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  • Ballardsville family loses home but not dogs

    A Ballardsville family lost their home in a fire Wednesday afternoon, but at least their two small dogs made it out alive.

    "Everything else can be replaced," resident Kathy Kinser said. 

    She had to wait more than an hour to see her dogs come out alive in the arms of Ballardsville Fire Department Lieutenant Ryan Baker.

  • Oldham County School Bus Routes for 2009/2010 school year

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  • IRONMAN: Back for more

    For those who think their Mondays start too early, envision the Oldham County YMCA swimming pool packed at 6 a.m. 

    The water is full of athletes churning down the lanes for hours at a time, squeezing in a workout before work.

    “It’s Ironman season,” lifeguard Kris Kroszkewicz explains.

    One of those in the pool is Kris Frazier, Oldham County’s top female finisher in the 2008 Ironman Louisville triathlon. 

  • Teen enjoys volunteer work where the wild things are

    She doesn’t get paid and she doesn’t have keys to the place, but short of that, one Oldham County teen is about as trusted as any off the employees at the Louisville Zoo.

    “If I could give her a set of keys I would,” keeper Drew Koch said.

    Because of that trust Rachel Pardee of Crestwood has earned the Jon Heaton award as the outstanding youth volunteer from the zoo.

  • Shift in power: Dynegy plans to sell Buckner power plant

    Dynegy Inc., a power company with a plant on Commerce Parkway in Buckner, has announced plans to sell its Oldham County operation and several others.

    As part of the company's agreements with LS Power, Dynegy will receive more than $1 billion in cash and 245 million shares.

    According to a release from Dynegy, the sale enables the company to "significantly increase liquidity and financial strength."

  • Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    James A. Newbolds, 38, 3279 N. County Road 125 NE, Paoli, Ind., arrested by OCPD Aug. 2, careless driving, DUI, possession of open alcoholic container. 

    Other arrests

    Christopher B. Shultz, 25, 7009 Watson Lane, Louisville, arrested by OCPD July 31, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO.

    Scotty A. Hosaflook, 25, 7725 Heights Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCPD July 31, suspended license. 

  • Fruit of family’s labor destroyed

    Owners of Reardon’s Fruit Market are eager to get back in business after a fire destroyed their business Aug. 5.

    They’re waiting for the go-ahead from LG&E before they can raze the remnants of the building and begin construction on a new building.

    Firefighters responded to heavy flames at the business about 3:30 a.m., South Oldham Fire Department public information officer Kevin Parker said. 

  • Tour of Remodeled Homes is this weekend

    The 24th annual Tour of Remodeled Homes will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The event is presented by Bonnycastle Appliance and TV and Insight, sponsored by PC Building Materials and produced by the Home Builders Association of Louisville.  There will be 22 homes, remodeled by remodeling members of the HBAL featured on the tour.

    Tickets are $10 per person, $2 for children ages 6 to 12. Start at any home. Tickets are available at all locations. For information visit www.hbal.com.

  • IRONMAN: Bike shops cater to local triathletes

    Crestwood seemed like a good place to open a bike shop in 2007, with a preponderance of bikers but no shops to service them.  

    Within months, everything changed  for  Bluegrass  Bicycles and owner Bob Clifford. The Ironman competition series announced a race in Louisville coming within miles of his new shop.

    So Clifford set to work immediately, reforming his product line to cater to triathletes. Now he estimates more than a quarter of his business comes from triathletes. 

  • Tour of new Norton hospital is Sunday

    The public is invited to tour the new Norton Brownsboro Hospital from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    In addition to tours of the new facility, the event will include refreshments, giveaways, health screenings and games for the kids.

    Norton Brownsboro Hospital opens Aug. 26. It is the first new hospital to be built in Jefferson County in more than two decades and the only full-service hospital in northeastern Jefferson County.