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  • Water bills are rising for Oldham, La Grange customers

    La Grange residents will soon pay more for water.

    Customers of the La Grange Utilities Commission will soon see an increase in water rates after La Grange officials approved a rate increase Monday.

    For customers using 3,000 gallons per month, that means an increase of $2.44 and an increase of $4.27 for those using 6,000 gallons.

    Members of the La Grange City Council voted 3-2 to approve the increase, with Deborah Pollard and Jean Knight dissenting. Council members Jason Taylor and Linda Hall were absent.

  • Hospital announces upcoming events

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is hosting several classes in January and February at the hospital. 

    From 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, BHNE will host a free Anesthesia prenatal class.

    The class provides information about anesthesia options, benefits and risks. 

    From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the hospital will host a breastfeeding class. 

    Information from the class includes learning about breastfeeding, including tips, advantages and meeting the infant’s nutritional needs.

  • County offers free Christmas tree recycling

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

    Oldham residents looking for a place to discard live trees can deliver them this week to the Oldham County Recycling Center.

    Employees at the county's road department will grind the trees and use the mulch for trails and landscape beds throughout Oldham County parks.

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner recently announced the project, which recycles trees free of charge.

  • Date, programming change for SOHS college, career night

    South Oldham High School will host a college and career night for all local students at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in the SOHS cafeteria.

    The program will feature a mini-college fair showcasing specific departments from NKU, EKU, WKU and Murray State. College admissions directors will field questions and distribute materials throughout the evening while individual departments from the schools will give 15-minute presentations on a rotation basis until 8 p.m.  

    The program includes:

  • Early morning New Year's Day crash in Glen Oaks leaves one man dead

    A Louisville man died in an early morning New Year's Day crash in Glen Oaks subdivision.

    According to police, a silver 2000 Infiniti traveling east on Worthington Lane failed to negotiate a curve and left the south side of the road striking a tree about 2:50 a.m.

    Police said the driver of the vehicle,  28-year-old Christopher T. McDowell of Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

  • Magistrates have a variety of responsibilities, expectations to fill

    Residents have less than a month to file as a candidate in the 2010 election, including eight slots for magistrates of Oldham County Fiscal Court.

     Magistrates Bob Deibel and Rick Rash say the job is one that requires a lot of time. 

    Deibel is at the end of his 20th year as an Oldham County 

    magistrate.

    Deibel said balancing duties of his full-time job and his elected position posed some challenges at the beginning of his service.

    He and his brother, Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel, own Deibel’s Greenhouses in Crestwood. 

  • Smoking cessation class offered at Baptist Hospital Northeast

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will offer a smoking cessation class starting in January. 

    The six-week class uses the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program and is facilitated by a respiratory therapist.

    The class will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 12, 18, 26, 28 and Feb. 2 and 9. The class meets in the hospital’s conference center. The fee is $35. Light refreshments will be served.

    To register, call Lisa Houle at 222-3383.

  • Welcome Wagon meets Wednesday

    The Welcome Wagon Club will meet at 10.30 a.m. Wednesday. The club is a social and charitable organization that provides an immediate opportunity for new and established residents to meet others. 

     For information, call  Marie at 741-3745.

  • Duo indicted on charges of theft, exploitation

    An Oldham County grand jury indicted two people in November on several counts of theft by deception and exploitation.

  • Chimney fire damages Kentucky Acres Home

    Fire officials are encouraging residents to have their chimneys inspected after the South Oldham Fire Department spent Saturday evening battling chimney fires.

    Members of SOFD headed to 3014 Boones Trace in Kentucky Acres subdivision at 7:44 p.m. Saturday on the report of a chimney fire.

    Just 35 minutes earlier, firefighters had extinguished a chimney fire at 7607 Beechdale Road in Crestwood.