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Local News

  • 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.

  • Roederer Correctional Complex employees honored for quarter

    Roederer Correctional Complex recently selected staff members to be named employee and supervisor of the quarter.

    Michael Durrett, internal affairs captain, was selected as supervisor of the quarter. 

    Warden James Sweatt said Durrett has shown his level of dedication to RCC by being at the institution in times of need, whether they are weather-related or most recently, in response to a situation involving Northpoint Training Center. 

    Sweatt said he is dependable and reliable. 

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    Sean M. Holloway, 37, 310 E. Jefferson St., La Grange, arrested by OCSO Oct. 9, failure to wear seat belt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

    Robert L. Stout, 42, 275 Broko Lane, Smithfield, arrested by OCSO Oct. 9, failure to appear June 22.

  • Property transfers

    Buckner

    Monsour Builders Inc. to Franklin and Amy Charles, lot 87, Morgan Place, 2206 Margate Court, Buckner, $248,000.

    Crestwood

  • Portion of lunch checks Tuesday will go to South Oldham Rotary

    The South Oldham Rotary Club invites supporters to dine at Buckhead Mountain Grill on Westport Road Tuesday as part of a club fundraiser.

    Buckhead will donate 20 percent of your check to the South Oldham Rotary. 

    A flyer, which can be downloaded from the Rotary Web site at www.southoldhamrotary.org must be presented for each check and may be used for lunch or dinner.

  • Haunted Hike rescheduled for Sunday

    Celebrate the season with these local events and activities:

    Haunted hike rescheduled for Sunday

     A haunted hike is planned Sunday at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and organizers promise the event will provide fun for all ages. 

    Sponsored by The Trail Store, the haunted hike is 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the nature preserve.

  • Where there's a Will, there's a way

    He’s 34. He’s a soon-to-be father. He’s a teacher and coach at North Oldham High School. And he found out July 2 he has cancer.  

    It was a Thursday.

    Will Jones remembers the day clearly. He went to an oncologist to see results on previous MRIs on his lower back and hip. They showed a number of tumors that the doctor said could be cancer.

    “He told me there was a good chance I had cancer, and a lot of it,” Jones said.

  • Saturday is hazardous waste collection event

    The Latest: The county is hosting its annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Acceptable items include oil-based or lead paints, varnishes stains and solvents; paint thinner; degreasers; compact and tube fluorescent light bulbs; one- and 20-pound grill propane tanks; non-pressurized fire extinguishers; antifreeze, gasoline; tars; oven, drain, bathroom, rug and upholstery cleaners; mercury thermometers; and lead acid and dry cell batteries.