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  • Green wins prestigious science award

    One of Oldham County’s own is being honored for her work in promoting science throughout the area.

    Tracy Green, the director of communications and development for Oldham County Schools, will receive the designation of Ambassador of Science Literacy from the Kentucky Science Center at the end of January.

  • Cedar Lake ‘steals’ the show with production of ‘Grinch’

    It was back in 2007 when one of Cedar Lake Lodge’s residents, an aspiring actress, suggested to her caregivers that she wanted the adult day health care to perform a holiday classic.

    Fast forward to Christmas 2014 and Cedar Lake Lodge residents made Tammy’s dreams come true by performing, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

    Residents performed the Christmas spectacular late last week at Cedar Lake’s Enrichment Center.

  • YMCA starts therapeutic yoga

    For those with cancer or other chronic illnesses, the local YMCA is ready to help.

    Oldham County’s YMCA is seeking community members with cancer or chronic disease to participate in their first-ever therapeutic yoga program, which is open to the public, thanks to a grant covering most of the program’s costs.

    The six-week program will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Buckner.

  • Goshen commissioner resigns

     

    Just a little over a month after being re-elected to the City of Goshen Commission, Terry Crotteau has resigned from his seat.

    Crotteau, who served on the commission for eight years, announced his resignation at the monthly City of Goshen Commission meeting last week and stated the reason as relocation.

    “I enjoyed doing it,” Crotteau said. “I thought I made an impression on the city.”

  • Davenport sworn in

    Incoming La Grange Mayor Joe Davenport officially took the oath of office on Monday night, starting his term as the chief executive of the county’s largest city. Outgoing Mayor Bill Lammlein administered the oath of office to Davenport. Afterwards, Lammlein, Davenport and other city officials participated in a private reception at Lammlein’s home.

  • Junior Guard students go through promotions

    Sixty students from all three Oldham County high schools were promoted at a ceremony for the Junior Guard program late last week.

    The ceremony, which was split into three sessions, promoted the students from cadets to cadet sergeants and cadet staff sergeants.

    Sergeant Major Tim Anderson, the instructor of the program, stressed the importance of several attributes to the program.

    “It is as much about academics as it is physical fitness and leadership,” Anderson said.

  • North Oldham Fire assistant chief retires, new one named

     

    After 15 years of service for the North Oldham Fire Department, Don Dahl stepped down last week as assistant chief.

    Dahl’s retirement was announced at the North Oldham Fire Department Board of Trustees meeting last Thursday.

    “We want to wish him well and thank him for his service,” Randy Scherer, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said.

    On the heels of Dahl’s retirement came an announcement from the NOFD saying they had selected a new assistant chief.

  • Part of Walker case resolved with settlement

    An agreement to settle some of the legal issues between the City of La Grange and a local construction businessman has been reached, freeing up any more delays in the Courthouse Square Boulevard project.

    Earl Walker, as both an individual and through his business, Earl Walker Concrete Construction, had been sued by the city in regards to non-payment of a city business license fee from 2012. The city had been successful in getting stop work and restraining orders on Walker, culminating in a one-hour hearing last week before Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad.

  • Karem elected chair of economic group

     

    The Kentucky Association for Economic Development chose a top economic leader in Oldham County as chairperson of its organization.

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development, was elected to serve as a chairperson of the KAED in November. The association is made up of Karem’s peers from across the state.

    “It is an honor to be selected by my associates and to be seen as a leader in the industry,” Karem said.

  • New market opens in La Grange

     

    Although the La Grange Food Market has been successful in the few short weeks it’s been open on West Jefferson Street, the store’s owners can’t wait for it to serve warm food early next year.

    Yudwinder Singh and his brother-in-law Moe Signh, of Seattle, own the all-purpose convenient store that also has a beer cooler.

    “Our favorite part is meeting the new people,” Yudwinder Singh said.