Oldham County

Oldham County goes back to school with a need for teachers

  Prospect residents concerned development could worsen flooding issues

Oldham County students showcase hidden stories in the community

  Owner of burned business says video appears to show lightning strike

Ky. man killed in Fla. paragliding accident

Free Hepatitis C screenings available on Sunday

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Kentucky prison is without air conditioning

Unlocked car helps thieves in Prospect, suspects caught on camera

Woman killed in crash on KY 22 in Oldham County

Recycling changes ahead in Goshen

Two men indicted in connection to Circle K shooting, beer robbery

Man dies after falling while working on Prospect home

Oldham County High School welcomes new principal

The Oldham County High School SBDM unanimously selected Andy Moore as the new principal for Oldham County High School.

Woman killed in Oldham County wreck

One person was killed and another injured in a wreck on U.S. 42 in Oldham County early Sunday morning.

DJ accused of drinking at Ky. school event: ‘I never want to do another’ event with kids

He says the typical age range at the parties he plays are 40s, 50s, 60s, and so forth.

Groundbreaking held for Gold Star Families Monument at Veterans Memorial Park

The Gold Star Families Monument will be dedicated to families who have lost loved ones while in the military service to their country.

Man pulls gun on Amazon driver, forces him to rake driveway

Former Oldham County officer sues department claiming age discrimination

La Grange man charged with raping woman who gave him a ride

  New design for exit off I-71 in Oldham County is final

Principal who pleaded guilty to DUI leaves position at OCHS

Teen shot, killed at La Grange apartment complex

Pedestrian hit, killed in Oldham County

A man is dead after a late-night accident in Oldham County.

Jon Voight spotted filming movie in La Grange

Voight is reportedly in town shooting a Hallmark movie.

  Family of landscaper killed in workplace accident in Oldham County seeks answers

The family of the man killed last week while landscaping said the unusual way he died is difficult to grasp.

State corrections officer charged with rape for having sex with prisoner

Tanya V. Risinger, 34, is being held in the Oldham County Detention Center.

  Lawn care employee killed in workplace accident in Oldham County

A crew was cutting grass at the Cardinal Harbour subdivision, in Prospect, when the tragedy happened.

Humane Society of Oldham County announces ‘Give Me Shelter’ campaign

Any money specifically donated to the Humane Society of Oldham County's new building fund will be matched,up to $250,000.

EF-1 tornado touched down in Oldham Co. Friday morning

Friday morning’s line of strong storms left trees uprooted, roofs damaged and children’s toys tossed into the yards of neighbors.

  More school districts receive subpoenas from Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Five Kentucky school districts have received subpoenas from the state Labor Cabinet this week regarding teacher sickouts during the legislative session.

  Teens charged in shooting at Oldham County gas station over stolen 30-pack of beer

It happened at the Circle K on West State Highway 22 around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Man charged with incest and assault of relative

The victim told police the incest had been taking place for approximately two years.

Man who killed Louisville cabbie sentenced to 45 years in prison

A man who pleaded guilty to murdering a Louisville cab driver was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

  Crews work on new screen for La Grange drive-in’s grand re-opening

A brand new big screen replaced a screen ripped apart by a storm back in September.

Oldham County school bus driver charged with DUI pleads guilty

Lesley Harvey was driving 33 students home when she crashed into several poles at the entrance to the Lake Pointe Subdivision.

New exit could be added to I-71 in Oldham County

The project is still in the early stages.

Oldham Co., Bullitt Co. schools set graduation dates

Ceremonies for both school districts will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

  Community rallies around 8-year-old La Grange girl battling rare disease

Justice Slayton was diagnosed with Alper’s Disease. It’s a DNA depletion syndrome that causes dementia, seizures and liver disease.

  Trent DiGiuro case featured on Dateline NBC and WAVE 3

It’s a case that rocked the state of Kentucky for more than two decades. Now, 25 years later, it's back in the national spotlight.

  Oldham County Schools teach students to aim for happiness ahead of success

A book has opened a new way of life for students at Oldham County Schools. The district is pushing a new way of thinking and living.

  ‘Beloved’ KY bus driver accused of DUI makes first court appearance

Oldham County parents are still upset, several days after a beloved bus driver was arrested and accused of DUI with more than 30 kids on board.

  Police: 80 street signs stolen as part of social media challenge in Oldham Co.

Oldham County police said the signs were removed as part of a social media challenge on Snapchat where juveniles would document themselves stealing or removing the signs.

Oldham County school bus driver arrested for DUI after bus crashes with students on board

A school bus driver for Oldham County has been arrested and charged with DUI after crashing into a security pole with 33 students on board.

Stabbing at KY prison leads to temporary lockdown

A fight in the yard at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange ended in a stabbing on Friday.

Thousands remain without power in Louisville, outages reported all over WAVE Country

As of 6 p.m., more than 22,000 LG&E customers are without power in Louisville.

KY education commissioner demands teacher attendance records in wake of sickouts

Education commissioner Wayne Lewis said he wants to ensure state law is upheld.

