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Local News

  • 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.

  • Police taking applications for Citizens Academy

    The Oldham County Police Department will soon kickoff its 12 annual Citizens Academy.

    The program is a 10-week course that meets 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays.

    Applications are due April 12.

    For information, click here or call Lt. Tim Wakefield at 222-1300.

  • Former governor says obstacles fuel determination

    The Prospect Chamber of Commerce celebrated International Women’s Day with a women’s conference featuring one of Kentucky’s most prominent females.

  • OB/GYN elected medical staff president

    Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange recently elected medical staff officers.
    Dr. Amy Richardson, obstetrics/gynecology, has been elected 2011 Medical Staff president. She is a 2000 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed her obstetrics/ gynecology residency there in 2004.

  • OB/GYN elected medical staff president

    Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange recently elected medical staff officers.
    Dr. Amy Richardson, obstetrics/gynecology, has been elected 2011 Medical Staff president. She is a 2000 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed her obstetrics/ gynecology residency there in 2004.

  • Resident credits county’s emergency notification system for his safety

    An automated phone call in the middle of the night could save your life.

  • CSI at school

    GASP!
    A presentation on forensic science at Oldham County High School Wednesday was not for the faint of heart.
    A couple of students looked green about the gills, and a few covered their eyes, heeding La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett’s warning before he showed a few gory photos.