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  • 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.

  • Magistrate hosts public forum for residents

    Residents braved sweltering temperatures to participate in a public forum hosted by Magistrate Rick Rash June 25. 

    “I hate to make people go out in the sun,” Rash mutters softly, looking at the crowd under a gazebo in Briar Hill Park. 

    Rash, a 15-year veteran of Oldham County Fiscal Court, used the outdoor meeting place for “unfiltered, unvarnished questioning” from residents. 

  • Post offices announce holiday hours for Independence Day

    Post offices throughout Oldham County will operate with a holiday schedule.

    Post offices will close at noon Friday, and noon  will be the last scheduled mail/collection box pickup.

    Post offices will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Regular hours resume Monday. 

  • Annual butterfly count nets 44 species

    Charles Covell spent early Saturday morning preparing to engage in an expedition studying wildlife in the wooded, hilly terrain of the Horner Wildlife Sanctuary near Brownsboro.

    Ferocious, stalwart carnivores? No. Slimy, slithering reptilians? Hardly.

    Try colorful and graceful. Elegant even. For Covell, a biology professor emeritus at the University of Louisville, and 29 other participants, Saturday morning was his time to count 

    butterflies.

  • OCPD announces targeted areas

    Officers from the Oldham County Police Department will target several areas for speeders this week.

    Targeted areas include Settlers Point subdivision, Westwood subdivision, the City of Orchard Grass Hills, Morgan Place subdivision, Hillcrest subdivision, Ky. 146 in Buckner and Lake Louisvilla subdivision. 

    Radar will be utilized in these areas and the speed limit is strictly enforced. 

    For information, call 222-1300.

     

  • Greenway section opens

    An 11-year dream became reality June 24, at least, part of it did.

    La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter and Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner, above, are among many who celebrated cutting the ribbon on the first section of the Oldham County Greenways. 

    The section stretches from the Oldham County Public Library in La Grange 1.2 miles down Commerce Parkway.

    The asphalt has been down for a couple weeks and in steady use, Oldham County Planning and Development Director Louise Allen said, but was painted a few hours before the ceremony.