Local News

  • Second Street is spared by gates

    Crews from CSX and La Grange Public Works began installing crossing gates at Second Street in La Grange Monday – a move that allows the city to maintain its quiet zone.

    Mayor Elsie Carter announced Friday that gates will arrive within a week and wiring will begin soon after.

    The city’s public works department will assist CSX with the gate installation.

    On Monday, crews started the installation process by digging holes for the gates.

  • Former code enforcement officer files suit claiming wrongful termination

    A former county employee claims supervisors forced him to cite property owners for non-existent code violations to generate revenue for Oldham County government.

    In a lawsuit filed Dec. 30 against Oldham County Fiscal Court, former code enforcement officer Mitch Nobles claims he reported his immediate supervisor’s wrongdoing on several occasions and ultimately lost his job.

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast hosts several events Tuesday

    A colon cancer support group will meet at 6 p.m. at Baptist Hospital Northeast. The group is open to anyone affected by colon cancer. For information, call the Colon Cancer Prevention Project at 290-0288.

    The Living Well with Diabetes support group will meet at 7 p.m. at the hospital. The meeting will feature educational speaker an open forum. For information, call Angela Madden at 222-3344.

    A “Postpartum and Newborn Care” class will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the hospital. The free class provides information on self-care after delivery and newborn care.

  • Oldham Grand Jury indicts three

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Deshan M. Gardner, 35, is indicted for flagrant non-support and second-degree persistent felony offense.

    According to the indictment, between March 22, 2002 and Dec. 17, 2009, he allegedly persistently failed to provide support which he could reasonably provide and knew he had a duty to provide by virtue of a court order to a minor.

  • Marriage seminar offered Friday night

    The Marriage Education and Resource Center and Crestwood Baptist Church are offering “The Ultimate Date Night,” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Crestwood Baptist.

    The cost is $10 per person, $32 for package of four or more or $12 at the door. For information or to register visit ultimatedatenight.com

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Danielle R. Bischoff, 22, 1101 Cherrywood Court, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Dec. 15, theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    Owen C. Farmer, 20, 68 Court F, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Dec. 14, failure to comply.

    William E. Fox, 52, 2309 Creekside Drive, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Dec. 10, fourth-degree assault.

    Stacey Hart, 41, 12012 Valley Drive, Goshen, arrested by OCSO Dec. 13, second-degree criminal mischief.

    Tiffany R. Hensley, 19, 295 Tilley Lane, Milton, arrested by OCSO Dec. 16, failure to comply.

  • Steve O’s hosts Rotary Club fundraiser Jan. 20

    Steve O’s Italian Kitchen will donate 20 percent of diners’ lunch or dinner check to the South Oldham Rotary Club on Wednesday.

    To participate, customers must  download a flyer from the club’s Web site, www.southoldhamrotary.org, and present it with their check.

    Both Steve O’s Crestwood (6402 Westwind Way) and Buckner (4205 W. Ky. 146) locations are participating in the fundraiser.

  • Financial Peace University program begins in February

    Saint John United Methodist Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a 13-week faith-based financial planning program.

    Two orientation meetings will take place at the church at noon Sunday and Jan. 24 in the Adult Education Center. The one-time fee of $95 for materials is required and payable at orientation.

    Classes begin from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 7. Childcare is available with reservations for a fee. For information, call Robbie, 228-2897, ext. 126.

    St. John United Methodist Church is located at 12700 U.S. 42 in Prospect.

  • CASA Advisory Council meets Jan. 21

    The CASA Advisory Council will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau building in La Grange.

  • Crestwood resident named CEO of Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

    A retired journalist and longtime Girl Scout volunteer will serve as interim CEO of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana council effective Jan. 6.

    Howard E. “Ed” Staats will step in to manage the extensive council succeeding Terry Blackwell, who resigned last month.

    Blackwell was nominated for the 2009 Non-profit Leader of the Year. In 2008, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana was awarded Outstanding Non-profit by Greater Louisville Inc., and the Sloan Award for Workplace Excellence.