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Today's News

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast hosts support groups, classes

    A colon cancer support group will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    The group is open to anyone affected by colon cancer.

    For information, call 290-0288.

    The Living Well with Diabetes support group will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital.

    Angela Sandlin, director of Pharmacy at Baptist Hospital Northeast, will discuss “Understanding Your Diabetes Medications.”

    The meeting will also feature an open forum.

    For information, call Angela Madden at 222-3344.

  • Conservation District hosting tree contest

    The Oldham County Conservation District is hosting a big tree contest for Oldham County residents. Though the species of tree will change each year, for this, the first year of the contest, the conservation district has chosen the Sugar Maple as the tree to find.

    There are five categories – each will be awarded $50. The overall winner will receive $50 and family memberships to the Oldham County History Center and to Yew Dell Gardens.

  • Site-based council meets March 18

    Liberty Elementary School’s site-based decision making council will meet 3 p.m. March 18 in the school’s library.

  • Snow days create hardships for families

    To the editor:

    I cannot believe how often school has been closed this year for snow. School has been called off for a half-inch of snow and even when there was a chance of snow.  It’s a good thing our school officials don’t live in New York, we would never have school. Do the officials not want to get out or the bus drivers afraid to drive in it? What is the problem?

    These kids are going to have to go all summer just to make up these days.

  • Kids Consignment Sale is Friday and Saturday

    A kids consignment sale  will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church.

    St. Francis is located at 6710 Wolf Pen Branch Road, Harrods Creek.

    Proceeds go to support MOPS at St. Francis.  For information, visit stfrancisinthefields.org/mopsale.

  • Infant’s body found in prison trash can

    Police say a woman visiting a La Grange prison locked herself in a restroom Sunday, gave birth to a healthy baby girl and stuffed her daughter’s mouth with toilet paper before hiding the body in a trash can.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, a daycare worker from Corbin, now faces charges of murder and concealing the death of an infant.

    Officials at Roederer Correctional Complex told police Cox spent an extended period of time locked in the visitors’ restroom during her visit Sunday morning.

  • Eaton named to dean’s list at UK

    North Oldham High School graduate Jeremy Eaton was named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering for the fall semester. He earned a 4.0 grade-point average for the semester. He is the son of Mark and Jill Eaton.

  • Jackson’s free throws beat Gallatin

    NEW CASTLE – Casey Jackson didn’t do a lot right on the final play of the game except get fouled and make his free throws.

    Jackson, a South Oldham High School senior, hit two free throws with four-tenths of a second left in the game to give the Dragons a 65-63 win over upset-minded Gallatin County Monday in the Eighth Region tourney semifinals.

    The free throws came off a set play when Jackson was fouled on a three-point attempt.

  • Dragons make history

    NEW CASTLE –  In a game that never lacked for high drama, Shelby County’s defense dominated the closing minutes of the third quarter as the Rockets came from behind to beat South Oldham 76-70 Tuesday in the Eighth Region finals.

    Shelby County forced four straight turnovers and converted on all four as they went from a 50-43 deficit to lead 51-50 at the close the third quarter.

  • Infant's body found in prison trash can; mother charged with murder

    Police say a woman visiting a La Grange prison locked herself in a restroom Sunday, gave birth to a healthy baby girl and stuffed her daughter’s mouth with toilet paper before hiding the body in a trash can.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, a daycare worker from Corbin, now faces charges of murder and concealing the death of an infant. She pleaded not guilty to both charges Wednesday in Oldham district court.

    Officials at Roederer Correctional Complex told police Cox spent an extended period of time locked in the visitors’ restroom during her visit Sunday morning.