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  • Oldham Studio Tour & Art Sale

    The fourth annual Oldham Studio Tour and Art Sale takes place Saturday and Sunday. The tour and art sale showcase the work of artists who live, work and create in Oldham County.  Both traditional and contemporary media are exhibited in the two-day, multi location event,  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

    Of the 18 studios with 45 participating artists scattered around the county, seven are located in La Grange, one each in Crestwood and Pewee Valley.  The Westport community will host nine studio locations.  

  • Second shredding event is Saturday

    The second annual free community shredding event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Last year, more than 1.7 tons of material were shredded and recycled at the event.

  • Swine flu watch changes tactic

    The number of Oldham County students infected with Swine Flu is unknown, but school officials do know it hasn’t affected attendance.

    The number of students infected by the H1N1 virus is tough to determine, since it’s up to parents to inform schools about students’ diagnoses, Director of School Health Services Teresa Gamsky said. In the last couple weeks, fewer parents have been calling to inform schools.

    “We don’t really have the right to know unless a parent tells us,” she said.

  • Oldham is state’s most Web-connected county

    Oldham County households are connected to high-speed Internet more than any other county in the state, according to data collected by the non-profit ConnectKentucky. 

    Nearly three quarters of Oldham County homeowners access broadband Internet, the highest proportion in the state. Statewide less than half of households with broadband availability are using the service, ConnectKentucky Executive Director René True said. 

  • City’s quiet zone up for discussion

    At a special meeting of the City of La Grange Monday night, council members voted against a resolution that provided for further safety improvements in regards to CSX.

    In July, the council discussed several options for additional safety measures at railroad crossings in the city. They voted unanimously on a resolution at their July meeting to close the crossing at Second Street and install medians on First Street. This would allow them to adhere to Federal Railway Administration safety requirements and maintain its quiet zone.

  • Local company among fastest growing in U.S.

    Rocket Man Inc., based in Oldham County, sells beverages in stadium seating areas through walking vendors as a sub-contractor for foodservice concessionaires. 

    They have been a walking vendor at  the Ryder Cup, World Series, Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby, NBA Finals and  NCAA Final Four, 

    The Company is on track to achieve sales of $13 million in 2009 with operations in 20 major sports and entertainment venues, including eight stadiums, seven racetracks, two ballparks and several other music center and arena venues.      

  • Kentuckiana Works board size reduced

    Oldham officials approved an interlocal agreement with Kentuckiana Works Tuesday.

    The agreement between Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties for a Greater Louisville Workforce Investment area and board allows cooperation between the counties on a basis of mutual 

    advantage.

    As part of the amended agreement adopted on Tuesday, the court voted to reduce the size of the Kentuckiana Works Board from 47 to 33.

  • Despite some tacky distractions, organizers call triathlon a success

    Aside from a couple incidences of mischief, Sunday’s Ironman bike leg ran smoother than ever, race officials report.

    Race officials, law enforcement personnel and government officials met Tuesday to discuss problems from the race and plan for next year. In all, the consensus is Ironman competitors and organizers encountered fewer problems than expected.

  • Property transfers

    Crestwood

    Barry and Dana Brumfield to American International Relocation Solutions LLC, lot 63, Lockwood Estates, 3703 Barbara Ann Blvd., Crestwood, $232,000.

    American International Relocation Solutions LLC to Amy and Randall Phillips, lot 63, Lockwood Estates, 3703 Barbara Ann Blvd., Crestwood, $232,000.

    Tracy and John Fischer to Harry Hays and Kathleen Hayes, lot 92, Grand Dell, 4711 Grand Dell Drive, Crestwood, $360,000.

    Fine Home Builders LLC to Jon Kaltman, lot 54, Poplar Wood, 12509 Poplar Wood Drive, Crestwood, $1,017,000.

  • A brand-new Norton

    Norton Brownsboro Hospital opened Aug. 26 – the not-for-profit system’s fifth hospital in Louisville. The hospital is located in northeastern Jefferson County in Old Brownsboro Crossing, a retail, office and medical space development off Brownsboro Road, near Interstate 71 and the Gene Snyder Freeway, just east of The Summit shopping center.