Today's News

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Busch wins second Cup race at Kentucky Speedway

     SPARTA, Ky. - With the NASCAR Sprint Cup season winding down to nine races before the Chase and drivers making every effort for points and wins to make the playoffs, time is not on Kyle Busch’s side.

    But he seems to be handling business rather quickly.

    Busch took the lead from Joey Logano with 21 laps remaining and led a race-high 163 laps to win the Quaker State 400 Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

  • NASCAR: What to watch for tonight in the Quaker State 400

    SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR’s triple-header race weekend at Kentucky Speedway will finish tonight with the Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at 7:30 p.m.

    Here’s what to watch for in tonight’s 267 lap race, which will air on NBC Sports Network.

  • NASCAR Xfinity Series: Keselowski makes late pass to win Kentucky 300

     SPARTA – Sometimes less is more.

    It worked for Brad Keselowski when he took two right side tires on lap 163 and regained the lead from Erik Jones to cruise to another win at Kentucky Speedway Friday night in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Kentucky 300.

    The win was Keselowski’s fifth overall at Kentucky and third in the Xfinity Series. The Michigan native also won last year's Sprint Cup race at the 1.5-mile bumpy oval and another in 2012.

  • Clerk’s office follows new same-sex marriage laws with ‘no issues’

     On June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses and recognition to same-sex couples violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

  • KIPDA receives $2O,000 for Early Childhood Council

    On June 19, The Oldham County-Rural KIPDA Community Childhood Council received grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood in the amount of $20,00 to support the Kentucky initiative of kindergarten readiness.

  • New Dollar General turning heads in Crestwood

     The new metal building at the front of Crestwood Station has caught the watchful eye of several Oldham Countians, who are not thrilled by what they see.

    “I think it’s an eyesore,” David Dietmeyer, Crestwood resident, said. “It does not fit into the area.”

    The building will be the new location for the Dollar General store, which was previously near the back of the retail center. 

  • LEPC: Train went through Oldham before derailing in Tenn.

    A train carrying highly flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire overnight last Thursday in Tennessee. That train traveled through Oldham County on its way from Cincinnati to Georgia, according to Oldham County Emergency Management Director Kevin Nuss, who spoke about the accident at the recent Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting.

    More than 5,000 Knoxville residents were evacuated to a nearby mall because of an acrylonitrile inhalation risk, reported NBC News. 

  • Oldham County Schools Superintendent has not resigned

    At a special meeting June 25, the Oldham County School Board suspended its superintendent, Dr. Will Wells, following an annual evaluation of his performance. 

    Wells is receiving full pay and benefits at this time and has not yet resigned. If he chooses to resign, an investigation would not be necessary, according to board chairperson Joyce Fletcher.

  • Mr. Oldham County added to list of Oldham Co. Fair pageant schedule

     This year’s Oldham County Fair Pageants will take place at the Oldham County Fairgrounds July 27-Aug. 1.

    The Pageant Committee and Fair Board have decided to make the pageants closed this year, meaning only Oldham County residents will be able to participate. 

    New this year to the pageant line up will be Mr. Oldham County for boys who are ages 16 and older.

  • First Annual Kentucky Farm Fest set for this weekend




    Oldham Tourism and Conventions invites Kentuckians to its first annual Kentucky Farm Fest on July 11 and 12 in Crestwood.

    The weekend will be filled with all-day entertainment and fun, as well as informational workshops on The Maples, a 20-acre farm on Hwy 22 off exit 14 on I-71.

    The event is projected to bring 3,000 people to Oldham County.