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  • How to save a schoolhouse

    Residents of Westport are one step closer to saving a community schoolhouse after a fundraiser Saturday.

    Organizer Kathy Hockersmith said residents raised more than $1,100 in donations, $500 from a pie auction and much more from a fish fry and yard sale. Organizer Glenn Watson said Westport’s one-room schoolhouse is safe from demolition, but renovation still needs to be done to improve the building. The fundraiser will further that goal.

  • Parker wins delegate seat for 4th District

    Oldham County resident Mattie Copeland Parker staged an upset win at the Kentucky Democratic Convention June 7 in Lexington to win the single delegate seat in the 4th Congressional District for Sen. Barack Obama.ee

    Decked out in a denim jacket and covered with her collection of pins supporting Obama, she was busy most of the morning introducing herself to convention delegates and soliciting support.ee

  • Man arrested for alleged involvement in Centerfield fight with juvenile

    A fight near Circle K in Centerfield recently left a young male injured and led to the arrest of a La Grange man.

    Oldham County Police responded to a fight in progress near midnight June 23 in the 2900 block of West Ky. 22 in Centerfield.

    A group of individuals told police they allegedly encountered Eric C. Hobbs while walking down Ky. 22 to return to their vehicle parked in the parking lot of Circle K.

  • Police charge juveniles for five-month crime spree

    Five juveniles are charged as part of a criminal syndicate of robberies, burglaries and thefts in La Grange.

    La Grange Police charged the juveniles with 66 offenses Thursday, including robbery, burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, theft of controlled substances, trafficking in controlled substances, tampering with physical evidence and engaging in organized crime.

  • 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.