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  • Teen enjoys volunteer work where the wild things are

    She doesn’t get paid and she doesn’t have keys to the place, but short of that, one Oldham County teen is about as trusted as any off the employees at the Louisville Zoo.

    “If I could give her a set of keys I would,” keeper Drew Koch said.

    Because of that trust Rachel Pardee of Crestwood has earned the Jon Heaton award as the outstanding youth volunteer from the zoo.

  • Shift in power: Dynegy plans to sell Buckner power plant

    Dynegy Inc., a power company with a plant on Commerce Parkway in Buckner, has announced plans to sell its Oldham County operation and several others.

    As part of the company's agreements with LS Power, Dynegy will receive more than $1 billion in cash and 245 million shares.

    According to a release from Dynegy, the sale enables the company to "significantly increase liquidity and financial strength."

  • Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    James A. Newbolds, 38, 3279 N. County Road 125 NE, Paoli, Ind., arrested by OCPD Aug. 2, careless driving, DUI, possession of open alcoholic container. 

    Other arrests

    Christopher B. Shultz, 25, 7009 Watson Lane, Louisville, arrested by OCPD July 31, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO.

    Scotty A. Hosaflook, 25, 7725 Heights Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCPD July 31, suspended license. 

  • Fruit of family’s labor destroyed

    Owners of Reardon’s Fruit Market are eager to get back in business after a fire destroyed their business Aug. 5.

    They’re waiting for the go-ahead from LG&E before they can raze the remnants of the building and begin construction on a new building.

    Firefighters responded to heavy flames at the business about 3:30 a.m., South Oldham Fire Department public information officer Kevin Parker said. 

  • Tour of Remodeled Homes is this weekend

    The 24th annual Tour of Remodeled Homes will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The event is presented by Bonnycastle Appliance and TV and Insight, sponsored by PC Building Materials and produced by the Home Builders Association of Louisville.  There will be 22 homes, remodeled by remodeling members of the HBAL featured on the tour.

    Tickets are $10 per person, $2 for children ages 6 to 12. Start at any home. Tickets are available at all locations. For information visit www.hbal.com.

  • IRONMAN: Bike shops cater to local triathletes

    Crestwood seemed like a good place to open a bike shop in 2007, with a preponderance of bikers but no shops to service them.  

    Within months, everything changed  for  Bluegrass  Bicycles and owner Bob Clifford. The Ironman competition series announced a race in Louisville coming within miles of his new shop.

    So Clifford set to work immediately, reforming his product line to cater to triathletes. Now he estimates more than a quarter of his business comes from triathletes. 

  • Tour of new Norton hospital is Sunday

    The public is invited to tour the new Norton Brownsboro Hospital from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    In addition to tours of the new facility, the event will include refreshments, giveaways, health screenings and games for the kids.

    Norton Brownsboro Hospital opens Aug. 26. It is the first new hospital to be built in Jefferson County in more than two decades and the only full-service hospital in northeastern Jefferson County. 

  • North Oldham Lions: Support or lose Belknap Park

    Support or lose it. That’s the message the North Oldham Lions Club is sending the community about Belknap Park in Goshen.

    A small group of Lions, about 15 to 30, have been supporting the park without a viable fundraiser for the last five years or so, board member Carol Hublar said.

    And frankly, they’re getting a little tired.

    The prospect of selling the park comes up regularly, if not seriously, at Lions Club meetings, she said.

    “Are we so tired we don’t want to do this any more?” they sometimes ask.

  • Landmark fruit market destroyed by fire

    A fire destroyed Reardon's Fruit Market early Wednesday morning. Firefighters saved much of the flowers and produce, but the building will have to be razed.

    The family-owned business has been a South Oldham institution for 30 years, since owner Kevin Reardon and his late father started it as something to make a little extra money in the summer. It's been in its current location for about eight years.

    Reardon's wife, Tracy, said they are just waiting to get started again, probably with a temporary structure at first.

  • Waterlogged

    • Pewee Valley fire fighters closed traffic on Central Avenue after a tree fell across the roadway.    • Torrential rain flooded Ash Avenue Tuesday afternoon.