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  • I need to improve my brain

    His story follows the script among high school dropouts — difficulty in school and financial problems coupled with the allure of a $100 a day job coaxed him to leave school. He’s hoping his future doesn’t follow that same script.

  • Business Briefs

    Metro United Way announces new board members

  • Dodging the district

    They’re like classroom chameleons. Blending in with others, some even riding the school bus and taking part in afternoon extra-curriculars. But scores of out-of-district students are likely attending Oldham County Schools illegally –– violating board policy and contributing to the district’s growing pains. 

  • Do holiday prep, shopping in Oldham to spur economy, create jobs

    Earlier this year, the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce launched a new Web site to encourage Oldham Countians to buy products and utilize services from Oldham County businesses and Chamber members. There are more than 400 businesses in the local Chamber of Commerce and about 1,800 licensed in Oldham County. All are listed on the website, www.whybuyoldhamcounty.com. A significant percentage of those businesses are locally owned and/or managed.

  • Curtis family enters Chicken of the Sea jingle contest

    It sounds fishy.

    A local family is a finalist in a nationwide contest that could bring $100,000 worth of seafood to a local charity and earn a two-night trip to Hollywood for the family.

  • News briefs

    La Grange girl reports attempted abduction

    Police are investigating the report of an attempted abduction in an Oldham County neighborhood.

  • Quilters showcase their talent as ‘calendar girls’

    Ms. December had a bit of a problem with wardrobe the day of the calendar shoot. She had three different quilts to choose from and had to find one that would fit her length-wise – she is short – and still show off the quilt.

  • A weapons frenzy

    It looks like the presidential election has propelled one small section of the economy, and no, we’re not talking about sales of “The Audacity of Hope.”

    The election of Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden to the White House has assault weapons and high-capacity magazines leaping off the shelves of gun dealers like Barry Laws of Crestwood.

  • Grand jury indicts five

     An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Edward R. Patterson Jr., 25, is indicted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no or expired Kentucky Registration Plate and display of illegal or altered registration plate.

  • Property transfers

    Crestwood

    Daniel and Kelly Miller aka Kelly Rockwell to Charles and Alicia Wells, lot 22, Country Village, 4414 Wendy Hills Drive, Crestwood, $90,000.

    Jamison Properties LLC to Paul and Geraldine Jamison, quitclaim, lot 19, Centerfield Heights, 2313 Creekside Drive, Crestwood, FCV $54,000.