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  • ‘Taking Care of History’ Brown Bag Series begins today

     Today (Thursday), Oldham County History Center educator Jan Jasper will kick off the first of a series of lectures for Oldham County History Center volunteers and others interested in the topics about the collections, genealogy research and exhibits at the archives and museum. These lectures are being given in conjunction with the history center’s current exhibit:  Primary Docs: The Museum Collection.

    The first lecture is called “How Things are Made and How They Deterioate.”

  • Schools join fight against H1N1

    Students in Oldham County Schools will have the chance to receive the H1N1 vaccine during school hours in December. 

    Officials from Oldham County Schools and the Oldham County Health Department are partnering to provide the vaccine free of charge to as many residents as possible in the coming weeks.

    Parents of Oldham County Schools students received a letter from Superintendent Paul Upchurch this week outlining vaccination clinics planned for students. 

  • Painted pink to make ‘em think

    Officials from Oldham County EMS are hoping that a new pink stripe on OCEMS ambulances will increase awareness and maybe even attract some graffiti.

    OCEMS Director Ron Wilder said employees of OCEMS donated money to have two ambulances striped with pink to promote breast cancer awareness. Officials said no public funds were used. The stripes will remain on the trucks through the month of October, and the trucks will be on hand at breast cancer awareness events throughout Oldham and Jefferson counties. 

  • Chamber event focuses on women

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will host a Business & Biscuits event next month especially for women. 

    Women in Leadership will include a panel of guest speakers, including Oldham County Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish; Dr. Kathy Pansegrau, owner of 360 Degree Chiropractic and the 2009 OCTA Woman-Owned Business of the Year; and Mary Alice Zettel, principal of Saint Mary Academy. 

    The event is planned 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at the John Black Community Center, and also includes women’s health offerings by Baptist Hospital Northeast. 

  • El Caporal celebrates grand opening

    El Caporal recently celebrated its grand opening in Crestwood. 

    Located at 6825 Central Ave., El Caporal specializes in Mexican food. 

    Owned by Luis Angeles, the restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. For information call 632-2032.

  • Verizon adds to Oldham network

    Verizon Wireless has activated three new cell sites in Louisville and New Albany, Ind., which enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls with clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

    The new cell sites, each of which are equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, improve voice and data coverage in Buckner, downtown New Albany and in New Albany’s Falling Run Park as well as along the following roads:

    · Ky. 393 between Interstate 71 and U.S. 42;

    · Ky. 146 between Buckner and La Grange;

  • Walkin' for Will

    North Oldham High School hosted a Walk-a-thon for NOHS teacher Will Jones Friday before the school’s last home football game of the season. Jones is battling cancer and said he and his family have received an overwhelming amount of support from the NOHS students, staff and community. 

    The Walk-a-thon is one of several fundraisers benefiting Jones. T-shirts that read “You, Me and Jones, Together we Fight” and “Walkin’ 4 Will” have been sold.

     

  • Health department plans two H1N1 vaccination clinics in Oldham

     The Oldham County Health Department will offer the H1N1 vaccine by appointment only Oct. 29.

    The CDC recommends that all persons in the following categories receive vaccine first (not necessarily in this order): 

    • Pregnant women.

    • Children aged 6 months – 4 years. 

    • Children and adolescents aged 5 – 18 years who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications. 

  • Kentucky State Police to hire retired troopers

    To enhance the ability of the Kentucky State Police to provide effective law enforcement services to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the state legislature has authorized the re-employment of retired troopers on a contractual basis.

  • Rate increases are on tap for customers of the Louisville Water Company and Oldham County Water District

    Oldham County Water District proposes 28 percent increase

    The Oldham County Water District is proposing a 28-percent rate increase in 2010 – an additional $6.35 per month for the average residential customer. 

    Officials discussed reasons for the increase Tuesday during an Oldham County Fiscal Court meeting, although the court has no role with the water district. 

    According to a press release from the water district, the proposed increase is the district’s second in 28 years.