Local News

  • 'Gator doodles' in high demand

    With Gator Doodles in high demand, the crayon factory at Goshen Elementary is operating at full capacity.

  • La Grange woman dies after Henry County accident

    An Oldham County woman died this morning of injuries sustained in a collision in Henry County March 15.

    Sarah Cornish, 23, of La Grange, died just before 1:30 a.m. Monday at the University of Louisville Intensive Care Unit.

    Cornish was on her way to work at Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle just before 7 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a tree. The accident happened at a sharp curve near the intersection of Ky. 146 and Dawkins Lane. 

    An Air Methods helicopter flew her to hospital for treatment.

  • Oldham County names an Icon

    Clinton Spaulding earned the title of Oldham Icon in a competition at Showcase Oldham County March 19.

    Spaulding, 21, who was runner-up in last year’s competition, sang his way to a $350 prize with his rendition of “I’ll be,” by Edwin McCain. Judges said the song was appropriate for Spaulding’s voice and musical style. Sporting a bright pink button-down, grey vest, jeans, and thick-rimmed glasses, Spaulding belted out the love ballad in front of a local crowd.

  • 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.