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Local News

  • Center’s lax policies cause snafu, prompt scheduling changes

    After several complaints of unwarranted cancellations, La Grange Community Center officials are formalizing the process to use the center.

    Peggy Kilgore, Oldham County YMCA Executive Director, said those wishing to use the space will be asked to sign an agreement specifying dates and times.

    The center is owned by the city, who contracts with the YMCA to provide programs and services in the space.

    Kilgore said recent complaints are a result of loose scheduling requirements, and some residents assume they can keep a certain day and time forever.

  • La Grange man files for U.S. representative seat

    A La Grange resident is entering the race for the U.S. congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Geoff Davis.

    Brian Oerther, a conservative Republican who teaches math for Jefferson County Public Schools, is the third candidate for the position.

    Republicans are filing for the election after Davis, a four-term Republican congressman, announced Dec. 15 he will not run again in 2012 for the 4th Congressional district. Davis said he wants to devote more time to his family.

  • Sewers won't halt Brownsboro school

    School officials return to work this week with another hurdle cleared in building the new Brownsboro elementary.

    New sewer lines would have to be added for the school, since residents in the area currently have septic tanks. Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel has said he would consider annexing the area into city limits and providing sewer service if the county would not.

  • Former mayor, magistrate dies

    A man known for decades of community service and involvement as a former mayor and magistrate died Jan. 1 in Crestwood.

    It’s hard to pin down for what Jerome “J,” Hartlage, 72, will be remembered most — Hartlage was known for dedicating his time to numerous county organizations.

  • 'Letters From Dad' program kicks off at Crestwood United Methodist Church

    A local church will be offering fathers a unique opportunity to open the lines of communication with their families by writing letters.

    Greg Vaughn, author of the bestselling book "Letters from Dad" recalls his father's death due to Alzheimer's in 2001. He realized the only thing he inherited from his father was a rusty tackle box, and Vaughn recalled hoping his dad would invite him fishing. That invitation never came. 

    Vaughn realized his father died without leaving him a note or even a signature, just a tackle box.

  • Kentucky State Police to host Citizens' Police Academy

    The Kentucky State Police will be hosting its fourth annual Citizens’ Police Academy beginning Feb. 6.

  • A windy start to the new year

    The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Oldham and surrounding counties through 7 p.m. Sunday.

    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    410 AM EST SUN JAN 1 2012

    ...ANOTHER DAY OF GUSTY WINDS...

  • Post-holiday cleanup options

    Evergreen not so green anymore?

    If there are more pine needles on your carpet than your tree, it’’s probably time for it to go. Drop it off at the Oldham County Recycling Center and the county road department will use it to mulch park trails and landscape beds. Trees are accepted through Jan. 21 at the recycling center across from Oldham County High School.

    If Santa brought new tech toys, recycle the old

  • Lions Club donates land to county, library

    Ownership of Belknap Community Park, a 25-acre “green space” on Hwy. 42, officially transferred from the North Oldham Lions Club to the Oldham County Fiscal Court this week. 

    Six acres will go to Oldham County Public Library, said Bob Leslie, magistrate for District 3 and chair of the county’s park committee.

    “This is a win-win situation for Oldham County and our library,” Leslie said, noting that there is not a publicly-owned park in the northwest part of the county.

  • Local lady knits for needy on TARC

    While riding the TARC each workday, Janet Honican knits. A lot.

    A knitter for 40 years, Honican estimates she’s made over 200 baby blankets in the past five years while riding from her home in Centerfield to her job at BB&T bank in downtown Louisville.

    Her ability to fall asleep while still knitting encourages teasing from fellow bus riders, who joke about taking turns waking her when she needs to change patterns.