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  • Event will benefit family of Crestwood father who died during run

    A benefit run and fundraiser will benefit the family of a Crestwood man who died March 11. Kenneth Gilliland, 44, set off for a six-mile jog that Sunday and suffered a heart attack during the run.

    Gilliland was a long-time runner, as is his wife, Terra. Their daughters, Alex and Abby, are both runners as well. Alex, 15, runs for South Oldham High while Abby, 13, is at South Oldham Middle.

    Fleet Feet Louisville is sponsoring a fun run/walk and silent auction Wednesday to raise funds to benefit the family.

  • State contracts purchase for historic Drumanard Estate to make way for East End Bridge

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has contracted for purchase of the historic Drumanard Estate in Jefferson County, taking a significant step toward realization of a East End Bridge over the Ohio River.
    The cabinet will pay $8.3 million for the 50-acre property owned by Soterion Corp. Closing will take place by mid-April.

  • Oldham health department needs input for survey

    Oldham County residents are being asked to take a short health survey to help improve services and programs across the county.
    The survey is part of the Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County and results will be used to identify the most pressing problems that could be addressed through community action.
    There are 20 questions on the survey, which ask respondents about risk factors, health issues and where they receive medical care. The survey is anonymous but respondents can fill in their phone number for a chance to win prizes, including a Kindle and YMCA passes.

  • County officials join fight against synthetic drugs

    Synthetic drugs will soon be banned in Oldham County if magistrates approve a proposed ordinance.
    The ordinance, which will be voted on at an upcoming fiscal court session, follows on the heels of a state house bill that will do the same. The house approved the bill and it is now in the senate. Other counties have passed similar ordinances banning synthetic and designer drugs.

  • Ky. 146 will be closed Saturday for drain installation

    Crews from the state department of highways will close Ky. 146/La Grange Road on Saturday.

    Ky. 146 will be closed near Park Road – mile marker 3.7 – and traffic will be detoured via North Camden Lane and Old La Grange Road. 

    This road closure is scheduled 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to allow for cross-drain installation.
     

  • Mt. Tabor UMC hosting fish fry

    Mt.Tabor United Methodist Church is having a fish fry at 5 p.m. March 30.
    All you can eat menu for $9 includes fried fish, coleslaw, french fries, baked beans, and hush puppies. 
    Pie slices are a dollar extra. Mt Tabor is located at 3301 W.Hwy 22 in  Centerfield.

     

  • County officials hope to put the brakes on bike traffic

    With warm weather already in the area, many people are getting their bicycles tuned up for summer riding.

    But an ordinance drafted by the county’s public safety committee should reduce the number of bicycle-related traffic snarls. 

    The bicycle ordinance, still in draft format, will address concerns about traffic issues caused by large groups of cyclists.

  • Woman dies after truck rolls over her in Prospect

    A Louisville woman died March 21 after suffering injuries from her runaway vehicle.

    Marla Barr, 61, died near her step-sister’s home in the 2600 block of Mayo Lane in Prospect, according to Oldham County Police spokesman Michael Rittenhouse.

    According to police, Barr was standing outside her 2009 Chevy Silverado and attempting to release the emergency brake when the vehicle began to travel and ran over her.

    Barr suffered severe injuries and died shortly after she arrived at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. The incident occurred about 12:30 p.m.

  • Discussion of Allen Lane widening project, overpass planned Tuesday

    An upcoming meeting will give Oldham County residents an opportunity to ask questions about road construction and a new overpass crossing I-71 Tuesday.

    Changes to Allen Lane in La Grange include widening the road and building a new overpass to link the Oldham Reserve Development to Commerce Parkway.

    Allen Lane currently runs from Ky. 146 at Covenant United Methodist Church to Commerce Parkway.

  • Saying goodbye: Crestwood father, 34, dies from pancreatic cancer

    A young father of three lost his battle with cancer Sunday.

    Craig Merimee, 34, of Crestwood, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 2010.

    Merimee and his wife, Michelle, maintained a blog about the family’s journey.

    Michelle entered a final post Sunday, telling readers that Craig was surrounded by family when he died.