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  • 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.”

  • Crash disrupts traffic in Crestwood

    A tractor trailer crashed into a telephone pole at the intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 329, causing traffic delays around Crestwood.

    The truck, diverted from Interstate 71 due to accidents there, broke a telephone pole in two places. The driver, who was enroute from Pennsylvania to Louisville, turned off of Highway 22 right onto Highway 329 when he struck the pole in front of Dairy Queen. 

    There were no major power problems as a result of the accident and the driver suffered no injuries. 

  • Plan to attend Light Up La Grange

    The 27th annual Light Up La Grange celebration is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown La Grange from 5:30-9 p.m.

  • Habitat builds on dreams

    The dream of homeownership is an elusive one for many, but through the efforts of Habitat for Humanity it’s a dream that’s come true for one family in Oldham County this year.

  • Local couple brightens town

    It’s the time of year when the twinkle in Michael Glover’s eye shines a little brighter.

    Glover and his wife, Vonnie, are the creative force behind the 340,000 lights on display for Light Up La Grange. They work together 10 months out of the year to create 29 lit areas and 15 different displays that are set to music for the community to enjoy on the Oldham County Court House lawn.

    “It’s not for the glory, it’s not for the trophy, it’s to bring joy to the people,” Michael said.