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  • Residents appointed to local posts

     Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court made the following appointments at their meetings Aug. 19 and Sept. 1:

    • Vickey Grace, appointed to the Oldham Planning Commission, four-year term. 

    • Loren Kloft, appointed to Oldham County Code Enforcement Board, three-year term.

  • Planning commission recommends parks plan

    A new plan for parks in Oldham County passed a hurdle Aug. 25 as members of the Oldham County Planning Commission gave approval. 

    The plan calls for nearly doubling the park acreage in the county with a wish list of about 600 new acres of parkland at a cost of about $72 million. While not all the elements of the plan may come to fruition in the near future, it is a blueprint of what’s desirable. 

  • Williams joins the staff of The Oldham Era

    The Latest: A newspaper professional with strong connections to Kentucky is the new general manager of The Oldham Era newspaper, The Marketplace shopper and OldhamEra.com.

    Clarissa Williams joined the staff of The Oldham Era as general manager Aug. 5. 

  • Sheriff's reports

    Joel M. Rivenburg, 24, Roederer Correctional Complex, arrested by OCSO Aug. 20, failure to pay fines.

    Joshua B. Durbin, 21, 4418 W. Ky. 146, Buckner, arrested Aug. 19, flagrant non-support.

    Wayne E. Kindrick, 33, 721 Jericho Road, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 19, failure to comply.

    Mary K. Koontz, 19, 8420 Todds Point Road, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Aug. 19, failure to appear.

    Corey B. Wayne, 18, 7306 Lark Road, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Aug. 18, failure to comply.

  • Ideal Dentistry office entered in national healthcare design contest

    Cosmetic dentist Dr. Christian Hahn of Ideal Dentistry in Prospect believes most dentist’s offices aren’t designed with visitor experience in mind.

    Dr. Hahn set out to create a contemporary, European-inspired design for his pracitce that was soothing and welcoming. He chose Louisville-based design firm Rowland Design because of its portfolio of exceptional healthcare designs.

  • Learning capacity

    When officials announced plans in April to tighten the school district’s budget and layoff more than 50 teachers, they speculated that employing fewer teachers would increase the student-teacher ratio for Oldham County Schools district-wide by one student. Students, teachers and parents are now seeing evidence of it. At OCMS and other schools, fewer teachers means 32 students (or more) in a classroom equipped for 25. 

  • H1N1 virus is spreading

    Oldham County Schools notified parents of the district’s first case of the H1N1 virus, known commonly as swine flu, Aug. 19. But officials won’t reveal where the student attends school. 

  • It’s all about the climb

    Glaciers are nonexistent in the Bluegrass state and Iroquois Park isn’t exactly a 14,000-foot peak. But there are stairs, and Phil Feigel has been pounding them. 

  • La Grange, Prospect under flash flood warning

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northeastern Jefferson County and Oldham County until 5:45 p.m..

    At 2:44 p.m., the weather service Doppler radar indicated flash flooding with a much as 3.5 inches since 2 p.m. from a thunderstorm in Oldham County.

    Areas impacted include La Grange and Prospect.

    Weather officials say excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as drainage areas and low lying spots.

  • Newest Norton facility ready to open its doors

    When Norton Brownsboro Hospital opens at 6 a.m. Wednesday , it will be the not-for-profit system’s fifth hospital in Louisville, joining Kosair Children’s Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital. Norton Brownsboro is the first new full-service hospital to open in Louisville in more than 20 years.