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  • South Oldham man, eatery shown in Obama infomercial

    During a 30-minute infomercial Oct. 29 featuring presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, Oldham County residents saw some familiar things.

    The infomercial featured Crestwood residents Mark and Melinda Dowell as Mark talked about being a third-generation Ford Motor Co. employee and his fears about whether or not he’d have the chance to retire from the Louisville plant.

  • Police launch business ID program

    In a city that continues to attract new businesses, members of the La Grange Police Department are implementing a new program to stay in touch with business owners.

    The program matches a business ID number to a list of key-holders’ contact information for use by emergency personnel if an incident occurs.

  • Local businesses feel the economy's crunch

    It’s a bold marketing move, a show of cards that doesn’t happen too often in the business world.

    In the last month, Crestwood Supermarket cashiers have begun slipping fliers into bags and posting fliers with a stark statement in capital letters.

    “PLEASE USE US -or- LOSE US!”

  • Business briefs

    Diabetes information fair is Saturday at hospital

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is offering a diabetes information fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the hospital.

  • Signs of mischief

    Something like this is supposed to only happen in places like his native Bulgaria, not in the United States. Goshen resident Nikolay Dimitrov didn’t expect this when he posted his first political yard sign.

    “I think this is kind of a vital election,” he said.

  • Attorney's service now questioned

    A man nominated by the mayor but not approved by city council as La Grange city attorney is already handling city business.

    Mayor Elsie Carter nominated Graham Whatley to fill the vacant city attorney seat Sept. 2.

    Former city attorney Wade Helm resigned July 23.

    The council approved Whatley’s service as city attorney under the condition that he begin his service after ending his involvement with a lawsuit against the Oldham County Property Valuation Administrator.

  • Crestwood doctor seeks Davis' 4th district seat

    A Crestwood physician is challenging two-term congressman Geoff Davis in the Nov. 4 election to represent Kentucky’s fourth district.

    Republican U.S Rep. Geoff Davis has served since 2004 when he defeated Cincinnati newscaster Nick Clooney. He ran two years earlier against incumbent Ken Lucas but narrowly lost. In 2006, he beat Lucas to earn his second term in Congress.

  • Trio's burglary leaves one man dead

    A La Grange native is dead after a homeowner awakened by a break-in shot him Saturday in Shelbyville.

    Three local men – Timothy Carpenter, Joshua Fast and David L. Fletcher – allegedly burglarized a home on Brown Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Police say they gained access by breaking a front window.

  • The hunt along I-71 is over

    Officials are halting hunters’ efforts to reduce the deer population along Interstate 71 in La Grange.

    A group of hunters have been bow-hunting on land owned by the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority to decrease the number of deer making their way across the interstate. Deer are crossing the interstate from OLDA’s 1,000-acre property to reach a water source in the median of Interstate 71.

  • 'Just for Kids' campaign benefits Kosair

    Kosair Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Foundation and Norton Healthcare officials announced Sept. 25 a $208 million “Just for Kids” Campaign to benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital – the first major philanthropic campaign in the hospital’s 116-year history. Kosair Children’s Hospital is Kentucky’s only free-standing, full-service children’s hospital.