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  • Childers named county employee of the year

    Jessica Childers, a county jail employee for 19 years, has been selected by Judge-Executive David Voegele as Oldham County Employee of the Year. Voegele made the announcement during a recent awards ceremony at the John W. Black Community Center.

    Childers, who began at the jail as guard, worked her way up through the years to her current position as administrative assistant to Jailer Mike Simpson.

  • School board to redraw member lines

    Fresh off redrawing school attendance boundaries, the members of the Oldham County Board of Education are redrawing their lines too.

    The member boundary lines are redrawn every 10 years and the new lines should help balance out inequities in the current boundaries, according to the board.

    The biggest adjustment will come from a policy change that states prison populations will no longer be counted, like they were in the previous redrawing of member lines. The board has not yet taken action on the new map, but brought it up for discussion at its December meeting.

  • Election 2014 filings Dec. 26
  • All-State Band, Orchestra

    The following Oldham County students have been selected to either All-State Band or All-State Orchestra:

    North Oldham High School:

    Alyssa Dewey — mallets, 2nd chair, All-State Orchestra

    Kelsey Moore — flute, 1st chair, All-State Concert Band

    Oldham County High School:

    Ellie Miller — viola, All-State Symphony Orchestra

    Eileen Ramirez — flute, 1st Chair, All-State Symphonic Band

    Jasmine Sligar — flute, 6th Chair, All-State Symphonic Band

  • Locals participate in graduation ceremonies

    SCAD

    Joseph Bauer of Crestwood, recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Bauer earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television.

    The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors.

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  • KSP food drive, shopping programs a success

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer has announced the agency’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 124,064 pounds (62 tons) of food statewide.

    Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in local KSP post and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 300,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.

  • News briefs Dec. 26

    NOFD volunteers

    The North Oldham Fire District will be starting a Volunteer Firefighter Training Program starting on Jan. 22, 2014. Classes will meet every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. (and select weekends) for up to 40 weeks or until completion of the program.

    If interested please apply in person or online at www.nofd.org under the volunteer section. Contact Lt. George Wiggins at george.wiggins@nofd.org or at 228-1447 with any questions

  • Commitment to quality

    The Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center is proud to announce that 124 Roads Scholars and 120 Road Masters have completed the 2013 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.

    To honor their outstanding efforts and commitment to quality roads in Kentucky, graduates were honored Dec.11 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough, Ky

    The following recipients, who consented to this announcement, joins the 2,326 Roads Scholars and 1,660 Road Masters who have already completed the program.

  • City of Pewee Valley officially starts fight against cell tower

     

    The city of Pewee Valley has taken its first step in the battle against a proposed cell tower.

    The city unanimously voted at its December meeting to “actively and rigorously oppose the location” of a wireless telecommunications facility, according to documents provided by the city attorney, John Singler.

    The tower would be constructed at 209 La Grange Road, behind the Salem Assembly of God church.

    “We are going to jump into the fight against this with both feet,” Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers said.

  • Seven indicted in gang case

     

    Seven individuals have been indicted on charges they participated in organized crime activity, stemming from an October arrest by La Grange Police.

    But other serious charges of conspiracy to commit murder and possession of cocaine were dismissed by an Oldham County Grand Jury.

    The seven individuals are allegedly part of the Southside Crips gang and were arrested in a raid by La Grange Police.