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  • Snow Daze

    Though heavy snow was forecast last week, Oldham County Dispatch Director Kevin Nuss estimated that the county only received between two and three inches of snow.  Nuss also said that there were no severe emergency situations during the snow event.  He said dispatch responded to fewer than ten accidents.

    “Friday was eerily quiet,” Nuss said.  “I think people heeded the warnings to stay inside.”

  • Local celebrities prepare to hit the dance floor

    Prospect celebrities will soon take the stage and strut their stuff, all for a good cause.  

    Feb. 21 will see the third annual Dancing With Prospect Stars, this year moved to Bill Collins Ford at 4220 Bardstown Rd in Louisville.

    The event’s first year, which allowed six competitors to dance and raise money for the charity of their choice, was a surprise hit.

  • Black tie not required
  • Prospect City Council approves Google Fiber

    Prospect’s city council approved a resolution at their Jan. 11 meeting to allow Google to bring their high-speed internet service, Google Fiber, to Louisville and surrounding areas.
    Google Fiber is an internet and cable service that is only available to a select group of cities. The service is already available in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Kansas City, Nashville, Provo, Raleigh, Salt Lake City and San Antonio. Google is now exploring providing the service to the Louisville area.

  • CityPlace celebrates one full year
  • District explains school closing process

    After an unusually warm December, low temperatures and snowfall have hit Oldham County, making the possibility of snow days real once again.
    Tracy Green, director of communications for Oldham County Schools (OCS), said that the process for deciding whether school should be canceled begins very early in the morning.

  • Full slate of beekeeping schools scheduled

    While Kentucky’s honey bees are clustering through the winter, beekeepers will have opportunities to sharpen their skills in schools throughout the Commonwealth.

    The full schedule is as follows:

  • Community Briefs, Jan. 21, 2016

    Republican Caucus requests volunteers

    Volunteers have until Jan. 30 to sign up to help with Republican Presidential Caucus on March 5 at the John Black Community Center.    

    Any registered Republican can volunteer to help out with the caucus.  Volunteers can work a full day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or a half-day.  They must attend at least one training meeting.  

  • LIving Treasures honored at reception
  • Homeless count to take place in Oldham County

    Good News Homes will conduct a street count of homeless individuals in Oldham County on Wednesday, Jan. 27, as part of the 2016 K-Count coordinated by Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, and the Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness. 

    The K-Count is a point-in-time snapshot of homeless persons in every county in the state, excluding Fayette and Jefferson Counties. Due to separate funding applications from the federal government, these two counties will conduct their own count.