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  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

    “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday.

  • Contract not renewed for North Oldham Fire Chief

     

    The North Oldham Fire District will experience a change in leadership come February.

    Current NOFD Chief David Stoltz will not receive another term at the helm of the department when his current one ends in February, the North Oldham Fire District Board of Trustees announced at their last meeting two weeks ago.

    Stoltz has been associated with the fire department for upwards of 30 years, where he has been chief for three years and acting chief before that.

  • Cauley Foundation joins Oldham County Community Foundation

    Elizabeth Cleland Cauley, known to her friends as Betty, was passionate about animals and the environment. A passionate supporter and contributor to Oldham County Animal Control and the Oldham County Humane Society, Betty established a private foundation after her husband, Tom, passed away in the 1990’s to ensure that funds were set aside to provide annual support for the causes she held dear.

  • New shop in La Grange features bilingual barber

     

    For years women could choose to get highlights, haircuts and the latest gossip in a plethora of La Grange beauty shops, and now male residents will be happy to know there is now a barbershop providing back-to-basics services.

    George’s Barber Styling, named after its owner George Shunnarah, has been located in Crestwood since its beginnings as a barber school in 1999.

    Shunnarah turned the school into a successful barbershop in 2005, providing haircuts, straight razor shaves and beard trims.

  • Walmart completes land purchase for new Crestwood location

    A new Walmart in Crestwood is one step closer to reality with the completion of the land purchase.

    According to deed records, Walmart paid $4.1 million to Oldham Farms Development LLC for two parcels of land on the Highway 329 Bypass, also known as Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    Both the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission and the Crestwood City Commission approved the site this past spring for a new Walmart SuperCenter.

  • Ambulance board wants to build new EMS station

    The Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District is looking to build a new substation for Oldham County EMS. They just don’t know where yet.

    Members of the taxing district’s board looked at several potential substation sites on and around the Baptist Health La Grange campus last week. Baptist Health manages the county EMS in a partnership with the taxing district.

  • Grimes promotes military voting bill

    With the backdrop of “Military Monday” at the Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes championed a law she got passed to make voting for Oldham County’s veterans and active service member more seamless.

    Called the Military Heroes Voting Initiative, the state law allows active duty members to electronically request and receive absentee ballots, register to vote and change voter registration information. The 2013 law also extends special election time frames for local elections for service men and women.

  • County gets involved in state fair

    Thousands of people will converge on the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this week, but the annual event reaches well into Oldham County this year.

    Last Friday, dozens of 4-H participants participated in the organization’s land judging competition at Waldeck Farm in Crestwood. The event has teams from various counties survey, inspect soil samples and more as an educational competition to determine the best ways to farm a piece of land, Bob Pearce, an extension specialist at the University of Kentucky, said.

  • Popular workout facility CrossFit opening a gym in La Grange

     

    CrossFit is a high-intensity workout taking the country by storm and soon Oldham County will see what the hype is about with the opening of a brand new gym, CrossFit 222 in La Grange.

    CrossFit is an innovative program that uses non-repetitive exercises, a more efficient way to get fit in just 20 minutes a day, says Crossfit222 owner and trainer Amira Stevens.

  • Mayor upset with media

     

    A Goshen ordinance amending a pet law to include cats on leashes has become a local media hit but Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker isn’t too pleased.

    Thacker told attendees at a city commission meeting earlier this week that the press inaccurately portrayed the amendment to the ordinance.