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Today's News

  • Community briefs April 24

    Boot camp

    Oldham County Crunch will be hosting a fitness bootcamp on Saturday mornings starting on April 26 from 9-10 a.m. Classes will be open to all people of all ages and fitness levels. Cost is $10 for those 18 and older, $5 for 17-11 and free for children 10 and under. Minor children will be required to workout under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Starting in May classes will also be offered on Tuesday evenings at 6-7 p.m. All classes will be held at the Walsh Park Pavilion. Classes are led by Michelle Benson, CPT, and Shannon LaDow, RN, CPT.

  • North Oldham High’s new principal to start July 1

    Craig Wallace will begin as principal July 1 following the retirement of Lisa Jarrett. Jarrett served as principal for eight years.

  • Education Briefs April 24

    History bee

    Summer vacation will start in Atlanta for three North Oldham Middle School students — but it won’t be the relaxing weekend their peers are enjoying. These students will be competing at the National History Bee after qualifying at the regional competition April 2 in Lexington.

  • Burn ban in effect May 1

    Due to being designated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as “non-attainment” air quality for ozone and particulate matter because pollution levels have exceeded those permitted by the Clean Air Act, beginning May 1 and continuing until September 30 open burning is prohibited in Oldham County.

    All questions concerning open burning should be addressed to the KY Division of Air Quality at 1-888 BURN LAW (287-6529) or at www.air.ky.gov and click on Open Burning.

  • La Grange Fire to test hydrants

    The LaGrange Fire & Rescue Dept. will be inspecting and flushing fire hydrants during the months of April, May, June and July 2013. This will include the areas of the La Grange Utilities Water District and the Oldham County Water District.

    Water may appear cloudy or discolored immediately following hydrant flow testing. However, the water is safe to drink.

  • Walmart receives final approval from Crestwood council

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting April 16.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

    Kevin Thompson, public affairs director for Walmart, said there currently isn’t a date set to break ground on the new development, since final approval just came from the Crestwood council.

  • La Grange wants to refinance bonds

    Buoyed by revenue from the recently imposed occupational tax, the City of La Grange is considering refinancing the bonds it holds as part of its agreement to develop Oldham Reserve.

    At a special meeting on Monday, the city council heard from Dwight G. Salsbury of Ross, Sinclaire and Associates about a refinancing plan that could significantly lower debt payments, eliminate an $8 million lump sum payment and help the city end debt payments early.

  • Prospect scout achieves at a rare age

    Becoming an Eagle Scout is a goal of thousands of Boy Scouts across the U.S., and is usually achieved by the time a scout reaches his late teens.

    So when Prospect resident Logan Salazar earned the honor before his 13th birthday, it took a big achievement and amplified it.

    “To be that focused and to get that much done at 12 years old is huge,” Don Vogel, Logan’s scoutmaster, said. “And it’s not lost on him.”

  • Returning the sparkle and shine

     

    The Duncan Memorial Chapel in Crestwood is getting a much needed face lift.

    The 21 stained glass windows that line the chapel are being restored to make them more visible from the outside, Ted Merhoff, secretary of the Floydsburg Cemetery, said.

    “Stained glass has a life time that requires a lot of maintenance,” Merhoff said.

  • Crestwood residents participate in Boston Marathon

    Two Crestwood natives joined thousands of others this week in showing the resolve of Boston by running in this year’s Boston Marathon.

    This year’s marquee race took place on Monday, roughly one year after bombings took place at the finish line that killed three and injured more than 200.

    Melissa Christensen and Ande Gorce, neighbors in the Magnolia Place subdivision, joined more than 36,000 in running the 2014 marathon.

    Christensen, who ran the marathon in 2012 as well, said the atmosphere this year was “incredible.”