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Today's News

  • Tour of new Norton hospital is Sunday

    The public is invited to tour the new Norton Brownsboro Hospital from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    In addition to tours of the new facility, the event will include refreshments, giveaways, health screenings and games for the kids.

    Norton Brownsboro Hospital opens Aug. 26. It is the first new hospital to be built in Jefferson County in more than two decades and the only full-service hospital in northeastern Jefferson County. 

  • Locked and loaded

     

    CRESTWOOD – Will Vitalis won’t be doing any swimming during the Labor Day holiday this year.

    Vitalis, a senior to be at South Oldham High School, cut a tendon in his foot on a boat propeller last year swimming in Lake Cumberland and missed most of the high school season.

    “I don’t think anybody is going to let me in the water this year,” Vitalis said.

    While he sat out all but four games, Vitalis is primed for a big senior year after being named the Kentucky Youth Soccer Eurosport Player of the Year.

  • Stephenson earns scholarships to Georgetown College

    Jennifer Stephenson has been awarded a trustee scholarship and creative writing scholarship to attend Georgetown College in Georgetown.

    She is a recent graduate of Oldham County High School, where she was a class valedictorian.

    She will attend Georgetown this fall and plans to study English. She is the daughter of Ron and Kathy Stephenson of La Grange.

    Crestwood student named to dean’s list at Mercer University

  • North Oldham Lions: Support or lose Belknap Park

    Support or lose it. That’s the message the North Oldham Lions Club is sending the community about Belknap Park in Goshen.

    A small group of Lions, about 15 to 30, have been supporting the park without a viable fundraiser for the last five years or so, board member Carol Hublar said.

    And frankly, they’re getting a little tired.

    The prospect of selling the park comes up regularly, if not seriously, at Lions Club meetings, she said.

    “Are we so tired we don’t want to do this any more?” they sometimes ask.

  • Landmark fruit market destroyed by fire

    A fire destroyed Reardon's Fruit Market early Wednesday morning. Firefighters saved much of the flowers and produce, but the building will have to be razed.

    The family-owned business has been a South Oldham institution for 30 years, since owner Kevin Reardon and his late father started it as something to make a little extra money in the summer. It's been in its current location for about eight years.

    Reardon's wife, Tracy, said they are just waiting to get started again, probably with a temporary structure at first.

  • Waterlogged

    • Pewee Valley fire fighters closed traffic on Central Avenue after a tree fell across the roadway.    • Torrential rain flooded Ash Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

  • Tree limb, train cause weekend power outage in Buckner

    A tree limb and a train conspired to knock out power to about 1,400 Oldham County homes during the weekend. 

    About 5 p.m. Saturday a branch fell on power lines near the train track in Buckner, blowing a transformer, Oldham County Dispatch Second Shift Supervisor Tom McCain said. A few minutes later a train came along and dragged the power lines, ripping them down, taking out power to about 1,400 homes.

    McCain said LG&E returned power to all but 135 homes in about two hours. The others came back online that night, he said.

  • La Grange officials set tax rate

    Members of the La Grange City Council heard the first reading of the proposed ad valorem tax rate at their meeting Monday. 

    The proposed tax rate is 22 cents per $100 of real property and 26 cents per $100 of personal property. According to the ordinance, if passed, any resident who pays the tax bill before Oct. 20 would receive a 2-percent discount and any bill paid after Nov. 20 will be subject to a 10-percent penalty.

    The second reading of the ordinance will take place at the council’s next meeting, Sept. 7.

  • Acute care hospital at Baptist Northeast set to close

    After three years of being unable to fill the beds, a unit within Baptist Hospital Northeast will close within the next few weeks.

    Oak Tree Hospital will close around the beginning of September after three years of operation, administrator Dennis Johnson said.

  • Council decides fate of city’s $11K sign

    After months of controversy regarding a sign in front of the James T. Beaumont Community Center in La Grange, city officials have voted to approve it. 

    The city spent $11K on the sign, only to learn post-construction that it doesn’t comply with the city’s historic guidelines. 

    The sign reads, “James T. Beaumont Community Center” and is internally illuminated.