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Today's News

  • News In Brief

    CASA volunteers will meet today in La Grange

    CASA volunteers will meet at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange.

    City officials vote to annex properties

    La Grange officials voted April 5 to annex properties off Ky. 53 into the city.

    The properties are the Citizens Union Bank property at 2100 S. Ky. 53 and a portion of Pine Ridge Road between Cherry Wood Drive and Zhale Smith Road.

  • Letter To the Editor

    To the editor:

    A ridiculous controversy has ensued lately about Elsie Carter’s “Mayor on Patrol” car, a retired police cruiser adorned with clown-like markings that our mayor drives around town.

    Earlier this month, Carter’s friend (and our superintendent of public works) Darleen Rusnak, told The Courier-Journal that the idea for the vehicle came from an unsuccessful applicant for the city’s police department who blamed Carter for his not getting hired and called her “Mayor on Patrol.”

  • Tally Sheet

    Following is an account of action from the Oldham County Thoroughbreds Soccer Club and the Greater Oldham County Baseball League as submitted to The Oldham Era:

    Thoroughbreds

    Under-10 

    Thoroughbreds Revolution 4, Frankfort 2; Thoroughbreds’ goals by Connor Edelin, Matthew Duvall 2 and Brandon Morgan.

    Frankfort 3, Thoroughbreds Revolution 1; Thoroughbreds’ goal by Nick Ludwick.

    Thoroughbreds Revolution 5, Mockingbird Valley 1; Thoroughbreds’ goals by Matthew Duvall 3, Ian Gifford and Nick Ludwick.

  • Athlete of the Week, Basketball: Jessica Adell

    Name: Jessica Adell.

    School: North Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Softball.

    Age: 13.

    Position: Pitcher/shortstop/outfield.

    Hometown: Goshen.

    Accomplishments: Adell is pulling double-duty this spring as a leader of the undefeated North Oldham Middle School softball team and a starter on the North Oldham High School varsity team.

  • SOHS grad killed in Sunday morning crash on I-64

    A 2007 South Oldham High School grad died Sunday morning while traveling to Louisville with friends.

    Kiara Hinkle, 21, of Louisville, died at the scene of a crash on I-64 in Franklin County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Hinkle's vehicle left the roadway and overturned several times shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday in the westbound lanes of I-64 near milemarker 58.

    Hinkle and her four passengers are all students at the University of Kentucky.

  • Oldham jailer, police chief both hospitalized in Louisville

    Oldham County's police chief and jailer are both under doctors' care in Louisville hospitals.

    Chief Michael Griffin is recovering after suffering a heart attack early Sunday morning.

    Lt. Col. Billy Way said Griffin was transported to Baptist Hospital East hospital by Oldham County EMS about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, where surgeons completed a successful angioplasty to open a blocked artery.

    A second vein has a 60 percent blockage, and another vein has some blockage, Way said.

  • Corbin woman indicted for newborn’s death

    An Oldham County grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Corbin woman who told police she doesn’t recall giving birth while visiting a La Grange prison or allegedly concealing the infant’s body in a restroom trash can.

    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.

  • Driver leaves scene after his passenger is ejected

    A Carrollton man faces charges of second-degree manslaughter after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident March 28.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Esteban Valasquez, 25, lost control of a 2002 Ford Explorer while traveling south on I-71 and struck a pillar supporting an overpass at mile-marker 34.

    Police believe alcohol is a contributing factor, and Valasquez is charged with driving under the influence.

    The crash ejected a 27-year-old male passenger from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Clerk’s office releases voter info for elections

    The May primary is fast approaching, and officials from the Oldham County Clerk’s Office are reminding voters to be prepared.

    For the 2010 election season, voters are reminded to verify their party affiliation, address and precinct by contacting the clerk’s office prior to election day. For information, call 222-0047.

    Absentee voting will be conducted at the clerk’ s office in La Grange beginning April 21.

    Those eligible to vote by machine starting on that date include:

    • voters who will be absent from the county on election day;

  • E.ON U.S. launches online map for power outages

    A new online map launched by E.ON U.S. will show power outages in real-time for E.ON customers.

    According to a press release from the company, the online outage map shows outages across service territories of Kentucky Utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Old Dominion Power.

    The map is accessible by smartphone.

    Regardless of storms or clear days, officials said the map will be available online year-round and a tutorial is offered to navigate the system.