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  • Bug causing damage to Pewee Valley scenery

     

    A destructive bug is causing major damage to the towering landmarks of Pewee Valley.

    The emerald ash borer is native to Russia, northern China, Japan and Korea. It first made an appearance in the U.S. in 2002. While it is not certain how the borer came to the U.S., it is suspected the insect migrated in shipping materials, according to information from the USDA Department of Forestry website on the ash borer.

    Now, 12 years later, the ash borer is ravaging ash trees in Pewee Valley.

  • School Board sets graduation
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  • New restaurant is ‘dream’ come true

     

    A dream 10 years in the making has finally taken form in Crestwood.

    Longtime friends Gabriel Frankel and Raul Blanco opened the windows to Gara Empanada on March 7. The drive-through or walk-up restaurant in the Pioneer Village parking lot off Veterans Memorial Parkway serves seven flavors of empanadas accompanied by homemade sauces.

    “Every country has a form of empanada with a different name or style,” Blanco said. “We are trying to offer the best empanada for the community.”

  • City of Pewee Valley to help sponsor homeless children
  • Two join roadside market program

    Oldham County is home to two of the 104 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Oldham County members are: Boone Gardiner Garden Center and Sherwood Acres Beef.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness and marketing appeal.

  • ‘Blue Tea’ scheduled for April 13

    Each year Discover Downtown La Grange local merchants join together with Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky (O.A.K) and Baptist Health La Grange to host the Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea. This is an annual fundraiser for cancer education and support. All ticket proceeds benefit O.A.K. The tea will be held in downtown La Grange Sunday afternoon, April 13, from 1-5 p.m.. Visitors purchase tickets in advance for $10 each, or $15 the day of the event.

  • Henry County woman dies in I-71 accident

     

    A five-vehicle accident left one woman dead and sent another three to the hospital, while shutting down traffic on southbound Interstate 71 for hours Tuesday.

    Sherry Bray, 48, of Pendleton, died after a box truck struck her vehicle and pushed it under a semi-truck, Oldham County Police said. She died at the scene due to her injuries.

    Oldham County Police were dispatched to the accident around 9:30 a.m. The accident occurred near the Oldham/Jefferson County line, over Haunz Lane.

  • Snoddy formally sentenced to 25 years for manslaughter

    A Louisville man will serve up to 25 years in jail after being formally sentenced on a case relating to a 2012 accident outside La Grange.

    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad sentenced Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy March 14 after he took a plea deal to a lesser charge of manslaughter weeks before his sentencing.

    Snoddy also pled guilty to multiple charges of fleeing police and wanton endangerment, as well as single counts of driving of a suspended license, DUI and speeding.

  • Oldham 4-H in need of new property

    One of Oldham County’s most rapidly growing programs is seeking the help of the community to accommodate its growth.

    Oldham County 4-H, especially it’s shooting sports program, has seen a 238 percent growth in the last four years and has outgrown its current shooting range because of it, 4-H pistol coach Paul Harjes said.

    Because it’s largely a volunteer program, that leaves the 4-H program without many options unless the community can step up and help, Kelly Woods, the extension agent for 4-H and Youth Development, said.