Today's News

  • La Grange woman faces arson charge

    A La Grange woman’s alleged attempt to burn the trailer she lived in isn’t the first arson charge leveled against her. 

    Melinda L. Bayorek, 45, was indicted Jan. 14 by a Henry County grand jury for one count second-degree arson – a class B felony. 

    Bayorek is charged in connection with attempting to burn her rented trailer Dec. 9 in Henry County. 

    If convicted, Bayorek could face 10-20 years in prison.

  • Birth Announcement

    Dusty and Kathy Vinson of Cox’s Creek announce the birth of their son, Cuyler Scott Vinson, born Oct. 9. He weighed eight pounds and one and a half ounces and measured 21 and a half inches long.

    Grandparents are Dwayne and Beverly Vinson of Freedonia and Mary Barnes of La Grange and the late Huey Barnes. 

    Great-grandparents are Rev. Elden Stallins of Marion, Hugh and Irene Barnes of La Grange and Vernon and Ida Dick of Monticello.

  • Girl Scout troops host father/daughter dance

    Girl Scout Troops 197 and 300 are hosting the 14th annual father/daughter Valentine’s Day dance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Camden Station Elementary School.ee

    Admission is $10 per couple and includes snacks, patch, crafts, a photo of the couple and dancing.ee

    Corsages can be purchased at the event for $5.ee No registration is required. 

    Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Family and Community partnership campaign.ee For information, call Terri at 222-0646 or 435-4853.

  • South Oldham hosts college, career night

    South Oldham High School will host a college and career night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the  SOHS cafeteria.

    The topic isee alternatives to attending a four-year college and allows students to learn what options are available to those who may not want to or be able to attend a four-year college right out of high school.ee 

    Representatives from local career schools and community colleges will discuss programs available to high school graduates.

  • Some ID customers will see rate increase due to billing error

    Industrial Disposal’s commercial customers in La Grange will notice an eight-percent increase due to an ID billing error. 

    La Grange officials approved an eight-percent increase for ID’s residential and commercial customers in 2008, however, ID spokesperson Mike Patterson told the city council Monday the company had only billed residential customers for the increase. 

    Due to the billing error, commercial customers haven’t seen an increase in more than two years, he said.

  • St. John United Methodist Church hosts banquet

    eeThe “Ignite the Spirit” Wild and Mild Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. John United Methodist Church. 

    Tickets are $10 for a meal, and guest speaker is Jeff Miller. The church is located at 12700 W. U.S. 42 in Prospect. 

    For information, call 228-2897 or visit www.stjohnprospect.com

  • Dollars for Scholars awards money for college

    The Latest:  Oldham County Dollars for Scholars, a non-profit organization established five years ago, offers more than 60 scholarships from local businesses to help Oldham County students with the rising cost of higher education. 

    Application forms went online Monday and are due in less than 30 days. Scholarships for 2010 range from $500 to $5,000. By submitting only one application, students can apply for multiple scholarships. Some scholarships require essays.

  • Game Bytes


    South Oldham vs. Anderson County

    When: Where: Key players: Game highlights: SOHS - 19 10 22 18 69 - Austin Bowling 16, Casey Jackson 15, Brice Jewett 9, Carson Fields 7, Chris Schumm 8, Chris Dogan 10, Trent Martin 4, 69.

    ANDERSON COUNTY - 17 22 12 7 58 - Warford 8, Ruggles 10, Newton 2, Hyatt 6, Cox 3, Kelly 2, Trimble 6, Russell 21, 58.

    Oldham County vs. Shelby County

  • Kopper named to dean’s list at Baldwin-Wallace College

    Emily Kopper of Prospect was named to the dean’s list at Baldwin-Wallace College for the fall semester.

    Students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average to be named to the dean’s list.

  • Green Thumbs Garden Club meets Monday

    The Green Thumbs Garden Club will meet 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Oldham County Extension Office in La Grange. The annual membership drive meeting will feature guest speaker Monty Justice, founder and developer of Monty’s Plant Food products.

    For information, call 222-9453.