duties as principal.

  • Revival planned starting Sunday in Smithfield

    Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Smithfield will host a mid-winter revival with Bro. Milford Biddle Jan. 17 - 20. Service times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Wednesday.

    There will be special music during every service and a nursery is available.

    Everyone is invited. For information call Pastor Arvill Duncan at 845-2294.

  • One dead after New Year’s crash in subdivision

    A Louisville man died in an early morning New Year’s Day crash in Glen Oaks subdivision – the state’s first traffic fatality of 2010.

    According to police, a silver 2000 Infiniti traveling east on Worthington Lane failed to negotiate a curve and left the south side of the road striking a tree about 2:50 a.m.

    The driver of the vehicle,ee 28-year-old Christopher T. McDowell of Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

  • Oldham chapter of Red Cross offers details about Haiti relief efforts

    To help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti, support the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

    The American Red Cross will provide immediate relief and long-term support with food, supplies and other support to those in need.

    To make a contribution, contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org.


  • School board to discuss new bus compound Tuesday

    Members of the Oldham County Board of Education will meet Tuesday to visit proposed sites for a new bus compound.

    The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at Oldham County Schools' main office, 6165 W. Ky. 146 in Crestwood.

    Board members will call the meeting to order, travel to proposed sites and return to the office to discuss the options and cost comparisons from other districts.

  • City's quiet zone saved by crossing gates

    Crews from CSX and La Grange Public Works began working to install crossing gates at Second Street in La Grange Monday, which will allow the city to maintain its quiet zone.

    La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter announced Friday that gates were scheduled to arrive in town within the week and wiring would begin soon after. The city's public works department will assist CSX with the gate installation.

  • Officials consider road closure

    A portion of road that cuts across two Westport residents’ property could soon be closed.

    County attorney John Fendley said Robert and Suzanne Whayne of Westport wish to close a portion of county road 1015. 

    Fendley said the couple has agreed to pay for advertisement or other expenses related to initiating or continuing any procedures to close the portion of the road that crosses their property.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday to begin the process of possibly closing the road. 

  • Smith graduates from basic training

    Jeffrey D. Smith recently completed basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C.

    He completed a 12-week course of intense training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both mentally and physically. 

    He is stationed at Camp Geiger, N.C. for four weeks of combat training. His field of expertise will be in ground ordinance electrical calibration, requiring an additional eight months of training beginning this month.

    He is the son of Stephen and Rebecca Smith of Centerfield and a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School.