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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Dragons' appearance in Eighth Region finals filled with drama

    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.

  • SOHS, Gallatin County game comes down to .4 seconds

    South Oldham's Casey Jackson hit two of three free throws with four-tenths of a second left to give the Dragons a 63-61 win over Gallatin County Monday in the Eighth Region semi finals.

    Jackson was fouled on a three-point attempt after missing an off-balance three-point attempt from the left wing,

    The winning free throws ended a long night for the Dragons who fell behind 17-2 to open the game. SOHS regained the lead at the opening of the second half only to see Gallatin come back to take a six-point lead,

  • Judge-executive awaits opinion on Hatch Act compliance, Gish's candidacy

    Local officials are awaiting word from Washington, D.C. to determine if the duties of Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish – a candidate in the May primary – comply with the Hatch Act.

    In February, Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner learned of a Hatch Act violation in Kenton County, where the deputy judge-executive is a candidate for county judge-executive.

    Gish, a longtime magistrate representing District 1, was appointed by Murner to serve as deputy judge-executive and has served in that role since January 2007.

  • Mother charged with murder after newborn found dead in prison trash can

    A Corbin woman is charged with murder after prison officials discovered the body of her newborn baby girl in a trash can Sunday.

    According to police, Ashley N. Cox, 20, told EMS workers she'd had a miscarriage about 11 a.m. Sunday while visiting Roederer Correctional Complex, a medium-security prison located in La Grange.

    Crews transported Cox to Baptist Hospital East in Louisville for treatment.

  • Parent group has new name, headquarters

    An organization founded by Oldham County parents for parents throughout the region recently celebrated a new name and the opening of new headquarters in Middletown.

    Leaders from Operation: SPIRIT, a local non-profit organization dedicated to parents and caregivers of teenagers and pre-teens, announced during a grand opening celebration Monday that they’ve renamed the organization as Operation: PARENT.

  • Many Kentucky communities named for women

    Somewhere along life’s journey I came into possession of a 1940 wall map of Kentucky that has provided hours of     entertainment.

    I get a kick from reading names of some of the communities, many of which probably had schools and post offices at one time, but are now just faded memories.

    There were lots of common themes followed when it came to assigning names to places.

    For instance, you won’t find many counties that don’t have places named in honor of females.

    In Estill county the names include Patsey, Evelyn and Ola.