Local News

  • Poll workers needed for 2010 election season

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Oldham Fiscal Court, county clerk Julie Barr announced the opportunity for county residents to work at several voting locations at the primary election May 18.

    Poll workers are also needed for the general election in November.

    Barr said a one-day class to learn what to do Election Day will take place beginning at 10 a.m. May 10 in the fiscal court courtroom.

    The cost is $25 to attend the class and workers are paid $100 for working election day.

  • Preferred Care at Home extends home care assistance to Oldham

    Preferred Care at Home company specializing in elderly care, has recently expanded to Oldham County to accommodate the growing senior population.

    Franchise owner, Pam Jeseo is a certified senior advisor and AFA qualified dementia specialist.

    In addition to the popular 24-hour live-in option, services include homemakers, companions, personal support and Alzheimer’s care.

    For information, call 222-0018 or visit www.preferhome.com.

  • Coleman earns 2009 Pyramid Award

    A local educator has gained national attention with her PE teaching style.

    Laura Coleman, a physical education teacher at Centerfield Elementary School recently received the 2009 Pyramid Award.

    Coleman is in her 13th year of teaching. She is a member in AAHPERD, KAHPERD and the National Athletic Trainers Association. In 2007, KAHPERD recognized her as the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year in Kentucky. She currently serves as a physical activity consultant for the Head Start, Body Start program through AAHPERD.

  • Adams is president, CFO of Christian Appalachian Project

    Guy W. Adams was recently chosen by the board of directors of Christian Appalachian Project to serve as CAP’s new president and chief executive officer.


    An alumnus of Berea College, Adams comes to CAP after a career in nonprofit leadership and development spanning nearly 30 years. He was vice president for development at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.


    After graduating from Berea, Adams was first employed as assistant director of development for Christian Appalachian Project.  


  • Duo pleads not guilty in death of Oldham native during burglary

    Two men charged in connection with the October 2008 shooting death of a Shelbyville man pleaded not guilty in Shelby County Circuit Court on Monday.

    Timothy Carpenter of La Grange and Joshua Fast of Crestwood, both 22, pleaded not guilty to complicity second-degree manslaughter and second-degree burglary in Shelby circuit court.

    Carpenter and Fast were indicted in October 2008 on the burglary charge, and the manslaughter charge was added for both men in February.

  • Registration deadline is Friday for Safe Sitter class

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will offer a Safe Sitter course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 3 at the hospital.

    The deadline for paid registration is Friday.

    Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for young children.

    The fee is $45, which includes a messenger bag, manual and other items, as well as breakfast, lunch, snack and refreshments for the graduation ceremony.

  • Women empowered by Heart Health event

    On Feb. 4, Dr. Kathy J. Pansegrau, D.C., of 360 Degree Chiropractic, hosted women in the community for an evening celebrating Go Red for Women – the fight against heart disease.

    The event is nationally sponsored by American Heart Association and Macy’s.

    Pansegrau provided spinal screenings and massages for guests, as well as heart-healthy snacks and raffles. The American Heart Association’s Louisville office provided information and gifts.

  • Cox remembers cleaning blood from prison bathroom floor, but not giving birth

    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.

  • FOP announces endorsements for the 2010 election season

    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.

  • Local students named to dean’s list at BCTC

    Several Oldham County students were named to the dean’s list at  Bluegrass Community and Technical College for the fall  semester.

    Among the honorees are Gregory Berry, Sarah Bindner, Rebecca Bishop, Melinda    Fox, Patricia Perry, Sandra Petrosius, Anthony Silver and Melissa Tolin.

    To be named to the dean’s list at BCTC, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.