Local News

  • Baptist Health La Grange receives high marks

    Baptist Health La Grange recently gained top honors in two categories regarding Kentucky hospitals.

    The La Grange hospital was rated No. 1 in Kentucky in avoiding readmissions and No. 2 in Kentucky in safety, according to Consumer Reports.

    Nancie Robertson, director of Quality and Clinical Outcome, said the reason for the recognition is the hospital’s priorities in its newest projects.

  • South Oldham Rotary hosts Bourbon and Wine event

    Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood hosted the fourth annual South Oldham Rotary Bourbon and Wine Tasting event Friday night. Funds raised from ticket sales and auction items benefit Rotary’s local and international charitable projects, including the provision of scholarships to local high school seniors.

  • Former OCHS student writes premed survival guide

    Getting into medical school is no easy task, as Oldham County native Tyler Scaff recently discovered. 

    To help those following the same career path, Scaff wrote The Pre-Med Survival Guide, a book aimed at undergraduate students with the intention of helping them pass premedical programs and to be accepted into medical school.

  • H. Barry Smith Ribbon Cutting
  • City of Goshen reinstates public comment

    At Goshen’s City Council meeting held August 17, council members passed a vote to reinstate public comment at meetings.  The decision, which was made through a motion by council member Bob Hammon, was passed by a vote with two council members in favor, one opposed and two abstaining.  



  • Buckner resident to compete at national pageant

    Between school, her internship, her band, her sorority and pageants, 20-year-old Hannah Estes has her plate full.

    The current Miss Metro Louisville competed for the title of Miss Kentucky on July 4 in Lexington. Estes was named second runner-up and is now going on to compete at the National Sweetheart Pageant.

    “I definitely didn’t expect to get second runner-up,” Estes said. “It’s a really good experience.”

  • City of Prospect addresses flooding issues with MSD

    On Thursday August 20, a meeting between Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) and the City of Prospect was held to address the severe flooding issues impacting the community of Prospect following June and July’s heavy rainfall.
    In attendance were officials from both MSD, including Executive Director Greg Heitzman, and representatives from Prospect’s city council, including Mayor John Evans. The meeting, which was open to the public, also drew heavy attendance from citizens of Prospect, many of whom were there to address grievances with MSD’s service.

  • Oldham sheriff elected on national board

     Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow was elected to a position on the board of directors of the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) and sworn in on July 1.

    Sparrow’s position, which puts him on a national board of 18, gives him influence in decisions about sheriff’s offices and how NSA operates.  

  • Inmate assaulted at Luther Luckett

     An inmate at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange was assaulted Wednesday, Aug. 12. 

    Charles Tackett, 67, was discovered at approximately 9:20 p.m. lying on the floor of his cell. He was given immediate medical attention at the prison and then transported to the University of Louisville Hospital. He is listed in stable condition.

    Three inmates at the prison are under investigation due to the assault. 

  • Free smoke detectors to be installed in Buckner, La Grange

     Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire and countless others suffer injuries. To combat these statistics, the Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.