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  • Retired science teacher experiments with art

    What is one man’s junk might just become an addition to another man’s latest folk art piece. Or at least that is true for artist Robbie Mueller.

    “I’m the guy that comes to your yard sale and is looking through the boxes of stuff that you have gathered up to throw in the garbage can,” Mueller said with a laugh. “I always tease that you can find my rear end hanging out of any dumpster.”

  • Trail alliance hopes growth continues to metro area

    Oldham County residents looking for a new place to get some exercise while enjoying nature have an option open to them that may always be growing. 

    The Brownsboro Alliance Trail Association (BATA) is building a trail that they hope to connect throughout the county as well as other parts of the Greater Louisville area.  

  • Changes expected in Prospect property value

     Prospect residents may soon see their property values, and in turn their tax rates, change.

    Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) Tony Lindauer spoke before Prospect residents at the March 21 city council meeting to explain Prospect’s upcoming property value reassessment.  

    The reassessment will use recent sales in the Prospect area to determine any changes to property values for similar properties. 

  • Free app gifted to county by funeral home could help save lives

    Thanks to the efforts of a local businessman, Oldham County residents now have a new way to prepare for the worst.  

    Buford Cobb, vice president of Stoess Funeral Home, has partnered with the creators of a smartphone application, Vital ICE, to give the app to Oldham County residents for free.  

    The app is designed to help users share their personal information should they ever be unable to respond in an emergency.  

  • Chambers searching for women who lead the community

    Women’s history month may be coming to a close, but two organizations will honor exemplary businesswomen in the present. Each are currently accepting nominations for a female honoree in two upcoming events. 

    Strong Leadership Strong Women

    The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Strong Woman Leader Award to be presented at the sixth annual Strong Leadership Strong Women event. 

  • Hemp producers hope to open regional facility

    Chris Brooke, Landmark News Service

     Kentucky Cannabis Company leaders see room in Henry County to grow their effort to provide health benefits from hemp oils, company founder Bill Polniak said.

  • When life handed lemons to neighborhood friends, they decided to sell lemonade

     It starts with the sound of a child shouting, “Car!” Then they spring into action.  They hoist a sign into the air and get ready to give their pitch to anyone who might hear it.  The only thing keeping the youthful energy contained is the presence of a parent on the sidelines.

  • Alcohol fees brought $732k to La Grange in span of two years

    Total revenues earned from alcohol sales and the amount of alcohol-related criminal citations issued since 2014 have been released by La Grange Police Chief Frank Conway. 

    The police department, which also acts as the Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) administrator for the city, collected about $381,150 in regulatory license fees during the year 2015. A total of about $350,865 was gained in 2014, the first year any sizable revenue was earned after the city voted to become wet in August of 2013.

  • Speech team coach inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’

     According to StatisticsBrain citing the National Institute of Mental Health, 74 percent of Americans have a serious fear of public speaking.  This is higher than the number who have an intense fear of death.  However, one coach has spent decades helping students combat that fear.  

  • Oldham Co. named healthiest in state

     Oldham County residents can now say they live in the healthiest county in the state, and have the data to prove it. 

    According to the 2016 County Health Rankings, Oldham ranked higher than all 119 other counties, including Boone, Spencer, Shelby and Scott, which all ranked in the top five.