Today's News

  • Athlete of the Week: Austin Veech

    Name: Austin Veech.
    School: Oldham County Middle School.
    Sport: Baseball.
    Position: Catcher.
    Age: 14.
    Hometown: La Grange.
    Parents: Scott and Mari Jo Veech.
    Accomplishments: An eighth-grader at Oldham County Middle School, Veech is entering his second-year as the starting catcher for the OCMS baseball team and has been elected the team captain.
    Veech helped the Colonels to a second straight league title last season with his outstanding defensive work behind the plate and solid hitting.

  • GINGER: Decluttering brings remorse for selling Grandma's cookie jar

    Besides my hymnal collection, and the refrigerator magnets I pick up to commemorate my travels, I’m not much of a collector. In fact, I’m kind of the opposite.

    I get tired of having stuff around, so I am constantly decluttering. With seven people in our home, things tend to accumulate rather quickly, and I start to feel like I’m suffocating.

  • PUBLISHER: Trains, planes and daily news

    Arriving in La Grange for the first time last November, I was as giddy as a 5-year-old to see a train run through the middle of town. The attraction of trains for boys is a somewhat odd trait of male genes, but one that has always captured my attention from the small-scale toy trains to standing and analyzing the mechanics of large diesels sitting on sidetracks.

  • Did you know? President Woodrow Wilson honored La Grange resident for innovation

    “Like writing history with lightning,” were the words used by President Woodrow Wilson to describe the first movie shown in the White House in 1915.

    That movie, "Birth of a Nation," was created by La Grange native D.W. Griffith, whose initials, carved by his own hand in concrete, are still visible in La Grange today. 

  • Notorious railroad crossings mar Oldham transportation

     Certain crossings in Oldham County are notorious for being dangerous, difficult to navigate or downright irritating for local commuters.

  • Bridge Hill sees fewer crashes

    Cindy Muncie and her family have had a number of brushes with big, bad Bridge Hill.

  • 'Gator doodles' in high demand

    With Gator Doodles in high demand, the crayon factory at Goshen Elementary is operating at full capacity.

  • La Grange woman dies after Henry County accident

    An Oldham County woman died this morning of injuries sustained in a collision in Henry County March 15.

    Sarah Cornish, 23, of La Grange, died just before 1:30 a.m. Monday at the University of Louisville Intensive Care Unit.

    Cornish was on her way to work at Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle just before 7 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a tree. The accident happened at a sharp curve near the intersection of Ky. 146 and Dawkins Lane. 

    An Air Methods helicopter flew her to hospital for treatment.

  • Oldham County names an Icon

    Clinton Spaulding earned the title of Oldham Icon in a competition at Showcase Oldham County March 19.

    Spaulding, 21, who was runner-up in last year’s competition, sang his way to a $350 prize with his rendition of “I’ll be,” by Edwin McCain. Judges said the song was appropriate for Spaulding’s voice and musical style. Sporting a bright pink button-down, grey vest, jeans, and thick-rimmed glasses, Spaulding belted out the love ballad in front of a local crowd.

  • I-71 reduced to one lane at Ky. 393

    The Kentucky Department of Highways has announced a lane closure on southbound I-71 due to road maintenance.

    The closure is scheduled for Monday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at exit 18.