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Today's News

  • Woman found in burning home

    Police are investigating the cause of a Sunday morning house fire after firefighters rescued a woman from the house.

    Neighbors noticed smoke coming from a bi-level home in the 7300 block of Autumn Bent Way in Orchard Grass Hills subdivision about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

    When firefighters arrived at the scene, witnesses told police they believed a 41-year-old woman and her daughter could still be inside.

    Firefighters encountered heavy smoke inside the house, and it took about 20 minutes to locate the woman.

  • Quilt is part of this weekend’s Brownsboro Days festival

    A drawing for a hand-stitched quilt will be part of Brownsboro Days festivities this weekend. A former student of Brownsboro school before it joined Crestwood in 1943, Mary Noel McKinney stitched the double ring quilt.

    The festival is 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Brownsboro Community Center on Ky. 329, about one mile from I-71 exit 14.

  • Our thoughts become you

    What people think about determines what they are. Hawthorne tells about the boy, Ernest, who would look longingly at the great stone face on the side of the mountain. It was a strong, kind, honorable face that thrilled the heart of this boy. 

    There was a legend that some day a man would appear who would look like the great stone face. Through all his childhood, and even after he became a man, Ernest kept looking at the great face and for the man who was like it. 

  • Bryant, Houle are new directors at Baptist Hospital Northeast

    Justin Bryant is the new director of Environmental Services. He is employed by Aramark. He comes to Baptist Northeast from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va., where he worked in environmental services for three and a half years. 

    Prior to that, he worked in environmental services in nursing homes for Healthcare Services Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports entertainment and event management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I.

  • First-time competitor isn’t sure why he wants to participate

    Like a lot of things for people who like to test themselves, the Louisville Ironman competition was simply there for Todd Mullins.

    “Why I am doing this is a really good question,” Mullins said. “I think it’s probably the challenge of it, just to see if I can do it. I have watched it for years and now it is right here. I guess I just decided I couldn’t let it pass without trying it.”

  • Letters to the Editor

    Historic district guidelines are clear

    To the editor:

    I’m shocked at David  Voegele’s choice of adjectives when describing behavior of the La Grange Historic District Commission. (Letters to the Editor, Aug. 13 edition).

    The council meeting included an appeal of the decision by the LHDC to deny a certificate of appropriateness for a sign. 

    The historic district guidelines, available at the city of La Grange Web site, are clear.  

  • Ballardsville family loses home, pets to electrical fire

    The joy of seeing their two small dogs rescued from a house fire  became short-lived for a Ballardsville family. 

    When Ballardsville Fire Department Lt. Ryan Baker emerged from the Kinser family’s home carrying two Shih Tzus, Kathy Kinser  started hugging and thanking everyone in sight.

    Kinser had waited more than an hour Aug. 12 hoping to see her dogs alive after an electrical fire ripped through her home.

    “Everything else can be replaced,” she said that afternoon. 

  • Oldham Collision Center goes green

    Oldham Collision Center of Crestwood has become an ecological ambassador using AkzoNobel’s environmentally-friendly waterborne products.

    The company teamed up with AkzoNobel to become an environmental ambassador for the collision repair industry. 

    California law makers are requiring all collision repair shops to implement waterborne paint technology by the end of 2009 and other states are also considering similar legislation.  

  • Teams could have good seasons

    Believe it or not football season is here.

    Fantasy teams are drafting, UK and U of L fans are lining up against each other and the NFL started preseason games.

    Last, but not least, the local high school season is kicking into gear Friday. I think it’s going to be a good one.

    Oldham County and South Oldham face a big challenge in trying to win their district over what appears to be a loaded Anderson County team. 

  • Oldham Chamber seeks nominees for 2010 leadership class

     The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the 2009-10 class of Leadership Oldham County.

    Interested participants must live and/or work in Oldham County, or must be an Oldham County Chamber member.

    About 15 Oldham County business leaders and residents participate in this program annually. Leadership Oldham County is designed to educate members about the services, amenities and challenges in Oldham County.