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Today's News

  • Teacher banked $144,000 for weekly tobacco deliveries at prison

    He told prison guards they were ankle braces.

    But just before his arrest, a Shelbyville man working as a teacher at the Kentucky State Reformatory admitted to police that he had a pound of tobacco pressed, bundled and taped to each foot.

    It’s a process police say James H. Petrey, 62, has repeated at least four times per month during the four years he’s worked as a teacher behind prison gates.

    And the sum of his efforts is surprising – two pounds per trip, four trips per month and a price tag of $350 per pound.

  • Police nab driver traveling more than 100 mph on I-71

    A man driving faster than 100 mph on Interstate 71 recently now faces DUI and reckless driving charges.

    Oldham County Police arrested Adrian K. Montgomery on March 20 after an officer clocked his 2002 Lexus GS traveling 109 mph.

    Montogmery, 33, of Louisville, told police he drank alcoholic beverages earlier in the night.

  • Free book provides advice to adults returning to college

    Kentucky adults considering returning to college have a free resource to help them make decisions about higher education.

  • Competition like the ‘Amazing Race’ features La Grange studio

    A promotional campaign for an animated film, “Rio,” landed in La Grange on Sunday to showcase local ballroom dancing talent.

  • Strong winds, heavy rain expected today

    The first day of Spring Break for Oldham County students could be marked by severe weather.

    The National Weather Service has warned that strong winds and heavy rain are likely today and tonight.

    A strong low pressure system will move across the Great Lakes today dragging a cold front through Oldham and surrounding counties. Ahead of this cold front, a moist and moderately unstable airmass will move into the region combined with strong winds.

  • Charlotte Reeder's 100 mile race for Spirit

    Charlotte Reeder, Chair of the Oldham County YMCA Spirit campaign, peddled diligently for over five hours Wednesday on a stationary bike at the Buckner YMCA. Charlotte's efforts were matched and supported by other riders that spun the hours away with Charlotte to raise money and awareness for Spirit.

  • Two vehicle accident in La Grange

    A two vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Grange Rd. and Hwy 53 in La Grange at approximately 4:45 p.m. Monday afternoon. Witnesses at the scene reported a woman driving a silver Oldsmobile ran a red light and was hit on the passenger side of the car sending the car into a spin and popping it up and over the curb of Hwy 53.
    The car was hit by a full-size Chevy truck that was turning onto Hwy 53 as the light turned green. Neither driver was seriously injured.

  • Paying it back- one step at a time

    Despite a chilly spring morning the streets of La Grange were filled with the feet of over 150 walkers as part of La Grange Elementary’s annual walkathon Saturday. This year’s walkathon was held to raise money for the La Grange Elementary library expansion and the YMCA Spirit campaign.

  • Julie Tobbe named principal of St. Mary's Academy

  • A HIGHPOINTE

    By Janell Oliver

    Staff Writer

     

    Many Oldham County residents are unaware that last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Super Saver, was conditioned at Highpointe Training Center in La Grange during his two-year-old season.