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  • Tech time

    North Oldham Middle School held a tech-a-thon Nov. 26, raising $10,373 for new technology at the school. Students who met a fund raising goal of $200 we able to throw a pie at a teacher’s face. Above, Mrs. Pitsenberger reacts after having a pie thrown at her.

    --Submitted information and photo

  • Community plans benefit dinner for injured boy

    Several La Grange families and churches have planned a benefit dinner to support Latrell Winsor, a little boy who was recently struck by a car while crossing Highway 146 in La Grange.

    Winsor, 10, was struck Oct. 25 after leaving the La Grange Community Center.  Since the accident, he has been at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

  • SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES NEW BOUNDARIES

    After an 11-month process, the Oldham County Board of Education approved new redistricting maps for the district’s elementary, middle and high schools at its monthly meeting Monday.

    The unanimous approval will take effect during the 2014-2015 school year and was prompted by the closing of Liberty Elementary at the end of this school year.

    The new plans, one for each level of schooling, affects the northeast portion of Oldham County the most.

  • Congressman brings listening tour to Goshen, La Grange

    As Congress enjoys a Thanksgiving break, U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie spent part of his time in the western half of his district this week on a two-day listening tour.

    Massie, a Republican who represents Oldham County and most of northern Kentucky in Congress, made two stops in Oldham County, at the Goshen General Store and One Nineteen West Main in La Grange.

    At his Goshen stop, Massie fielded questions on the Affordable Care Act, the government shutdown, climate change and other federal issues.

  • BILLING ISSUE OVER SEWERS RESOLVED

    A double-billing issue affecting residents of the Willow Creek subdivision in Oldham County has reached a formal resolution.

    According to Oldham County Magistrate Bob Dye, whose district includes the Willow Creek Subdivision, the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) in Louisville has agreed to a process to stop their billing and provide refunds of up to two years to residents affected by the double billing.

    “It’s a conclusion,” Dye said. “It solves a problem. As people are aware, Willow Creek is unusual.”

  • Ballardsville Fire to build second station

    The Ballardsville Fire Department is set to build a second station in southern Oldham County after getting approval from the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission.

    The commission unanimously approved the second station, which will be built at 2414 W. Highway 22 in Crestwood. It will also have a public entrance to the station from Montford Circle.

  • New KSP troopers

    KSP Post 5 welcomed Captain Fred Williams as the new Post Commander on Saturday, Nov. 16.  Captain Williams, a native of Lawrenceburg, is a 16-year veteran of the State Police and most recently served as the Commander of the Driver Testing Branch in Frankfort.  Captain Williams has also previously served as a sergeant and lieutenant at Post 5.

     Post 5 also recently welcomed two new sergeants.  Sergeant Chad Taylor, a native of Elizabethtown, is a 10-year veteran of the State Police and has previously served at the Elizabethtown and Bowling Green posts.

  • Community briefs Nov. 28

    Oldham County Attorney  recognized for efforts

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has announced the state’s 20 top-performing child support collection partners and has recognized one that has made significant improvement during the past year.

    Oldham County and County Attorney John Carter were recognized as a top performing county with 1,000 to 2,000 cases a year.  

    The winners were announced this month at a conference in Bowling Green hosted by the CHFS Child Support Enforcement program (CSE).

  • Public Records Nov. 28

    La Grange Police Arrests

     

    Nov. 19  Troy L. Johnson Jr., 18  of Louisville, was cited and released for unauthorized use of vehicle, 1st offense.

     

    Nov. 19  Lindsey J. Curry, 28  of Louisville, was cited and released for operating on suspended or revoked operators license.

     

    Nov. 22. Barry A Yount, 52,  of Shelbyville, was cited and released on for operating on suspended or revoked license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.  2nd offense.

     

  • Dentist earns nickname the hot way, breaks Guinness world record

    What started as an item on his bucket list turned into a world record for Crestwood resident Jason McNabb.

    “When I was a kid, I used to read about Guinness World Records in the Scholastic Reader magazine at school,” McNabb said. “I was always amazed at the feats people accomplished.

    “There’s a fine line between amazing and crazy, I guess.”