Local News

  • 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.

  • Chick Days event is Sunday at Tractor Supply Co.

    As national economic and environmental concerns continue to make headlines, more American families are taking control of what they put on the dinner table. While reducing the strain on the family budget, they’re also sourcing food locally to gain peace of mind by knowing their food’s origination and how it was produced.

    In rural and suburban areas alike, backyard chickens are gaining in popularity for the eggs they produce.

    Tractor Supply’s Chick Days event returns to area stores Sunday.

  • Local officials seek opinion on federal Hatch Act rules

    Local officials are awaiting word from Washington, D.C. to determine if the duties of Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish – a candidate in the upcoming May primary – comply with the federal Hatch Act.

    In February, Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner learned of a Hatch Act violation in Kenton County, where the deputy judge-executive is a candidate for county judge-executive.

    Gish, a longtime magistrate representing District 1, was appointed by Murner to serve as deputy judge-executive and has served in that role since January 2007.

  • Local CUB officials cite ‘problem loans’

    Officials at Citizens Union Bank say “problem loans” are the primary reason their bank is the focus of an examination by state and federal banking regulators.

    CUB has been under a consent order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions since January because of its loan practices and financial structure.

  • Public Records

    Property Transfers


    Sterling Trust Co. to Equity Trust Co., quitclaim, lot 28, Darby Pointe, 5303 Bexley Cove, Buckner, FMV $315,000.


    Brandon Lockwood to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, commissioner’s deed, lot 233, Orchard Grass Hills, 7300 Sideoats Drive, Crestwood, $76,667.

    Nan Upton to Hall & Wallace Builder Inc., commissioner’s deed, lot 335, Orchard Grass Hills, 7311 Autumn Bent Way, Crestwood, $27,300.

  • Water district launches $15.4 million upgrade

    The Oldham County Water District hosted a ground breaking ceremony Friday at the John Black Community Center in Buckner. OCWD commissioners, representatives from the state rural development office, county officials, engineers and contractors celebrated the start of the district’s water systems improvement project.

  • Yew Dell hosts volunteer workday, boot camp

    Second Saturday workdays begin Saturday at Yew Dell Gardens.

    Volunteers are needed to perform outdoor garden-related tasks such as pruning, mulching and storm clean-up. Volunteers are also needed April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11.

    Volunteers are asked to meet at the red barn by 9 a.m. for orientation. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring tools.

    The event is 9 a.m. to noon.

    For information call 241-4788  or visit www.yewdellgardens.org.

  • Derby City Lighthouse Club meets Sunday

    The Derby City Lighthouse Club invites Oldham County lighthouse enthusiasts to join them at their monthly meeting, 2 p.m. Sunday at Douglass Hills City Hall. Douglass Hills City Hall is located at  219 Moser Road in Louisville.

    For information, call 897-3117 or 384-9477.