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  • KSP cruiser sideswiped during I-71 traffic stop

    A Kentucky State Police trooper suffered minor injuries during a traffic stop Monday on Interstate 71 as a commercial truck side-swiped his cruiser.

    According to police, KSP Trooper Rick Ellis stopped a motorist about 10:55 a.m. Monday near the 32 mile-marker on I-71 in Henry County.

  • Home values level off, sales slow, but Oldham escapes worst of housing market crash

    At least we’re not in California. Home sales have slowed, housing prices have leveled off, but it seems Oldham County has escaped the worst of the housing market crash that has adversely affected much of the country in the last year.

    As the United States experiences home depreciation for the first time in 13 years, home values in Oldham County have only leveled off.

  • Crews hustle to finish projects

    School’s out, construction’s on.

    Without having to contend with school operations, construction crews are in full swing this summer in order to have North Oldham High, Oldham County High and Locust Grove Elementary schools ready for the start of school Aug. 13.

  • City employees choose Monday-Thursday schedule

    Officials at La Grange City Hall decided to “go green” but rising fuel prices are not the reason.

    City officials recently launched a new four-day work week for employees based at city hall. Saving gas money, they say, is just a bonus.

    La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter said that at a recent staff meeting, the conversation turned to Fridays and how slow the office was that day.

  • Saturday's butterfly census offers outdoor fun for scientific cause

    Celebrating Independence Day often involves fun in the great outdoors. Here’s an option for the whole, nature-loving family: participate in the annual butterfly count.

    University of Louisville biology professor emeritus Charles Covell will lead the butterfly census expedition Saturday at UofL’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary in Oldham County.

  • Sewer district ordinance tabled

    Magistrates tabled the first reading of an ordinance Tuesady allowing the City of Crestwood to withdraw from the Oldham County Sewer District.

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner said there is a dispute whether the Oldham County Sewer District is organized under Section 76 or Section 220, as well as if the fiscal court approved the merger at all.

  • Strapped for cash: Fiscal court steps in to resolve sewer district's financial crisis

    With $16 million in debt and only $2 million in revenue for the next year, the Oldham County Sewer District needs a plan. The plan could include a rate increase for the district’s 5,700 customers as well as debt restructuring and cutting expenses.

  • Wilder to lead Oldham County EMS

    A new director will lead Oldham County EMS, effective Tuesday.

    Ron Wilder was appointed to serve as director. Wilder, a 20-year member of Anchorage Fire and EMS before joining OCEMS, also has an extensive background in the publishing industry.

    He worked as editor-in-chief for several national computer publications as part of The Cobb Group.

  • Ballardsville man dies in Ky. 393 crash

    Police are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle crash on Ky. 1818 early Saturday morning that left a Ballardsville man dead.

    The operator of a 1999 Chevy pickup, David S. Talbott of Ballardsville, died at the scene.

  • ABC official arrested for drunken driving

    An investigator for the state Alcoholic Beverage Control department is charged with DUI after an Oldham County Police officer witnessed his state-owned vehicle traveling through Buckner in the center of Ky. 146 about 2 a.m. Friday.

    Chetallen L. “Chet” Gentry, 42, 1029 Shoreline Drive, La Grange, is charged with DUI, reckless driving and possession of an open alcoholic container.