Idea for local broadband system proposed

There is growing support among local residents for a municipally owned broadband system in Oldham County. Speaking before the Oldham County Fiscal Court Feb. 4, La Grange resident Larry Kiser got right to the point saying he was there to speak about a publicly owned broadband system that serves every household in the county. “I … Continue reading Idea for local broadband system proposed

MSD to strike deal with Oldham County

The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is likely to become the new owner of Oldham County’s sewer system. During their Aug. 20 meeting, the Oldham County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of understanding with MSD outlining MSD’s proposed purchase of the Oldham County Environmental Authority’s (OCEA) wastewater collection and treatment system. “The entire purpose of trying … Continue reading MSD to strike deal with Oldham County

Fiscal court hears from supporters for Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution

More than 70 people attended the Oldham County Fiscal Court meeting today in support of making Oldham County a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Four resolutions have been sent to the fiscal court urging the county to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary, according to Judge-Executive David Voegele, and while they differ in language the aim remains the … Continue reading Fiscal court hears from supporters for Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution

Man sentenced nearly five years after Goshen murder

Almost five years after an Oldham County High School graduate’s body was found in a driveway in Oldham County, an Indiana man was sentenced to 45 years in prison for his death. Miles Matthews, 32, of Corydon, Indiana killed Adam Gregg, a 34-year-old 1998 OCHS graduate, in 2014. Matthews admitted to stabbing Gregg with a knife, … Continue reading Man sentenced nearly five years after Goshen murder

For one family, getting married at Duncan Memorial has become a tradition

Thousands upon thousands of couples have said their wedding vows at Duncan Memorial Chapel in Floydsburg. All of them have walked down the same slate floor of the Early English Gothic chapel designed by Louisville architect Fred Elswick and gazed at the stained-glass windows above the wood carving of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” … Continue reading For one family, getting married at Duncan Memorial has become a tradition

Pewee Valley celebrates 150-years but without its historian

The historic Edgewood home sits at 114 Edgewood Way. Built in the 1850s by Walter Haldeman, founder of the Louisville Courier, the estate could’ve been destroyed were it not for the preservation efforts of Donna and David Russell.Andrew Henderson / The Oldham Era It started with Edgewood. It was 1987 and the people of Pewee … Continue reading Pewee Valley celebrates 150-years but without its historian

Lt. Gov. Hampton talks time in office, Bevin and military service at OCMS

Coming up on the end of her term in office, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton said she holds no animosity toward Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. “I have no ill will at all, none at all,” Hampton said. “Certainly this is not how I would have scripted my last year in office, but I know the Lord is … Continue reading Lt. Gov. Hampton talks time in office, Bevin and military service at OCMS

KSP trooper shoots bullet through neighbor’s ceiling at Oldham Oaks

A bullet was shot through the ceiling of a family’s apartment at the Oldham Oaks apartment complex on Saturday night, according to the family and police.  La Grange resident William Todd called 911 shortly after 6 p.m. on Nov. 16 and said a bullet had come through the ceiling of his apartment at Oldham Oaks. … Continue reading KSP trooper shoots bullet through neighbor’s ceiling at Oldham Oaks

Oldham County no exception to historic racial terror lynchings

How do we remember history that is painful to remember? It’s a question community members in neighboring Shelbyville confronted recently when a coalition sought to commemorate the lynchings of six Black men in Shelby County from 1878 to 1911. Between 1877 and 1950, the period between Reconstruction and World War II, the Equal Justice Initiative … Continue reading Oldham County no exception to historic racial terror lynchings

Kentucky Artisan Distillery names new master distiller

The new master distiller of Crestwood’s Kentucky Artisan Distillery doesn’t think he has the right last name for the job. He’s not a Beam or a Brown Forman, but Jade Peterson has worked his way up to his current position at Oldham County’s only distillery and he’s poised to launch the distillery’s first homemade whiskey. … Continue reading Kentucky Artisan Distillery names new master distiller