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  • Former mayor, magistrate dies

    A man known for decades of community service and involvement as a former mayor and magistrate died Jan. 1 in Crestwood.

    It’s hard to pin down for what Jerome “J,” Hartlage, 72, will be remembered most — Hartlage was known for dedicating his time to numerous county organizations.

  • 'Letters From Dad' program kicks off at Crestwood United Methodist Church

    A local church will be offering fathers a unique opportunity to open the lines of communication with their families by writing letters.

    Greg Vaughn, author of the bestselling book "Letters from Dad" recalls his father's death due to Alzheimer's in 2001. He realized the only thing he inherited from his father was a rusty tackle box, and Vaughn recalled hoping his dad would invite him fishing. That invitation never came. 

    Vaughn realized his father died without leaving him a note or even a signature, just a tackle box.

  • Kentucky State Police to host Citizens' Police Academy

    The Kentucky State Police will be hosting its fourth annual Citizens’ Police Academy beginning Feb. 6.

  • A windy start to the new year

    The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Oldham and surrounding counties through 7 p.m. Sunday.

    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    410 AM EST SUN JAN 1 2012

    ...ANOTHER DAY OF GUSTY WINDS...

  • Post-holiday cleanup options

    Evergreen not so green anymore?

    If there are more pine needles on your carpet than your tree, it’’s probably time for it to go. Drop it off at the Oldham County Recycling Center and the county road department will use it to mulch park trails and landscape beds. Trees are accepted through Jan. 21 at the recycling center across from Oldham County High School.

    If Santa brought new tech toys, recycle the old

  • Lions Club donates land to county, library

    Ownership of Belknap Community Park, a 25-acre “green space” on Hwy. 42, officially transferred from the North Oldham Lions Club to the Oldham County Fiscal Court this week. 

    Six acres will go to Oldham County Public Library, said Bob Leslie, magistrate for District 3 and chair of the county’s park committee.

    “This is a win-win situation for Oldham County and our library,” Leslie said, noting that there is not a publicly-owned park in the northwest part of the county.

  • Local lady knits for needy on TARC

    While riding the TARC each workday, Janet Honican knits. A lot.

    A knitter for 40 years, Honican estimates she’s made over 200 baby blankets in the past five years while riding from her home in Centerfield to her job at BB&T bank in downtown Louisville.

    Her ability to fall asleep while still knitting encourages teasing from fellow bus riders, who joke about taking turns waking her when she needs to change patterns.

  • Park it and TARC it

    The pale fluorescent lighting illuminates a lady knitting. A man reading. Another person with work files open. Another napping.

    All while a Transit Authority of River City express bus rolls down Interstate 71 south, heading to downtown Louisville.

    The knitter is Janet Honican, who refers to the other riders as her “bus family.” A typical trip takes about 45 minutes from end-to-end, and Honican said it’s easy for her to tell if the bus is on schedule.

  • Updated: Evridge re-arrested after violating conditions of release

    The 57-year-old Westport resident who claims he shot two women in self-defense Dec. 18 spent Christmas weekend in Oldham County jail on unrelated charge and was taken back into custody Wednesday afternoon. 

    Oldham County Police arrested Ronnie Evridge for a probation violation for a misdemeanor offense Friday. Evridge remained in custody through Tuesday evening.

    Judge Diana Wheeler granted Evridge a medical furlough Tuesday evening relating to treatment for the laceration Evridge sustained during the incident.

  • i-Librarians can help with new gadgets

    The Oldham County Public Library will be offering to assist customers who need a little help getting to know their new Christmas digital items. 

    Visit the reference desk at the Main Branch of the Oldham County Library and a friendly and knowledgeable “i-brarian” can show you how to use various models of e-readers, MP3 players, notebooks and tablets — and how to locate the free e-book collection available from the library.