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Today's News

  • La Grange Fire & Rescue relocates to new station on Ky. 53

    Aug. 4 was an emotional day for Jim Sitzler, chief of La Grange Fire and Rescue, as he welcomed people to the department’s new main station.

    “I get a little choked up,” Sitzler said. “I’ve been on since ‘76 and I’ve seen the old and the new.”

    Members of the department and its board, local officials and local residents attended the dedication of the new station, located on Ky. 53 near Madison Avenue.

  • Program designed to boost reading skills

    More than 40 Oldham County teachers hit the books Friday as part of the district’s new Reading Academy.

    The two-semester program was designed in conjunction with Bellarmine University and will improve teacher understanding and capabilities in reading instruction, said Amy Grimm, the district’s intervention coach.

    Grimm’s focus is on improving reading skills across the district through the new academy and other programs.

  • County to test new emergency notification system

    Oldham County Emergency Management will be conducting a county-wide test

    of the new emergency notification system on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m.

     

    This test will include voice calls, texts and emails to all home and cell phone

    numbers, text message and email addresses of everyone who has either signed

    up through CodeRED or who was already registered in our previous system.

  • Crestwood man headed to jail for mutilating kitten

    A Crestwood man has admitted to mutilating a tiny kitten and now, he's headed to jail.
    Tanner Hublar, 18, appeared in Oldham district court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to his involvement in the death of a kitten June 15.
    His court appearance included a packed audience of animal lovers wearing ribbons marked "Chandler's Prayer" and carrying signs to express their anger against animal cruelty.
    Chandler is the name of the kitten stolen from the barn of Lynn and Gordon Robinson with three other kittens in mid-June.

  • CARTOON: La Grange on the wagon
  • Woman to serve 20 years for newborn's death in prison restroom

    A Corbin woman is sentenced to serve 20 years for the death of a baby girl that she suffocated after giving birth in the visitors’ restroom of a La Grange prison in 2010.

    Ashley Cox, 22, admitted to concealing the birth of a 6-pound, 5-ounce healthy baby girl on March 7, 2010, while visiting her then-boyfriend at Roederer Correctional Complex in La Grange. 

  • Jeep runs off Commerce Parkway Friday, strikes medical building

    As rain fell Friday morning, La Grange Police officers responded to a car crash at Norton Community Medical Associates on Commerce Parkway.

    A Jeep ran off the road in the turn just before Commerce Parkway ends, then went over an embankment and crashed into the building.

    The Jeep's top came off during the incident, likely when it came down off the embankment, police said. The Jeep scraped alongside the building but no major damage or injuries were reported.

    Oldham County EMS did transport the Jeep's driver to the hospital for minor injuries.

  • NOHS student invited to prestigious football camp

    Story by Adam Warner.

     

  • With temperatures rising, local teams alter the way they practice

    Record-setting temperatures in Oldham County this summer have forced several local sports teams to revise their plans for practice. Though many coaches are moving practice to early morning or night, others are taking additional preventative measures.

  • Olympics come to Oldham County

    Though kicking off nearly 4,032 miles away in London, Oldham County youngsters got a taste of the Summer Olympics as local after-school programs gathered at Oldham County High School to go for the gold... or ribbons.

    The local event, which began in 2000, takes place in summer Olympic years as a way to stay in touch.