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  • Community Briefs, Jan. 21, 2016

    Republican Caucus requests volunteers

    Volunteers have until Jan. 30 to sign up to help with Republican Presidential Caucus on March 5 at the John Black Community Center.    

    Any registered Republican can volunteer to help out with the caucus.  Volunteers can work a full day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or a half-day.  They must attend at least one training meeting.  

  • LIving Treasures honored at reception
  • Homeless count to take place in Oldham County

    Good News Homes will conduct a street count of homeless individuals in Oldham County on Wednesday, Jan. 27, as part of the 2016 K-Count coordinated by Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, and the Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness. 

    The K-Count is a point-in-time snapshot of homeless persons in every county in the state, excluding Fayette and Jefferson Counties. Due to separate funding applications from the federal government, these two counties will conduct their own count. 

  • Crews respond to house fire
  • County officials sued over election

     Oldham County resident Patrick Vincent filed a petition on Dec. 31 against several county leaders alleging mishandling of the recent special election that moved to allow expanded alcohol sales within the county.  Named in the legal action are Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele, Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow and Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr.  

  • Staying on track

     Every January, new arrivals flood gyms as they seek to fulfill a New Year’s resolution to improve their health.  However, many find their resolutions difficult to fulfill.  

  • Norton’s new healthcare option

     Within the coming months, La Grange residents will see a new Norton Healthcare facility in their city.  

    “We’re creating another medical home in La Grange,” Dr. Josh Honaker, system vice president and medical director of the Norton Medical Group, said.  “It’ll be a medical home that has primary care, it’ll have a sub-specialty suite and it will have lab and x-ray.”

  • Making adjustments to offer affordable care

     A new chiropractor in Crestwood has a unique business plan that he believes will benefit both his practice and his community.

    Dr. Dennis Clause, who operates 146 Chiropractic, is a fully licensed chiropractor who charges $20 a visit for each patient.  

  • Volunteers needed for Republican caucus

     Staff Report


    Plans are well underway for the Republican Presidential Caucus to be held March 5 in Oldham County. Eleven candidates will be on the ballot, including Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump, according to the Republican Party of Kentucky.

  • Red Cross calls for blood donations

     The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000 fewer donations and reduced the blood supply. Donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).