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  • County adds trailer to inmate work detail

    A new enclosed trailer, donated for the county’s inmate work detail program, will be seen soon on the roads.

    Four inmates from the Oldham County Jail are assigned on a daily basis to work with the county road department, under the direction of inmate work supervisor, Troy Woosley.

    Inmates assigned to the program are incarcerated for Class D felonies, which means they are in jail for non-violent offenses.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele said he initiated the program to help stretch manpower in the road department.

  • MOVIN’ ON UP: Free three-week course launches $40,000 moving van careers

    Are you ready to take the “on RAMP” to a new career that requires no training costs to you and will pay you a starting salary of $40,000 a year with benefits?

    If so, you need to attend a January information session at one of four locations in the region to find out how you can apply for the opportunity for free training to become a long-distance moving van driver.

  • Residents: Sewage stinks in Oldham Woods

    Something stinks in Oldham Woods — and everyone knows what it is but nobody knows what to do about it.

    Residents of the subdivision, located off Old Sligo Road, rely on a private treatment pond to process wastewater from about 107 homes, which includes some from the Turtle Creek development as well.

    And it’s “stinkin’ yet again,” says resident Laura Smith. “This has been a recurring problem for three years now.”

  • Yes, even school lunch – there’s an app for that

    In a technology driven world, Oldham County Nutrition Services is keeping pace and also leading the charge.

    The nutrition program is the first school nutrition program in Kentucky to launch its own mobile menu app. Leigh Anne Peterson, assistant director of nutrition services, said the free app is a new way to communicate with students and parents.

  • Teen charged for firing at vehicles on I-71

     

  • Oldham Co. Clerk’s office offers new organ donor symbol on driver’s license

    Drivers can add a symbol that stands for hope and generosity on something drivers carry with them everywhere – a driver’s license.

    Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians will soon have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their license.

    For more than 20 years, circuit clerks across the Commonwealth have been educating their communities about the life-saving mission of organ donation. 

  • U.S. Rep. Massie to chair technology committee

    U.S. Rep Thomas Massie (R-KY) will chair the congressional subcommittee on technology and innovation, part of the committee on space, science and technology.

  • Hargis named KCIW deputy warden

    Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner James Erwin today announced that Randy Hargis has been promoted to deputy warden at Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Pewee Valley.

    Hargis began his new assignment Jan. 16.

    Hargis began his career as a correctional officer in 2001 at Roederer Correctional Complex.

    While at RCC, he received promotions to sergeant in 2003 and to lieutenant in 2004.  He became a member of RCC’s Corrections Emergency Response Team in 2004 and was named a tactical team squad leader.

  • Video leads to new sex charges against Crestwood man, 54

    A Crestwood man accused of rape and sodomy after he fled to Miami with a 16-year-old girl in 2011 has been indicted for additional criminal charges.

    Toby Mason, now 54, skipped town in May 2011 with a teenager he met several months earlier while playing video games. The teenager packed clothes and toiletries and left home during the night. She left a note for her mother, explaining she left for an adventure and would someday return.

  • Equipment swiped from North Oldham High found in Louisville's West End

    A Louisville couple has been arrested in connection with theft of lawncare equipment from North Oldham High School.

    After a four-hour standoff with police, James David McGuffin, 24, and Jennifer Cheatham, 23, were arrested peacefully Jan. 8 at their Portland home.

    Lawn care equipment, including two John Deere Gators and two zero-turn radius lawnmowers, were recovered from the property.

    A 16-foot utility trailer used by the NOHS band was recovered by Louisville Metro Police Jan. 7, and police found band equipment at McGuffin’s home.