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Today's News

  • Oldham elementary school scheduled to close

    Citing rising utility costs and maintenance problems, school officials have announced that Liberty Elementary will close at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
    Oldham County Schools Superintendent Paul Upchurch distributed a letter to parents Tuesday explaining the decision to close the 87-year-old facility.
    The decision comes after years of maintenance and utility needs, which have included mold and air conditioning problems, among other infrastructure concerns.
    Roughly 400 students attend Liberty.

  • Gallery 104 to host poetry reading Dec. 10

    Gallery 104 will host a poetry reading at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

    An open mic will be available for three readers to read five minutes each. Those spots will be on a first-come first-served basis with sign-ups taken that night. Other readers include members of Green River Writers. Erin Fitzgerald will play the dulcimer during intermission and refreshments will be served. Signed books that have been written by participants will be available for sale.
     

  • Rotary Club welcomes new member

    The South Oldham Rotary Club inducted a new member, Jonathan Vargo. Vargo is a financial adviser with Edward Jones Financial. Here sponsor Fariba Muhlheizler presents Vargo with his Rotary pin.

  • Free health clinic to close, LOCAL bus service will change

    A popular medical clinic for uninsured residents will close effective Feb. 1.
     The Community Care Clinic, facilitated by HDB Service Group, will honor all December and January appointments.
    HDB Executive Director Cynthia Stafford said as with any responsible small business, HDB constantly evaluates its capacity to deliver quality services.
    HDB’s board of directors recently voted to implement two major organizational changes – closing the clinic and altering LOCAL transit bus service.

  • Audit of Passport Health prompts quick changes

    University Health Care, Inc. which does business as Passport Health Plan announced today that Mark B. Carter has accepted the position of interim chief executive officer effective Dec. 1.  

    His first priority will be to evaluate current management policies and practices and to begin the process of putting into place a new operational structure.  

  • Food pantry
  • Crestwood doctor charged with sodomy faces civil suit from alleged victim

    Crestwood doctor is subject of civil suit
    Three tracts of land and a visit to Goodwill are points of contention in a lawsuit accusing a Crestwood doctor of sexual assault.
    Tammy Simmons, 38, of Bedford, has filed a civil suit alleging she’s a victim of unwanted sexual contact that allegedly took place in Dr. Ashok Alur’s Crestwood office.

  • Adoption Day celebrates the gift of family

    He’s the lone male in his house. He’s married and has five daughters – two biological and three adopted. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.
    Daniel, an Oldham County resident, and his wife, Lisa, attended an event Friday at the Oldham County Courthouse in honor of National Adoption Day, celebrating adoptive families.
    It’s a far cry from where Daniel used to be, when he said the word “adopt” didn’t exist in his vocabulary.

  • SOFD collecting electronics for recycling

    The South Oldham Fire Department is collecting old cell phones, printer cartridges for recycling, plus handheld game systems like the Nintendo DS, Gameboy and Playstation Portable.

    Deliver donations to the fire station, 6310 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood; South Oldham Library, 6720 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood; South Oldham Government Center, 6710 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood; or Oldham County YMCA, in Buckner.

    Proceeds benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. Call 241-8992 for info.

  • Bloom where you're planted

    A  fine young man came to see me recently with a problem that is almost universal. When he was a youth he dreamed of a specific career, but circumstances barred him from the job on which his heart had been set. Now he is disappointed and feels cheated.
    He wanted to be a doctor, but he did not have the money necessary for his education, and had to quit school and go to war. Now his chance to be a doctor is gone and he is filled with regret. There are a lot of people who have not been able to do the things their hearts were once set on doing.