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  • Hebel named to dean’s list at Murray State

    Keith Hebel of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at Murray State University for the fall semester.

    Hebel is a graduate of South Oldham High School.To be named to the dean’s list at MSU, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Hughes performs for Steinway fundraiser

    University of Louisville musician Patrick Henry Hughes will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Saturday at North Oldham High School.

    NOHS senior Rachel Richards has been working all year to raise money for a new grand piano for the school’s auditorium. She hopes to be able to purchase a 7-foot Steinway piano that costs about $70,000. She has organized several events benefitting the Steinway initiative, including a performance by world-famous jazz pianist Judy Carmichael.

  • AG calls for changes on Topix.com

    Topix.com, a Web site that posts information pulled from The Oldham Era and other news outlets, provides a message board that allows anyone to post comments on local and national issues.

    But that same message board has also been the source of controversy because some users post defamatory and derogatory comments about others in those forums.

    Now, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office are pushing for Topix.com to make changes.

  • Hettinger named to dean’s list at NKU

    Nicholas Hettinger of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at Northern Kentucky University for the fall semester.

    Hettinger is a 2008 graduate of Oldham County High School. He is the son of Terry and Alisa Hettinger of La Grange. To be named to dean’s list at NKU, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average.

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast hosts support groups, classes

    A colon cancer support group will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    The group is open to anyone affected by colon cancer.

    For information, call 290-0288.

    The Living Well with Diabetes support group will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital.

    Angela Sandlin, director of Pharmacy at Baptist Hospital Northeast, will discuss “Understanding Your Diabetes Medications.”

    The meeting will also feature an open forum.

    For information, call Angela Madden at 222-3344.

  • Site-based council meets March 18

    Liberty Elementary School’s site-based decision making council will meet 3 p.m. March 18 in the school’s library.

  • Kids Consignment Sale is Friday and Saturday

    A kids consignment sale  will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church.

    St. Francis is located at 6710 Wolf Pen Branch Road, Harrods Creek.

    Proceeds go to support MOPS at St. Francis.  For information, visit stfrancisinthefields.org/mopsale.

  • Infant’s body found in prison trash can

    Police say a woman visiting a La Grange prison locked herself in a restroom Sunday, gave birth to a healthy baby girl and stuffed her daughter’s mouth with toilet paper before hiding the body in a trash can.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, a daycare worker from Corbin, now faces charges of murder and concealing the death of an infant.

    Officials at Roederer Correctional Complex told police Cox spent an extended period of time locked in the visitors’ restroom during her visit Sunday morning.

  • Eaton named to dean’s list at UK

    North Oldham High School graduate Jeremy Eaton was named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering for the fall semester. He earned a 4.0 grade-point average for the semester. He is the son of Mark and Jill Eaton.

  • Infant's body found in prison trash can; mother charged with murder

    Police say a woman visiting a La Grange prison locked herself in a restroom Sunday, gave birth to a healthy baby girl and stuffed her daughter’s mouth with toilet paper before hiding the body in a trash can.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, a daycare worker from Corbin, now faces charges of murder and concealing the death of an infant. She pleaded not guilty to both charges Wednesday in Oldham district court.

    Officials at Roederer Correctional Complex told police Cox spent an extended period of time locked in the visitors’ restroom during her visit Sunday morning.