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  • Police investigate cemetery shooting

    Police are investigating a fatal shooting at the Pewee Valley Confederate Cemetery early Friday.

    Oldham County Police Lt. Col. Billy Way said one man is dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Passersby notified police about 8 a.m. of a shooting at the cemetery on Maple Avenue. 

    Way describes the victim as a white male in his 50s.

     

  • Kentucky’s minimum wage rate will increase July 1

     

    FRANKFORT, KY – Workers in Kentucky who are currently paid at a minimum wage of $6.55 per hour will see an increase in their paychecks after July 1. That is when the state’s minimum wage rate increases to $7.25 an hour. Although the federal minimum wage mandated increase doesn’t become effective until July 24, 2009, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to have the wage hike take effect earlier.

  • Crestwood resident earns ticket for buckling up

    Irene Beeler of Crestwood recently earned a ticket for wearing her seat belt, as part of Kentucky’s annual Click It or Ticket safety awareness campaign. 

    During the campaign, traffic safety checkpoints were conducted throughout the state. Those not wearing their seatbelts or violating other laws earned a citation. 

    Those wearing a seat belt earned a different kind of ticket – a “Click It FOR Tickets” voucher to register to win a set of six tickets to the Kentucky Speedway.

    Beeler is one of six winners throughout the state. 

  • North Oldham school construction nearing completion

    After two years, a $25 million construction project at North Oldham middle and high schools is nearing an end.

    NOHS should be mostly ready in time for classes to resume in August, Oldham County Schools Architect Aric Andrew told the board of education Monday night. He said at NOMS, the masonry, roofing and electricity are almost finished and painting is about half finished in the four new NOMS classrooms and in the choir and band rooms shared in a new corridor between the high school and middle school. He said those rooms should be ready for the start of school.

  • Butterfly count set for Saturday

    It’s time to step up and be a counter – a butterfly counter, that is.

    University of Louisville biology professor emeritus Charles Covell will join with other butterfly specialists to lead the butterfly count expedition Saturday at UofL’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary in Oldham County.

    Since the group started this survey in 1976, 70 butterfly species and more than 26,000 individual butterflies have been recorded, according to Covell.

  • Golf cart ordinance under scrutiny

    Local residents may be able to drive golf carts on public roadways in Oldham County despite safety concerns after all.

    After a 7-to-1 vote by members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court June 15, a red light was issued concerning a proposed ordinance to permit the use of golf carts on public roadways in Oldham County.

    But not so fast.

    Fourth District Magistrate Steve Greenwell said the Kentucky General Assembly recently revised the original golf cart ordinance and the court will discuss it at the July 7 fiscal court meeting.

  • Council will discuss CSX at next month’s meeting

     The La Grange City Council will host a discussion and public comment on the crossing modifications/closings/quiet zone for CSX at the council’s July meeting. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 6 in the fiscal court courtroom.

  • Oldham grand jury indicts 15

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Brandon Meredith, 19, indicted on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

    According to the indictment, on Aug. 22, he allegedly possessed with intent to sell methadone. On Aug. 21, he allegedly possessed with intent to sell Alprazolam within 1,000 yards of a school.

  • New state laws go into effect today

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2009 regular session go into effect today (Thursday).

    That means home health agencies in Kentucky will soon be required to conduct criminal background checks on employees, sex offenders will be banned from Facebook, and flags purchased by state and local governments must be made in the U.S.A.

  • Huntington Learning Center offers summer reading program

    The Huntington Learning Center in Crestwood recently began its summer reading program, “Fun in the Sun.”