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  • 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.

  • Murner no stranger to playing politics

     

    Duane Murner is no stranger to acting like a politician.

    Having spent 12 years as one, after two terms as a fiscal court magistrate and one term as County Judge-Executive, Murner, a Prospect native, has the inside knowledge of what is expected of an elected official.

    But having retired from politics himself in 2010, Murner now just acts as a politician, namely former Kentucky Secretary of State Caleb Powers, as part of the Chautauqua program.

  • Fiscal Court approves new budget for 2015

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has approved a nearly $26 million budget to operate on for the next year.

    The budget doesn’t include any new raises for county employees or magistrates and is mostly mirrors the previous year’s budget.

    It includes $13.7 million for the county’s general fund and nearly $3 million in the road fund.

  • Veteran takes ‘ride’ through Oldham

     

    He may be 88, but one can’t say Dr. E. Bruce Heilman is boring.

    The biker has rode to 48 states on his Harley-Davidson and to celebrate his upcoming birthday, he will be crossing a 49th state off his bucket list.

    The adventurer, a native of Oldham County, was a marine stationed in the Pacific during World War II. The ride will most likely be one of the last great motorcycle rides by a member of the WWII generation, with the death rate of veterans at approximately 30,000 a month, according to Heilman.

  • Bridge Hill project on Highway 22 progressing

    An important stretch of Highway 22 in Crestwood will still be expanded and rerouted, despite slow progress.

    Nicknamed the Bridge Hill project, the changes will take place from just west of the Highway 329 Bypass to just past Abbott Lane, according to Andrea Clifford, spokeswoman for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5.

  • La Grange Fire tops million dollar mark for Crusade for Children

    Kentuckiana celebrated Sunday after the tallies of donations came out for the 61st Annual WHAS Crusade for Children, and in Oldham County, the La Grange Fire Department got a special pat on the back.

    The La Grange Fire Department received a plaque from the Crusade for collecting over $1 million. This year, their donations went up 19 percent from 2013, a total of $32,683.08 donated.

    The largest total from county fire department came from South Oldham Fire, who collected more than $42,000.

  • Work on new police station progressing

    In roughly two months, La Grange will have its police department back on Main Street for the first time in decades.

    Earlier this year, at the request of Mayor Bill Lammlein, the city approved up to $300,000 to be used from the city’s reserve funds to renovate the old firehouse on Second and Main Streets to become the new home of the La Grange Police Department.

    As of last week, roughly $90,000 had been spent and the work was at least halfway finished, Lammlein said.

  • Changes coming to Crestwood Fest

     

    In its more than 60 years, The South Oldham Lions Club has funded some of the community’s largest projects including the first ambulance service in Oldham County and the Pewee Valley/Crestwood sidewalk. To its many members, giving back to the community is the club’s main priority.

    The annual Crestwood Festival, happening this year on June 21, is one of the many ways the Lions Club raises money for their community projects.