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  • Louisville Chorus will perform in La Grange

    As part of its 71st season, the Louisville Chorus will perform a concert in Oldham County.

    “In the Presence of the Nativity” will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at Immaculate Conception Church in La Grange. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $6 for students.

     

  • iStan is no ordinary man

    Oldham County EMS’ high-tech patient cries, bleeds and speaks

    Oldham County Emergency Medical Services has purchased a new iStan patient simulator for use in healthcare simulation training around the state. 

    The $68,000 simulator was purchased with the aid of a $10,000 donation from Baptist Hospital Northeast, a $5,000 donation from the Hospital Emergency Response Association and a $10,000 Kentucky Senate 66 grant. 

  • Classes resume at Liberty Elementary

    Liberty Elementary reopened Tuesday after classes were canceled Friday and Monday due to low attendance. So many students missed school due to illness last week officials canceled classes and disinfected the school and busses. Officials have not announced make up days.

  • South Oldham Fire Department collecting items to recycle

    The South Oldham Fire Department is collecting old cell phones, printer and toner cartridges for recycling. 

    They are now accepting handheld gaming systems like the Nintendo DS, Gameboy and Playstation Portable as well. 

    Items may be dropped off at the fire station, 6310 Old La Grange Road, in Crestwood; the South Oldham Library, 6720 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood; the South Oldham Government Center, 6710 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood; and Oldham County YMCA, 20 Quality Place in Buckner. 

  • Author encourages writers of all ages

    A resident of Lexington, Lyon is the author of more than 37 books and poems, including “Sleepsong” and the poem “Where I’m From.” During the course of two days Lyon met with students, teachers and parents at Buckner Elementary, sharing her work and the writing process with aspiring writers. 

    At a meeting with the PTA Sept. 22, Lyon presented parents with different ways to encourage writing, even if their child was not a writer. 

  • Police reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    Gregory J. Lauer, 24, 7412 Maria Ave., Louisville, arrested by OCPD Sept. 22, speeding 21 mph over limit, failure to signal, DUI. 

    Vito Vega-Balcazar, 41, 3516 Tyrone Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCPD Sept. 24, speeding 15 mph over limit, suspended license, DUI.

    David B. Dentinger, 19, 13804 S. Harbour View Court, Prospect, arrested by OCPD Sept. 27, DUI under 21 years old. 

    Donald L. Renn, 24, 1909 Fendley Road, La Grange, arrested by OCPD Sept. 27, DUI, possession of open alcoholic beverage. 

  • Down Syndrome of Louisville Inc. hosting 5K run/walk Saturday

    Down Syndrome of Louisville Inc. is hosting a walk and 5K run Saturday at Waterfront Park.

    This year’s theme is “We’re on the Move.”

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is $18, registration the day of the event is $20.

    The 5K run begins at 8:15 and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. 

    The event also includes live entertainment, special guest appearances and a kids’ fun zone.

    The event is presented by Insuramax and Wal-mart.

    For information visit downsyndromeoflouisville.org.

  • Duo forged $2 money orders, cashed for $500

    Two people are indicted after they allegedly attempted to cash forged money orders in Henry and Shelby County businesses.

    Anthony J. Hewitt, 31, Crestwood, is charged with 20 counts second-degree forgery. 

    Miranda Armstrong, 27, of Eminence, is charged with four counts possession of a forged instrument.

    In July, Armstrong purchased 20 money orders for $2 each at the Eminence post office, according to post office employee Angie Lentz.

  • A people person

    If you ask Dennis Johnson how it feels to be named the Oldham Countian of the Year, he’ll say he’s not worthy. His friends, family and colleagues think differently.

    To say Johnson was surprised with the honor would be an understatement, he said, after he received the honor during the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly dinner Tuesday.

    Co-workers say Johnson admits to talking a lot, but when he received the award, Johnson told the crowd for the “first time in my life I don’t know what to say.” 

  • Suspicious SUV in your subdivision?

    Rumors about suspicious vehicles tooling through a South Oldham subdivision are spreading like wild fire.

    Police say an encounter between a 14-year-old boy and an unidentified driver of a red van or SUV in Briar Hill Estates subdivision is the single cause for concern. 

    Oldham County Police Lt. Col. Billy Way said a 14-year-old resident of Cambridge Drive in Briar Hill Estates was skateboarding Sept. 14 when he was approached by a red van or SUV with what appeared to be Minnesota tags.