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Local News

  • Drop-off event hits capacity early; residents turned away

    After just three hours of collecting, workers turned cars away during the county’s household hazardous waste drop-off event Saturday at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Solid Waste Coordinator Linda Fountain said workers at the event saw 254 cars full of items for disposal before noon. Above, cars line up to drop off their hazardous materials and right, workers separate the materials.

  • Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    Tiffany M. Allen, 26, 5904 Woodcreek Crossing Way, Crestwood, arrested by OCPD Nov. 20, rear license not illuminated, DUI, no state registration receipt, no insurance, two counts possession of controlled substance (drug unspecified).

  • Crestwood businessman, 3 other Oldham men indicted for scheming $1.9 million from VA

    A federal grand jury indicted a Crestwood businessman and several other Oldham residents Thursday for a scheme involving award of $1.9 million in false veterans disability benefits.

  • Oldham County Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    Pamela S. Willoughby, 29, 169 Persimmon Ridge Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCPD Nov. 9, careless driving, DUI.Daniel Gomez Pablo, 34, 11 E. Madison St., No. 2, La Grange, arrested by OCPD Nov. 7, careless driving, no operator’s license, open alcoholic container, DUI.

  • News Briefs

    Judges participate in annual conference

    District Judges Jerry Crosby and Diana Wheeler, who serve Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, recently participated in the 2008 District Judges College hosted by the Administrative Office of the Courts. 

  • Dreaming of a White House Christmas

    Four U.S. presidents, 28 events, 26 Christmas trees and thousands of ornaments – Bill Hixson has an extremely enviable or stressful job, depending on how you look at it.

    A self-proclaimed Christmas addict, the Ohio man who has taught flower arranging since 1947 spends a few days after Thanksgiving every year preparing the White House for the holiday season.

  • 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.