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  • Boy Scouts will honor Howards

    One Oldham County couple will be recognized for their long commitment to community service when the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) hold a banquet honoring Bill and Jill Howard with the 2016 Oldham County Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award.  

    The event will consist of a luncheon to honor the couple and support the BSA.

  • Will Crawl for Chocolate
  • Party for a cause

    By Machaela Ballard, News Editor

    The Kentucky Derby is an opportunity to gamble in style; the Derby Style Soiree is an upcoming event to win the accessories you’ll need to attend the Derby in style. It will also help a good cause. 

  • Working together to create a healthier Oldham County

     

     

    In a recent survey of Oldham County residents, nearly 60 percent of respondents identified alcohol and drug use as the problem that has the greatest impact on the overall health of the community. Alcohol and drug use was also identified as the top safety concern by 72 percent of those surveyed.

    Following closely as a health concern was obesity, with 41 percent, and unsafe driving, vehicle crashes resulting in injury or death and unsafe roads and sidewalks.

  • Intersection concerns La Grange

     

     

    The La Grange City Council addressed the dangers of the intersection of Highways 146 and 53 at its Feb. 1 meeting.  

  • Plan addresses Ash Avenue’s flooding

    After years of flooding, residents of Ash Avenue may finally see relief.  

    Oldham County Engineer Beth Stuber presented a plan to deal with frequent flooding problems at Ash Avenue at the Feb. 2 Fiscal Court meeting.  

  • Pewee Valley will create its own alcohol ordinance

     

     

    Pewee Valley’s city council introduced an individual ordinance regarding the sale of alcohol within its city limits.  

    The ordinance, although similar to the ordinance proposed by Oldham County’s fiscal court, does contain several key differences.  The ordinance names Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers as the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) administrator within the city.  

  • High demand for regional meat processing plant

    By Chris Brooke

     

     

    Trackside Butcher Shoppe opened the second week of deer season and processed 70 animals that hunters brought in, according to co-owner Chris Wright. Then, the nearly $1 million, 6,000-square-foot facility went straight into livestock processing.

  • Troopers raffle truck to support children’s camp

     To support its Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children, the Kentucky State Police is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2016 RAM 1500 Big Horn® Crew Cab 4x4 pickup truck. 

  • Cedar Lake Lodge cuts programming for clients

    Cedar Lake, the region’s largest non-profit care provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has had to cut some of its programs that provide services to those they support as a result of Medicaid’s 12-year drought in issuing basic cost-of-living increases under their waiver program.