Today's News

  • La Grange teen found dead at friend's house

    Police are investigating the death of a La Grange teenager this weekend.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said a 16-year-old La Grange girl died Sunday while sleeping at a friend's house.

    Emergency crews were called to a home at 502 Monroe St. in La Grange on Sunday morning after a resident found Summer Leigh Williams unresponsive and not breathing.

    A coroner pronounced Williams dead at the scene. Police are awaiting a medical examiner's report to determine the cause of death. 

  • La Grange Urban Short Track Series Race 6 Q&A

    What’s the toughest surface you’ve biked on and why?

    Nick Barbieri
    "It was definitely a trail I rode in Georgia called Snake Creek Gap. It was just so rocky that it just jars you the last eight miles."

    Ray Smith
    "It’d probably be sand, mostly in cyclo-cross. Maybe it’s not that difficult, but we don’t ride on it that much here. You have to have both power and handling."

  • Mountain bikers trudge through a strong wind

    The 30-40 mile per hour wind gusts pushed on bikers like a bulldozer as they raced on Commerce Parkway.

    As they veered left and crossed the road towards the Oldham County Health Department, the bikers launched down a steep hill into a wooded area, before sloshing through a muddy bog.

    In the sixth leg of the eight-race mountain bike series, bikers raced 2.3 miles from La Grange Baptist Church on Commerce Parkway to the Oldham County Health Department and back to the walking trails around the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange.

  • North takes best duals finish, OC struggles

    Tied at 36 before the final match, the North Oldham Middle School wrestling team left its fate to an eighth grader.

    Facing Union County, the chants of “Go John!” grew louder from 130-pound John Reitnauer’s teammates in the third period.

    Reitnauer said he used the chants as motivation, pulling out a 9-5 win that gave the Mustangs a first round win over four-time Union County.

  • SOMS students possibly exposed to whooping cough

    According to a public health advisory sent out Friday, students at South Oldham Middle School may have been exposed to Bordetella pertussis — whooping cough — by a sixth-grade student at the school.

    Most children are protected from severe sickness by the tetnus/diptheria/pertussis, or TDAP, shot. However, the shot does not protect them from catching them germ and spreading it to others.

    Children who are behind on the TDAP series are at a higher risk for severe illness.

  • From Prestonsburg to Frankfort, walk protests mining

    Many people participate in charity and awareness walks to promote a cause — but most of them aren’t 160 miles long.

    Briar Hill resident Bob Thompson is doing just that, though. As part of the Footsteps to Peace annual event, Thompson will join others in walking from Prestonsburg to Frankfort to protest mountaintop removal mining.

    The event started several years ago and leads up to the “I Love The Mountains” celebration in Frankfort on Feb. 14.

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  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 2.3

    Guys and gals, welcome to our ninth Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with Oldham County High School boys' basketball coach Jason Holland, who told us about the defending eighth region champions' push for another run to the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

  • The Sports Primer: 2.2

    It's been a big week for South Oldham High School basketball. On Monday, the Lady Dragons clinched the top seed in the district tournament with a decisive victory at Trimble County, while the Dragons did likewise Tuesday with a win at North Oldham.

    The Lady Dragons might have the best chance of returning to the Girls' Sweet 16 for the first time since 1998, this season. There's a few reasons why, including a superstar whom the team rallies around.

  • Woman on probation for double-fatal DUI crash arrested again

    An Oldham County woman responsible for a drunk-driving crash that killed two friends in 2006 could serve up to 10 years in prison after police arrested her recently outside a liquor store.

    Rebecca A. Johnson, 27, of Crestwood, is charged with public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic marijuana.

    Sheriff's deputies arrested Johnson about 4 p.m. Jan. 16 in the parking lot of a Carroll County liquor store.