Today's News

  • Athlete of the week: Blake Young

    Team: Oldham County Piranhas swimming club

    Events: 25-meter freestyle, 25-meter backstroke and freestyle relay.

    Age: Six.

    History: Young has been member of the Piranhas for two years.

  • Game bytes: A look at this week's sports in brief

    BASEBALL: Oldham Aces vs. Next Level

    Score: 9-6 Aces

    When: Sunday.

    Where: Beechmont Baseball complex, Louisville.

    Key players: The Aces’ Brad Reinbold, Alex Sharrard, Jason Sterrett and Preston Theiss.

  • KSP cruiser sideswiped during I-71 traffic stop

    A Kentucky State Police trooper suffered minor injuries during a traffic stop Monday on Interstate 71 as a commercial truck side-swiped his cruiser.

    According to police, KSP Trooper Rick Ellis stopped a motorist about 10:55 a.m. Monday near the 32 mile-marker on I-71 in Henry County.

  • Celebrating the Derby their way

    In addition to the daily duties performed by a group of instructional assistants self-named as SWAT (Super Women All the Time), these enthusiastic ladies have a unique talent for bolstering staff morale at La Grange Elementary.

    This spring in Oldham County, Kentucky is no exception.

  • County events

    Thursday, July 3

    American Legion Post No. 39. 7 p.m. Oldham County post, La Grange. 241-9701.

    South Oldham High School Booster Club. 7 p.m. SOHS library. Call Jim Murphy, 552-5024. Aerobics class. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St. 225-6474.

  • Home values level off, sales slow, but Oldham escapes worst of housing market crash

    At least we’re not in California. Home sales have slowed, housing prices have leveled off, but it seems Oldham County has escaped the worst of the housing market crash that has adversely affected much of the country in the last year.

    As the United States experiences home depreciation for the first time in 13 years, home values in Oldham County have only leveled off.

  • Crews hustle to finish projects

    School’s out, construction’s on.

    Without having to contend with school operations, construction crews are in full swing this summer in order to have North Oldham High, Oldham County High and Locust Grove Elementary schools ready for the start of school Aug. 13.

  • City employees choose Monday-Thursday schedule

    Officials at La Grange City Hall decided to “go green” but rising fuel prices are not the reason.

    City officials recently launched a new four-day work week for employees based at city hall. Saving gas money, they say, is just a bonus.

    La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter said that at a recent staff meeting, the conversation turned to Fridays and how slow the office was that day.

  • Saturday's butterfly census offers outdoor fun for scientific cause

    Celebrating Independence Day often involves fun in the great outdoors. Here’s an option for the whole, nature-loving family: participate in the annual butterfly count.

    University of Louisville biology professor emeritus Charles Covell will lead the butterfly census expedition Saturday at UofL’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary in Oldham County.

  • Sewer district ordinance tabled

    Magistrates tabled the first reading of an ordinance Tuesady allowing the City of Crestwood to withdraw from the Oldham County Sewer District.

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner said there is a dispute whether the Oldham County Sewer District is organized under Section 76 or Section 220, as well as if the fiscal court approved the merger at all.