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City News

  • Soil testing helps keep unnecessary nutrients out of streams

     How much fertilizer do you really need to use on your lawn and garden? If you’re just making a guess, you could be using too much. But how can you know for sure? A simple, inexpensive soil test can tell you all you need to know to make your lawn and garden look great and also protect the environment from runoff of excess nutrients.

  • Local athletes headed to national competition

     Kentucky Taekwondo and Fitness Academy, located in Crestwood, is sending 14 athletes to U.S. Nationals in Richmond, Va.  The U.S. Nationals is the largest martial arts tournament and includes particpants from all sates and territories, including Puerto Rico.

     

    The tournament will be held July 2 through 9, and Kentucky Taekwondo will be the largest team from the state of Kentucky.  The 14 students qualified by winning in Ohio and Georgia state championships. 

  • Community in Brief - April 14, 2016

     Drug Take Back Day

    In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and Oldham County Police Department will conduct a drug take back program Saturday, April 30, as part of the National Drug Take Back Day initiative. 

  • OCD celebrates Telecommunicators Week

     In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week of April each year to be dedicated to the men and women who serve as Public Safety (911) Telecommunicators. Since then, public safety agencies nationwide have recognized the pivotal role played by Telecommunicators to provide invaluable support to Police, Fire and EMS agencies. 

  • History center hosts dig

     The Oldham County History Center will be hosting an archaeology investigation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County. 

    The Gatewood Plantation was the last place where Henry Bibb was a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north. He later moved to Ipswich, Canada where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper.

  • SBA offers loans for storm damage

     The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations located in Jefferson, Oldham and Trimble counties in Kentucky that May 2 is the deadline to apply for a working capital disaster loan as a result of excessive rain and flooding that began on May 1, 2015. 

  • Community in Brief - April 7, 2016

     History Center sponsors cruise

    The Oldham County History Center will sponsor its first history cruise of the season on Wednesday, April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Participants will enjoy the comforts of the luxury yacht, Princess, a full-service yacht owned and operated by Captain’s Quarters restaurant in Prospect, Ky. Admission of $45 per person includes non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar. Reservations required.

  • Become a Master Clothing Volunteer

     If you’re interested in making sewing more than just a hobby, Cooperative Extension’s Master Clothing Volunteer program might be right for you. Recruitment for the Master Clothing Volunteer Class of 2016 is ongoing through the end of June.

  • Andersons’ supports La Grange Main Street

     Joshua Anderson, co-owner of Andersons’ Sales and Service in Crestwood, knows firsthand the importance of supporting local independent businesses. 

  • Anthem recognizes Baptist

     Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has recognized five Baptist Health affiliated hospitals for quality and cost-efficiency by designating each as a Blue Distinction Center+ or Blue Distinction Center for certain areas of specialty care.

    In the specialty areas in which the hospitals were eligible, Baptist Health affiliated facilities earned 14 awards. Among the Baptist facilities awarded was Baptist Health La Grange, who earned Blue Distinction Center designation for maternity care.