Today's News

  • Hettinger completes U.S. Marines basic training

    Ryan Fenley Hettinger recently completed basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. 

    Hettinger completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

    He was meritoriously promoted to private first class prior to graduation. 

    After graduation from Parris Island, he will be stationed at Camp Geiger for four weeks of combat training. He will begin additional training at Camp LeJeune in aviation supply and accounting. 

  • Blessing graduates from basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Adrielle M. Blessing recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    She is the daughter of Billie Simmons of Taylorsville and Karen Hardy of La Grange.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Spencer County High School in Taylorsville.

  • Local business, non-profit organization collect donations for those in need

    Children battling cancer at the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville  and their families face even tougher times as they spend this holiday season away from home.  

    To spread the holiday cheer, Dr. Kathy J. Pansegrau of 360 Degree Chiropractic and local non-profit Meghan’s Mountain Charitable Foundation Inc. have teamed up to collect gift cards for these families through Dec. 11.  

    Pansegrau will donate a 20-minute chair massage for gifts valued at $25 or greater and her office is one of the official drop-offs for donations.

  • Reading news from your library

    Every now and then I get to use my college undergraduate degree. This may sound odd as most of us have guided our career choices to complement our educational achievements. 

  • There’s a new warden in town

    The state’s largest prison and the county’s second-largest employer has a new warden. 

    Cookie Crews has been promoted to warden of Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange.

    Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson announced the promotion Monday. 

    Crews has now served as warden at four prisons in the state. Most recently, she served as warden at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women.

  • Barnett named to dean’s list at Sullivan University

    Ryan Barnett of La Grange was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring and summer quarters at Sullivan University.

    Barnett is studying public safety and criminal justice at Sullivan.

  • Multi-county burglar convicted for 2007 crimes

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recently announced the conviction of 42-year-old Gerald D. Weddle in Oldham Circuit Court for his part in a multi-county crime spree in 2007.

  • The Richwood improves care, reduces cost with pressure ulcer prevention program

     Pressure ulcers – sometimes called  bed sores – affect millions of people each year. They are painful and dangerous for patients and expensive to treat. The staff of The Richwood in La Grange is implementing a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention program to reduce pressure ulcers from occurring in their patients while in their facility.

  • Seven Counties announces new staff

    Elizabeth Kirkwood of La Grange was recently hired as a registered nurse at Seven Counties Services, Inc..

    Seven Counties Services Inc., a private, non-profit corporation, is the state-designated regional behavioral health center for Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties. 

    For information, visitSevenCounties.org

  • Oldham personnel graduate

    Oldham County Police Department officers Thomas Hood and Sarah King, along with law enforcement officers from 11 other agencies across the state, graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.