Today's News

  • Contract signed for management of OCEMS by Baptist Hospital Northeast

    Plans to outsource management duties at Oldham County EMS became final Tuesday when county officials signed a contract with Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will operate OCEMS under the name Baptist Healthcare Affiliates, similar to an arrangement Baptist Healthcare has with an ambulance service in Paducah.

    Baptist Hospital Northeast officials estimate a budget of about $3.4 million annually, slightly less than the 2011-12 budget of $4.1 million.

  • Four kittens stolen from La Grange barn, one mutilated

    When a La Grange couple started rescuing cats, they thought of it as a community service. They spay and neuter animals before adopting them to other families.

    But it is said no good deed goes unpunished, and that is how Gordon Robinson said he feels right now.

    Over the weekend, four kittens were stolen and one found dead after teenagers allegedly broke into the garage overnight.

    He and his wife, Lynn, are members of a pet adoption program that Greg hopes will help stop the cycle of feral cats.

  • Apple Patch team picks up plenty of medals and good memories from Special Olympics

        Taking to eastern Kentucky for the Special Olympics two weeks ago, several local residents were on hand to represent Oldham County in the annual two day event.

  • Goshen man files Title IX complaint against state board of education

        The Kentucky Board of Education is under fire recently as Dick Richards, a resident of Goshen, Ky., has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the organization.
        Citing Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Richards maintains statewide discrimination against girls in high school sports is still a very real problem and one the board isn’t addressing.
      After two appearances before the KBE in December of 2011 and February 2012 yielded no action, Richards decided to move forward with the filing.

  • Kentucky Karma folds after 7 years

     Ideas can be hard to come by. Sometimes those ideas just need a little nudge before they become something. For some local women, the idea of throwing like a girl became more than just a saying; it became a way of life.
        For over seven years, the Kentucky Karma brought women from all over the state to represent a simple idea —  to play football. Based out of Crestwood, the Karma was Kentucky’s first competitive women’s football team.

  • Special judge will preside over Brownsboro’s city status

    The judge assigned to hear a case brought by Brownsboro residents who hope to incorporate the area has requested a special judge take her place. 

    Judge Karen Conrad recused herself from the case on June 8.

    She told a packed courtroom of Brownsboro residents and county officials that she thinks it will be an interesting case to hear.

    A special judge will be appointed to hear the case. 

  • Oldham County softball finishes 1-2 at state

        Taking to Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro over the weekend, Oldham County got off to a rough start in the Rawlings/KHSAA state softball tournament, dropping their opening round game June 7 4-1 to Boyle County.
        The Lady Rebels struck first in the second inning, plating one before opening up the game two innings later on a three-run outburst. Oldham County managed to salvage a run in the top of the sixth, but it would be too little too late.

  • Trent DiGiuro Foundation readies for weekend polo fundraiser

  • Soapbox derby makes strong return to La Grange

    Just a year removed from an ominous start, the Greater Louisville Soapbox Derby looks to be back on solid footing after a successful first weekend in La Grange.     
     With more than two dozen racers and plenty of spectators out to see the event, race director John Martin said the day couldn’t have gone much better.
    “It went very well,” Martin said, “ It was my first race as the race director so we just wanted to get everybody in and out and wanted it to run smoothly and we think we did a pretty good job.”

  • Man found dead in Walmart parking lot

    Police found the body of a Crestwood man in a vehicle parked at the La Grange Walmart Thursday morning.

    Jeramiha Goosey, 26, was found unresponsive in his dark-colored SUV at 7 a.m. 

    According to La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett, Goosey had been seen inside the store overnight.

    Collett said foul play is not suspected and a death investigation is ongoing.

    Investigators are awaiting autopsy and toxicology reports to determine Goosey's cause of death. Toxicology results could take up to six weeks.