Local News

  • Kill saturday mail? not so fast

    National media report that Saturday mail delivery may go the way of the milk wagon, and that a wide majority of Americans think that’s OK.

    Hold on.

    Congress must act first, and that is not likely to happen soon. Some Congressional leaders worry about trimming mail service, even if only 35 percent of people surveyed by Gallup last summer disapprove.

    Poll results are guided by the way questions are asked. They don’t give a full picture. Knowing that, Congress is not yet ready to decide.

  • Raising awareness one cup at a time

    Its symptoms are often disguised as something else, but when women find out it’s there, it’s already done its damage.

    Some call ovarian cancer the silent killer.

    Crestwood resident Helena Schildknecht didn’t know the symptoms, but she did know her body. In March 2003, she knew something was wrong, but couldn’t put her finger on it.

    During a doctor’s appointment, she learned she’s lost 13 pounds without trying. Her doctor told her she looked thin but if there were any problems she should come back.

  • Public Records

    Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    John Aldridge Jr., 50, 400 Vixen Road, Westport, arrested by OCSO March 10, fourth-degree assault.

    Lori M. Alsman, 46, 68 Kenlee Road, Bedford, arrested by OCSO March 15, failure to comply - failure to pay as ordered.

    Erica L. Armstrong, 23, 154 W. Lee St., Apt. 4, La Grange, arrested by OCSO March 21, failure to appear.

    Ryan Evans Beaumont, 23, 210 S. Second St., La Grange, arrested by OCSO March 17,  failure to comply, failure to pay as ordered.

  • Political flier’s label is subject of complaint

    A flier recently distributed in support of an Oldham County magistrate has become the subject of a complaint filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

    The flier, distributed to numerous Oldham County households, is written in support of District 6 Magistrate Scott Davis’ re-election campaign.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner filed a complaint with KREF March 29 citing that the flier doesn’t indicate who paid for it.

  • News In Brief

    CASA volunteers will meet today in La Grange

    CASA volunteers will meet at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange.

    City officials vote to annex properties

    La Grange officials voted April 5 to annex properties off Ky. 53 into the city.

    The properties are the Citizens Union Bank property at 2100 S. Ky. 53 and a portion of Pine Ridge Road between Cherry Wood Drive and Zhale Smith Road.

  • SOHS grad killed in Sunday morning crash on I-64

    A 2007 South Oldham High School grad died Sunday morning while traveling to Louisville with friends.

    Kiara Hinkle, 21, of Louisville, died at the scene of a crash on I-64 in Franklin County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Hinkle's vehicle left the roadway and overturned several times shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday in the westbound lanes of I-64 near milemarker 58.

    Hinkle and her four passengers are all students at the University of Kentucky.

  • Oldham jailer, police chief both hospitalized in Louisville

    Oldham County's police chief and jailer are both under doctors' care in Louisville hospitals.

    Chief Michael Griffin is recovering after suffering a heart attack early Sunday morning.

    Lt. Col. Billy Way said Griffin was transported to Baptist Hospital East hospital by Oldham County EMS about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, where surgeons completed a successful angioplasty to open a blocked artery.

    A second vein has a 60 percent blockage, and another vein has some blockage, Way said.

  • Corbin woman indicted for newborn’s death

    An Oldham County grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Corbin woman who told police she doesn’t recall giving birth while visiting a La Grange prison or allegedly concealing the infant’s body in a restroom trash can.

    Police say Ashley Nicole Cox gave birth to a 6 pound, 5 ounce healthy baby girl March 7 in a visitor’s restroom at Roederer Correctional Complex before stuffing the infant’s mouth with toilet paper and concealing the body in a trash can.

  • Driver leaves scene after his passenger is ejected

    A Carrollton man faces charges of second-degree manslaughter after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident March 28.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Esteban Valasquez, 25, lost control of a 2002 Ford Explorer while traveling south on I-71 and struck a pillar supporting an overpass at mile-marker 34.

    Police believe alcohol is a contributing factor, and Valasquez is charged with driving under the influence.

    The crash ejected a 27-year-old male passenger from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Clerk’s office releases voter info for elections

    The May primary is fast approaching, and officials from the Oldham County Clerk’s Office are reminding voters to be prepared.

    For the 2010 election season, voters are reminded to verify their party affiliation, address and precinct by contacting the clerk’s office prior to election day. For information, call 222-0047.

    Absentee voting will be conducted at the clerk’ s office in La Grange beginning April 21.

    Those eligible to vote by machine starting on that date include:

    • voters who will be absent from the county on election day;