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Today's News

  • Operation: SPIRIT to host open house at new location

    Operation: SPIRIT, a local non-profit organization dedicated to parents and caregivers of teenagers and pre-teens, will unveil its new headquarters at 10 a.m. Feb. 15. 

    Scheduled speakers include Sen. Ernie Harris, Oldham County Schools’ Superintendent Paul Upchurch, and Operation: SPIRIT Founder and President Jean Schumm. The new 5,000-square-foot facility, located in Middletown at 13029 Middletown Industrial Blvd., is a donation from Paul Lichtefeld Sr. and Lichtefeld Inc. 

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast announces personnel changes

    Baptist Hospital Northeast recently announced several personnel changes.

    Dr. Matt McDanald, MD, obstetrics/gynecology, has been named chief medical officer. His responsibilities include serving as a medical liaison between the hospital and medical staff, assisting with medical staff credentialing, quality and resource utilization issues, assisting in recruiting needed medical specialties to the communities served by the hospital, and representing the hospital and the medical staff in the community. 

  • Making a run at state

    BUCKNER – Claire Grogan has made her decision.

    Now she’s ready to close her high school swimming career with a bang.

    Grogan, an Oldham County High School senior, will lead the local swimmers into Friday’s regional swim meet at the University of Louisville pool.

    Grogan, also a cross country standout, recently decided to accept a cross country/track scholarship from Samford University in Alabama.

  • La Grange woman faces arson charge

    A La Grange woman’s alleged attempt to burn the trailer she lived in isn’t the first arson charge leveled against her. 

    Melinda L. Bayorek, 45, was indicted Jan. 14 by a Henry County grand jury for one count second-degree arson – a class B felony. 

    Bayorek is charged in connection with attempting to burn her rented trailer Dec. 9 in Henry County. 

    If convicted, Bayorek could face 10-20 years in prison.

  • Birth Announcement

    Dusty and Kathy Vinson of Cox’s Creek announce the birth of their son, Cuyler Scott Vinson, born Oct. 9. He weighed eight pounds and one and a half ounces and measured 21 and a half inches long.

    Grandparents are Dwayne and Beverly Vinson of Freedonia and Mary Barnes of La Grange and the late Huey Barnes. 

    Great-grandparents are Rev. Elden Stallins of Marion, Hugh and Irene Barnes of La Grange and Vernon and Ida Dick of Monticello.

  • Girl Scout troops host father/daughter dance

    Girl Scout Troops 197 and 300 are hosting the 14th annual father/daughter Valentine’s Day dance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Camden Station Elementary School.ee

    Admission is $10 per couple and includes snacks, patch, crafts, a photo of the couple and dancing.ee

    Corsages can be purchased at the event for $5.ee No registration is required. 

    Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Family and Community partnership campaign.ee For information, call Terri at 222-0646 or 435-4853.

  • South Oldham hosts college, career night

    South Oldham High School will host a college and career night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the  SOHS cafeteria.

    The topic isee alternatives to attending a four-year college and allows students to learn what options are available to those who may not want to or be able to attend a four-year college right out of high school.ee 

    Representatives from local career schools and community colleges will discuss programs available to high school graduates.

  • Some ID customers will see rate increase due to billing error

    Industrial Disposal’s commercial customers in La Grange will notice an eight-percent increase due to an ID billing error. 

    La Grange officials approved an eight-percent increase for ID’s residential and commercial customers in 2008, however, ID spokesperson Mike Patterson told the city council Monday the company had only billed residential customers for the increase. 

    Due to the billing error, commercial customers haven’t seen an increase in more than two years, he said.

  • St. John United Methodist Church hosts banquet

    eeThe “Ignite the Spirit” Wild and Mild Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. John United Methodist Church. 

    Tickets are $10 for a meal, and guest speaker is Jeff Miller. The church is located at 12700 W. U.S. 42 in Prospect. 

    For information, call 228-2897 or visit www.stjohnprospect.com

  • Dollars for Scholars awards money for college

    The Latest:  Oldham County Dollars for Scholars, a non-profit organization established five years ago, offers more than 60 scholarships from local businesses to help Oldham County students with the rising cost of higher education. 

    Application forms went online Monday and are due in less than 30 days. Scholarships for 2010 range from $500 to $5,000. By submitting only one application, students can apply for multiple scholarships. Some scholarships require essays.