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  • Fire damages home on Madison Street

    Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon at 204 E. Madison St. About 20 firefighters from Ballardsville Fire Department and La Grange Fire and Rescue were on scene and LFRD Major Keith Smith said the homeowners weren’t in the home when the fire started. 

    Smith said a neighbor reported the fire and kicked in the door of the residence to rescue the homeowners’ dogs.

  • SOHS student hospitalized after incident

    A South Oldham High School student collapsed recently during an activity. 

    SOHS Principal Dorenda Neihof said a 14-year-old male student collapsed at school Sept. 15. At the time of his collapse, he was participating in a voluntary activity with U.S. Marines who were visiting the school, she said.

    Neihof said the on-site school nurse rendered aide immediately and the student was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The student remains hospitalized, she said.

  • Health department now offering seasonal flu vaccinations

    On Oct. 22, the Oldham County Health Department will host a seasonal flu clinic. They want to make sure as many people in the county that wish to be vaccinated have the opportunity to do so.

    The vaccination for seasonal flu is important, especially for those at high risk, including children ages six months to 19 years, pregnant women, elderly people and people with chronic medical conditions. 

    Schedule an appointment by calling 222-3516.

  • Fund established for family of man who allegedly started fire

    Family and friends are collecting donations for a Westport woman and three children left homeless by a house fire police say her boyfriend intentionally set. 

    Keith Evridge, 36, remains in jail on a $250,000 bond after a fire Sept. 12. His charges include three counts of attempted murder and arson.

    The couple has two children, a 5-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl, and the woman also has a 17-year-old daughter. The woman and children are staying with family in La Grange. 

  • Prayer service planned Sunday at NOHS

    A written threat against North Oldham High School has prompted an informal prayer meeting Sunday afternoon in the school parking lot.

    Participants are encouraged to visit NOHS between noon and 1 p.m. Sunday following the conclusion of most Sunday worship services.

    Parents, students, staff and faculty learned Tuesday that officials discovered a message written on a boys' bathroom wall threatening a shooting at NOHS Monday, Sept. 21.

  • Crestwood man indicted on 20 counts forgery

    Two people have been 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.

  • ‘On Golden Pond’ opens season at Little Colonel Playhouse

    The Little Colonel Players open their 53rd season with “On Golden Pond”, Ernest Thompson’s touching study of love and life in the twilight years. 

    Directed by Greg Tudor, On Golden Pond premieres Sept. 24, with the Little Colonel Player’s traditional opening night dinner theatre at the Playhouse in Pewee Valley. 

    The show runs through Oct. 4, with performances at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 to 26 and Oct. 2 and 3. Additional performances are 2:30 p.m.  Sept. 27  and Oct. 4.

  • Kids’ Balloon Walk event is Oct. 3

    The South Oldham Rotary Club is looking for Oldham County businesses to participate in a Kid’s Balloon Walk community event Oct. 3 at Crestwood Baptist Church. 

    Businesses can rent space at the event for $30.  

    For information visit www.southoldhamrotary.org or contact Fariba Muhlheizler at 523-9052.

  • Walk to fight poverty

    At 2 p.m. Sept. 27, Oldham Countians will gather at Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange to walk together to fight poverty. 

    The walk is four miles, and participants are asked to get sponsors to raise money for the work of Church World Service in nearly 80 different countries around the world. 

    This is the first time Oldham County has hosted a CROP walk. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. 

  • Property transfers

    Crestwood

    Misty and Brian Wilburn to Robert and Alma Greenrose, gift, lot 35, Foxwood, 5303 Foxwood Drive, Crestwood, FMV $335,000.

    Thomas and Amanda Morris to Patrick Burnett, lot 182, Poplar Hill, 9611 Applewood Court, Crestwood, $215,000.

    The Estate of Claudia Duffy to James Martel, unit 6405 to 103, building 1, Madison Park Condominium, 50 percent interest, 6405 Cameron Lane, unit 103, Crestwood, $45,240.24.

    Janet Lenahan to Jennifer Rose, quitclaim, lot 95, Lakewood Valley, 1003 Georgie Court, Crestwood, FCV $102,000.