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  • Newspaper, chamber host senate, PVA, clerk debates

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  • Oldham jailer, police chief both hospitalized

    Oldham County’s police chief and jailer are both under doctors’ care in Louisville hospitals.

    Chief Michael Griffin is recovering after suffering a heart attack early Sunday morning.

    Lt. Col. Billy Way said Griffin was transported to Baptist Hospital East by Oldham County EMS about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, where surgeons completed a successful angioplasty to open a blocked artery.

    A second vein has a 60 percent blockage, and another vein has some blockage, Way said.

  • Showcase was a success

    The second weekend of March brought beautiful weather, some great basketball games and a very successful Showcase Oldham County event.

    For the 17th year in a row, Oldham Chamber & Economic Development hosted its annual Showcase Oldham County celebration. This two-day event showcases some of the most successful entrepreneurs in our community and a wide variety of community services, elected officials, candidates for office, local entertainment and much more.

  • News Briefs

    As election day approaches, officials await Hatch Act ruling

    Oldham officials are still awaiting word from Washington, D.C. determining if the duties of the county’s deputy judge-executive comply with the federal Hatch Act.

    Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish – a candidate for judge-executive in the May primary – has not yet heard from the Office of Special Counsel in Washington whether the act applies to the county’s race for judge-executive.

  • Pipe bursts, floods portion of Oldham County Public Libary

    The Oldham County Public Library's main branch will be closed several days as crews work to repair damage from a burst water pipe at the building.

    Library director Susan Eubank said a water pipe over the library's mezzanine burst sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. As a result, several of the library's office and meeting rooms suffered water damage.

  • Kill saturday mail? not so fast

    National media report that Saturday mail delivery may go the way of the milk wagon, and that a wide majority of Americans think that’s OK.

    Hold on.

    Congress must act first, and that is not likely to happen soon. Some Congressional leaders worry about trimming mail service, even if only 35 percent of people surveyed by Gallup last summer disapprove.

    Poll results are guided by the way questions are asked. They don’t give a full picture. Knowing that, Congress is not yet ready to decide.

  • Raising awareness one cup at a time

    Its symptoms are often disguised as something else, but when women find out it’s there, it’s already done its damage.

    Some call ovarian cancer the silent killer.

    Crestwood resident Helena Schildknecht didn’t know the symptoms, but she did know her body. In March 2003, she knew something was wrong, but couldn’t put her finger on it.

    During a doctor’s appointment, she learned she’s lost 13 pounds without trying. Her doctor told her she looked thin but if there were any problems she should come back.

  • Public Records

    Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    John Aldridge Jr., 50, 400 Vixen Road, Westport, arrested by OCSO March 10, fourth-degree assault.

    Lori M. Alsman, 46, 68 Kenlee Road, Bedford, arrested by OCSO March 15, failure to comply - failure to pay as ordered.

    Erica L. Armstrong, 23, 154 W. Lee St., Apt. 4, La Grange, arrested by OCSO March 21, failure to appear.

    Ryan Evans Beaumont, 23, 210 S. Second St., La Grange, arrested by OCSO March 17,  failure to comply, failure to pay as ordered.

  • Political flier’s label is subject of complaint

    A flier recently distributed in support of an Oldham County magistrate has become the subject of a complaint filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

    The flier, distributed to numerous Oldham County households, is written in support of District 6 Magistrate Scott Davis’ re-election campaign.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner filed a complaint with KREF March 29 citing that the flier doesn’t indicate who paid for it.

  • News In Brief

    CASA volunteers will meet today in La Grange

    CASA volunteers will meet at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange.

    City officials vote to annex properties

    La Grange officials voted April 5 to annex properties off Ky. 53 into the city.

    The properties are the Citizens Union Bank property at 2100 S. Ky. 53 and a portion of Pine Ridge Road between Cherry Wood Drive and Zhale Smith Road.