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  • A HIGHPOINTE

    By Janell Oliver

    Staff Writer

     

    Many Oldham County residents are unaware that last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Super Saver, was conditioned at Highpointe Training Center in La Grange during his two-year-old season.

  • Notorious railroad crossings mar Oldham transportation

     Certain crossings in Oldham County are notorious for being dangerous, difficult to navigate or downright irritating for local commuters.

  • Bridge Hill sees fewer crashes

    Cindy Muncie and her family have had a number of brushes with big, bad Bridge Hill.

  • 'Gator doodles' in high demand

    With Gator Doodles in high demand, the crayon factory at Goshen Elementary is operating at full capacity.

  • La Grange woman dies after Henry County accident

    An Oldham County woman died this morning of injuries sustained in a collision in Henry County March 15.

    Sarah Cornish, 23, of La Grange, died just before 1:30 a.m. Monday at the University of Louisville Intensive Care Unit.

    Cornish was on her way to work at Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle just before 7 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a tree. The accident happened at a sharp curve near the intersection of Ky. 146 and Dawkins Lane. 

    An Air Methods helicopter flew her to hospital for treatment.

  • Oldham County names an Icon

    Clinton Spaulding earned the title of Oldham Icon in a competition at Showcase Oldham County March 19.

    Spaulding, 21, who was runner-up in last year’s competition, sang his way to a $350 prize with his rendition of “I’ll be,” by Edwin McCain. Judges said the song was appropriate for Spaulding’s voice and musical style. Sporting a bright pink button-down, grey vest, jeans, and thick-rimmed glasses, Spaulding belted out the love ballad in front of a local crowd.

  • I-71 reduced to one lane at Ky. 393

    The Kentucky Department of Highways has announced a lane closure on southbound I-71 due to road maintenance.

    The closure is scheduled for Monday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at exit 18.

  • Showcase 2011 marches to a strong beat

    Marching Forward was the theme of the 2011 Showcase Oldham County, presented by the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce. The event marched through Friday and Saturday, not missing a beat as local businesses and performing arts merged at the Oldham County YMCA Soccer Complex in Buckner.

  • Law firm vandalized

    Employees of Howell and Emery law firm found a surprise when they arrived Thursday morning.

    The front door of their office at 105 S. Walnut St. in La Grange lay shattered on the front porch. A red brick rested in the debris.

    "We aren't having the luck of the Irish today," Emery said.

    The brick shattered the storm door and cracked a glass panel on the bright red wooden door behind it, which is "very, very old."

    "It will be hard to replace," Emery said.

  • Overturned tractor-trailer, fire closes I-71

    A tractor-trailer carrying zinc caught fire overnight on Interstate 71 in Oldham County, causing headaches and delays for morning commuters looking for alternate routes.

    The truck overturned about 2:30 a.m. on I-71 near La Grange.

    Police closed the southbound lanes nearly 10 hours from milemarkers 21 to 28, the Sligo exit.

    I-71 reopened about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.