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  • A taste of community
  • Event set to discuss heroin effects in the community

    A coalition made up of school, criminal justice and health professionals is hosting a forum to increase awareness of heroin in Oldham and surrounding counties.

    Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response will take place on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the North Oldham High School Auditorium.

    Presented by the Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County, the community event will feature a panel including an addiction specialist, law enforcement, District Judge Jerry Crosby and others. Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones will moderate the panel.

  • The bear necessities

    St. Francis School would like to congratulate the cast and crew of 2014, 4th grade production of “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling.

  • History brought to life

    Norb Rawert of The Sons of the American Revolution was invited to Camden Station Elementary School in Crestwood on Feb. 12. The presentation to Ms. Rene Larkin’s 5th grade class was a discussion of the Revolutionary War (1776-1783).

  • Grimes campaigns in Henry County, promoting women and farmers

    By Brad bowman

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes came to Henry County Monday and told local officials, farmers and attendees she will make prosperity her priority for women and Kentucky farmers.

    Accompanied by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), the first female senator in Michigan, Grimes spoke with a bit of wit and grit about her vision if elected as Kentucky’s first female senator, and her opponent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

  • Band director seeks used instruments

    A local middle school band director is asking the community to help another band in need.

    Robert Parker, band director at South Oldham Middle School, is collecting band instruments to send to a new program in Fulton County, in far western Kentucky.

    Parker is following up on a plea by Stephanie Mora, the teacher tasked with restarting a band program that was terminated due to budget cuts roughly seven years ago.

  • Snoddy takes plea deal on DUI, manslaughter charges

    A Louisville man charged with murder and driving under the influence as the result of a 2012 accident has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge just days before he was set to go to trial.

    Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy pleaded guilty to manslaughter, 2nd degree, in lieu of a murder charge late Friday afternoon. He was set to go to trial on Monday, but he accepted a plea agreement from Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter instead.

  • Community briefs Feb. 13

    Appraisal Fair

    Let local expert appraiser Mike Brown help you uncover what your treasures are worth. Brown will be holding an Appraisal Fair for the Oldham County History Center on Sat., Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rob Morris Educational Building on the History Center campus in La Grange.There is a $5 charge for each appraised item, limit of two items per person.

    History Tots

  • Judge-executive candidates spar over issues at FOP forum

    The 2014 election season has just begun, yet the race for County Judge Executive has already gotten off to an interesting start.

    Current County Judge-Executive David Voegele and challenger David Howley faced off in their first forum at the John W. Black Center Monday night. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62 hosted the event.

    Candidates for sheriff, coroner, county attorney and La Grange mayor also spoke at the FOP forum, which the public was invited to attend but not allowed to submit questions.

  • FOP endorses most sitting incumbents after forum

    Oldham County’s Fraternal Order of Police have endorsed many current incumbents for the 2014 elections.

    FOP Lodge 62 held a forum Monday night to help inform their membership and the public, before lodge members voted on potential endorsements.

    Candidates for sheriff, coroner, county attorney and La Grange mayor all spoke at the forum, as well as candidates for judge-executive.

    County Clerk Julie Barr and County Jailer Mike Simpson also addressed the group and received the FOP’s endorsement, despite being unopposed in 2014.