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Today's News

  • Second Street crossing gates will be installed soon

    Gates will soon be in place and in working order at the Second Street railroad crossing in La Grange. 

    Mayor Elsie Carter said Monday that crews from CSX will be in the city this week working on finishing the gate installation. She said the gates should be working later this week.

    City officials chose to install gates on Second Street to prevent the city from losing it’s quiet zone or having to close the street.

  • County joins effort to manage scrap tires

    Oldham officials passed a resolution Tuesday to support the state’s Waste Tire Trust Fund.

    According to the resolution, four million scrap tires are generated annually in Kentucky and the fund gives counties the opportunity to manage those tires.

    Solid Waste Coordinator Linda Fountain said of the four million generated, only about two million are collected for removal. Many are often discarded along roadways and in streams.

  • Hospital announces Medical Staff officers

    Dr. Andrew Rochet, MD, emergency medicine, has been elected medical staff president for 2010 at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    Rochet is a 1998 graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at University of Louisville Hospital in 2001.

    Other medical staff officers for 2010 include:

  • Derby City Lighthouse Club meets Feb. 14

    Derby City Lighthouse Club invites Oldham County lighthouse enthusiasts to join the club for its meeting, 2 p.m. Feb. 14. at Douglass Hills City Hall, 219 Moser Road, Louisville.ee

    For information, call 897-3117 or 384-9477.

  • Mustang meet draws state’s best

    GOSHEN –eeMother Nature gave the North Oldham High School Mustang Invitational a big boost last week.

    With last week’s snow canceling many events, the NOHS wrestling meet will feature 31 teams and more than 300 wrestlers this at 10 a.m. this Saturday.

    “This might turn out to be the largest meet in the state,” NOHS coach Robert Fulk said. “With the snow last week a lot of teams lost a chance to wrestle and they are all looking for a meet before regionals next Saturday.”

  • 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.