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Today's Features

  • The Ohio River Sweep, an annual riverbank clean-up for the Ohio River and its tributaries, will take place 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. 

    Residents of Oldham County can help cleanup the river at the Westport boat ramp. 

    For information, call Dave Barnett at 222-7872.

  • Members of the Ballardsville Fire Department are planning routine fire hydrant maintenance throughout the district beginning next month. 

    Anyone who has questions or concerns is asked to call BFD between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 222-1953.

    Members of La Grange Fire and Rescue will test fire hydrants in the city and the district. 

    Hydrant tests are planned through Sept. 14.

    During this time, residents may experience some water discoloration. 

    Anyone who has questions is asked to call LFRD at 222-1143.

  • Prospect officials are considering a ban against feeding deer within city limits. 

    The city council has proposed an ordinance to prohibit salt licks and food sources other than flower beds, gardens and the like on property within the city.

    Mayor Todd Eberle said when people attract deer and make them dependent on humans for food, it’s unhealthy for the deer and creates an unsafe situation for drivers.

  • The Oldham County Animal Shelter, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex and the Humane Society of Oldham County have formed a partnership for the purpose of serving the community in a many-layered program.

    Many dogs end up at the OC Animal Shelter through abandonment or being given up because of owners’ loss of jobs and homes. Finding a new home for any family pet can be difficult after living in a shelter and without the dog being trained. 

  • East Oldham sixth-graders competed in their annual soap box derby June 3, racing down the hill in front of the school at top speed in cars they built. Students learn a variety of subject matter in making the cars, teacher Rusti Morrison said. In math, they learn ratio and proportion in building to scale. In science, they learn about force, motion and friction. In language arts, they learn about reading technical writing. And in social studies, students chose a country they had studied before designing a brand and painting the car to market that brand.

  • The Tri-County Community Action Agency will display the FY 2010 Community Service Block Grant Plan in TCAA's office, located at 1015 Dispatchers Way, La Grange. The public is invited to view the plan between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 15.

    The program is funded in part under a contract with the Community Service Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    For information, call Sherill at 222-1349.

  • Futurity First Insurance Group recently announced the opening of a permanent branch office in Crestwood.  

    Futurity First is an independent insurance distribution organization specializing in the financial security and retirement needs of middle-income families, business owners and seniors. The company is opening community-based branches in selected locations across the United States.

  • Evangelist and Mrs. Rick Hinson will minister in revival services June 21 to 24 at Salem Assembly of God, 209 La Grange Road in Pewee Valley.

    The Hinsons are gospel singers and revival preachers.

    Services will be at 11 a.m., 6 p.m and 7 p.m Sunday. Pastor LaVern H. Snyder invites the public to attend.

  • Donna Gatewood, MD and Richard Hefner, DO, FAAFP, both board-certified in family practice, have joined Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood.

    Dr. Gatewood previously practiced at Baptist Medical Associates Jeffersontown. Dr. Hefner was previously in private practice in Crestwood.

     

  • Dr. Ben Gaddie – an optometrist with offices in Louisville and Carrollton – was recently installed as first vice-president of the board of trustees of the Kentucky Optometric Association. The installation occurred at KOA’s annual Spring Congress in April.

    During the next year, Gaddie will travel throughout the state and country representing Kentucky optometrists. He lives in Prospect with his wife, Angie, and two daughters, Sloane and Georgia.