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  • Students display slice of creativity on boxes

     

    Customers entering Hometown Pizza restaurants in the county may notice some new wall decor.

    The restaurant has teamed up with local elementary schools to sponsor a pizza box art contest. Now in its second year, the contest is seeing a lot of growth.

    “Hometown Pizza is about doing community projects,” Donna Sabo director of marketing said.

    “The response has been fabulous.”

  • Recent ribbon cuttings in Prospect

    Above left, Simply Cozy Gifts & Accessories, located in the Prospect Point Shopping Center, recently marked their opening. Above right, the newly remodeled Kroger Prospect, located on Timber Ridge Drive in Prospect, is officially opened. Both ribbon cuttings were promoted and celebrated by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Community briefs March 20

    Arts Gala

    Goshen Elementary in Prospect will be hosting it’s annual Arts Gala, March 21 from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The theme of the event is Imagine and will feature 700 pieces of student art, a dance performance and a short play.

    Gospel Concert

    Dehaven Baptist Church at 301 W. Main Street in La Grange, will be offering a free southern gospel concert performance by Adoration on Sunday, March 23, at 7 p.m.

     

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  • Local student selected as scholarship semifinalist

    Kyle Smith, a junior at Oldham County High School, has been selected as a semifinalist competing for one of 65 scholarships to study abroad with the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program.

    The YES Abroad program is operated under funding by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The merit-based award covers the full cost of an academic year, providing students with a full immersion experience through living with a host family and attending a local  high school.

  • Utilities Commission rejects partnership with OC Water

    The La Grange Utilities Commission has decided to search for a new director, rather than join in a management partnership with the Oldham County Water District.

    At its regular monthly meeting Monday, all four commissioners voiced their desire not to join in a management partnership, after hearing a presentation from the OC Water District in a special meeting a few weeks earlier. A fifth sat out of the decision making process for personal reasons.

  • Forum tackles area’s latest drug problem: heroin

     

    Addiction is not often a topic for casual conversation but local leaders are hoping to change that.

    “If you would have told me a year ago that I would be in Oldham County giving a talk on heroin I would have given you a blank stare,” Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones said.

    Jones was speaking to the approximately 100 people who had gathered at North High School Auditorium on Thursday night for a panel discussion entitled Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response.

  • Goshen man arrested after Carroll crash

    A Goshen man has been arrested for his involvement in a two-vehicle accident in Carroll County two weeks ago.

    Donald Jefferies, 50, was arrested last Thursday by Kentucky State Police after admitting he took too many prescription pills before being involved in the accident on Hwy. 36.

    Jefferies was initially transported by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with critical injuries after the accident, which also left a family of three critically injuried.

  • Crestwood man sentenced to 10 years

    A Crestwood man has been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to one charge of intent to persuade a minor to have sexual activity.

    Christopher Coy, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 15 years of supervised released for pleading guilty to the lone charge. According to his plea agreement, Coy must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

    Coy was arrested in May 2013, after being investigated by Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • Snow puts school in session during Oaks

    The long winter has finally caught up with Oldham County Schools.

    While other school districts have gone to school on holidays or canceled parts or all of spring break, students at OCS have largely avoided the same fate during the multiple winter storms that have blanketed the region.

    That is, until now.

    With last Monday becoming the 12th canceled day of the year, the school board decided to officially put school in session on what’s largely a holiday in the Louisville area, Oaks Day on May 2.

  • La Grange gang cases looking for ‘global resolution’

    The majority of eight individuals charged with participating in criminal gang activity were back in court last week, hoping to come closer to resolutions in their cases.

    Roger Wilson, Felix Myers, Brandon Davis, Gabrielle Beach, Donnie Lane and Keaton Lee, all of La Grange, appeared in Oldham Circuit Court last Thursday for pre-trial conferences in their cases.

    Both prosecutors and defense attorneys for all six individuals noted how unusual the situation was, with the number of co-defendants in one case.