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Today's News

  • Baptist Healthcare CEO to retire in 2013

    The president and CEO of Baptist Healthcare System has announced his plans to retire next year. 

    Tommy J. Smith is a 37-year administrator of one of Kentucky’s largest healthcare systems and has led the organization since 1995.

    He will retire effective April 15, 2013. 

  • Judge-executive prohibits open burning in Oldham County

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele has issued an excutive order prohibiting all open burning in Oldham County until further notice. 

    The burn ban took effect at noon June 28. 

    The ban includes burning for agricultural and recreational purposes, but does not prohibit fireworks. 

    Residents who plan to light fireworks are urged to use extreme caution. 

    Any group planning a large-scale fireworks display during the Independence Day holiday needs to notify Oldham County Dispatch at 222-0111.

  • La Grange doesn’t expect much from Quaker State 400

     Though set to take place nearly 40 miles away, the Quaker State 400 expects to bring plenty of money to the region when it comes to the area over the coming weekend. The only problem? Many local business say they don’t expect to see a dime.
       Part of that is due to a new race getting off the ground, Discover Downtown La Grange Executive Director Linda Goin noted.

  • State police take measures to remedy Quaker State 400 traffic problems

    A year nearly 13,000 fans missed last year’s Quaker State 400 because of traffic problems, Kentucky Speedway officials think they have a plan to make this year’s edition run smoothly.
    In addition to widening the exit ramp connecting Interstate 71 to Ky. 35 to three lanes, and widening Ky. 35 to seven lanes, the Speedway has added nearly 20,000 more parking spots and constructed a pedestrian tunnel to connect 170 new acres of parking to the original speedway
    property.

  • Locals take on State Amateur Golf Championship

    Taking to the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville from June 19-21, five local golfers made the cut in the 2012 Kentucky State Amateur Championship with two of those finishing inside the top-3.
    Crestwood’s Ryan McCann led the way for the local group, checking in just four strokes behind the winner, Murray State’s Patrick Newcomb.
    McCann started the final round five strokes back of the lead in fifth place but was able to move ahead in the pack after firing a 70.

  • Quarry prohibits alcohol after steady stream of DUI arrests

    For nearby residents, Falling Rock Park is like a summer radio megahit — suddenly immensely popular, and just as suddenly, you can’t stand to hear it.

    The old quarry in La Grange has become a warm weather hot spot, drawing thousands of weekend visitors from surrounding counties. 

  • Two teens dead after high-speed crash in Buckner; neither had driver's license

    Two teenagers are dead after a high-speed crash early Saturday morning in Buckner.

    According to police, Michael "Tanner" Wheat, 15, and Autumn Foree, 14, were spotted about 3:15 a.m. Saturday on Ky. 146 in a Lexus traveling more than 100 mph without headlights on.

    An Oldham County Sherriff's deputy attempted to stop the vehicle as it sped down Ky. 146 near Dawkins Road.

  • Three teens charged in kitten death

    Three Oldham County teens have been charged after the June 15 mutilation and death of a kitten.

    Those charged include Crestwood resident Tanner Hublar, 18, and two juveniles.

    Hublar faces one charge of animal cruelty.

    A 17-year-old Crestwood male is charged with cruelty to animals and felony burglary. A juvenile La Grange female is charged with burglary.

    Four kittens were stolen from the barn of Lynn and Gordon Robinson overnight, with three later returned and one found dead.

  • Semi-pro team enjoys early success

    With the rising popularity of soccer around Kentucky, it was only a matter of time until the talent around the state would be showcased at the national level.
    That time is now.
    The River City Rovers are the first team in the state to join the Premier Development League, a subcomponent of the United Soccer League.
    The PDL is similar to minor league baseball in that it gives players the opportunity to climb the ladder to professional levels.

  • Simons, Leanhart earn All-State nods for impressive seasons

    Though their seasons ended a little over a week ago, two local players picked up some hardware late last week as South Oldham’s Jordan Simons and Oldham County’s Jessica Leanhart were named to respective All-State teams.
    Simons, the 8th Region Player of the Year and future Louisville Cardinal, had a hot spring at the plate, registering a .312 batting average while chipping in 24 RBIs, seven doubles and three home runs for the 20-16 Dragons.
    That said, the senior might have been better from the mound, tossing an 8-2 record with a 1.30 ERA in 61 innings of work.