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  • Burning truck blocks Covered Bridge Road

    A truck burned Thursday in Prospect blocking Covered Bridge Road for nearly an hour. 

    Crews from the South Oldham Fire Department worked to contain the blaze. The truck was being used by a Southern Pipeline Construction Co. crew working on gas lines in the area. 

  • Time for workin' on the railroad is running out

    Three hundred twenty nine days and counting.

    If the City of La Grange fails to implement safety measures to railway crossings by June 3, 2010, train operators will begin blaring horns as cars roll through the city.

    City council members voted unanimously Monday on a resolution to close a crossing at Second Street and install medians on First Street in order to adhere to Federal Railway Administration safety requirements.

  • Work starts, stops on Harrods Creek bridge

    Work started two weeks ago on long-anticipated repairs to the bridge over Harrods Creek on River Road, but now that work has stopped indefinitely.

    U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson issued a temporary restraining order Monday, halting work on the popular commuting route for Oldham residents until a lawsuit is resolved.

  • Sherwood Acres Beef named certified Farm Bureau roadside market

    Sherwood Acres Beef is one of 92 markets across the state named as a member of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Market program.

    In joining the program, the market has committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

    Sherwood Acres Beef sells all-natural Belted Galloway freezer beef that is USDA-inspected, dry-aged and in vacuum-sealed individual cuts at their market on Parker Drive in La Grange.

    For information, visit www.sherwoodacresbeef.com or call 222-4326.

  • Crosby appointed to regional post

    An Oldham County district judge who serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties is moving to a regional post. 

    District Court Judge Jerry D. Crosby has been appointed vice chief regional district judge for the Northern Region. 

    The region consists of Anderson, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Mason, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. 

     Judge Crosby is one of 30 judges Chief Justice Minton named to regional posts across Kentucky. 

  • Oldham County hosts ‘Freedom Celebration’ July 4

    Wendell Moore Park is the site of Oldham County’s Freedom Celebration on Independence Day. 

    From 2 to 4 p.m., the John Black Aquatics Center will host pool games.

    Country music band Long Shot will perform from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the park. The Oldham County Community Band will perform patriotic music from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. and the fireworks show begins at 10 p.m. 

    Park festivities are free. 

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    Jerry W. Burns, 46, 136 Salem View Road, London, arrested by OCSO June 18, failure to appear.

    John E. Lee, 50, 96 Flat Creek Road, Dry Ridge, arrested by OCSO June 19, failure to appear.

    Donald L. Moore, 45, 987 Vance Road, Turner Station, arrested by OCSO June 22, failure to comply. 

    Jose S. Arceta, 32, 2114 Liberty Lane, Goshen, arrested by OCSO June 22, failure to comply.

    Allison M. Bunnell, 18, 1908 Jericho Road, Apt. F2, La Grange, arrested by OCSO June 24, failure to appear.

  • Chamber seeks nominees for annual OCTA awards

     The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2009 OCTA Awards, including Business of the Year, Home-Based Business Award, Community Service Award and Woman-Owned Business Award.

    Each year, the Chamber recognizes businesses for their efforts in creating jobs, working with community organizations, and contributing to the overall economy of Oldham County.  

  • Property Transfers

    La Grange

    Citizens Union Bank to BUC Investments Inc., quitclaim, 2240 E. U.S. 42, La Grange, FMV $652,850.

    BUC Investments Inc. to Paul and Barbara Wallender, tract 2-A 2240 E. U.S. 42, La Grange, $499,900.

    J. Thomas and Jennifer Argue to Weichert Relocation Resources Inc., lot 96, Gleneagles Estates, 2601 Sunningdale Place East, La Grange, $262,250.

    Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. to Lauren and John Engle, lot 96, Gleneagles Estates, 2601 Sunningdale Place East, La Grange, $244,950.

  • Dog alerts man to burning home

    A nervous dog helped save her family’s home Monday as she alerted a nearby painter to her burning house.

    Painter William Hahn said he smelled smoke when he arrived to work at a house on Haven Lane near Crystal Lake that morning.

    He chalked up the scent next door to a meat smoker.

    But the neighbor’s dog, Jenny, kept darting in and out of a dog door looking nervous, Hahn said. 

    She grabbed his attention, and then he saw smoke creeping from the garage, attic and 

    windows.