Local News

  • H1N1 Virus contributes to former inmate’s death

    State health officials are reporting the death of a man in his 40s from the Kentucky State Reformatory who had been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus. 

    The man’s name has not been released. 

    Department of Corrections spokesperson Lisa Lamb said KSR officials are confident the man contracted H1N1 long after he left KSR in early September to receive medical treatment. 

    Lamb said the man suffered from chronic illnesses and left the reformatory in La Grange to receive treatment off-site. 

    He died in Fayette County. 

  • Some households eligible for heating assistance funding

    Residents who need assistance with heating expenses may be eligible for an energy assistance program.

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is administered by the Tri-County Community Action Agency in La Grange.

    Applications are accepted according to the first letter of the head of household’s last name between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the designated dates. 

  • Police seize pot, fake money from La Grange home

    Two La Grange men face several drug-related charges after police executed a search warrant in the 200 block of South Second Street. 

    La Grange Police arrested Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 18, and David A. Dwinnells, 18, in the early morning hours of Oct. 22.

  • ‘Dinner with Friends’ opens at Little Colonel

    Playwright Donald Margulies’ prize-winning “Dinner with Friends” is scheduled to open at The Little Colonel Playhouse in Pewee Valley Nov. 12.

    Directed by David Goodlett, the show runs for seven evening performances, 8 p.m. Nov. 12-14, 20 and 21 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22.

    Tickets for all performances can be reserved by calling 588-1557. Adult tickets are $15, senior and student tickets are $12. 

  • Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    Samuel J. Harper, 19, Oldham County Jail, La Grange, arrested by OCPD Oct. 16, execution of bench warrants for probation violation, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia. 

  • ‘Taking Care of History’ Brown Bag Series begins today

     Today (Thursday), Oldham County History Center educator Jan Jasper will kick off the first of a series of lectures for Oldham County History Center volunteers and others interested in the topics about the collections, genealogy research and exhibits at the archives and museum. These lectures are being given in conjunction with the history center’s current exhibit:  Primary Docs: The Museum Collection.

    The first lecture is called “How Things are Made and How They Deterioate.”

  • Schools join fight against H1N1

    Students in Oldham County Schools will have the chance to receive the H1N1 vaccine during school hours in December. 

    Officials from Oldham County Schools and the Oldham County Health Department are partnering to provide the vaccine free of charge to as many residents as possible in the coming weeks.

    Parents of Oldham County Schools students received a letter from Superintendent Paul Upchurch this week outlining vaccination clinics planned for students. 

  • Painted pink to make ‘em think

    Officials from Oldham County EMS are hoping that a new pink stripe on OCEMS ambulances will increase awareness and maybe even attract some graffiti.

    OCEMS Director Ron Wilder said employees of OCEMS donated money to have two ambulances striped with pink to promote breast cancer awareness. Officials said no public funds were used. The stripes will remain on the trucks through the month of October, and the trucks will be on hand at breast cancer awareness events throughout Oldham and Jefferson counties. 

  • Chamber event focuses on women

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will host a Business & Biscuits event next month especially for women. 

    Women in Leadership will include a panel of guest speakers, including Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish; Dr. Kathy Pansegrau, owner of 360 Degree Chiropractic and the 2009 OCTA Woman-Owned Business of the Year; and Mary Alice Zettel, principal of Saint Mary Academy. 

    The event is planned 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at the John Black Community Center, and also includes women’s health offerings by Baptist Hospital Northeast. 

  • El Caporal celebrates grand opening

    El Caporal recently celebrated its grand opening in Crestwood. 

    Located at 6825 Central Ave., El Caporal specializes in Mexican food. 

    Owned by Luis Angeles, the restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. For information call 632-2032.