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  • Crestwood resident earns ticket for buckling up

    Irene Beeler of Crestwood recently earned a ticket for wearing her seat belt, as part of Kentucky’s annual Click It or Ticket safety awareness campaign. 

    During the campaign, traffic safety checkpoints were conducted throughout the state. Those not wearing their seatbelts or violating other laws earned a citation. 

    Those wearing a seat belt earned a different kind of ticket – a “Click It FOR Tickets” voucher to register to win a set of six tickets to the Kentucky Speedway.

    Beeler is one of six winners throughout the state. 

  • North Oldham school construction nearing completion

    After two years, a $25 million construction project at North Oldham middle and high schools is nearing an end.

    NOHS should be mostly ready in time for classes to resume in August, Oldham County Schools Architect Aric Andrew told the board of education Monday night. He said at NOMS, the masonry, roofing and electricity are almost finished and painting is about half finished in the four new NOMS classrooms and in the choir and band rooms shared in a new corridor between the high school and middle school. He said those rooms should be ready for the start of school.

  • Butterfly count set for Saturday

    It’s time to step up and be a counter – a butterfly counter, that is.

    University of Louisville biology professor emeritus Charles Covell will join with other butterfly specialists to lead the butterfly count expedition Saturday at UofL’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary in Oldham County.

    Since the group started this survey in 1976, 70 butterfly species and more than 26,000 individual butterflies have been recorded, according to Covell.

  • Golf cart ordinance under scrutiny

    Local residents may be able to drive golf carts on public roadways in Oldham County despite safety concerns after all.

    After a 7-to-1 vote by members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court June 15, a red light was issued concerning a proposed ordinance to permit the use of golf carts on public roadways in Oldham County.

    But not so fast.

    Fourth District Magistrate Steve Greenwell said the Kentucky General Assembly recently revised the original golf cart ordinance and the court will discuss it at the July 7 fiscal court meeting.

  • Council will discuss CSX at next month’s meeting

     The La Grange City Council will host a discussion and public comment on the crossing modifications/closings/quiet zone for CSX at the council’s July meeting. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 6 in the fiscal court courtroom.

  • Oldham grand jury indicts 15

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Brandon Meredith, 19, indicted on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

    According to the indictment, on Aug. 22, he allegedly possessed with intent to sell methadone. On Aug. 21, he allegedly possessed with intent to sell Alprazolam within 1,000 yards of a school.

  • New state laws go into effect today

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2009 regular session go into effect today (Thursday).

    That means home health agencies in Kentucky will soon be required to conduct criminal background checks on employees, sex offenders will be banned from Facebook, and flags purchased by state and local governments must be made in the U.S.A.

  • Huntington Learning Center offers summer reading program

    The Huntington Learning Center in Crestwood recently began its summer reading program, “Fun in the Sun.”

  • Shelby police arrest man who could be responsible for Oldham burglaries

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for numerous recent break-ins at businesses in Henry, Spencer, Oldham, Jefferson, Shelby, Nelson and surrounding counties.   Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield, was arrested Wednesday and could be charged with perhaps 30 burglaries in a six-county area.   Weathers is on parole after being convicted in a similar spree of crimes in Nelson County six years ago, and police appear convinced he is responsible for the break-ins and thefts that hit 15 businesse

  • Oldham Chamber plans merger with Economic Development Authority

    Members of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors have approved the concept of a merger of the two agencies and will be working on a transition plan.  

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the chamber and interim director of OCEDA, said during the next 90 – 180 days, a transition committee will examine issues regarding the new organization’s legal, financial, staffing and overall structure.