Today's News

  • Birth

    Paul and Kasey Hodges of La Grange announce the birth of their son, Lucas William Hodges Feb. 3 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 and a quarter inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Charles Drury of Louisville and Nancy Drury of Crestwood. Paternal grandparents are Margaret Hodges of Louisville and the late Paul K. Hodges. Great-grandmother is Susan Hodges of Louisville.


  • City of La Grange participates in Earth Hour

    The City of La Grange will participate in Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Earth Hour is a nationwide event that is meant to be a call for action on climate change.


    The city of La Grange is one of two cities in the state participating.


    A lights-out party will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in front 114 E. Main St. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a dish.


    For information, visit myearthhour.org.

  • Theiss travels locally for book signings

    Nancy Theiss, executive director of the Oldham County History Center will be travelling locally to present and sign the book, “Oldham County: Stories from the River’s Edge.”

    From 7 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday), Theiss will present and sign copies of the book at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve’s Nature Center in Goshen.

    Along with the presentation, refreshments will be offered. Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmony Landing Road.

    For information call 228-4362 or visit KYNaturePreserve.org.

  • Marriage workshop offered Saturday

    The Marriage Education and Resource Center will offer a workshop, “Let’s Affirm Our Spouse,” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Hospital Northeast.


    For information or to register, e-mail pdhud9@aol.com or visit kymrc.com.

  • Middle school league is growing

    CRESTWOOD – The Greater Oldham County middle school baseball league has grown by a team this year.

    The league now features a team from East Oldham Middle School joining clubs from North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham middle schools.

    Last year the league had a combined team with East Oldham and Oldham County middle school students.

    “We’re very pleased East was able to field a team this year. It just helps baseball in the county get a little better,” Aaron Beard, one of the league’s founders, said.

  • Business News

    Baptist Hospital Northeast announces personnel changes

    Several promotions and transitions were made recently at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    Jennifer Hale was promoted to director of case management/utilization from manager, a position she has held for three years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University, an associate’s degree in nursing from Excelsior College and an LPN certificate from Rowan County Vocational School in Maysville.

  • NOHS parent may seek ruling on locker room

    GOSHEN – While officials with the state’s high school athletic association are satisfied, the issue of unequal facilities at North Oldham High School may soon move to federal court.


    NOHS parent Dick Richards, who has a daughter on the Lady Mustangs’ track team, said he plans to pursue the fight against what he calls “blatant discrimination” against female athletes at NOHS.


  • Thoughts on Lent

    After Jesus was baptized the Gospel of Mark says, “The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him (Mark 1:12-13).”

    This scripture verse is the background for the Christian observance of the 40 days before Easter as a time of personal testing of one’s faith. This time is traditionally called Lent. We need such times in our life to take inventory of our values and beliefs, as this Arab fable illustrates.

  • Crews are removing campaign signs

    As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way — signs that must be removed for safety


    Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle.

    The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.

  • POLICE: Restroom looked like a ‘slaughterhouse’

    A 20-year-old Corbin woman charged with murder of her newborn says she doesn’t recall giving birth while visiting a La Grange prison. She told police she only remembers feeling ill and later cleaning blood off the bathroom floor.

    Police say Ashley Nicole Cox gave birth to a 6-pound, 5-ounce healthy baby girl March 7 in a visitor’s restroom at Roederer Correctional Complex before stuffing the infant’s mouth with toilet paper and concealing the body in a trash can.