Today's News

  • Majority of local legislators retain seats

    Oldham County state legislators are starting to lie out their priorities after the election. While four of the five county state legislators are retaining their seats, there’s also a newcomer in the mix.

    Senator Ernie Harris, a Republican whose district includes Oldham County and part of Jefferson County, was re-elected for his seventh term in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Voter turnout tops 50 percent locally

    Over half of all registered voters in Oldham County cast a ballot Election Day, and for Darlene Berhow it was her first time casting a ballot.

    Berhow has lived in Oldham County for 11 years and married her husband, Todd, in August 1995, but she’s originally from Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s three Maritime Provinces.

  • Hall awarded Oldham Countian of the Year

    A strong work ethic, a desire to be successful and his work in the community were a few of the things mentioned for why one man was named this year’s Oldham Countian of the Year.

    Oldham County businessman Jay Hall was named the 2018 Oldham Countian of the Year at the Oldham County Chamber’s event Nov. 8 at Taylor Creek Farm.

  • Holiday Inn hotel planned for Commerce Pkwy.

     La Grange will soon be home to a Holiday Inn hotel.

    A four-story Holiday Inn Express and Suites is currently being built at 1150 Commerce Parkway in La Grange.

    The Holiday Inn will feature the company’s Formula Blue design, a modern design with open spaces throughout the hotel for the “smart traveler.”

  • Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen to open Louisville location

    Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen has thrived in Buckner for 13 years, and now the franchise is expanding its taste and charm into Louisville.

    A second location of Steve-O’s is slated to open in the former spot of Cliftons Pizza Co., on 2230 Frankfort Ave. Cliftons Pizza was a staple of the Clifton community for 28 years until it abruptly closed September of this year.

  • School district discusses state’s new grading model

    The Kentucky Department of Education has labeled several Oldham County Schools as performing low in its new school report card model.

    The state’s new grading system was discussed at the Oldham County Board of Education meeting Oct. 29.

    Seven schools were targeted for “support and improvement” in Oldham County under the new TSI designation.

  • 100-year-old vet to receive highest French honor

    Bill Pollard sits in a maroon colored, leather chair in an expansive living room ordained with paintings in a Prospect suburb right on the Jefferson County line.

    Pollard, who was born in Shelby County, and lived most of his live in Henry County, celebrated his 100th birthday on Sept. 1 surrounded by friends and family.

  • Local veteran announces run for Ky. Secretary of State

    A local veteran has announced his plans to run for Kentucky’s secretary of state.

    Andrew English announced his candidacy on Veterans’ Day Nov. 11.

  • Retired firefighter saves house

    Thanks to a new neighbor, a house fire was caught just in time today. 

    Firefighters were dispatched to a house on Old Sligo Road near the Pillow and Paddock Bed and Breakfast at approximately 3:45 p.m. today.

    Within the hour, the scene in La Grange was under control by La Grange Fire and Rescue and the Ballardsville Fire Department.

  • Voter turnout similar to 2010 election

     The voter turnout for the general election in Oldham County was significantly higher than the primary election. 

    51 percent of registered voters headed to the polls yesterday, compared to 19 percent in the spring.

    In the county, 52,708 residents are registered to vote.