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Crestwood launches plan for city park

Crestwood City Commissioners recently discussed plans to study the site of the future Maples Memorial Park.

The commission approved the purchase during the summer of an acre of land between 20 acres on Ky. 22, as well as the stone building that once housed Parrish Implements Co. The city plans to use the land for the park in the future, but commissioners and Mayor Dennis Deibel decided a study of the property is a good way to begin planning for the park.

“(The study) is a working footprint for future planning,” Deibel said.

Gant Jones of Environs Inc. in Crestwood is head designer for the project and also plans to study Vincent Fanelli’s property.

Fanelli has a life estate, meaning the city has purchased his property, and as long as he is living on the property, it belongs to him. However, Deibel said, if Fanelli decides to move out of town, the city has possession of the property.

Deibel said the study will provide commissioners with an idea of what to do with the property in the future.

Commissioners will seek input from Fanelli on the history of the property, history of his home and “anything else he might see put into the park,” Deibel said.

Deibel said he estimates the project will cost $14,000 to $15,000.

Goodwill will decline computer, TV donations

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky – including the Crestwood location – will stop accepting donations of televisions and computers Dec. 1.

For Goodwill, acceptance of televisions and computers has become cost-prohibitive.

Goodwill collects and sells donated items to provide employment and job training for people with disabilities or other disadvantages.

When Goodwill cannot resell items, it must recycle or dispose of them in an environmentally-responsible way, a task that has grown increasingly expensive.

“As much as Goodwill would like to accept every item our donors want to give, we have found that there is little demand for used computer equipment and television sets,” said Roland R. Blahnik, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky.

It costs Goodwill more to dispose of computers and televisions than can be generated by selling them.

Residents who would like to recycle or dispose of used computers or televisions in an environmentally-responsible manner are encouraged to bring items to the Louisville Metro CyberCycle location – the Louisville Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Ave.

The center’s hours of operations are Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Oldham County Recycling Center on Ky. 393 in Buckner also accepts computer equipment for recycling.

Court approves maintenance contract

The county’s facilities buildings will have a new maintenance company effective Oct. 10.

Court members voted unanimously at their meeting Tuesday to allow Modern Maintenance Inc. to take over cleaning services at the fiscal court building and the courthouse.

The company will charge $4,083 per month of service rendered. According to the agreement with the company, that amount is itemized per building.

Bill Tucker, director of construction and maintenance said the amount is about $710 less than the cost from the county’s previous cleaning service provider.

Prison worker with tobacco in his socks arrested

THE LATEST: Police arrested a Kentucky State Reformatory employee Sept. 10 for promoting contraband.

Officer James Sams III is lodged in the Oldham County Jail after police charged him with first- and second-degree promoting contraband. Officers allegedly found tobacco concealed within his socks, and a search of Sams’ vehicle led to the discovery of a loaded 9mm handgun, pepper spray, a knife and about eight ounces of tobacco.

Information obtained during the initial searches led to the confiscation of a cellular telephone and additional tobacco from two inmates who are now lodged in KSR’s special management unit.

La Grange crews will test fire hydrants

Latest: Members of La Grange Fire and Rescue will begin testing fire hydrants Friday and continue through November. Residents may notice some water discoloration. For information, call 222-1143.

Deadline for voter registration is looming

The deadline to register for the upcoming election is Oct. 6. A postmark of Oct. 6 is also required for all mail-in voter registration applications. Registration cards are available at www.vote.ky.gov/register.