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Today's News

  • Court allows construction to continue at Summit Parks

    Developers of a subdivision criticized for compliance and erosion issues will continue construction, despite several citations from local, state and federal agencies. 

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court voted to allow Summit Development Group to retain bonds for Summit Parks subdivision on Jericho Road in La Grange. 

    Work at the 162-acre subdivision has repeatedly fallen out of compliance with county, state and federal regulations. Violations at the site have resulted in an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Couvault graduates from University of Kentucky

    Nicholas Couvault, 22, of La Grange is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in vocal music performance and a bachelor’s degree in arts business administration. He earned the Omicron Delta Kappa Maurice Clay Award for outstanding leadership and scholastic achievement. 

    He is a 2004 graduate of Oldham County High School. This summer, he will work for the Glimmerglass Opera Young Artists Program in Cooperstown, N.Y.

  • Baptist Northeast building new outpatient facility in Crestwood

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is breaking ground June 10 on a new 12,450-square-foot outpatient facility, Baptist Crestwood. 

    The $2.2 million structure will house outpatient diagnostic imaging, outpatient physical therapy, the Baptist Medical Associates primary care practice of Richard Hefner, DO, and Donna Gatewood, MD, both family practice, and other physician office space.

    The Baptist Medical Associates office will expand to accommodate after-hours and walk-in care as soon as feasible after the facility opens.

  • City’s historic district guidelines under fire

     

    About 20 years ago, members of the La Grange City Council formed the city’s historic district commission to maintain the historical value of homes, businesses and signs in the area by enacting a set of guidelines and regulations for any changes to those properties.

    Now, some residents say the guidelines and restrictions are too harsh and believe commissioners should be more flexible with enforcement.

    At the time the commission formed, Magistrate David Voegele said the city needed help.

    “It was in sad shape,” he said. 

  • Birth Announcement

    Dehner

    Doug and Ashley Dehner of Prospect announce the birth of their daughter, Brenley Reese Dehner, born Jan. 21, 2009, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. 

    She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long. She joins a sister, Abigail Elaine Dehner. Grandparents are Gary and Linda Hay of Prospect, Nancy and Duncan Waggoner of Florence, and Randy Dehner of Dry Ridge. 

    Great-grandparents are Nancy and Frank DeFelice of Erlanger.

  • Britthaven chooses Brown as future long-term care leader

    The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities recently announced that Amy Brown, administrator at Britthaven of Prospect, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living as a future leader in long- term care.  

    Brown will participate in AHCA/NCAL’s “Future Leaders of Long-Term Care in America” symposium from July 21-23 in Washington, DC.

    Brown was chosen for the program along with 25 other long-term care leaders from across the country. 

  • South Oldham Middle School social studies teacher honored

    Ron Adkisson, a teacher at South Oldham Middle School, is the Kentucky winner of the National Historian’s Teacher Award from the National Society of Daughters of Colonial Wars. 

    The organization recognizes teachers and leaders of youth organizations in each state for demonstrating good citizenship and patriotism and teaching children about Colonial American history.

  • Birth Announcement

    Blair

    Emily Caroline Blair was born at 4:13 a.m. March 13, 2009, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces and measured 20 and a half inches long.

    Her parents are Bryan and Kate Blair and she joins siblings Elizabeth, Margaret, John Andrew and twins Catherine and Philip.

    Grandparents are Carol Blair of Crestwood, Louis and Pam Blair of La Grange and Jack and Laura Schaefer of Roswell, Ga.

  • North Oldham students accepted to governor’s scholars program

    The 2009 Governor’s Scholars includes several local students. From North Oldham High School, Caitlin Hagan, Austin Major, Kathleen Newman, Lauren Renaud and Rachel Richards will spend five weeks at Bellarmine University, Centre College and Morehead State University attending college-level classes.

    The program is open to high-achieving students entering their senior year of high school. The program is free.

  • Oldham teachers earn pay increase, despite budget cuts, layoffs

     There may be 50 fewer teachers next year in Oldham County Schools, but those that remain will see a pay raise of 3.1 percent on average. This comes in a year when the cost of living dropped .7 percent according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.