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  • Souper Supper lecture series begins at Irish Rover, Too

    The Souper Supper lecture series sponsored by the Oldham County History Center begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

    ee“From Leather to Linen” and Appraisal Fair: Special tips for taking care of your family heirloom pieces” is the first in the series and features special guest Jan Jasper. 

    Jasper, history center educator and archivist, will share her knowledge about ways to preserve and protect scrapbooks, leathers, linen, metals, letters and other keepsakes.eeAppraiser Mike Brown will appraise heirloom pieces.

  • Library hosts job fair

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, the Oldham County Public Library will host a job fair in partnership with KentuckianaWorks and the Office of Employment and Training. 

    The job fair is free and open to the public. Job seekers should bring a copy of their resumé and dress appropriately for an interview. 

    Staff will be on hand to assist with job search and resumé writing skills. 

    For information, call Lee Boyd at 595-4003, ext. 4028, or e-mail james.boyd@ky.gov.

  • Angel Food Ministries announces January menu choices

    Angel Food Ministries recently announced the January menu. Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.eeAnyone of any income level can purchase the food.

    eeThe $30 food box includes:

    • 1.5 lbs. choice beef roast;

    • 2 lbs. baby-back ribs;

    • 2.5 lbs. frozen split chicken breast;

    • 2 lbs. mac and beef dinner entrée;

  • Crestwood military man visits Uganda

    KITGUM, Uganda – When the son of a Crestwood couple stepped onto the orange-red soil of this Central African nation, he could have been walking into a National Geographic special presentation. 

    Surrounded by Africans living in grass-roofed mud huts that dotted the countryside, 550 American military members would bring modern medical science and medication, sweat equity and supplies to rebuild old, rundown schools, and an open textbook in sharing non-lethal military tactics that Eastern African armies could use to bring civil order during future times of 

  • Water bills are rising for Oldham, La Grange customers

    La Grange residents will soon pay more for water.

    Customers of the La Grange Utilities Commission will soon see an increase in water rates after La Grange officials approved a rate increase Monday.

    For customers using 3,000 gallons per month, that means an increase of $2.44 and an increase of $4.27 for those using 6,000 gallons.

    Members of the La Grange City Council voted 3-2 to approve the increase, with Deborah Pollard and Jean Knight dissenting. Council members Jason Taylor and Linda Hall were absent.

  • Hospital announces upcoming events

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is hosting several classes in January and February at the hospital. 

    From 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, BHNE will host a free Anesthesia prenatal class.

    The class provides information about anesthesia options, benefits and risks. 

    From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the hospital will host a breastfeeding class. 

    Information from the class includes learning about breastfeeding, including tips, advantages and meeting the infant’s nutritional needs.

  • County offers free Christmas tree recycling

    Tired of watching the slow death of your barely-live Christmas tree?

    Oldham residents looking for a place to discard live trees can deliver them this week to the Oldham County Recycling Center.

    Employees at the county's road department will grind the trees and use the mulch for trails and landscape beds throughout Oldham County parks.

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner recently announced the project, which recycles trees free of charge.

  • Date, programming change for SOHS college, career night

    South Oldham High School will host a college and career night for all local students at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in the SOHS cafeteria.

    The program will feature a mini-college fair showcasing specific departments from NKU, EKU, WKU and Murray State. College admissions directors will field questions and distribute materials throughout the evening while individual departments from the schools will give 15-minute presentations on a rotation basis until 8 p.m.  

    The program includes:

  • Early morning New Year's Day crash in Glen Oaks leaves one man dead

    A Louisville man died in an early morning New Year's Day crash in Glen Oaks subdivision.

    According to police, a silver 2000 Infiniti traveling east on Worthington Lane failed to negotiate a curve and left the south side of the road striking a tree about 2:50 a.m.

    Police said the driver of the vehicle,  28-year-old Christopher T. McDowell of Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

  • Magistrates have a variety of responsibilities, expectations to fill

    Residents have less than a month to file as a candidate in the 2010 election, including eight slots for magistrates of Oldham County Fiscal Court.

     Magistrates Bob Deibel and Rick Rash say the job is one that requires a lot of time. 

    Deibel is at the end of his 20th year as an Oldham County 

    magistrate.

    Deibel said balancing duties of his full-time job and his elected position posed some challenges at the beginning of his service.

    He and his brother, Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel, own Deibel’s Greenhouses in Crestwood.