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City News

  • Make Strides

     The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at Waterfront Park, and will unite the Louisville region with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 11 a.m. and the 18th annual walk is set to start at 1 p.m.

  • Community in Brief - Oct. 22, 2015

     Trunk-or-Treat

    The Crestwood Animal Hospital will host its second annual Trunk-or-Treat and Haunted Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 31, rain or shine. The event will have trunk-or-treating for all ages from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Haunted Hospital will begin admitting patients from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    We encourage all trunk-or-treaters and haunted hospital patients to bring a donation of dog or cat food to help support the Humane Society of Oldham County.

  • Area charities awarded OC Community Foundation grants

     The Oldham County Community Foundation (OCCF) is pleased to announce the following grants totaling $19,450, an increase of 20 percent over 2014, to 13 nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Oldham County, including:

     

    •American Red Cross/Oldham County - $1,000 to pay for holiday food baskets

    •Apple Patch Community, Inc- $1,000 for a program helping the disabled become employees

  • Rotarians donate to Apple Patch

     The South Oldham Rotary Club presented a $5,000 check to Apple Patch Chief Executive Officer Joe Spoelker.  The funds will be used to purchase a handicap van for Apple Patch clients.  Pictured from left to right are: South Oldham Rotary Bourbon and Wine Tasting Co-Chair Lauch Hines, Joe Spoelker of Apple Patch and South Oldham Rotary Bourbon and Wine Tasting Co-Chair Ron Hartman.

  • Make a birdy abode

     Photo submitted by Lauren State

    The Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office will host “Paint Your Own Birdhouse” on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. Bring a birdhouse and some lunch, paint will be provided. 

  • Correctional facilities earn near-perfect scores on audits

     Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR) in La Grange received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA). The prison received a total score of 99.4 percent. KSR received its initial accreditation in 1982 and this audit marks the twelfth accreditation in the history of the institution. 

    All the auditors were impressed with the facility and staff. 

  • Miss Teen makes top 15

     Rachel Whitehouse, Miss Teen Oldham County Fair 2015, placed in the top 15 out of 85 county fair winners from the state in this past weekend’s state level pageant.  She will continue to represent Oldham County until the county fair next summer. 

  • South Oldham Rotary donates to SOFD

     South Oldham Rotary Club President Michael Logsdon presents a $500 check to South Oldham Fire Department Auxiliary President Pamela Dumm for the group’s help in facilitating the parking for the South Oldham Rotary Bourbon and Wine Tasting event in August. The South Oldham Rotary Club meets Friday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.  Guests are welcome.

  • Public records - Oct. 15, 2015

     La Grange Police

    Ronald L. Johnson, 61, La Grange — cited Oct. 7 for operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense

     

    Ellen K. Perkins, 51, La Grange — arrested Oct. 8 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense

     

  • KSP Trooper promoted

     Kentucky State Police Lt. Lawrence C. Newton, center, Jr., a La Grange resident, received his promotion certificate from Ky. Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Sec. J. Michael Brown, left, and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer at a ceremony in Lexington on Sept. 30.  A 17-year veteran of the agency, Newton is assigned to the KSP Criminal Identification and Records Branch.