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  • How to prevent pipes from freezing

    For residents without power, the Louisville Water Co. recommends the following precautions if your home is without power.

    If you do not have power and are going to leave your home, find the main shut-off valve and turn off the water.

    If you are going to stay in your home and do not have power you may want to consider running a small (pencil lead size) steady stream of water from a cold water faucet to help prevent your pipes from freezing.

     

    Winter Pipe Maintenance

    Wrap up for winter

  • Fatal I-71 crash occurs when driver reaches for phone

    The Latest: A Carrollton woman is dead after a crash on I-71 near La Grange on Jan. 15.

    According to police, a 1993 Chevy Cavalier traveling south on I-71 left the roadway, traveled a short distance and overturned and struck a rock embankment shortly before 5 p.m.

  • Out of the old, into the new

    Before the starting bell even rang at Crestwood Elementary School, fourth-grade teacher Jeanie Curry had her class writing. The prompt — what were the students’ thoughts and feelings coming into the school. The word “awesome” came up quite a bit.

    “Your faces were like you were coming into Disney World,” Curry said to them.

  • County plans another Park and TARC location

    Oldham County will soon have another Park and TARC location on property owned by Apple Patch near Interstate 71.

    Fiscal court approved a resolution Tuesday authorizing an application for grant funding from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program to begin the project.

  • It’s as local as local weather can get

    When you meet Allen Brown, something rings in your head asking, “Where have I heard this voice before?”

    Well, if you’ve flown Delta recently, it’s his voice soothingly and sincerely guiding you through James Taylor. If you happen to fly on Air Force One, then you know the warm, rich voice.

  • Property Transfers

    Buckner

    Eric Buck and Debra Buck Wipf to HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for The Ellington Trust, lot 90, Darby Pointe, 4007 Shannon Cove, Buckner, $220,000.

    Exit 17 Properties, LLC to Oldham County Board of Education, 17.43 acres on Old La Grange Road, Buckner, FCV $523,000.

  • Grant could benefit trails at Oldham park

    Recreational trails at Wendell Moore Park could soon be expanded.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court unanimously approved Tuesday to allow Parks and Recreation to apply for a grant for the completion of trails in Wendell Moore Park. The grant is for about $112,000 with a 50/50 match. The county’s match is from in-kind donations and greenways, so fiscal court won’t have to pay the matching amount.

  • One grande coffee

    It is all but official, but the city of Prospect seems to have the largest Kentucky Coffee Tree on record in the state. The tree, at center in picture, sits on a knoll in the Putney Pond preserve. Robert Bean, chief forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry central office, measured the tree, which stands 105 feet tall, with an average spread of 48 feet and a circumference of 120 inches at 4.5 feet above the ground. The Kentucky Coffee Tree is the state heritage tree and known for a large seed pod.

  • Goshen teen earns perfect ACT score

    When he finished taking the ACT in October, one high school senior from Oldham County pretty much already knew his score. He only doubted a handful of answers. Recently, Travis Stewart received confirmation. He is one of only 69 students in the nation, and four in Kentucky to score a 36, the highest possible score.

  • Oldham’s new library is a literacy lodge

    In a building with the soul of a lodge, the new main branch of the Oldham County Public Library opened to the public Monday in La Grange. The change from the old branch is drastic.