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  • Winter weather wreaks havoc

    Shelter planned at OC community center

  • Statewide cleanup continues

    State highway crews today continue the task of clearing roadways of snow, ice and downed trees left by a winter storm that roared through the commonwealth.

     

    Power outages that have left more than 500,000 Kentuckians without electricity also have hampered Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews, as has loss of telephone service in a broad swath of western and central Kentucky. Rising water has blocked roadways in many counties.

     

  • Shelter planned at OC community center

    According to Kevin Nuss, Oldham County Emergency Management Director, there are still about 13,300 without power in Oldham County as of 11 a.m. Thursday, though some has been restored. Nuss said the number is higher than yesterday because he was given incorrect information by LG&E.

    A shelter is now available at the Red Cross, but it will be moved this afternoon to the John Black Community Center. Yesterday afternoon the main breaker on Ky. 393 was restored, bringing back power to the community center

    and Oldham County Dispatch.

  • 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.