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  • Man hurls soda can at school bus, injures driver

    A Crestwood man is charged with wanton endangerment for breaking the windshield of a school bus with a soda can and injuring the driver May 17.

  • I-71 exit ramp in Buckner will be closed Wednesday evening

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announces temporary closure of the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 71 to KY 146 (Exit 17) in Oldham County. 

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 until 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 24 and will allow for pavement repairs on I-71. 

    KYTC crews will also have the right lane of southbound I-71 closed at the KY 146 underpass (mile point 17.4) closed during this same time frame for pavement repairs.

  • Police to be out in force through Memorial Day weekend

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware.  The 2012 national “Click It or Ticket” Memorial Day seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up. 

    Despite a wealth of data showing that seat belts save lives – and also despite implementation of a primary seat belt law – Kentucky’s 82 percent seat belt usage rate lags behind the national rate of 84 percent. 

  • Primary election 2012: Candidate and voting info

    The primary election is Tuesday, May 22. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    For information on polling locations and for a sample ballot, visit the Oldham County Clerk's website.

    Races:

    U.S. 4th Congressional District

    Oldham County Circuit Clerk

  • Four seek circuit clerk’s position

    The four Republican candidates for Oldham circuit court clerk all have one thing in common – a lengthy career in various public service roles. 

    In recent weeks, the candidates, Steve Greenwell, Steve Kaelin, Suzette Kimbell and Rick Rash, have participated in two candidate forums in order to meet voters. 

    Some of the most interested voters are those who currently work in the Oldham County courthouse.

  • Champion runner visits South Oldham

    It’s not every day a marathon champion shows up at your school. 

    But students at South Oldham Middle had the rare opportunity to meet an elite — and likely London Olympian — runner May 10.

    Wesley Korir, 29, won the Boston Marathon in April, coming from behind late in the race to win by 26 seconds.

    Now, the University of Louisville graduate is back in Kentucky and shared his story with several classes at SOMS, where his former U of L teammate Andrew Hackney is a health teacher.

  • Two GOP candidates seek Commonwealth Attorney job in May 22 primary

    Three candidates are running for commonwealth attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit. 

    Kentucky has 57 judicial circuits and the commonwealth’s attorney is the chief prosecutor for crimes in that district.

    Republicans Courtney Baxter and John Shaughnessy will vie for the primary election while William Carter is running as an uncontested Democrat.

  • Residents petition for special election to expand liquor sales

    Alcohol sales in La Grange could expand, depending on the outcome of a special election this summer.

    More than 400 people signed a petition requesting the special election, which will allow La Grange voters to decide if they want to make the city “wet.”

    The special election is set for July 24.

  • Tiny terrors: insects active early after warm winter

    A mild winter and warm spring has more people outside and active — and they have company.

    Ticks, mosquitoes and other insects are active earlier this year due to unseasonably warm weather and medical professionals are advising people to be cautious of themselves and their pets.

    But most pests are just, well, pesky. 

  • Oldham EMS chooses finalist for management outsourcing

    Oldham County EMS board members voted Monday to formalize a contract with Baptist Health Affiliates, Inc. to outsource OCEMS management duties.

    Baptist Health Affiliates is part of the Baptist Health Care system, which also operates Baptist Northeast in La Grange.

    A team of six evaluators considered the five responses received after the board released a request for proposals April 9.

    The evaluators reviewed the submissions independently, and board member Stan Clark, also the county's CFO, said evaluators agreed Baptist stands out as the best fit.