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  • Drug take-back event yields 166 lbs. pharmaceuticals

    Residents handed over 166 pounds of unused and expired pharmaceuticals Oct. 29 through a free national take-back initiative hosted by the Oldham County Solid Waste Department, the Oldham County Police Department and the Oldham County Sheriff's Office.

    "These [drugs] can be harmful for young people or seniors who may get confused on which medications they should be taking," said Linda Fountain, the county's solid waste coordinator.
    This marks the second year for the program in the county. It is part of a nationwide drug take-back initiative.

  • Taco Bell to open in Crestwood

    Late-night food lovers will soon have another option in Crestwood. A Taco Bell will open in the shopping center at Ky. 329 Bypass and Ky. 146., behind the McDonald's. The location will also include a drive-thru.

  • LG&E crews head to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts; temporary power outage reported in La Grange

    While children in Kentucky prepared for candy-filled nights of ghouls and fright this Halloween weekend, 160 LG&E and KU Kentucky-based contractors suited up to offer restoration assistance in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts after a record-setting snowstorm dumped as much as 30 inches of snow and knocked out power to more than three million homes and businesses along the East Coast.  
     

  • Attempted robbery at Buckner Thornton's

    Police are still searching for the suspect in an attempted robbery Oct. 26 in Buckner.

    Just before midnight, an unknown white male entered the Thortons convenience store and approached the counter, where he displayed a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes.

  • Family-friendly celebrations planned throughout Oldham

    Family Halloween Party
    St. James’ Episcopal Church
    401 La Grange Road, Pewee Valley
    Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Four-vehicle crash in Crestwood leaves one hospitalized

    Traffic in Crestwood is snarled after a four-vehicle crash at Ky. 22 and Ky. 329 this morning.

    The crash occurred Ky. 22 and Ky. 329 in the heart of Crestwood, causing major delays in rush hour traffic.

  • Hope Clinic receives $300,000 grant

    The waiting room at the Hope Health Clinic was crowded Monday morning — but it wasn’t full of patients.

    It was packed with excited supporters, volunteers and workers, all there for a special announcement.

    “They always told me to speak softly and carry a big check,” said Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

  • Man of the Hour: Oldham Countian of the Year Awarded

    For 47 years, the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development has recognized one person annually for going above and beyond their commitment to the county.

    Those people are honored as Oldham Countian of the Year, and the list grew on Tuesday.

    "This year, our honoree is someone that is not in the mainstream of politics, business or chamber work," said Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the chamber, but who has a passion for the county that is "deeply ingrained in all that he does and stands for."

  • County collects nearly 18,000 tires

    Oldham County's solid waste and recycling department coordinated a three-day tire amnesty event recently that yielded 17,500 to 18,000 tires.

    Linda H. Fountain, director of Oldham County Solid Waste & Recycling, said the contractor hired to haul tires from the recycling center in Buckner left with eight truckloads of tires.

    The event took place Oct. 13-15.

  • Grand jury to hear Claggett case

    "This is a very unusual and bizzare case," said Judge Janice Martin Wednesday, after spending the better part of two hours trying to unravel the time line of Donna Claggett's life.

    Claggett, of Goshen, was charged in August with theft by deception by the Oldham County School system.

    She is accused of owing the county $24,000, because someone else enrolled their child at Liberty Elementary in 2004 and used her address.