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Local News

  • Next OCPD citizen’s academy starts April 14

    For all those wannabe police officers out there, or anyone wondering what it’s like to fire a Glock or to see the inside of a jail cell — here’s your chance. The next Oldham County Citizen’s Police Academy will run for 10 weeks starting April 14. 

  • Property Transfers

    Buckner

    Patricia Kusen to Paul Kusen, quitclaim, Darby Pointe, lot 93, 5106 Fox Run Road, Buckner.

    Crestwood

    Wade and Taunya Macht to Chris and Jill Parrino, lot 323, Briar Hill, 7401 Jones Trace, Crestwood, $440,000.

    City of Crestwood to Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District, roadbed and associated right-of-way deed on Old La Grange Road, 0.384 acres, Crestwood. 

    Carmen and James Shaver to Morequity Inc. Lockwood Estates, lot 16, 3610 Barbara Ann Blvd., Crestwood, $187,000, commissioner’s deed.

  • Pewee Valley named Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation

    Pewee Valley was recently named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the 15th year Pewee Valley has received this national recognition. 

  • Oldham County Schools set graduation dates for area high schools

     Buckner Alternative High School’s graduation is 7 p.m. June 12 at the Oldham County Arts Center.

    South Oldham High School’s graduation is 11 a.m. June 13, Oldham County High School’s graduation is 2:30 p.m. June 13 and North Oldham High School’s graduation is 6 p.m. June 13, all at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

  • Pewee considers scenic corridor design guidelines

    It’s no historical preservation ordinance, but the Pewee Valley City Council is once again considering design guidelines for homes and businesses in portions of the city. The areas along Ky. 146 and Ky. 22 are designated scenic corridors under the Oldham County Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. The council is considering guidelines for those corridors, stretching 150 feet from the centerline of the two highways.

  • Council members question city’s spending

    Two payments to home-shopping giant QVC and several lunches on the city’s dime leave some council members questioning the best use of La Grange taxpayers’ money.

  • Police Reports

    Arrest warrants

    Jonathan J. Piasta, 26, 1002 E. Mailback Way, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Feb. 24, failure to appear.

    Oseguera Magana-George, 28, Ashbury Best Western, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 24, failure to appear.

    Daniel Pablo Gomez, 34, 100 E. Madison St. No. 2, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 24, failure to comply.

    Gerardo Mendina-Torres, 40, 2300 Taft Circle, No. 121, Baytown, Texas, arrested by OCSO Feb. 23, failure to comply.

  • Grand jury indicts nine

     An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Paul A. Chitwood, 34, is indicted for flagrant non-support.

    According to the indictment, between April 14, 2008 and Feb. 27, 2009 he persistently failed to provide support he could reasonably provide or knew he had a duty to provide.

    • Shannon D. Murray, 29, is indicted for first-degree promoting contraband.

    According to the indictment, on Sept. 30, when confined in the Oldham County Jail, he knowingly made, obtained or possessed methadone.

  • Residents ask, “Why does St. Al’s need so much light?”

     When Greg Wilson moved into his new home next to St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley in August, he had no complaints. But now, the new lights above the church and school do more than light up the campus all night long. They are bright enough to cast shadows within his house, he said.

  • Crestwood school is coming down

    By the end of March, the place where a school has stood in Crestwood for 50 years will be little more than a muddy field. Demolition crews are currently removing asbestos from a portion of the building, and ripping the rest to pieces. The gymnasium is the oldest portion of the building, built in 1949. The first classroom wing of the building was build in 1953, with additions in 1957, 1968 and 1978, creating a piecemeal, labyrinthine structure. The replacement building opened for class Jan. 20.