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Today's News

  • SOHS grad killed in Sunday morning crash on I-64

    A 2007 South Oldham High School grad died Sunday morning while traveling to Louisville with friends.

    Kiara Hinkle, 21, of Louisville, died at the scene of a crash on I-64 in Franklin County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Hinkle's vehicle left the roadway and overturned several times shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday in the westbound lanes of I-64 near milemarker 58.

    Hinkle and her four passengers are all students at the University of Kentucky.

  • Oldham jailer, police chief both hospitalized in Louisville

    Oldham County's police chief and jailer are both under doctors' care in Louisville hospitals.

    Chief Michael Griffin is recovering after suffering a heart attack early Sunday morning.

    Lt. Col. Billy Way said Griffin was transported to Baptist Hospital East hospital by Oldham County EMS about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, where surgeons completed a successful angioplasty to open a blocked artery.

    A second vein has a 60 percent blockage, and another vein has some blockage, Way said.

  • Corbin woman indicted for newborn’s death

    An Oldham County grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Corbin woman who told police she doesn’t recall giving birth while visiting a La Grange prison or allegedly concealing the infant’s body in a restroom trash can.

    Police say Ashley Nicole Cox gave birth to a 6 pound, 5 ounce healthy baby girl March 7 in a visitor’s restroom at Roederer Correctional Complex before stuffing the infant’s mouth with toilet paper and concealing the body in a trash can.

  • Driver leaves scene after his passenger is ejected

    A Carrollton man faces charges of second-degree manslaughter after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident March 28.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Esteban Valasquez, 25, lost control of a 2002 Ford Explorer while traveling south on I-71 and struck a pillar supporting an overpass at mile-marker 34.

    Police believe alcohol is a contributing factor, and Valasquez is charged with driving under the influence.

    The crash ejected a 27-year-old male passenger from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Clerk’s office releases voter info for elections

    The May primary is fast approaching, and officials from the Oldham County Clerk’s Office are reminding voters to be prepared.

    For the 2010 election season, voters are reminded to verify their party affiliation, address and precinct by contacting the clerk’s office prior to election day. For information, call 222-0047.

    Absentee voting will be conducted at the clerk’ s office in La Grange beginning April 21.

    Those eligible to vote by machine starting on that date include:

    • voters who will be absent from the county on election day;

  • E.ON U.S. launches online map for power outages

    A new online map launched by E.ON U.S. will show power outages in real-time for E.ON customers.

    According to a press release from the company, the online outage map shows outages across service territories of Kentucky Utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Old Dominion Power.

    The map is accessible by smartphone.

    Regardless of storms or clear days, officials said the map will be available online year-round and a tutorial is offered to navigate the system.

  • Debate about the debate continues

    A representative from Insight Communications advised members of Oldham fiscal court Tuesday that broadcasting a political debate on Insight Channel 25 is possible, but risky.

    Keith Hall, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Insight, detailed the partnership between Insight and county government. Oldham County’s franchise requires one channel – Insight Channel 25.

  • Peters selected as principal of Goshen Elementary School

    Members of Goshen Elementary School’s site-based decision-making council recently selected Lisa Peters as the school’s new principal.

    Peters has accepted the position effective July 1.

  • Game Bytes

    Basketball

    Jackson invited to all-star tryouts

    When: April 16-17.

    Where: Campbellsville University.

    What: South Oldham High School senior Casey Jackson is one of 11 players from the Louisville area invited to tryout for the Kentucky All-Star basketball team in the annual summer series with Indiana. There were 43 seniors nominated for the tryouts.

    Jackson, a 6-foot-3 swingman, led the Dragons to a 27-6 record and the regional finals this season and was named to the all-region team for the second time.

  • Debates important for voters as well

    There’s nothing more revealing about the abilities of candidates than their participation in a good, well-run and fair debate.

    Debates are an important part of any campaign. They can give voters a balanced picture of where the candidates stand on similar issues raised through debate questions. By many counts, they can truly help voters decide which person to support when they step up to cast their ballots on Election Day.