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  • Fake cigarettes banned at NOHS

    Electronic cigarettes have officially been banned at North Oldham High School, according to an email bulletin to parents Tuesday.

    Principal Lisa Jarrett said “e-Cigs” have been a topic of discussion for about four weeks.

    Jarrett was approached by a student and his parent about using electronic cigarettes in school as he attempts to quit smoking. 

  • Lab confirms: cats poisoned

    The director of Oldham County Animal Control believes charges will come soon for the poisoning of at least six cats last month.

    Two cats, part of a managed cat colony at the Anchor Avenue Apartments, were found dead Oct. 13. Another cat died after capture and three more were euthanized after showing signs of poisoning and suffering.

  • Two fraudulent enrollment cases heard in court

    Two parents charged with falsifying student enrollment appeared before a judge Wednesday afternoon.

    Charles Lauron, 51, waived his right to a pre-trial hearing and Judge Diana Wheeler ruled to pass his case on to a grand jury on Dec. 1.

    Lauron is charged with owing the school district just over $26,000 after enrolling his son in Oldham County schools for eight years despite living in Lyndon.

  • Drug take-back event yields 166 lbs. pharmaceuticals

    Residents handed over 166 pounds of unused and expired pharmaceuticals Oct. 29 through a free national take-back initiative hosted by the Oldham County Solid Waste Department, the Oldham County Police Department and the Oldham County Sheriff's Office.

    "These [drugs] can be harmful for young people or seniors who may get confused on which medications they should be taking," said Linda Fountain, the county's solid waste coordinator.
    This marks the second year for the program in the county. It is part of a nationwide drug take-back initiative.

  • Taco Bell to open in Crestwood

    Late-night food lovers will soon have another option in Crestwood. A Taco Bell will open in the shopping center at Ky. 329 Bypass and Ky. 146., behind the McDonald's. The location will also include a drive-thru.

  • LG&E crews head to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts; temporary power outage reported in La Grange

    While children in Kentucky prepared for candy-filled nights of ghouls and fright this Halloween weekend, 160 LG&E and KU Kentucky-based contractors suited up to offer restoration assistance in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts after a record-setting snowstorm dumped as much as 30 inches of snow and knocked out power to more than three million homes and businesses along the East Coast.  
     

  • Attempted robbery at Buckner Thornton's

    Police are still searching for the suspect in an attempted robbery Oct. 26 in Buckner.

    Just before midnight, an unknown white male entered the Thortons convenience store and approached the counter, where he displayed a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes.

  • Family-friendly celebrations planned throughout Oldham

    Family Halloween Party
    St. James’ Episcopal Church
    401 La Grange Road, Pewee Valley
    Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Four-vehicle crash in Crestwood leaves one hospitalized

    Traffic in Crestwood is snarled after a four-vehicle crash at Ky. 22 and Ky. 329 this morning.

    The crash occurred Ky. 22 and Ky. 329 in the heart of Crestwood, causing major delays in rush hour traffic.

  • Hope Clinic receives $300,000 grant

    The waiting room at the Hope Health Clinic was crowded Monday morning — but it wasn’t full of patients.

    It was packed with excited supporters, volunteers and workers, all there for a special announcement.

    “They always told me to speak softly and carry a big check,” said Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.