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  • Norton, Kosair break ground for children’s outpatient center

    Norton Healthcare and Kosair’s Children’s Hospital broke ground Tuesday on what will be the first pediatric outpatient center in Kentucky. The two-story, 71,300 square-foot, $50.3 million facility is scheduled to open around June 2010.

  • SOHS student Tasered during scuffle at bus dock

     A student at South Oldham High School was Tasered March 4 after punching a police officer and now facing assault charges. 

  • Lumber plant scorched

    More than 100 firefighters battled a lumber-fueled blaze in Buckner Monday night at the U.S. Housing Components plant – formerly Trussways Ltd. – on Ky. 146 in Buckner near Ky. 393.  La Grange Fire and Rescue Major Keith Smith said firefighters training in Buckner about 8:30 p.m.

  • J-town man faces indecent exposure charge

     A Jeffersontown man faces an indecent exposure charge for allegedly masturbating in the parking lot of an Oldham rest area. 

  • City: Failure to comply with ‘No Skateboarding’ signs leads to fines

    Skateboarders and roller-bladers in La Grange may soon face fines if they are found riding on public property that has been designated as a “No Skateboarding” area.  Members of the La Grange City Council voted Monday to enact a city ordinance that regulates the use of skateboards and similar devices in city limits. According to the ordinance, it is against state law for skateboarders and roller-bladers to ride on private property within a business in the city “without the direct or implied consent of the owner if there is displayed

  • Pewees’ limbs will be cleared earlier than expected

    With the combination of Hurricane Ike and January’s ice storm, Pewees have had limbs down in their yards pretty much since September, and they’re tired of it. So the city council decided to take matters into their own hands.

  • 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.