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  • County renames part of Hwy. 146

    A familiar stretch of Highway 146 has been renamed the Oldham County Parkway.

    With the agreement of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, the stretch of Highway 146 from the Kentucky State Reformatory to North Camden Lane in Crestwood features the new name, Oldham County Judge Executive David Voegele said.

    That stretch now has two new signs noting the change, with the added slogan “share the journey.” The signs cost $2,320, according to a list of the county’s outstanding claims list.

  • Four postmasters sworn-in

    New postmasters were installed last weekend in the following Oldham County communities:  Crestwood, Goshen, La Grange and Pewee Valley.

  • Munson pleads not guilty to DUI

    A Locust Grove Elementary teacher arrested and charged with driving under the influence has pleaded not guilty to those charges at her initial arraignment.

    Laura Munson, 52, appeared in Oldham County District Court with her attorney, Andrew Howell, last Wednesday to enter her not guilty plea.

    It is Munson’s second DUI offense in the last five years, having previously been arrested for DUI in Breckinridge County in 2009.

  • Battle of Perryville remembered in author’s book

    On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville left more than 7,500 Confederate and Union soldiers dead or wounded outside of Perryville, KY.  Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle left the 300 citizens of this town to deal with the aftermath from a bloody battle and the rubble that remained behind.

    Henry Fales Perry of the 38th Indiana Infantry Regiment described the scene the following day:  “The spectacle presented by the battlefield was enough to make angels weep.”

  • New Postmasters to be installed

    The pomp and circumstance will be quadrupled in Oldham County on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. That’s when four Postmasters will be sworn-in at Briar Hill Park, 7320 Orchard Grass Blvd. East, in Crestwood.

    Randalene Cross, Andrea Braden, Patricia Stonicher and Kimberlee Travis will be installed as Postmasters of Crestwood, Pewee Valley, Goshen and LaGrange, respectively.

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  • Graves surprised, honored

    On Oct. 4, at a surprise goodbye party in her honor in LaGrange, Sandra Graves, Ph. D. was presented with the award certificate of Board Member Emeritus by Arts Association of Oldham County (AAOC) Vice President, E. Ann Stroth. Over thirty guests attended the event at the new Rails Restaurant. 

  • Drug Take Back Day

    The next Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by Sheriff Steve Sparrow and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will be Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the La Grange Fire Station 2, 3637 West Highway 146, Buckner.

    The national intiative is a program of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

  • Sparks wins photography contest

    Keri Sparks of LaGrange, was named the first place winner at Gallery 104’s new show, “Old vs. New” Photography contest. The show was judged by Max Heath of Landmark Community Newspapers. 

    Show chairperson and artist Ann Stroth said the show, sponsored by an anonymous donor, included 34 works by 14 local artists.

    The winners are:

    1st Place – Reflection by Keri Sparks

    2nd Place – The Small Boy by Barbara Manley Edds

  • Art show gives back to community-Part Two

    As an annual event that’s been going on for more than 14 years, Arts & Crafts Day in Pewee Valley continues to raise money for worthy community causes.

    The Pewee Valley Woman’s Club will host an arts and crafts show featuring over 60 juried artists on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church, while other shows will be held at St. James Church, St. Aloysius Church and at 314 Exchange on Mt. Mercy Drive.