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  • Oldham chapter of Red Cross offers details about Haiti relief efforts

    To help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti, support the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

    The American Red Cross will provide immediate relief and long-term support with food, supplies and other support to those in need.

    To make a contribution, contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org.

     

  • School board to discuss new bus compound Tuesday

    Members of the Oldham County Board of Education will meet Tuesday to visit proposed sites for a new bus compound.

    The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at Oldham County Schools' main office, 6165 W. Ky. 146 in Crestwood.

    Board members will call the meeting to order, travel to proposed sites and return to the office to discuss the options and cost comparisons from other districts.

  • City's quiet zone saved by crossing gates

    Crews from CSX and La Grange Public Works began working to install crossing gates at Second Street in La Grange Monday, which will allow the city to maintain its quiet zone.

    La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter announced Friday that gates were scheduled to arrive in town within the week and wiring would begin soon after. The city's public works department will assist CSX with the gate installation.

  • Officials consider road closure

    A portion of road that cuts across two Westport residents’ property could soon be closed.

    County attorney John Fendley said Robert and Suzanne Whayne of Westport wish to close a portion of county road 1015. 

    Fendley said the couple has agreed to pay for advertisement or other expenses related to initiating or continuing any procedures to close the portion of the road that crosses their property.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday to begin the process of possibly closing the road. 

  • Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely you’ll be as mulch

    Tired of watching the slow death of your barely-live Christmas tree?

    Residents looking for a place to discard live Christmas trees can deliver them this week to the Oldham County Recycling Center. Employees at the county’s road department will grind trees and use the mulch for trails and landscape beds throughout Oldham County parks.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner said the project recycles trees free of charge.

  • Green Thumbs Garden Club meets Monday

    The Green Thumbs Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Oldham County Extension Office, 1815 N. Ky 393, La Grange.ee

    The meeting includes program considerations and planning for 2010.ee For information, call 222-9453.

  • Souper Supper lecture series begins at Irish Rover, Too

    The Souper Supper lecture series sponsored by the Oldham County History Center begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

    ee“From Leather to Linen” and Appraisal Fair: Special tips for taking care of your family heirloom pieces” is the first in the series and features special guest Jan Jasper. 

    Jasper, history center educator and archivist, will share her knowledge about ways to preserve and protect scrapbooks, leathers, linen, metals, letters and other keepsakes.eeAppraiser Mike Brown will appraise heirloom pieces.

  • Library hosts job fair

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, the Oldham County Public Library will host a job fair in partnership with KentuckianaWorks and the Office of Employment and Training. 

    The job fair is free and open to the public. Job seekers should bring a copy of their resumé and dress appropriately for an interview. 

    Staff will be on hand to assist with job search and resumé writing skills. 

    For information, call Lee Boyd at 595-4003, ext. 4028, or e-mail james.boyd@ky.gov.

  • Angel Food Ministries announces January menu choices

    Angel Food Ministries recently announced the January menu. Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.eeAnyone of any income level can purchase the food.

    eeThe $30 food box includes:

    • 1.5 lbs. choice beef roast;

    • 2 lbs. baby-back ribs;

    • 2.5 lbs. frozen split chicken breast;

    • 2 lbs. mac and beef dinner entrée;

  • Crestwood military man visits Uganda

    KITGUM, Uganda – When the son of a Crestwood couple stepped onto the orange-red soil of this Central African nation, he could have been walking into a National Geographic special presentation. 

    Surrounded by Africans living in grass-roofed mud huts that dotted the countryside, 550 American military members would bring modern medical science and medication, sweat equity and supplies to rebuild old, rundown schools, and an open textbook in sharing non-lethal military tactics that Eastern African armies could use to bring civil order during future times of