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  • La Grange man injured in ky. 53 crash

    A La Grange man thrown 70 feet from his vehicle during a Friday morning crash in Shelby County is listed in serious condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Witt said Scott A. Lynn, 33, of La Grange, was traveling southbound on Ky. 53, about two miles south of the Oldham County line when his car ran off the road.

    Witt said Lynn got the car back on the road but overcorrected and ran off the other side, flipping the vehicle three times in the process. The car landed on its top, and Lynn was ejected and thrown some 70 feet.

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast hosts events, classes in March

    An “All About Labor” class is 7 to 9 p.m. today (Thursday) at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    The class teaches about the signs, symptoms and stages of labor, pain management, the process of delivery and the recovery period.

    A tour of the Women’s Center is available upon request after class.

    A Red Cross blood drive is from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday in the hospital’s conference center.

    Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are available by calling 222-3340.

  • Green Thumbs Garden Club meets Monday

    The Green Thumbs Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Yew Dell Gardens castle in Crestwood. Dr. Paul Cappiello will speak to the club about Dogwoods.

     

    For information, call the Oldham County Extension Office at 222-9453.

  • Adams named to Dean’s list at JCTC

    Jacob Adams was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Jefferson Community and Technical College. To be named to the dean’s list at JCTC, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Properties considered for annexation

    La Grange officials heard Monday the first readings of two ordinances that would annex properties off Ky. 53 into the city.

    The properties in question are the Citizens Union Bank Property at 2100 S. Ky. 53 and a portion of Pine Ridge Road between Cherry Wood Drive and Zhale Smith Road.

    According to the ordinances, “all property owners within the land to be annexed have given their written consent to this annexation.” The portion of Pine Ridge Road is next to the CUB Bank property.

  • Top 20 finalists for Oldham Icon announced

     Judges heard a variety of music Wednesday night during the first round of auditions for Oldham Icon - a contest designed to identify Oldham County’s crop of vocal talent.  

    The top 20 singers will compete for a cash prize during the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s Showcase Oldham County at the Oldham County YMCA Soccer Complex on March 13.

    The finalists include:

    Tanisha House

    Clinton Spaulding

    Kelly Cissel

    Brandy Neely

    Darlene Welch

    Stephanie Page

    Denise Watts-Wilson

  • Disc golf course is possible addition to Buckner park

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court approved an application Tuesday for a grant that would bring a disc golf course to a local park.

    The grant would allow an 18-hole disc golf course to be set up within walking paths at Wendell Moore Park in Buckner. The total cost for the project is $26,000. Half is provided by the grant, the other half would be an in-kind donation from the county.

  • Grand Jury indicts 18

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

    • Linda D. Blakely, 53, is indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, on Nov. 23, she allegedly created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to James Blakely.

    • Rebecca A. Hardy, 28, is indicted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband.

  • Coyote Crossing

    With telltale howls, tracks in the snow and a few sightings by residents, it looks like coyotes are making their way out of the wild and into Oldham County.

    Some Oldham County residents have recently seen coyotes in their yards and neighborhoods and feel that seeing wild animals in rural areas is a little too close for comfort.

  • Red Cross hosts blood drive in La Grange

     American Red Cross will host a blood drive 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Cedar Lake Lodge, 3301 Jericho Road, La Grange, and 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wal-mart in La Grange.