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Today's News

  • Breaking down the 2012 NBA Draft lottery

    Now that the 2012 NBA Draft is in the books, I just wanted to take a little time to break down how I think the lottery played out. That said, I'll admit that I'm not a huge fan of the NBA so I asked one of my best friend, Matt Smythe, to help me out. This is a bit of a departure from stuff normally on the site so let me know what you think. If you agree or disagree with any of my critiques, let me hear about it. 

  • James Buescher wins the ESPN Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225

    The racing weekend at Kentucky Speedway kicked off last night as James Buescher captured the top finish at the UNOH 225 in his No. 31 Chevy, leading 119 laps at the race. He started in third.
    Brad Keselowski, the winner of the Nationwide at the speedway last year, climbed from a 17th place start to finish in second.
    Ty Dillon, Matt Crafton and Timothy Peters also finished 3-4-5 to round out the top-5. Of those, Dillon was the only one to grab the top spot during the race, leading 27 laps.

  • Baptist Healthcare CEO to retire in 2013

    The president and CEO of Baptist Healthcare System has announced his plans to retire next year. 

    Tommy J. Smith is a 37-year administrator of one of Kentucky’s largest healthcare systems and has led the organization since 1995.

    He will retire effective April 15, 2013. 

  • Judge-executive prohibits open burning in Oldham County

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele has issued an excutive order prohibiting all open burning in Oldham County until further notice. 

    The burn ban took effect at noon June 28. 

    The ban includes burning for agricultural and recreational purposes, but does not prohibit fireworks. 

    Residents who plan to light fireworks are urged to use extreme caution. 

    Any group planning a large-scale fireworks display during the Independence Day holiday needs to notify Oldham County Dispatch at 222-0111.

  • La Grange doesn’t expect much from Quaker State 400

     Though set to take place nearly 40 miles away, the Quaker State 400 expects to bring plenty of money to the region when it comes to the area over the coming weekend. The only problem? Many local business say they don’t expect to see a dime.
       Part of that is due to a new race getting off the ground, Discover Downtown La Grange Executive Director Linda Goin noted.

  • State police take measures to remedy Quaker State 400 traffic problems

    A year nearly 13,000 fans missed last year’s Quaker State 400 because of traffic problems, Kentucky Speedway officials think they have a plan to make this year’s edition run smoothly.
    In addition to widening the exit ramp connecting Interstate 71 to Ky. 35 to three lanes, and widening Ky. 35 to seven lanes, the Speedway has added nearly 20,000 more parking spots and constructed a pedestrian tunnel to connect 170 new acres of parking to the original speedway
    property.

  • Locals take on State Amateur Golf Championship

    Taking to the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville from June 19-21, five local golfers made the cut in the 2012 Kentucky State Amateur Championship with two of those finishing inside the top-3.
    Crestwood’s Ryan McCann led the way for the local group, checking in just four strokes behind the winner, Murray State’s Patrick Newcomb.
    McCann started the final round five strokes back of the lead in fifth place but was able to move ahead in the pack after firing a 70.

  • Quarry prohibits alcohol after steady stream of DUI arrests

    For nearby residents, Falling Rock Park is like a summer radio megahit — suddenly immensely popular, and just as suddenly, you can’t stand to hear it.

    The old quarry in La Grange has become a warm weather hot spot, drawing thousands of weekend visitors from surrounding counties. 

  • Two teens dead after high-speed crash in Buckner; neither had driver's license

    Two teenagers are dead after a high-speed crash early Saturday morning in Buckner.

    According to police, Michael "Tanner" Wheat, 15, and Autumn Foree, 14, were spotted about 3:15 a.m. Saturday on Ky. 146 in a Lexus traveling more than 100 mph without headlights on.

    An Oldham County Sherriff's deputy attempted to stop the vehicle as it sped down Ky. 146 near Dawkins Road.

  • Three teens charged in kitten death

    Three Oldham County teens have been charged after the June 15 mutilation and death of a kitten.

    Those charged include Crestwood resident Tanner Hublar, 18, and two juveniles.

    Hublar faces one charge of animal cruelty.

    A 17-year-old Crestwood male is charged with cruelty to animals and felony burglary. A juvenile La Grange female is charged with burglary.

    Four kittens were stolen from the barn of Lynn and Gordon Robinson overnight, with three later returned and one found dead.