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Today's News

  • Ballardsville Fire starts construction on second station

    Despite a wet start to the summer, work on a new substation for the Ballardsville Fire Department has begun.

    The new station is being built at the corner of Highway 22 and Montfont Circle, in Centerfield. It will mainly cover the department’s western part of the district, Chief Stephen Fante said.

    As of late last week, a hole had been dug on the property to start laying the foundation, but persistent rain has delayed much of the work, Fante said.

  • AG opinion prompts amendment to La Grange law

     

    The Kentucky Attorney General has put an ordinance amending the City of La Grange’s business licensing tax into question.

    After the city council approved the changes 5-4 in their March meeting, the Kentucky Bar Association asked the Attorney General for a legal opinion on the constitutionality of the law.

  • 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.

  • Ferriell signs with Rose-Hulman
  • Lega signs with Transy
  • Girls basketball: Lady Colonels building around experienced point, post players

    BUCKNER – Oldham County has experience where it matters most.

    The Lady Colonels won the District 29 championship last year for the first time since 2008 and bring back point guard Kasey Wernert, center Abigail Stewart and forward Jayla Davis, all seniors.

    The returning talent has coach Jace Bryant excited about the 2014-15 Lady Colonels’ potential.

    “Our point guard and post have a lot of experience,” Bryant said. “It’s the wing positions where we’ll be really young.  

  • Stephens: Coaches weigh in on World Cup

    At this time of year we’re usually starving for sports.

    The U.S. Open, Stanley Cup Final and NBA Finals all ended last weekend. The British Open is a few weeks away, college and pro football camps another few weeks past that.

    In most years all we’d have left are NASCAR and the Cincinnati Reds, currently making a charge just to get to .500.

    Luckily this is the one year in four where the sports calendar gives us the globe’s biggest sporting event to fill that summer void.