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  • Honor takes flight

    It’s a military thing, Fred Balke explains. Without a military background, you probably wouldn’t understand why he had a half-way choked up feeling the whole day.

    It was like when he returned from fighting in the Pacific theater of World War II. Sure he was glad to be home with his newlywed wife, Bonnie, and away from the Japanese dive-bombers, but oddly felt homesick, longing to hang out with all his Navy buddies.

  • Flu shots available at health department

    The Oldham County Health Department reminds residents to practice good health habits to prevent the spread of flu at home, work and school.

    Leanne Kommer, health department director, said covering a cough or sneeze and frequent hand-washing are two ways to fight spread of the flu.

  • Board chooses make-up schedule for days missed due to power outage

    Oldham County students made up one of their missed days Friday, but they still have four days of electricity-free, sunny day freedom to pay for in the coming months. School will now last until May 29, barring any more missed days.

    Power outages caused by remnants of Hurricane Ike knocked out power to most Oldham County Schools for close to a week, although the storm caused no significant damage to school facilities.

  • Clinic provides for people without health insurance, adequate coverage

    Oldham County’s clinic for people without health insurance was represented at the Second National Congress on the Un and Underinsured in Washington, D.C. Cynthia and Steve Stafford recently attended the three-day conference focused on examining strategies to improve access, cost-effectiveness and quality of local, state and national health systems.

    The Staffords received scholarships from the California Healthcare Foundation to attend.

  • News briefs

    OCSD lift station fails; two-man maintenance crew is ‘swamped’

  • After the storm

    He hoped for only 30 seconds, but outage lasted 5 days

    Hurricane Ike left 80 percent of Kentucky without power, and when high winds dropped power lines across Oldham County, Zachary Clark of Crestwood and his family were watching a movie. At first they though the power would come back in 30 seconds or so, and waited on the couch.

  • Machine man

    Before he weighed enough to push down a tractor’s clutch, Gene Crady had a fascination with tractors. An older friend or relative would start it up and put the machine in gear, then little Gene would drive it around the hay field while the bigger boys threw bales on the wagon.

  • News briefs

    OCSO, EMS promote child safety

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and Oldham County EMS teamed with Oldham Collision Center to offer child safety seat inspections Sept. 13.

    The free program promoted awareness of the state’s new child safety seat laws, which require children 7 years old and younger or less than 50 inches tall to use a booster seat.

  • Former EMS employee alleges sexual harassment

    Alleging unfair treatment based on her gender – including wrongful termination, intimidation and abuse – a former employee of Oldham County Emergency Medical Services has filed suit.

  • News briefs

    It’s flu season – shots are available Monday

    Flu shots will be available beginning Monday at Baptist Worx in La Grange.