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  • Crestwood man bound mother with duct tape, stole car

    EDITOR'S NOTE: THE CHARGES AGAINST BRIAN DOLAN WERE DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE BY JUDGE JERRY CROSBY IN THE OLDHAM COUNTY DISTRICT COURTROOM IN JUNE OF 2013. THIS MATTER HAS BEEN RESOLVED AND DOLAN HAS BEEN COMPLIANT WITH CROSBY'S CONDITIONS FOR DISMISSAL.

    A Crestwood man allegedly bound his mother with duct tape, locked her in a bathroom Tuesday and fled to Owensboro behind the wheel of her car.

  • Prospect Area Chamber seeks nominations for its Strong Woman Leader Award

    The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for their “Strong Woman Leader Award” to be presented at the “Strong Leadership Strong Woman 2013” event on March 27 at Hunting Creek Country Club. 

    In 2012, PACC honored WAVE-3 news anchor Dawne Gee.

    Kathy Jacobs, executive director of the PACC, said nominees must have made a significant impact on the community through their involvement.

  • Crestwood Elementary operates on lockdown with extra security after threat

    Students and teachers at Crestwood Elementary have spent most of Friday in lockdown mode with window shades drawn and a police officer stationed at the entrance.
    According to police, a relative of a Crestwood student made a threat in the past 24 hours related to an emergency protection order.
    It appears to be a custody issue that prompted additional safety measures.
    The lockdown began around 10:30 a.m. Friday, although students and teachers moved freely throughout the school for lunch and other regularly scheduled activities.

  • Bed bugs found in Oldham school

    Officials are warning parents of La Grange Elementary students that bed bugs have been located in the school. 

    According to a letter sent to parents Feb. 7, officials have found four bed bugs inside La Grange Elementary in recent weeks.

    The letter, signed by principal Heather Thomas, asks parents to inspect all belongings that travel back and forth to school.

    Thomas said the school district's nurse has isolated the bed bugs' origin to one family's home.

  • Plans to spray, swipe South Oldham school for flu germs Saturday are canceled

    Plans for volunteers to spray and swipe South Oldham Middle School surfaces with disinfectant on Saturday, Feb. 2 are canceled.

    An army of parent volunteers planned to attack student desks, lockers, door handles and other surfaces at SOMS with disinfectant spray and Clorox wipes to decrease spread of the flu and other viruses.

    SOMS parent Daryl Baer coordinated efforts to rid the school of germs.

    "We do our best to stay on top of it in our homes," Baer said, "but our kids are the school more hours than at home."

  • Officials will redistrict students for 2014-15 school year

    Oldham County Schools officials are planning to redistrict students before the 2014-15 school year.

    Decreased birth rates have lowered enrollment projections and school board members voted to close Liberty Elementary while postponing the building of a new elementary school late last year.

    Tracy Harris, the district’s communications director, said administrators understand the difficulties and frustrations that can arise from redistricting.

  • County adds trailer to inmate work detail

    A new enclosed trailer, donated for the county’s inmate work detail program, will be seen soon on the roads.

    Four inmates from the Oldham County Jail are assigned on a daily basis to work with the county road department, under the direction of inmate work supervisor, Troy Woosley.

    Inmates assigned to the program are incarcerated for Class D felonies, which means they are in jail for non-violent offenses.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele said he initiated the program to help stretch manpower in the road department.

  • MOVIN’ ON UP: Free three-week course launches $40,000 moving van careers

    Are you ready to take the “on RAMP” to a new career that requires no training costs to you and will pay you a starting salary of $40,000 a year with benefits?

    If so, you need to attend a January information session at one of four locations in the region to find out how you can apply for the opportunity for free training to become a long-distance moving van driver.

  • Residents: Sewage stinks in Oldham Woods

    Something stinks in Oldham Woods — and everyone knows what it is but nobody knows what to do about it.

    Residents of the subdivision, located off Old Sligo Road, rely on a private treatment pond to process wastewater from about 107 homes, which includes some from the Turtle Creek development as well.

    And it’s “stinkin’ yet again,” says resident Laura Smith. “This has been a recurring problem for three years now.”

  • Yes, even school lunch – there’s an app for that

    In a technology driven world, Oldham County Nutrition Services is keeping pace and also leading the charge.

    The nutrition program is the first school nutrition program in Kentucky to launch its own mobile menu app. Leigh Anne Peterson, assistant director of nutrition services, said the free app is a new way to communicate with students and parents.