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Today's News

  • There’s a new warden in town

    The state’s largest prison and the county’s second-largest employer has a new warden. 

    Cookie Crews has been promoted to warden of Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange.

    Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson announced the promotion Monday. 

    Crews has now served as warden at four prisons in the state. Most recently, she served as warden at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women.

  • Barnett named to dean’s list at Sullivan University

    Ryan Barnett of La Grange was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring and summer quarters at Sullivan University.

    Barnett is studying public safety and criminal justice at Sullivan.

  • Multi-county burglar convicted for 2007 crimes

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recently announced the conviction of 42-year-old Gerald D. Weddle in Oldham Circuit Court for his part in a multi-county crime spree in 2007.

  • The Richwood improves care, reduces cost with pressure ulcer prevention program

     Pressure ulcers – sometimes called  bed sores – affect millions of people each year. They are painful and dangerous for patients and expensive to treat. The staff of The Richwood in La Grange is implementing a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention program to reduce pressure ulcers from occurring in their patients while in their facility.

  • Seven Counties announces new staff

    Elizabeth Kirkwood of La Grange was recently hired as a registered nurse at Seven Counties Services, Inc..

    Seven Counties Services Inc., a private, non-profit corporation, is the state-designated regional behavioral health center for Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties. 

    For information, visitSevenCounties.org

  • Oldham personnel graduate

    Oldham County Police Department officers Thomas Hood and Sarah King, along with law enforcement officers from 11 other agencies across the state, graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

  • South sweeps state

    LEXINGTON – Thomas Catalano wasn’t the top runner for South Oldham Saturday, but he was the most important in more ways than one.

    Catlalano’s 37th-place finish helped the Dragons secure the 2A team state title over Covington Catholic and North Oldham.

    The boys’ title added to a banner day for the SOHS program as the Lady Dragons dominated the girls’ race to win a second-straight state title.

  • Community volunteers work to restore, protect Darby Creek Watershed

    The Darby Creek Watershed Planning Team and the Kentucky Waterways Alliance will host a community roundtable from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the John Black Community Center in Buckner to discuss the development of a watershed plan for the Darby Creek watershed. 

    The roundtable is part of KWA’s effort to assist community and local groups with creating plans to improve water quality. This assistance includes a project to develop a watershed planning guidebook for Kentucky. 

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters hosts breakfast

    Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Oldham County will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. 

    Tickets are $5 per person. For information, call 222-7473.

  • Pet food delivery business caters to Oldham

    After learning that many well-known pet foods contain fillers such as corn and wheat, two local business owners are trying to educate dog and cat owners on the importance of selecting quality food. 

    The Kibble Kart offers premium dog and cat food  with a unique twist. Employees deliver the food right to your front door for no extra charge.