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Today's News

  • OCHS grad given federal employee award
  • Roederer Correctional Complex receives high audit score

    Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) in La Grange received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA). The prison received a total score of 99.6 percent. RCC received its initial accreditation in 1990 and this audit marks the ninth accreditation in the history of the institution.

    RCC is the department’s assessment and classification center for all incoming male felons with the exception of those sentenced to death row. More than 7,000 inmates are processed by the institution each year.

  • First Tomato

    Margaret McRoberts holds the first tomato of the season, which she proudly grew organically. The lifelong native of Oldham County has a “great desire to see all seeds grow.”

    “Without the sunshine, rain and the help of God, I wouldn’t make it,” McRoberts said.

  • Hardison is June Artist of the Month

    Josephine Hardison is a self-taught artist that has always had a love affair with color. Her love of the beach and all things coastal inspires many of her paintings.

    Hardison grew up in Alabama but has spent most of her adult life living in Louisville. Her education includes a B.S. From Auburn University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Louisville and the experiences of life.

  • Toyota program expands to La Grange Elementary

    A child’s first day of school is a big moment for any parent — but a new program coming to Oldham County Schools will help parents and their children be prepared for kindergarten. The district has received a grant to host a bornlearning Academy, an innovative approach to early childhood parental education.

    On Monday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that La Grange Elementary would be one of the new academy sites supported by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky as the program continues to expand.

  • Montross selected for music trip

    On June 25, more than 200 outstanding student musicians will gather at the University of Louisville for five days of rehearsal and performances prior to departing to seven European countries for a 16-day tour. Included in this group is Mackenzie Montross of Crestwood, a student at South Oldham High School. MacKenzie is the daughter of Patrick and Melinda Fogarty and Keith Montross.

  • Prather scholarship winners named
  • Mosley trial delayed, other cases continue

    The trial of a former Oldham County Police Officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence has been delayed.

    Former officer Harry “Shane” Mosley has been charged with official misconduct for allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages to a teenager. His charges also include tampering with physical evidence, tampering with public records and official misconduct for his involvement in the arrest of a U.S. Marshal on DUI charges.

    A trial on the charges was originally set for June 30, but has been remanded.

  • Crestwood native named to top human resources list

    Human resources is often referred to as “the business of people” and no one knows people better than Trasee Whitaker, senior vice president of human resources at Masonic Homes of Kentucky.

    Whitaker, of Crestwood, was chosen as one of “20 People to Know in Human Resources” by Business First, a Louisville publication.

    “It is an honor to be included along with other talented and influential HR colleagues that I admire as well,” Whitaker said.

  • Ballardsville Fire starts construction on second station

    Despite a wet start to the summer, work on a new substation for the Ballardsville Fire Department has begun.

    The new station is being built at the corner of Highway 22 and Montfont Circle, in Centerfield. It will mainly cover the department’s western part of the district, Chief Stephen Fante said.

    As of late last week, a hole had been dug on the property to start laying the foundation, but persistent rain has delayed much of the work, Fante said.