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  • Top 20 finalists for Oldham Icon announced

     Judges heard a variety of music Wednesday night during the first round of auditions for Oldham Icon - a contest designed to identify Oldham County’s crop of vocal talent.  

    The top 20 singers will compete for a cash prize during the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s Showcase Oldham County at the Oldham County YMCA Soccer Complex on March 13.

    The finalists include:

    Tanisha House

    Clinton Spaulding

    Kelly Cissel

    Brandy Neely

    Darlene Welch

    Stephanie Page

    Denise Watts-Wilson

  • Disc golf course is possible addition to Buckner park

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court approved an application Tuesday for a grant that would bring a disc golf course to a local park.

    The grant would allow an 18-hole disc golf course to be set up within walking paths at Wendell Moore Park in Buckner. The total cost for the project is $26,000. Half is provided by the grant, the other half would be an in-kind donation from the county.

  • Grand Jury indicts 18

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Linda D. Blakely, 53, is indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, on Nov. 23, she allegedly created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to James Blakely.

    • Rebecca A. Hardy, 28, is indicted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband.

  • Coyote Crossing

    With telltale howls, tracks in the snow and a few sightings by residents, it looks like coyotes are making their way out of the wild and into Oldham County.

    Some Oldham County residents have recently seen coyotes in their yards and neighborhoods and feel that seeing wild animals in rural areas is a little too close for comfort.

  • Red Cross hosts blood drive in La Grange

     American Red Cross will host a blood drive 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Cedar Lake Lodge, 3301 Jericho Road, La Grange, and 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wal-mart in La Grange.

     

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Alex S. Davis, 22, 102 W. Main St., La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 8, indictment, failure to appear, second-degree escape and failure to comply.

    Harry S. Gaines, 34, 1203 Woodcreek Drive, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, failure to appear.

    Shawn A. Hardy, 30, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, indictment.

    Micah L. Hasty, 36, 8630 Grand Neptune Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, failure to appear.

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    US Bank National Association, as Successors in Interest to Wachovia Custodian for Sass Muni to PBI Bank, commissioner’s deed, lot 77, Magnolia Place, 6135 Sweetbay Drive, Crestwood, $170,000.

    Ley Homes to Oldham Realty Investments, commissioner’s deed, lot 45, Summerfield by the Lakes, 6606 Clore Lake Road, Crestwood, $401,000.

    Ball Homes LLC to Stephen Redd, lot 46, Williamsgate, 7010 Alberta Drive, Crestwood, $235,000.

  • North Oldham student expelled

    A North Oldham High School student has been expelled for undisclosed reasons after school board members spent two hours Thursday deliberating the student's punishment.

    The student, who board officials won't identify citing student confidentiality rules, is a freshman at NOHS.

    Board members voted to expel the student from NOHS for one year. He or she will be educated through Buckner Alternative High School during that time, board chair Joyce Fletcher said.

    The student will be evaluated at the end of the 2009-10 school year for possible re-enrollment at NOHS.

  • Police uncover meth lab in La Grange

    Two Oldham residents face charges of manufacturing meth in La Grange.

    La Grange Police uncovered a meth lab Feb. 11 in the 700 block of West Madison Street.

    At the scene, police arrested Donnita L. Robinson, 36, 701 W. Madison St., La Grange, and Randy K. Hedges, 28, 2700 block of West Ky. 22, Crestwood.

    Both are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B Felony, and housed at the Oldham County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

  • Excess fees total $500K

    Oldham County government received more than $500,000 in excess fees from county departments this week.

    County Clerk Julie Barr said though 2009 was a bad year economically and new car purchases decreased, the clerk’s office “did an excellent job” with their budget. In the 2009 budget, Barr said $279,000 was budgeted as excess fees. The actual amount is more than $118,000 higher – based in part on an increase in money earned from delinquent tax sales and reduced expenses in supplies, computers and salaries.