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  • 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.

  • A taste for tofu

    Tofu.

    It’s something many of the students in Kirk Thomas’ fourth grade class hadn’t tasted.

    But since Thursday when they cooked stir-fry in nutrition class, it’s something many will be asking their parents to make on a regular basis.

  • Taylorsville woman killed in U.S. 42 crash

    A Taylorsville woman died this morning in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 42.
    Lois M. Bailey, 68, died after police believe she lost control of her vehicle, spun into the opposite lane of traffic and was struck on the driver's side by a van.
    The crash occurred in the 13100 block of West U.S. 42.