Local News

  • Marriage seminar offered Friday night

    The Marriage Education and Resource Center and Crestwood Baptist Church are offering “The Ultimate Date Night,” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Crestwood Baptist.

    The cost is $10 per person, $32 for package of four or more or $12 at the door. For information or to register visit ultimatedatenight.com

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Danielle R. Bischoff, 22, 1101 Cherrywood Court, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Dec. 15, theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    Owen C. Farmer, 20, 68 Court F, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Dec. 14, failure to comply.

    William E. Fox, 52, 2309 Creekside Drive, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Dec. 10, fourth-degree assault.

    Stacey Hart, 41, 12012 Valley Drive, Goshen, arrested by OCSO Dec. 13, second-degree criminal mischief.

    Tiffany R. Hensley, 19, 295 Tilley Lane, Milton, arrested by OCSO Dec. 16, failure to comply.

  • Steve O’s hosts Rotary Club fundraiser Jan. 20

    Steve O’s Italian Kitchen will donate 20 percent of diners’ lunch or dinner check to the South Oldham Rotary Club on Wednesday.

    To participate, customers must  download a flyer from the club’s Web site, www.southoldhamrotary.org, and present it with their check.

    Both Steve O’s Crestwood (6402 Westwind Way) and Buckner (4205 W. Ky. 146) locations are participating in the fundraiser.

  • Financial Peace University program begins in February

    Saint John United Methodist Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a 13-week faith-based financial planning program.

    Two orientation meetings will take place at the church at noon Sunday and Jan. 24 in the Adult Education Center. The one-time fee of $95 for materials is required and payable at orientation.

    Classes begin from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 7. Childcare is available with reservations for a fee. For information, call Robbie, 228-2897, ext. 126.

    St. John United Methodist Church is located at 12700 U.S. 42 in Prospect.

  • CASA Advisory Council meets Jan. 21

    The CASA Advisory Council will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau building in La Grange.

  • Crestwood resident named CEO of Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

    A retired journalist and longtime Girl Scout volunteer will serve as interim CEO of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana council effective Jan. 6.

    Howard E. “Ed” Staats will step in to manage the extensive council succeeding Terry Blackwell, who resigned last month.

    Blackwell was nominated for the 2009 Non-profit Leader of the Year. In 2008, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana was awarded Outstanding Non-profit by Greater Louisville Inc., and the Sloan Award for Workplace Excellence.

  • OLDA discussing developer’s proposal for Oldham Reserve

    Members of the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority met Thursday to discuss a proposal from The Hocker Group, a real estate development and investment company.

    The Hocker Group plans to develop a portion of the Oldham Reserve property with several retail businesses.

    OLDA chairman Don Basham has said OLDA hopes to have three components to the property, he said, including retail, office and residential space.

    The Hocker Group is currently managing Springhurst Towne Center in Louisville, the home of Tinseltown, Kohl’s, Meijer and Target.

  • Snow cancels classes Friday for Oldham students

    Oldham County Schools will be closed Friday, according to the district's Web site.

    Students awoke to a dusting of snow and canceled classes Thursday morning, although students in neighboring Jefferson County reported to school. Snow quickly accumulated by mid-morning, and by lunchtime, some areas of Oldham County reported more than two inches of snow.

    Jefferson County school officials dismissed students an hour early. 

  • Former county employee files suit

    A former county employee claims supervisors forced him to cite property owners for non-existent code violations to generate revenue for Oldham County government.

    In a lawsuit filed Dec. 30 against Oldham County Fiscal Court, former code enforcement officer Mitch Nobles claims he reported his immediate supervisor’s wrongdoing on several occasions and ultimately lost his job.

  • Kenwood Station principal appointed to Oldham school board position

    An elementary school principal will serve as Oldham County Schools' director of personnel.

    District officials announced Tuesday that Phillip Moore, principal of Kenwood Station Elementary, will replace the school district's current personnel director Genie Yockey. Yockey will retire March 1 after serving 11 years in that position.

    According to a school district press release, Moore will remain as principal of Kenwood through July 1.  Between now and then, he will be transitioning to his new position while continuing his duties as principal.