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  • POLICE: Missing 14-year-old girl may have left with person she met online

    A 14-year-old Prospect girl is missing and police believe she may be headed to Florida or California with a person she met online.

    Oldham County Police are now interviewing friends, family and classmates of North Oldham High School student Rosemary Weiler.

    Weiler's parents saw her late Monday night, and realized she was missing when they went to wake her for school about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Hall joins bank’s board of directors

    J.W. “Jay” Hall III was recently named to United Citizens Bank’s board of directors.

    Hall is an Eastern Kentucky University graduate, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and insurance. He is a real estate developer and the owner and president of Insurance Associates with offices in New Castle, Carrollton, Eminence and La Grange. 

  • Local groups receive funding to help homeless people

    Several local groups have received funding through a state program to prevent and combat homelessness for Kentucky families. 

    The Rural KIPDA Continuum of Care has received $254,453 from Kentucky’s Housing and Emergency Assistance Reaching The Homeless Program. This initiative is part of the national American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the federal Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. 

  • Carter hired to Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana

     Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana recently hired of Tamara Carter for the position of  Wired 65 Outreach Coordinator. 

     Carter will support the Wired65 workforce development grant covering counties throughout Indiana and Kentucky, including Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble.

  • Halloween weekend haunts

    Friday

    Britthaven of Prospect

    6 to 8 p.m. Safe trick-or-treating, face painting, refreshments, free trick-or-treat bags. 6301 Bass Lane, Prospect.

    North Oldham Lions Club

    Halloween Party. 6 to 9 p.m. Free hay rides, two haunted forests, BBQ and kids meals sold, games and trick-or-treat bags. U.S. 42 at Ky. 1793, Belknap Park. Sponsored by NOLC and Prospect/Goshen Rotary Club.

    Saturday

    Cornerstone Family Church

  • Vet clinic approved for dog park, kennel

    Members of the Oldham County Planning Commission approved plans for a veterinary clinic, dog park and kennel Tuesday.

    Jeff and Julie Willard filed an application for the plan on 5.48 acres at 6321 W. Ky. 146 in Crestwood. The zoning for that area is C-3, general business district and already includes the veterinary clinic.

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    Matthew and Katherine Reid to Katherine Reid, quitclaim, lot 33, Lockwood Estates, 3811 Barbara Ann Blvd., Crestwood, FMV $190,000.

    W. David and Kimberly Snoddy to Robert Jones, tract E, 1.16 acres on Ky. 329, Crestwood, $31,900.

    Oldham County Nursery Inc. to Robert Jones, tract B, 9.74 acres and D, 1 acre, Ky. 329, Crestwood, $295,000.

  • H1N1 Virus contributes to former inmate’s death

    State health officials are reporting the death of a man in his 40s from the Kentucky State Reformatory who had been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus. 

    The man’s name has not been released. 

    Department of Corrections spokesperson Lisa Lamb said KSR officials are confident the man contracted H1N1 long after he left KSR in early September to receive medical treatment. 

    Lamb said the man suffered from chronic illnesses and left the reformatory in La Grange to receive treatment off-site. 

    He died in Fayette County. 

  • Some households eligible for heating assistance funding

    Residents who need assistance with heating expenses may be eligible for an energy assistance program.

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is administered by the Tri-County Community Action Agency in La Grange.

    Applications are accepted according to the first letter of the head of household’s last name between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the designated dates. 

  • Police seize pot, fake money from La Grange home

    Two La Grange men face several drug-related charges after police executed a search warrant in the 200 block of South Second Street. 

    La Grange Police arrested Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 18, and David A. Dwinnells, 18, in the early morning hours of Oct. 22.