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Today's News

  • Simons, Leanhart earn All-State nods for impressive seasons

    Though their seasons ended a little over a week ago, two local players picked up some hardware late last week as South Oldham’s Jordan Simons and Oldham County’s Jessica Leanhart were named to respective All-State teams.
    Simons, the 8th Region Player of the Year and future Louisville Cardinal, had a hot spring at the plate, registering a .312 batting average while chipping in 24 RBIs, seven doubles and three home runs for the 20-16 Dragons.
    That said, the senior might have been better from the mound, tossing an 8-2 record with a 1.30 ERA in 61 innings of work.

  • Father, daughter duo take on Oldham County Grand Slam series

    In 1976, Jim Wilhite’s life changed in an instant. After a motorcycle accident claimed the use of his right leg, he was left with plenty of questions.
    Now, 36 years later, he’s found some answers — answers he hopes will help other amputees struggling to see the bigger picture.
    “In the beginning, you’re not really sure which way to go,” Wilhite noted, “but as life continues on you learn you can do what everybody else does.”
    Wilhite, who uses crutches, said it just takes time to adjust.

  • Historic church restoration begins

    After 117 years, DeHaven Baptist Church is getting a facelift.

    The historical structure, located in downtown La Grange, is undergoing major exterior renovations beginning this week to restore the masonry and protect the structure.

    Keith Bradford, chair of the church’s property and space committee, said the restoration will help protect the building for future generations.

  • Hope Health Clinic features new kiosk

    A La Grange health clinic is reaching out to even more patients with the installation of a women’s wellness kiosk.

    The Hope Health Clinic opened in September to serve the underinsured residents of Oldham, Henry, Trimble and Carroll counties.

    The kiosk, which looks like a small automated teller machine, allows women to access modules about a variety of wellness issues, including asthma, cancer, depression, domestic violence and smoking cessation.

  • Doghouse fire intentionally set, violates burn ban

    Crews from La Grange Fire and Rescue extinguished a fire June 13 after a large doghouse was set ablaze. 

    The doghouse was about four feet by four feet and almost as high in the backyard of a home on Smith Lane. 

    Westport Fire Department Chief David Pendleton, who also responded to the scene, said it is another example of people not knowing a burn ban is in effect. 

    The homeowner hired a man to take down the large doghouse, which at one time even included an air conditioning window unit. 

  • One teen killed, two injured in Trimble County crash

    A Trimble County teenager was killed and two others injured in a crash on Hwy. 421 South in Trimble County Monday night. 

    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of a single vehicle crash at 11:22 p.m.

    Upon arrival, troopers located the vehicle off the roadway against a tree.

    According to KSP spokesman Brad Arterburn, a preliminary investigation shows the car, driven by 16-year-old Mark Bastin, of New Castle, was traveling north on Hwy. 421 when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree.  

  • Contract signed for management of OCEMS by Baptist Hospital Northeast

    Plans to outsource management duties at Oldham County EMS became final Tuesday when county officials signed a contract with Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will operate OCEMS under the name Baptist Healthcare Affiliates, similar to an arrangement Baptist Healthcare has with an ambulance service in Paducah.

    Baptist Hospital Northeast officials estimate a budget of about $3.4 million annually, slightly less than the 2011-12 budget of $4.1 million.

  • Four kittens stolen from La Grange barn, one mutilated

    When a La Grange couple started rescuing cats, they thought of it as a community service. They spay and neuter animals before adopting them to other families.

    But it is said no good deed goes unpunished, and that is how Gordon Robinson said he feels right now.

    Over the weekend, four kittens were stolen and one found dead after teenagers allegedly broke into the garage overnight.

    He and his wife, Lynn, are members of a pet adoption program that Greg hopes will help stop the cycle of feral cats.

  • Apple Patch team picks up plenty of medals and good memories from Special Olympics

        Taking to eastern Kentucky for the Special Olympics two weeks ago, several local residents were on hand to represent Oldham County in the annual two day event.

  • Goshen man files Title IX complaint against state board of education

        The Kentucky Board of Education is under fire recently as Dick Richards, a resident of Goshen, Ky., has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the organization.
        Citing Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Richards maintains statewide discrimination against girls in high school sports is still a very real problem and one the board isn’t addressing.
      After two appearances before the KBE in December of 2011 and February 2012 yielded no action, Richards decided to move forward with the filing.