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Local News

  • After the storm

    He hoped for only 30 seconds, but outage lasted 5 days

    Hurricane Ike left 80 percent of Kentucky without power, and when high winds dropped power lines across Oldham County, Zachary Clark of Crestwood and his family were watching a movie. At first they though the power would come back in 30 seconds or so, and waited on the couch.

  • Machine man

    Before he weighed enough to push down a tractor’s clutch, Gene Crady had a fascination with tractors. An older friend or relative would start it up and put the machine in gear, then little Gene would drive it around the hay field while the bigger boys threw bales on the wagon.

  • News briefs

    OCSO, EMS promote child safety

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and Oldham County EMS teamed with Oldham Collision Center to offer child safety seat inspections Sept. 13.

    The free program promoted awareness of the state’s new child safety seat laws, which require children 7 years old and younger or less than 50 inches tall to use a booster seat.

  • Former EMS employee alleges sexual harassment

    Alleging unfair treatment based on her gender – including wrongful termination, intimidation and abuse – a former employee of Oldham County Emergency Medical Services has filed suit.

  • News briefs

    It’s flu season – shots are available Monday

    Flu shots will be available beginning Monday at Baptist Worx in La Grange.

  • Duo arrested for attempted robbery of Hometown Pizza employee

    A duo accused of attempting to rob a Hometown Pizza manager is housed at the Oldham County jail.

    A 11 p.m. Wednesday, a Hometown Pizza manager drove to The BANK–Oldham County to make a night bank deposit when police say two males attempted to rob him at gunpoint.

    Although dressed in clothing to hide their identity, the manager recognized one suspect as a previous employee, police said.

  • News briefs

    Crestwood launches plan for city park

    Crestwood City Commissioners recently discussed plans to study the site of the future Maples Memorial Park.

  • Triathlon is good for Oldham County

    On Labor Day weekend, Oldham County welcomed more than 2,100 competitors in the 2008 Ford Ironman Competition. As you know, this is a grueling day-long contest requiring athletes to participate in a 2.5-mile swim in the Ohio River, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26-mile marathon. More than 86 miles of the bike route takes place here in Oldham County. Competitors say it is the most beautiful and enjoyable part of the race.

  • Film fest will return

    Finances and a lack of manpower are the reasons why the Bluegrass Independent Film Festival is taking a year off in 2008.

    Sue Evans, executive director of the Arts Association of Oldham County, said the cost of hosting a film festival combined with the time spent opening Gallery 104 this year proved too much for the association to take on this year.

  • Time to gather supplies, debris

    It’s about 11 a.m. Monday at Beard’s Power Equipment in Crestwood, and by the looks of it, you’d never be able to tell that the rush is waning.

    Folks line the counter in the window-lit building with their chain saws, oil and chain saw parts. A generator provides enough electricity for computers, a credit card machine and a few lights.