Oldham Co. votes to change calendar, will be in session Friday, March 15

The vote also amended the order of remaining make-up days, making the last day for students June 12.

Oldham County Police say man appears on cell phone video breaking 2-year-old’s leg

Police say deleted video evidence from a cell phone showed Marshall on February 20, grabbing the 2-year-old around his ankles and swinging him head over feet and throwing him onto the couch.

WAVE Country students honored with Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarships

McDonald’s offered a college scholarship to each student -- totaling $18,000.

Drive-in looks to reopen

The drive-in has been closed since September of 2018 when a strong storm knocked down their massive screen.

  Police: Ohio abduction victim shot by suspect, who was wearing bulletproof vest

KSP said Skylar Williams sustained a gunshot wound from suspect Ty'rell Pounds' gun, not the trooper's.

  Confirmed: Officials connect Ohio abduction, Oldham County double-fatal shooting

Investigators are considering whether an abduction at Ohio State University might be linked to a double-fatal shooting Monday afternoon in Oldham County.

  2 dead in Oldham County following multi-county chase, officer-involved shooting

A 911 call in Gallatin County started the chase. when a witness told police they thought a person was in distress.

  Oldham County teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old former student

Police say a current Oldham County Schools teacher is charged with having sex with a student she met while teaching at a Meade County middle school.

  Kentucky’s Real ID changes could cut organ donor registrations in half

Officials with the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates are concerned that a longer period between renewing a driver’s license could cut the number of organ donor registrations in half.

Contractor pleads guilty to taking over $268K from customers without doing work

Scott Adam Cooper pleaded guilty to theft charges involving 36 customers.

  Dozens of WAVE Country schools closed due to frigid temperatures

Closing or delaying school due to weather conditions is not something school systems take lightly.

  ‘This is deeper than words on a wall:’ OCHS parent wants racism issue addressed

Shavonda Williams was taking her daughter Bryyann to cheer practice Saturday when they came across the racist messages.

  Racial, sexual graffiti removed at Oldham County High School

In addition to the graffiti, the vandals also painted the names of two school assistant principals.

KY offering student loan forgiveness to teachers

The goal is to attract top talent, a diverse workforce and teachers with experience.

Oldham County subdivision planned for Goshen denied by commission

The planning and zoning commission voted unanimously to deny the Pulte Development.

  Free offers for federal workers over MLK weekend

From meals to family activities, Louisville area businesses are stepping up to give a little relief to government employees.

  WAVE Country trees, cars, houses could be impacted by flash freeze

The flash freeze is expected to happen Saturday night intro Sunday morning, with lows in the single digits on Monday.

Case of whooping cough reported at preschool in Oldham County

The Oldham County Health Department made the announcement about the illness at Cadence Academy Preschool in Crestwood on Thursday afternoon.

Work continues on Oldham County drive-in damaged by storm

Work continues to reopen a drive-in movie theater in La Grange that was damaged by a storm in September.

  Plans for a new Prospect subdivision drum up traffic, nature concerns

The Breakers at Prospect subdivision would mean over 80 new homes built between the Innisbrook and Sutherland neighborhoods.

Goshen neighbors want to stop subdivision

Just before Thanksgiving, 70 scattered neighbors who live on Goshen Lane started hearing about building plans for 80 new families to move in.

Oldham County teen injured in accident gets NBA surprise during treatment

Tristan Ballinger, 17, suffered a head injury two years ago while playing with a samurai sword in his backyard.

  Oldham County man creates unique tribute to fallen LMPD officer

An Oldham County man turned to woodworking after a loss of his own, and is now using his talents to pay tribute to an LMPD officer.

Investigation underway into possible sexual abuse of patients by nursing home employee

Richard T. Coleman was working at another nursing care facility when he was arrested.

  Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse of workers, patients at Pewee Valley nursing home

A lawsuit alleges an employee of Friendship Health and Rehab sexually abused co-workers for years--and that the facility did nothing to stop it.

Pillar celebrates grand opening of community engagement center

The Center will serve about 100 individuals with 22 staff.

Oldham County school board votes to move nearly 200 students to different schools

The changes will take effect for the 2019-2020 school year.

Search underway for missing 15-year-old in Oldham County

Mellie Simpson was last seen at her home in Goshen, Kentucky on Thursday.

Cities move Trick-or-Treating times due to rain in the forecast

Rain in the forecast has prompted cities to change Trick-or-Treat times.

  Many neighborhoods changing trick-or-treating to Tuesday, but not all

Heavy rain and wind are in the forecast for Wednesday, which is Halloween.

Deadly crash shuts down lanes on I-71

The crash was reported on I-71 South near the 19 mile marker around 8:40 a.m. Saturday, according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials.

Mom, daughter score winning $1 million Powerball ticket in Crestwood

Nikki Wolf bought tickets from the same store several times, thinking it would be lucky.

3-year-old who died after being left in car in Oldham Co. identified

A three-year-old who was found unresponsive by his parents in Oldham County has been identified.

  Family-operated business in Westport picking up the pieces after massive fire

A recent fire caused about half a million dollars in damage to a local business serving hundreds of customers in Jefferson and Oldham Counties.