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  • App helps connect, alert neighbors with safety concerns

     

    In the day and age of being more closely connected to the hundreds of people on a social media profile rather than the person living in the house next door, it may be easier for some to make the trip to the store rather than to ask their neighbors to borrow a cup of sugar, but what if there was an app to connect neighbors privately?

  • Dispute over Goshen property could head to court

     

    A dispute over the use of a property on U.S. 42 in Goshen will likely continue with litigation after another hearing in front of the county’s Board of Adjustments.

    The property in question, 9051 W. U.S. 42, is currently owned by Anthony Zeppa and only has an accessory structure on the property currently.

    After receiving initial approval in May 2013 to have the secondary structure on the property without a home also on the grounds, problems arose in January about the misuse of a variance on the property.

  • Lane takes plea deal in gang case

     

    A sixth individual originally indicted on charges of participating in organized crime has pleaded down to a lesser charge.

    Donnie Lane, of La Grange, took a plea deal similar to that of his five co-defendants during a hearing last week.

    Lane pled guilty to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and was given 12-month probation on a two-year term as a sentence.

    The plea and sentence was similar to that of co-defendants Gabrielle Beach, Felix Myers, Thomas Wenz, Roger Wilson and Brandon Davis.

  • Youth give back with landscaping

     

    Members of the Hillcrest Youth Athletic Association volunteered their time to help make Goshen Elementary School beautiful by landscaping on consecutive Saturday mornings. The association has hosted a Youth Triathlon for local kids ages 6-16 since 2009.

    “We try to teach them that in swimming they may not get their personal best, but they can reach their personal best by giving back to the community,” John Shearer, member of the association, said.

  • Crestwood native named to top human resources list

    Human resources is often referred to as “the business of people” and no one knows people better than Trasee Whitaker, senior vice president of human resources at Masonic Homes of Kentucky.

    Whitaker, of Crestwood, was chosen as one of “20 People to Know in Human Resources” by Business First, a Louisville publication.

    “It is an honor to be included along with other talented and influential HR colleagues that I admire as well,” Whitaker said.

  • Ballardsville Fire starts construction on second station

    Despite a wet start to the summer, work on a new substation for the Ballardsville Fire Department has begun.

    The new station is being built at the corner of Highway 22 and Montfont Circle, in Centerfield. It will mainly cover the department’s western part of the district, Chief Stephen Fante said.

    As of late last week, a hole had been dug on the property to start laying the foundation, but persistent rain has delayed much of the work, Fante said.

  • AG opinion prompts amendment to La Grange law

     

    The Kentucky Attorney General has put an ordinance amending the City of La Grange’s business licensing tax into question.

    After the city council approved the changes 5-4 in their March meeting, the Kentucky Bar Association asked the Attorney General for a legal opinion on the constitutionality of the law.

  • Ghazawi indicted on heroin charges

    A Crestwood native has been indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury on multiple charges, including trafficking in a controlled substance.

    Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 28, was indicted May 20 after being arrested on trafficking and other charges Feb. 25 by Lawrenceburg Police. The charges relate to Ghazawi’s fleeing police after selling heroin to a confidential informant in Anderson County.

    He was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree (heroin), which is a Class C felony. If convicted, he could serve 5-10 years in prison on that charge alone.

  • Quarry is a cool relief from rising heat

     

    With temperatures rising well into the 90s this week, there isn’t much relief from the sizzling sun other than the options of overcrowded pools or distant theme parks, but for Oldham County residents, there’s a little slice of paradise close to home.

    Nestled in the city limits on Fendley Mill Road, Falling Rock Park is a two-acre quarry that has been filled solely by rainwater for 17 years. Owner Joe Clark opened it in 1996 as a divers’ training facility but soon floaters, kayakers, swimmers and snorkelers began to flood the park.

  • Pewee Valley to redesign city center

     

    The City of Pewee Valley is requesting help from its residents to choose a plan to rebuild the Town Square.