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  • Community briefs

    Heroes and Horses

    A fundraiser to support the construction of the Veterans Memorial Park will be hosted by Heroes and Horses at Churchill Downs on May 14. Events include the Veterans Memorial Classic race and silent auction. Medal of Honor recipients Dakota Meyer, Ernie West, and Hershel “Woody” Williams will be attending and VIP seating with a hero is available. Also in attendance will be Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner and former Miss America, Heather French Henry.

  • Capital conclusions

    The main priority for the state legislature this year was to resolve the state’s heroin epidemic, which has seen a 600-plus percent increase in the last two years as it has gone unaddressed by legislators.
    The solution came only after ferocious debate, but passed just before midnight on the final day of the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Local group seeks heroin intervention for teens

    Heroin? In Oldham? When asked about the topic, many in the county expressed disbelief that the deadly substance could reside in a community with a grade-A school system, healthy children and close family relationships.

    Oldham County or not, heroin is very real in the community, according to Jean Schumm, president of Operation: PARENT.

    Schumm spoke on heroin in KET’s “Health-Three 60.”

  • Taking the high road home

    Oldham County’s own Sen. Ernie Harris, a Republican from Prospect, has been serving in the state Senate since 1995. In his 20th year in the Capitol, Harris was instrumental in shoring up the state’s fluctuating road fund during the final hours of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 session.

    Harris, typically a quiet legislator, reliably voting in step with his party, broke ranks with Senate Republican leadership this year when he sponsored the Gas Tax bill, SB 299.

  • State health rankings emerge, highlighting frontrunners and strugglers

    Out of 120 counties in Kentucky, Oldham County is still considered one of the top five healthiest in a new county health rankings survey released last week.

    A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey concluded that Oldham County is ranked no. 2, falling behind Boone County in first place, in a statewide health assessment.

  • Golden Alerts help those in danger of losing golden memories

    When George Clayton Holcomb, 67, a sufferer of brain trauma, wandered off from his Oak Leaf Drive home earlier this month for the second time in two years, his family thought they would never see him again.

    Holcomb’s family, along with help from the La Grange Police and Fire Department and an area search and rescue team, searched for nearly six hours trying to locate the man, who was later found hiding from weather conditions at Falling Rock Quarry, according to Kevin Nuss, Director of Oldham County Emergency Management.

  • Public records -- April 2, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests

    March 30 -- Dale R. Cox, 25, La Grange, was cited for no registered plates, failure of owner to maintain required ins, 1st offense, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, 2nd offense.

  • Rocky roads no treat for drivers

    Mark Husband says that he’s filled roughly 100 potholes in Oldham County so far this year.
    Husband is the Assistant Superintendent of the Oldham County Roads Department, and although he says the department is mostly caught up on the county’s patch work, he points out that his crew filled potholes on nearly 30 county roads this season.

  • Vet hopes to raise money for service dog

    Veterans sometimes come back after serving overseas feeling helpless, anxious, fearful and sometimes guilty because of the trauma he or she endured. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, hasn’t been all that uncommon in recent years.
    After two tours in Iraq, Nick Milburn came home to Oldham County and his wife and two kids with both PTSD and debilitating seizures.

  • Hidden Horses of HighPointe

    By Elliott Pratt and Taylor Riley

    Stephen Dunn grew up a race track brat.
    As a kid from Lexington, he was raised around horse racing. He was always with his father at the track and knew it was in his blood.