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Local News

  • Job applicant files suit against Oldham County Police

    A Shelby County resident alleges that the Oldham County Police Department denied him a job due to his membership in the National Guard. Bruce Gentry, of Shelby County, is a member of the Kentucky National Guard and a police officer with the Shelbyville Police Department. He has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against OCPD alleging the department denied him a job because of his military commitment. According to the suit, Gentry applied for a position with OCPD in November 2007.

  • Wildflower photo class offered Saturday at nature preserve

    Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is hosting a one-day intensive digital photography class called “Hidden Springs and Wildflowers” with professional instructor Julie E. Brent. Bring a close-up lens, hiking shoes, fingerless gloves, hat and a jacket with plenty of pockets and dress in layers for the changeable weather during this workshop.  The workshop will begin in the classroom with a very short review of camera basics.

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood Bank of New York to Phenom LLC, lot 39, Woodsboro, 5106 Brookswood Road, Crestwood, $100,000. Gary and Paula Edens to Douglas and Misty Stutz, commissioner’s deed, 7506 Kavanaugh Road, Crestwood, $55,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington D.C.

  • Construction ahead

    Improvements to Oldham County’s roads will happen sooner than expected due to $420 million of federal stimulus dollars directed to road improvements in Kentucky. That money frees up money in the state budget, State Sen. Ernie Harris said. Harris, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, said about $31 million will be directed to Oldham County in the next two years.

  • Farmers’ market opens April 4

     Norton Commons Farmers’ Market will open for the season April 4. Live music begins in May, along with children’s attractions and chefs demos. 

  • Camden Station has principal and counselor of the year

    In only his first year as principal, Stuart Martin of Camden Station Elementary has already been named Outstanding Principal by the Kentucky School Counselor Association. Camden Station Counselor Brittany Ford was named Kentucky Counselor of the Year and the Emerging Leader Award. Deputy Superintendent Charleen McAuliffe said in his first year Martin has really built a strong community of students and staff as he incorporated long time teachers at Camden with new staff replacing those who went to Locust Grove Elementary when it opened in August. 

  • Earth Hour 2009 involves lights out on Saturday night

     The City of La Grange will be participating in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour.  

  • The Oldham Era, Baptist Hospital Northeast, Mortenson Family Dental and a host of local businesses are teaming up to offer a makeover for one lucky Oldham County mom. 

  • Mayor’s veto comes a week after unanimous vote

     After a unanimous vote at the La Grange City Council’s March meeting approved the comprehensive zoning ordinance, the mayor decided to veto it more than a week later.

  • Stimulus funds are headed to Oldham County

    More than $1 million worth of economic stimulus money is headed to Oldham County for sidewalks and guardrails. At the last fiscal court meeting, Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner said he had problems with President Obama’s stimulus package, but OC is lining up at the feed trough like everyone else.