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  • Site-based council meets March 18

    Liberty Elementary School’s site-based decision making council will meet 3 p.m. March 18 in the school’s library.

  • Kids Consignment Sale is Friday and Saturday

    A kids consignment sale  will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church.

    St. Francis is located at 6710 Wolf Pen Branch Road, Harrods Creek.

    Proceeds go to support MOPS at St. Francis.  For information, visit stfrancisinthefields.org/mopsale.

  • Infant’s body found in prison trash can

    Police say a woman visiting a La Grange prison locked herself in a restroom Sunday, gave birth to a healthy baby girl and stuffed her daughter’s mouth with toilet paper before hiding the body in a trash can.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, a daycare worker from Corbin, now faces charges of murder and concealing the death of an infant.

    Officials at Roederer Correctional Complex told police Cox spent an extended period of time locked in the visitors’ restroom during her visit Sunday morning.

  • Eaton named to dean’s list at UK

    North Oldham High School graduate Jeremy Eaton was named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering for the fall semester. He earned a 4.0 grade-point average for the semester. He is the son of Mark and Jill Eaton.

  • Infant's body found in prison trash can; mother charged with murder

    Police say a woman visiting a La Grange prison locked herself in a restroom Sunday, gave birth to a healthy baby girl and stuffed her daughter’s mouth with toilet paper before hiding the body in a trash can.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, a daycare worker from Corbin, now faces charges of murder and concealing the death of an infant. She pleaded not guilty to both charges Wednesday in Oldham district court.

    Officials at Roederer Correctional Complex told police Cox spent an extended period of time locked in the visitors’ restroom during her visit Sunday morning.

  • Judge-executive awaits opinion on Hatch Act compliance, Gish's candidacy

    Local officials are awaiting word from Washington, D.C. to determine if the duties of Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish – a candidate in the May primary – comply with the Hatch Act.

    In February, Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner learned of a Hatch Act violation in Kenton County, where the deputy judge-executive is a candidate for county judge-executive.

    Gish, a longtime magistrate representing District 1, was appointed by Murner to serve as deputy judge-executive and has served in that role since January 2007.

  • Mother charged with murder after newborn found dead in prison trash can

    A Corbin woman is charged with murder after prison officials discovered the body of her newborn baby girl in a trash can Sunday.

    According to police, Ashley N. Cox, 20, told EMS workers she'd had a miscarriage about 11 a.m. Sunday while visiting Roederer Correctional Complex, a medium-security prison located in La Grange.

    Crews transported Cox to Baptist Hospital East in Louisville for treatment.

  • Parent group has new name, headquarters

    An organization founded by Oldham County parents for parents throughout the region recently celebrated a new name and the opening of new headquarters in Middletown.

    Leaders from Operation: SPIRIT, a local non-profit organization dedicated to parents and caregivers of teenagers and pre-teens, announced during a grand opening celebration Monday that they’ve renamed the organization as Operation: PARENT.

  • Grandmother’s charge amended

    A reckless homicide charge against a Henry County woman in connection with the 2008 death of her infant grandson has been amended.

    Donna Cull Simpson, and her ex-husband, David Cull, of Campbellsburg, faced reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence charges related to the Feb. 14, 2008, death of the couple’s 2-month-old grandson, Xavian Cull.

    Emergency crews found the infant unconscious and unresponsive about 7:35 a.m. that day. A coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

  • La Grange to participate in upcoming Earth Hour

    At Monday’s meeting of the La Grange City Council, Mayor Elsie Carter proclaimed 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 27 to be “Earth Hour.”

     

    During that hour, the mayor said, the lights in downtown La Grange will all be turned off. She asks that city residents turn their outside lights off for that hour as well.

     

    The city participated in Earth Hour in 2009, and is one of several cities and states participating in the nation-wide effort to fight climate change.