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  • Land rezoned for Briar Hill office, residential condos on Ky. 22

    A good reputation proved to be a powerful asset for developer Bob Jones Tuesday night.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court approved Jones' request to rezone 32 acres for Briar Hill Woods, a multi-use development plan for condos and 15 family homes near Crestwood.

    Magistrates said they based the decision on their impressions of Jones' previous work in the county.

    Briar Hill Woods, located at the intersection of Briar Hill Parkway and Ky. 22, will include 15 lots for single-family homes, 54 residential condos and office condos.

  • Business Briefs

    Oldham County company busy at bowl gamesRocket Man Inc., based in Oldham County, recently announced it has contracts to manage walking vendor programs at four upcoming bowl games in Florida. They include: Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando featuring Boston College and Michigan State, Dec. 28; Capital One Bowl in Orlando, featuring Florida and Michigan, Jan. 1; Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, featuring Texas Tech and Virginia; the Outback Bowl in Tampa, featuring Tennessee and Wisconsin, Jan. 1.

  • Rumors of plan to bring gun to OCHS are unfounded

    Rumors that someone threatened to bring a gun to Oldham County High School last week are unfounded, OCHS principal Dave Weedman said.

    He said he believes a frenzy of rumors that swirled around the school Friday started with a threatening text message a female student received from a student in another district Dec. 13.

    Police were notified and contacted the message sender, Weedman said, but at no point did anyone threaten to come to OCHS with a gun. Officers from the Oldham County Police Department deferred comment to Weedman.

  • Memorial service planned for Westport fire chief, paramedic

    Geoffrey Alan Stock, 40

    La Grange

    Geoffrey Alan Stock, 40, of La Grange, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007.

    He was a paramedic for Oldham County EMS and Henry County EMS, chief of Westport Volunteer Fire Department and an instructor for Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

    Survivors include his wife, Terry Bartlett Stock; a son, George; a daughter, Julia; his mother, Sue Stock; a brother, Chris Stock; and two nephews, Cameron and Samuel Stock.

    A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday (Dec. 14) at Kavanaugh Center.

  • Angel Food Ministries announces January menu

    Angel Food Ministries

    Here is the January Menu for Angel Food Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.

    Anyone of any income level can buy the food.

    January Menu, $30

    1.25 pounds Bacon Wrapped Beef Filets (five 4-ounce)

    4 pounds Individually Frozen Chicken Leg Quarters

    2 pounds Lean Hamburger Steaks (four 8-ounce)

    1.5 pounds Boneless Pork Roast

    1.25 pounds Meaty Beef Short Ribs

    20-ounce Supreme Pizza

  • SOHS Marching Dragons to perform in Frankfort Tuesday for governor's inauguration parade

    This blows Oldham County Day out of the water.

    The South Oldham High School marching band has been selected to perform in Steve Beshear's inaugural parade Tuesday before his swearing-in Kentucky's next governor.

    Superintendent Paul Upchurch said a conference of high school principals and Director of High Schools Shirley Lauterbach selected which band would represent the county.

  • Residents ask officials to increase safety

    Oldham County High School senior Megan Lucas was a passenger in a vehicle that struck a deer and collided with a semi-truck Nov. 23 on Interstate 71 near Buckner. Her death has prompted local residents to lobby for safety improvements along I-71 in Oldham County, where dozens of deer graze between the northbound and southbound lanes. There have been 32 deer-related collisions reported in Oldham County in 2007, but last month alone, transportation workers picked up 60 deer carcasses along Oldham County roadways.

  • Ballardsville man appointed as KSP commissioner

    Rodney Brewer teaches criminal justice students at the University of Louisville that a police officer's primary responsibility is serving the public. Sometimes, officers lose sight of that mission.

    But public servants are heroes everyday, he said. And Brewer, 50, said there's nothing more rewarding than working with these heroes.

    Brewer returns to the police force Tuesday when he's sworn-in as commissioner of the Kentucky State Police. Governor-elect Steve Beshear appointed him to the post.

  • Parks department hosts walk for Teddy Bear Tree program

    The Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department will host a holiday two-mile walk benefiting the Teddy Bear Tree program Saturday at Wendell Moore Park. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. in front of the John W. Black Community Center. The cost is $10 per person plus a toy or $15 without a toy. Each participant will receive a T-shirt.

  • News Briefs

    Former officer pleads guilty to drug possession

    A former Oldham County Police officer who worked with the department's drug-sniffing dog will complete community service and pay a fine for cultivating marijuana in July.

    Gerald 'Jerry' Colston pleaded guilty to possession of less than eight ounces of marijuana on Nov. 21.

    Colston, 38, was originally charged with cultivating less than five plants of marijuana. That charge was amended.

    He was sentenced to pay a $250 fine and complete 150 hours of community service.