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  • Local teen tackles tough topics

     Last Wednesday was Suicide Awareness Day in La Grange per an official proclamation from Mayor Bill Lammlein. He presented the proclamation at the Sept. 3 city council meeting to Hannah Geary, a 16-year old junior at Oldham County High School.

    Geary is a member of the Kentucky Teen Institute and even at her young age is a staunch advocate for depression and suicide awareness and prevention.

  • Crestwood Festival This Weekend

     When Tom Temple moved to Oldham County years ago, he had an experience that molded his concept of community.

    “One day while I was at work, my son fell off the top of the stairs to the basement,” Temple said. “There was no EMS at the time, so my wife called the man from the hardware store for help. He came to the house and picked them up and took her and my son to the hospital.

    “I decided then and there that I would give back to the community what the community had given to me,” Temple said.

  • Two Die in I-71 Accident

    A three-car accident temporarily shut down Interstate 71 on Saturday night.

    Oldham County Police responded to the accident at 9:21 pm Saturday, near mile marker 14 in Crestwood.

    Donald Pickett, 71, of Flatrock, Ind., was reportedly driving a 2006 Volkswagon the wrong way on southbound I-71 when he struck Victor Chavez, 27, of Louisville, who was driving a 2007 Infiniti, head-on.

  • Grant buys recycling bins

    County park visitors will now have an opportunity to recycle thanks to a Keep America Beautiful grant from the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group.

    Oldham County was chosen as one of 35 local governments across the nation to receive a recycling grant. The group gave the parks department 24 bright blue recycle bins, providing easy access for people to recycle cans and bottles instead of throwing them away.

  • Oldham is "HeartSafe"

    The Kentucky Department of Health has named Oldham County its tenth “HeartSafe Community” in the state, thanks to partnership efforts between Baptist Health La Grange and Oldham County EMS.

    Hospital, EMS and state officials unveiled the new designation last week with two new signs. Also at the event, officials showcased the county’s new ambulance, which will be outfitted with the latest medical advancements for cardiac care.

  • ROVER CLOSED, NEW RESTAURANT COMING SOON

    The Irish Rover Too has closed, ending roughly a decade on La Grange’s Main Street.

    A sign on the door of the restaurant said the business closed this Saturday, August 31, but another restaurant will take its place.

    Irish Rover owner Michael Reidy says he has enjoyed his time running his second location in Oldham County, saying the community has “supported us, we felt loved and needed” during 10 years in the area.

    Reidy’s first location, the Irish Rover, is located in Louisville.

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  • I-71 exit ramp will close

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the southbound Interstate 71 to KY 329 ramp (Exit 14) in Oldham County will be closed for concrete pavement replacement.  The exit ramp is scheduled for closure September 6-11.

     KYTC recently awarded a contract to Gohmann Asphalt and Construction, Inc. to remove and replace the concrete pavement at the exit and entrance ramps on southbound Interstate 71 at KY 329.   The contract amount for this project is $772,000 and has a completion date of September 30, 2013.

  • Storm Breaks Poles, Knocks Out Power in Oldham

    Storms late Saturday into Sunday morning knocked out power for 6800 Oldham County residents this weekend, according to LG & E.

    The heaviest hit areas were in Crestwood, the power company said. Weather reports said 65 to 70 mph winds hit Oldham during the storms, leading to 13 broken poles along LaGrange Road.

    There were also reports of wires down and some damaged equipment, the company said.

  • Animal Control employee fired

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has officially fired an animal control officer for admitting to official misconduct, but is locked into a battle with a state agency over money due to the former employee.

    Fiscal Court officially fired Animal Control officer Elmer "Jim" Nichter on Aug. 20.  Nichter was arrested on May 15 for forgery, official misconduct and theft relating to a missing dog case. Earlier this month, Nichter pled guilty in court to official misconduct. This admission prompted Judge-Executive David Voegele to let him go.