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  • Portion of lunch checks Tuesday will go to South Oldham Rotary

    The South Oldham Rotary Club invites supporters to dine at Buckhead Mountain Grill on Westport Road Tuesday as part of a club fundraiser.

    Buckhead will donate 20 percent of your check to the South Oldham Rotary. 

    A flyer, which can be downloaded from the Rotary Web site at www.southoldhamrotary.org must be presented for each check and may be used for lunch or dinner.

  • Haunted Hike rescheduled for Sunday

    Celebrate the season with these local events and activities:

    Haunted hike rescheduled for Sunday

     A haunted hike is planned Sunday at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and organizers promise the event will provide fun for all ages. 

    Sponsored by The Trail Store, the haunted hike is 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the nature preserve.

  • Where there's a Will, there's a way

    He’s 34. He’s a soon-to-be father. He’s a teacher and coach at North Oldham High School. And he found out July 2 he has cancer.  

    It was a Thursday.

    Will Jones remembers the day clearly. He went to an oncologist to see results on previous MRIs on his lower back and hip. They showed a number of tumors that the doctor said could be cancer.

    “He told me there was a good chance I had cancer, and a lot of it,” Jones said.

  • Saturday is hazardous waste collection event

    The Latest: The county is hosting its annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Acceptable items include oil-based or lead paints, varnishes stains and solvents; paint thinner; degreasers; compact and tube fluorescent light bulbs; one- and 20-pound grill propane tanks; non-pressurized fire extinguishers; antifreeze, gasoline; tars; oven, drain, bathroom, rug and upholstery cleaners; mercury thermometers; and lead acid and dry cell batteries.

  • Goshen Elementary to host FUNd Run, fall festival

    The Goshen Elementary PTA will host a FUNd Run Friday. 

    The FUNd Run promotes health and fitness while raising funds for PTA-sponsored programs and needs at Goshen.  Students will solicit pledges from friends, relatives and neighbors for each lap completed.  

    The FUNd Run will take place Friday during students’ related arts time.  They can walk, jog or run. Each student will receive a free T-shirt donated by Pediatric Dental Group of Louisville and Trans-Orthodontics.  

  • Pewee branch of PNC Bank scheduled to close in February

    The Pewee Valley branch of PNC Bank will close in February.

    Bob Rogers, mayor of Pewee Valley, announced the closure Monday during Pewee’s monthly town council meeting.  PNC Bank is located on Ky. 146 in Pewee Valley near the Oldham-Jefferson border.

  • Pewee Valley to add speed hump on Mount Mercy Drive

    To slow traffic outside Pewee Valley Town Hall, officials decided Monday to purchase a removable speed hump to install on Mount Mercy Drive. 

    Mayor Bob Rogers said speeding on Mount Mercy Drive near town hall and the doctor’s office next door puts pedestrians at risk. The town council lowered the speed limit on Mount Mercy from 25 to 15 mph, but Rogers and other council members agree that speeding continues to be a problem. 

  • Officials discuss response to H1N1

    Representatives from emergency services and other officials met recently to discuss how local agencies are handing the H1N1 virus.

    Dory Livy of the Oldham County Health Department explained what many already know about the virus " H1N1 cases are reported throughout the U.S., state and Oldham County. She said no specific age group has been significantly affected.

  • Refinance plan avoids sewer rate increase

    County officials approved a general obligation bond ordinance Tuesday allowing the Oldham County Sewer District to refinance $7.4 million of its debt.

    According to the ordinance, by refinancing through a general obligation bond, the county is avoiding another rate increase for OCSD customers.

    In addition, OCSD will agree to provide revenue to the county to make principal and interest payments.

    Public response to the ordinance has been mixed and several spoke up at the public hearing after receiving a flier from Magistrate Scott Davis.

  • I-71 crash with parked semi leaves La Grange man dead

    A fiery crash on I-71 in the wee hours of Sept. 30 left a La Grange man dead. 

    Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-71 north near milemarker 13 at 3:18 a.m. Sept. 30. Witnesses told police a red 1992 Ford Explorer traveling northbound swerved into the right shoulder, striking a parked semi and causing the Explorer to burst into flames. The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Terrance Klein, of La Grange, died at the scene.