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Local News

  • Local business, non-profit organization collect donations for those in need

    Children battling cancer at the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville  and their families face even tougher times as they spend this holiday season away from home.  

    To spread the holiday cheer, Dr. Kathy J. Pansegrau of 360 Degree Chiropractic and local non-profit Meghan’s Mountain Charitable Foundation Inc. have teamed up to collect gift cards for these families through Dec. 11.  

    Pansegrau will donate a 20-minute chair massage for gifts valued at $25 or greater and her office is one of the official drop-offs for donations.

  • There’s a new warden in town

    The state’s largest prison and the county’s second-largest employer has a new warden. 

    Cookie Crews has been promoted to warden of Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange.

    Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson announced the promotion Monday. 

    Crews has now served as warden at four prisons in the state. Most recently, she served as warden at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women.

  • Multi-county burglar convicted for 2007 crimes

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recently announced the conviction of 42-year-old Gerald D. Weddle in Oldham Circuit Court for his part in a multi-county crime spree in 2007.

  • The Richwood improves care, reduces cost with pressure ulcer prevention program

     Pressure ulcers – sometimes called  bed sores – affect millions of people each year. They are painful and dangerous for patients and expensive to treat. The staff of The Richwood in La Grange is implementing a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention program to reduce pressure ulcers from occurring in their patients while in their facility.

  • Community volunteers work to restore, protect Darby Creek Watershed

    The Darby Creek Watershed Planning Team and the Kentucky Waterways Alliance will host a community roundtable from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the John Black Community Center in Buckner to discuss the development of a watershed plan for the Darby Creek watershed. 

    The roundtable is part of KWA’s effort to assist community and local groups with creating plans to improve water quality. This assistance includes a project to develop a watershed planning guidebook for Kentucky. 

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters hosts breakfast

    Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Oldham County will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. 

    Tickets are $5 per person. For information, call 222-7473.

  • Pet food delivery business caters to Oldham

    After learning that many well-known pet foods contain fillers such as corn and wheat, two local business owners are trying to educate dog and cat owners on the importance of selecting quality food. 

    The Kibble Kart offers premium dog and cat food  with a unique twist. Employees deliver the food right to your front door for no extra charge.

  • Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    Adenanar Bravo, 21, 6811 Crestview Drive Apt. D1, Crestwood, arrested by OCPD Nov. 11, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Juan B. Vega, 38, address unknown, arrested by OCPD Nov. 6, alcohol intoxication in a public place. 

    Brent R. Boughey, 9204 North Pirogue Court, Louisville, arrested by OCPD Oct. 28, DUI, third-degree criminal mischief. 

    James L. Kopp, 55, 512 Beagle Club Road, Henryville, Ind., arrested by OCPD Oct. 26, DUI.

  • Economic Development Provides Purpose

    Last month, I took this space to offer a brief overview and definition of a Chamber of Commerce. This month, I’d like to overview economic development.

    Since February 2006, the philosophy of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce has been to create an environment in Oldham County in which businesses can be successful. 

  • Ind. man sentenced for 2006 Crestwood shooting

    An Indiana man convicted of murder for the 2006 shooting death of a Crestwood father wept as he talked about the memories the pair made together serving the U.S. Army during in the Gulf War. 

    Edward Stoess, 40, will serve 50 years for murder and 20 years for burglary for the May 9, 2006, shooting death of 35-year-old James Shuttler III. 

    Judge Karen Conrad sentenced Stoess Nov. 12 to a 50-year concurrent sentence for his crimes in Oldham County.