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  • News briefs Jan. 2

    Appointment

    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Certification of Fee-Base Pastoral Counselors:

    John Lepper, of Crestwood, is a pastoral counselor and head of a nonprofit at St. Matthews Pastoral Counseling Center and Kentucky Baptist Fellowship. He represents pastoral counselors. The appointment replaces Wade Rowatt, whose term has expired. Lepper shall serve for a term expiring Sept. 22, 2016.

    Extension office classes

  • Baptist Health La Grange adds new therapy device for pediatric patients

    For the past 60 years, WHAS Crusade for Children has been one of our community’s leading advocates for pediatric special needs, donating 100 percent of all funds it collects to organizations that support children with special needs. This year, the Crusade, in collaboration with the Baptist Health Foundation, donated $75,252 for specialized equipment for Baptist Health. This is just the latest in a series of generous donations WHAS Crusade for Children has made to the Foundation, which total nearly $250,000 since 2011.

  • Locals discover interest in Keno

    The Kentucky Lottery’s latest game is adding extra incentive to stay in Oldham County when dining out.

    The lottery introduced a new Keno game months ago, hoping to boost revenues for the lottery, which supports education funding.

    So far, three Oldham County restaurants have installed Keno: Steve-O’s Italian Restaurant, Beef O’Brady’s and XRailsX.

    Steve Tingle, owner of Steve-O’s said he signed up for the game after being approached by lottery officials.

  • Farm to table twist

    A simple haircut led to the fulfillment of a dream for a local entrepreneur.

    While in the barber’s chair at Dorothy’s Barber Shop, Lonnie Young’s interest was piqued when he learned Starvin’ Marvin’s in Buckner had closed. Young immediately inquired about the space and began plans to fulfill his dream of opening a family-centered restaurant.

    Rooster Creek opened 36 days after the family signed the lease on the property. A complete renovation, new menu and a focus on happiness paved the way for the business to open on Nov. 6.

  • Prospect resident picked to start program at St. Jude’s

    A new job is music to Amy Love’s ears.

    The Prospect resident was recently hired by St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., to begin a music therapy program.

  • McDonald’s owner makes an impact

    By Stephanie Doyle

    Landmark news service

    George Saliba was 21 and spoke no English when he stepped onto a college campus in Ohio on May 29, 1979 – just three months away from the first day of classes.

  • Big crowds greet White Castle mobile

    Last Thursday Oldham County residents proved that White Castle was what they craved.

    A visit by the White Castle Crave Mobile led to a steady lunchtime crowd in La Grange last week, as the truck set up shop in the Kroger parking lot.

    Many people lined up well before the 11 a.m. start time for the food truck, which had a steady line of at least 50 people waiting to order during lunch hours.

    Mark Logsdon, General Manager of White Castle System Inc., said the truck showed up to “feed the members of craver nation.”

  • Program receives twice the help for military dogs

    Howls of praise will be ringing out this holiday season thanks to a local veterinary center.

    The “Joy to the Woof” program sponsored by the Pewee Valley Veterinary Center has created 25 care packages for military service dogs. In its second year, the program provides specialty gear like goggles and protective booties for the four-legged soldiers.

    “Unfortunately they are forgotten a lot of the time,” Carolyne Tilford, a veterinary technician at the center said. “They go through a lot, it’s not easy.”

  • Childers named county employee of the year

    Jessica Childers, a county jail employee for 19 years, has been selected by Judge-Executive David Voegele as Oldham County Employee of the Year. Voegele made the announcement during a recent awards ceremony at the John W. Black Community Center.

    Childers, who began at the jail as guard, worked her way up through the years to her current position as administrative assistant to Jailer Mike Simpson.

  • School board to redraw member lines

    Fresh off redrawing school attendance boundaries, the members of the Oldham County Board of Education are redrawing their lines too.

    The member boundary lines are redrawn every 10 years and the new lines should help balance out inequities in the current boundaries, according to the board.

    The biggest adjustment will come from a policy change that states prison populations will no longer be counted, like they were in the previous redrawing of member lines. The board has not yet taken action on the new map, but brought it up for discussion at its December meeting.