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

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

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

Oldham’s sole distillery sees growth, welcomes more distilleries

Oldham County’s first, and only, distillery isn’t interested in expanding their operation across acres of land but rather becoming comfortable in their operations and focusing on themselves. Steve Thompson, president and majority owner of Kentucky Artisan Distillery, said while the distillery’s business plan and goals have changed over the past several years, they’re right where … Continue reading Oldham’s sole distillery sees growth, welcomes more distilleries

Annual county events moving out of CityPlace citing discriminatory policy

The Arts Association of Oldham County’s annual fall arts show is moving from its usual location at the CityPlace Exhibition and Convention Center because of the center’s discriminatory policies. Director of the fall arts show, Marion Gibson, said several artists contacted her earlier this summer to express their concerns about the show continuing to be … Continue reading Annual county events moving out of CityPlace citing discriminatory policy

La Grange hospital turns away sexual assault victim

When a woman went to Baptist Health La Grange earlier this year after being sexually assaulted, she was seeking treatment for her injuries as well as a forensic sexual assault exam. However, the attending physician in Baptist Health La Grange’s emergency room that day declined to administer the exam because he wasn’t comfortable doing it, … Continue reading La Grange hospital turns away sexual assault victim

County health department to cut back on personnel, programs

Many health departments across the Commonwealth are in danger of closing down by the end of the year due to ballooning pension burdens, but Oldham County is not facing immediate danger, according to local health officials. Teresa Gamsky, the county health department’s director of public health, told the Oldham County Fiscal Court June 18 that … Continue reading County health department to cut back on personnel, programs

County jail begins housing Indiana federal inmates

The Oldham County Detention Center is now housing federal inmates from Indiana. Oldham County Jailer Mike Simpson has previously spoken at Oldham County Fiscal Court about the possible arrangement with U.S. Marshals in Indiana to house federal inmates in the county jail. As of a few weeks ago, that arrangement came to fruition. “It was … Continue reading County jail begins housing Indiana federal inmates