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  • 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.

  • News briefs

    Officials consider OLDA, OCEDA board nominations

    At the fiscal court’s meeting on Tuesday, Judge-Executive Duane Murner asked the magistrates to consider nominations for a position on the Oldham County Economic Development Authority Board.

    Blake Haselton currently serves in the position, but also serves on the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority Board.

  • The votes are in

    In unopposed races, Rick Rand and David Osborne retained their seats in the state senate.

    Crestwood commissioners David Haight, Jim Kramer, David Bryant and Clayton Stoess Sr. were re-elected, as were Goshen commissioners Bobby Thacker, Michael Reeves, Jeffrey Mangan and Terry Crotteau.

  • Sewer rates jump 25%

    Oldham County Fiscal Court members approved the Oldham County’s Sewer District’s budget for 2009 on Tuesday.

    The budget includes a 25-percent rate increase, which amounts to about $7.30 added to OCSD’s residential customers’ current bill.