Local News

  • Wedding

    Laura Kaelin Campion of Crestwood and Stephen Edward Wiedemer of Bardstown were married Oct. 3 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley.

    The bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Josie Kaelin of Crestwood. The groom is the son of Clarence Wiedemer of Louisville and the late Dorothy Wiedemer.

    After a honeymoon to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the couple resides near Bardstown.

  • Easter egg eehunting season is in full swing

    A community Easter egg hunt will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in front of Norton Brownsboro Hospital.

    Kids of all ages are invited to hunt for eggs and have their photo taken with the Easter bunny. The event also includes kid-friendly activities and giveaways from area retailers.

    Crestwood United Methodist Church will host an Easter egg hunt and potluck from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, rain or shine. Lunch is potluck with fried chicken provided by the church. To RSVP, call 241-8984.

  • Birth

    Paul and Kasey Hodges of La Grange announce the birth of their son, Lucas William Hodges Feb. 3 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 and a quarter inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Charles Drury of Louisville and Nancy Drury of Crestwood. Paternal grandparents are Margaret Hodges of Louisville and the late Paul K. Hodges. Great-grandmother is Susan Hodges of Louisville.


  • City of La Grange participates in Earth Hour

    The City of La Grange will participate in Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Earth Hour is a nationwide event that is meant to be a call for action on climate change.


    The city of La Grange is one of two cities in the state participating.


    A lights-out party will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in front 114 E. Main St. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a dish.


    For information, visit myearthhour.org.

  • Business News

    Baptist Hospital Northeast announces personnel changes

    Several promotions and transitions were made recently at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    Jennifer Hale was promoted to director of case management/utilization from manager, a position she has held for three years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University, an associate’s degree in nursing from Excelsior College and an LPN certificate from Rowan County Vocational School in Maysville.

  • Crews are removing campaign signs

    As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way — signs that must be removed for safety


    Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle.

    The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.

  • POLICE: Restroom looked like a ‘slaughterhouse’

    A 20-year-old Corbin woman charged with murder of her newborn says she doesn’t recall giving birth while visiting a La Grange prison. She told police she only remembers feeling ill and later cleaning blood off the bathroom floor.

    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.

  • Candidates endorsed by local FOP

    Members of the Oldham County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62 hosted a forum Tuesday for candidates in county-wide races.

    Lodge President Neil Johnson said 11 of 14 invited candidates attended the forum, including two candidates running unopposed.

    Among those in attendance include candidates for judge-executive, county attorney and county clerk. Jailer Mike Simpson attended but his opponent, David Harper, did not. Two of the candidates for mayor of La Grange attended – Bill Lammlein and Brian Oerther – but incumbent Elsie Carter did not.

  • Title IX regulations under fire at NOHS

    Some say a high school’s million-dollar fieldhouse has a figurative ‘No Girls Allowed’ sign out front. 

    The allegation has prompted officials from Kentucky High School Athletic Association reexamine whether North Oldham High School is meeting Title IX requirements.

    NOHS parent Dick Richards, who has a daughter on the Lady Mustangs’ track team, says unequal access to the school’s new fieldhouse raises issues of gender inequality.

  • The great debate

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    We are tasked with numerous challenges for various aspects of the newspaper operations at any given time. This is particularly true during the election season.