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  • Former magistrate, fire chief remembered

    After a four-year battle with cancer, Oldham County has lost a key businessman and community presence, friends of Robert “Bob” Deibel, said.

    Deibel, 74, passed away May 11 at his house, after battling three rounds of pancreatic cancer.

    Deibel’s list of accomplishments in Oldham County is long and spans decades of work. Most notably, Deibel served as magistrate on the Oldham County Fiscal Court for 21 years, helped incorporate the City of Crestwood and served as chief of the South Oldham Fire Department for 16 years.

  • School board bans E-Cigs

    The use of electronic cigarettes, hookahs and other vapor products for tobacco are now banned on Oldham County Schools property, after the school board approved a policy change at its monthly meeting.

    The board was presented with the potential policy change at its April board meeting. At that time, OCS general counsel Anne Coorssen called the policy change “substantial” while noting the use of e-cigarettes and other vapor products for tobacco usage was increasing.

  • Public Records May 22

    La Grange Police Arrests

    May 10 -- Edward C. Sullivan, 34, La Grange, was arrested for operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance 2nd offense.

    May 13 -- Jamie B. Henley, 34, La Grange, was arrested for TBUT (shoplifting) u/$500

     

    May 13 -- Jessie DeJesus, 33, La Grange, was arrested for TBUT (shoplifting) u/$500

    May 13 -- Breanna M. Doyon, 22, La Grange, was arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor

  • Academy lands two with experience in teaching and engineering

    Finding a teacher with professional engineering experience is rare. Finding a team of two? Even rarer still. But that is exactly what Oldham County Schools has done, Superintendent Will Wells has announced.

    The district’s new Engineering Academy will launch in the fall, with instruction led by Lynn Campbell and Terri Tinnell — two teachers with 25 combined years of engineering experience and eight years of teaching experience.

  • Former U of L star Siva visits OCS

    Peyton Siva, current Detroit Pistons player and former U of L basketball star, visited four schools last Thursday — Goshen, Centerfield, Camden Station and South Oldham Middle School. Siva talked about the importance of education, hard work and respect. He encouraged students to find their niche and be passionate about it.

  • Students learn unique dance

    Flamenco took center stage last month, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn about this cultural tradition that incorporates both dance and music. Flamenco Louisville performed for Oldham County Middle School students in Megan Cronin’s dance classes and Margaret Barrio’s Spanish classes at the OCS Arts Center April 30.

    Originating in the Andalucia region of southern Spain, flamenco utilizes distinct chants, claps, and guitar sounds reflecting the soulful system of dance and music.

  • Brownboro Alliance starts new trail system through county

    Brownsboro Alliance, a group of Brownsboro residents dedicated to the area’s natural, rural and farming origins, announces the establishment of the BA horseback riding and hiking trail. The first phase will open in the summer of 2014 and runs from a trailhead at Foxhollow Farm and reaches across Route 329 through Sleep Hollow south towards the Norton Commons development.

  • 2014 Primary Election Results

    Judge Executive

    David Voegele 5,135 69.08%

    David Howley 2,298 30.92%

    Sheriff

    Steve Sparrow 6,028 77.68%

    Ricky Simmons 1,732 22.32%

    PVA

    Barbara Winters 3,802 52.20%

    Albert Harrison 3,481 47.80%

    County Attorney

    John Carter 5,019 68.79%

    Galen Clark 2,277 31.21%

    Coroner

    Brett Donner 5,086 74.39%

    J. Buford Cobb 1,751 25.61%

    County Surveyor

    David Garber 4,395 72.37%

    C. Robert Vinsand 1,678 27.63%

  • Davenport, Oerther face off for mayor

    A longtime fixture in La Grange politics will start the general election with a lot of momentum in his bid to become the next mayor of the city.

    Councilman Joe Davenport was the top vote getter in the mayoral primary Tuesday night, gathering more than 700 votes and nearly 48 percent of ballots cast in the race.

    Davenport will be joined in the general election by Brian Oerther, a teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools who previously ran for mayor in 2010 but did not survive a three-person primary then.

  • Sparks’ re-election means no changes to Fiscal Court

    Four years ago, JD Sparks and Iva Davis had the closest magisterial primary in Oldham County, with Sparks winning by 13 votes. The only difference between this year and 2010 is Sparks’ margin of victory.

    In what was once again the county’s closest primary for the office of magistrate, Sparks, the current District 5 magistrate, topped Davis by 49 votes to win re-election for the first time.

    Sparks was nearly breathless after confirming his victory at the county clerk’s office.