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Today's News

  • Registration deadline is Friday for Safe Sitter class

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will offer a Safe Sitter course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 3 at the hospital.

    The deadline for paid registration is Friday.

    Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for young children.

    The fee is $45, which includes a messenger bag, manual and other items, as well as breakfast, lunch, snack and refreshments for the graduation ceremony.

  • Women empowered by Heart Health event

    On Feb. 4, Dr. Kathy J. Pansegrau, D.C., of 360 Degree Chiropractic, hosted women in the community for an evening celebrating Go Red for Women – the fight against heart disease.

    The event is nationally sponsored by American Heart Association and Macy’s.

    Pansegrau provided spinal screenings and massages for guests, as well as heart-healthy snacks and raffles. The American Heart Association’s Louisville office provided information and gifts.

  • 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.

  • North Oldham head coach resigns

    GOSHEN – After four years as the head of the North Oldham High School boys’ basketball program, Danny Edelen is moving on.

    Edelen resigned Monday.

    “It’s time to move on to the next challenge,” Edelen said.

    Edelen posted a 60-53 record as the NOHS coach with his team going 20-9 and winning the district title in the 2007-08 season. NOHS went to three regional tourneys during Edelen’s tenure.

    The Mustangs finished a turbulent 12-16 year Feb. 4 with a first-round regional tourney loss to Shelby County.

  • 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.

  • Candidates don’t care about taxpayers

    To the editor:

    Sen. Jim Bunning and his Republican brethren did not complain about, nor did they filibuster against, any tax breaks or spending bills granting huge benefits to wealthy taxpayers and big business during the eight years of Republican control under Pres. George Bush.

  • 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.