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  • Oldham does well with organ donation

    More than 65 percent of Oldham County residents are registered organ donors, according to the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life.

    Oldham County Circuit Court Clerk Rick Rash said county residents donated $9,630 to the Kentucky Organ Donor Program in 2013 and 2,082 residents signed up for it.

    “I am proud of the generosity of our community and appreciate your support of this life-saving program,” he said.

  • AND THEY’RE OFF! 2014 Candidates select their ballot positions

    The primary ballot for Oldham County has been officially set.

    Candidates lined up for the ballot draw last week at the county clerk’s office to select their positions on the 2014 primary ballot.

    Sixteen county offices, including constable races, will be on the ballot for the primary.

    Additionally, there will be a primary for La Grange mayor and for city council. As of the draw, the number of those running for council was 20. Keith Simpson and Linda Ballard Hall withdrew from the city council race before the ballot draw.

  • Cleaning company lends a hand to those with cancer

     

    Household chores like dusting, vacuuming and scrubbing the bathtub are hard to fit into a busy schedule. Add a serious illness, like cancer, to the mix and those chores become an afterthought.

    One local cleaning company is offering a helping hand to cancer patients.

  • County middle schools, students perform well in academic competitions

    Middle school students showcased their intellectual prowess at academic team district competitions in recent weeks.

    North Oldham Middle finished first overall in District 37, which also includes Oldham County Middle and South Oldham Middle. OCMS finished third and SOMS fourth.

    And, despite weather delays causing the competition to be rescheduled twice, East Oldham Middle finished third in District 38.

  • OCHS KMEA performances
  • Community briefs Feb. 6

    Free tax services

  • Cell tower no longer an issue in Pewee Valley

     

    Concerned citizens of Pewee Valley can rest easy as telecommunications tower will not be installed in their town, according to the pastor of the church where the proposed tower would have been located.

    Salem Assembly of God Pastor Dan Collard said AT&T notified him approximately two weeks ago that they had not chosen the lot behind his church to erect a new telecommunications tower.

    “It’s over, it’s done and I’m sure its nothing these folks will have to worry about again,” Collard said.

  • Community briefs Jan. 30

    Health department wellness series

    The Oldham County Health Department will host the following: The New Definitions of Wellness Series with Dr. Carl Paige of Paige Primary Care Center at the Oldham County Health Department, 1786 Commerce Parkway, La Grange 40031, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m.

    Topic: Heart Health: Prevention and treatment of cardiac disease with nutrition and lifestyle.

    Life Line Screening

  • Familiar names to square off for La Grange mayor

    One out of a trio of familiar names hopes to become the next mayor of La Grange.

    Former mayor Elsie Carter, city councilman Joe Davenport and resident Brian Oerther all have filed to run for mayor this year. Current Mayor Bill Lammlein, who’s keeping a promise to serve only one term as mayor, is vacating the seat.

    And while he’s leaving the mayor’s office, Lammlein doesn’t plan to stay away from city council meetings after his term ends, because he’s one of 22 who filed to run for La Grange city council.

  • Construction on bridge over I-71 begins this week

    Work on a long-awaited bridge over Interstate 71 near La Grange has finally begun.

    The bridge will connect New Moody Lane and Commerce Parkway in La Grange over the interstate roughly one mile south of Exit 22 on I-71.

    “This project will improve connectivity as well as reduce delay and congestion on adjacent roadways,” Matt Bullock, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways Office 5, said. “The bridge will also reduce response times for emergency vehicles and improve the safety of the roadway network in Oldham County.”