Local News

  • Judge-executive awaits opinion on Hatch Act compliance, Gish's candidacy

    Local officials are awaiting word from Washington, D.C. to determine if the duties of Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish – a candidate in the May primary – comply with the Hatch Act.

    In February, Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner learned of a Hatch Act violation in Kenton County, where the deputy judge-executive is a candidate for county judge-executive.

    Gish, a longtime magistrate representing District 1, was appointed by Murner to serve as deputy judge-executive and has served in that role since January 2007.

  • Mother charged with murder after newborn found dead in prison trash can

    A Corbin woman is charged with murder after prison officials discovered the body of her newborn baby girl in a trash can Sunday.

    According to police, Ashley N. Cox, 20, told EMS workers she'd had a miscarriage about 11 a.m. Sunday while visiting Roederer Correctional Complex, a medium-security prison located in La Grange.

    Crews transported Cox to Baptist Hospital East in Louisville for treatment.

  • Parent group has new name, headquarters

    An organization founded by Oldham County parents for parents throughout the region recently celebrated a new name and the opening of new headquarters in Middletown.

    Leaders from Operation: SPIRIT, a local non-profit organization dedicated to parents and caregivers of teenagers and pre-teens, announced during a grand opening celebration Monday that they’ve renamed the organization as Operation: PARENT.

  • Grandmother’s charge amended

    A reckless homicide charge against a Henry County woman in connection with the 2008 death of her infant grandson has been amended.

    Donna Cull Simpson, and her ex-husband, David Cull, of Campbellsburg, faced reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence charges related to the Feb. 14, 2008, death of the couple’s 2-month-old grandson, Xavian Cull.

    Emergency crews found the infant unconscious and unresponsive about 7:35 a.m. that day. A coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

  • La Grange to participate in upcoming Earth Hour

    At Monday’s meeting of the La Grange City Council, Mayor Elsie Carter proclaimed 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 27 to be “Earth Hour.”


    During that hour, the mayor said, the lights in downtown La Grange will all be turned off. She asks that city residents turn their outside lights off for that hour as well.


    The city participated in Earth Hour in 2009, and is one of several cities and states participating in the nation-wide effort to fight climate change.

  • City refinances golf course bonds

    La Grange city officials voted Monday to refinance bonds for Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    The city approved the issuance of general obligation refunding bonds for $1,750,000 to acquire and improve the golf course. The bonds are dated March 1, 2000, and officials have determined substantial interest savings may be obtained through refinancing.

  • American Red Cross hosts blood drives

    The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange.  A blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday will take place at St. Francis School in Goshen.  Another blood drive will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Crestwood.

  • Meredith named to dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University

    Bethany Meredith of Crestwood was named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University for the fall semester. She is a freshman studying nursing and Spanish.

    She is a 2009 home-school graduate and a member of the gospel choir at Olivet Nazarene. She is the daughter of David and Lori Meredith of Crestwood.

    To be named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • La Grange, Prospect artists recognized at Carey Ellis Show

    University of Kentucky art students Virginia Conn of  La Grange and Natasha Giles of Prospect were recently recognized as part of the Carey Ellis Juried Student Art Exhibition.

    The art show, featuring work by graduate and undergraduate art students at UK, was presented in the Barnhart Gallery.

    Conn received the Arturo Alonzo Sandoval Fiber Award, new at the show this year. The award is presented to an artist juried into the Carey Ellis show whose worked demonstrated the use of fiber. Conn received a $100 cash prize, donated by Sandoval.

  • In-house coffee bars serve high school students, staff

    A new phenomenon has kept the students and teachers of two Oldham schools buzzing with energy. Coffee bars are now open in the cafeterias of Oldham County High School and North Oldham High School, both with positive feedback.

    “It’s just convenient,” OCHS junior Zack Scott said.

    The bar, which opened in January 2010, has a comparable feel to other coffee stops and offers two regular blends, one decaffeinated roast, cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate and flavored syrups to add to any drink.