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  • Case against pastor arrested at Thunder Over Louisville dismissed

    Charges against a former La Grange pastor arrested for impersonating a police officer during Thunder Over Louisville festivities have been dismissed.

    Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wayne D. Shemwell just before 9 p.m. April 18 in a parking lot off River Road.

    According to police, Shemwell, 51, of Louisville, displayed a badge from the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office, and when approached by deputies, he claimed he was “with the sheriff’s office.”

  • Oldham County Public Library features live music today

    The Oldham County Public Library will feature violin music by Eva Kaufman and her students at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday).

  • Bank branch design like train station

    Citizens Union Bank recently decided to build CUB’s first Oldham County branch in La Grange. 

    CUB Vice President Jim Zimmerman, a long-time Oldham County resident, said he envisioned a branch bank reminiscent of 100-year-old train stations. 

    With the support of CEO Billie Wade and President David Bowling, Zimmerman began design for the new branch working with architects at Scott-Klausing and engineers at Garber-Chilton, firms in La Grange.

  • Deadline for Safe Sitter course is Dec. 23

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will offer a Safe Sitter course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the hospital, 1025 New Moody Lane, La Grange. The deadline for paid registration is Friday, Dec. 23. 

    Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. 

    The fee for the class is $45, which includes a messenger bag, manual and other useful items, as well as breakfast, lunch, snack and refreshments for the graduation ceremony. 

  • CPA Society recognizes new CPAs and exam excellence

    The Kentucky Society of CPAs recently recognized newly certified public accountants at an awards banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. 

    Also recognized in the program were those seeking eligibility for certification whose performance on the uniform CPA examination was exemplary.

    Among the newly-certified CPAs – who have met all requirements for certification and have taken the oath of the certified public accountant are Sasha E. Pavoni of Crestwood and Joseph A. Weisenberger of Prospect.

  • Residents will be storm water fee free for four months in 2010

    Members of the Oldham County Storm Water Management Board have proposed a change to the fiscal year that would give residents four months free in 2010.

    Chairman Kevin Eldridge spoke to Oldham officials at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting about the change. He said to get the district on the same fiscal year and schedule as the county, the district’s current fiscal year will need to moved from March to July.

    In the past year, the district has collected $836,000 in storm water management fees from the county. More than $86,000 in fees are delinquent.

  • Clerk’s annual budget approved

    County clerk Julie Barr presented her 2010 budget Tuesday to members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court.

    Before she asked for final approval on the budget, Barr told officials the clerk’s salary had not been received yet, so it was estimated. The clerk’s salary is a statutory amount. Barr also said there are two county-wide elections that will be included this year.

  • St. Francis offers Parents’ Day Out

    St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church has openings in its Parents Day Out/Bible Kids Program.  Days are Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. 

    Activities include singing,  reading Bible Stories, prayer and play time. 

    For more information, contact Rachel Nelson at 228-1176 ext. 116.

  • Sheriff and Police Reports

    Warrant arrests

    Jason E. Bruner, 27, 12110 Wayside Lane, Goshen, arrested by OCSO Nov. 4, failure to appear, bench warrant $200, no driving.

    Darrell R. Bullock, 25, 416 Mill Run, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Oct. 26, second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking over $300, second-degree persistent felony offense.

    Josh A. Campbell, 115 Hoffman Lane, arrested by OCSO Nov. 3, failure to comply.

    Charles Edward Clark, 27, 10503 Scarlet Oak Court, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Nov. 1, third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Support area business, buy local this holiday season

    It’s the holiday season and we’re all busy getting ready for visits with family and friends. Evenings are filled with school plays and recitals. Weekends are filled with shopping, entertainment, decorating and baking. 

    It’s a wonderful time of the year and it brings such a spirit of love, acceptance and community. It’s that sense of community that I’m appealing to in this month’s column.