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Today's News

  • Crestwood man pleads guilty to escape charge, co-defendant pending

     

    An Oldham County Jail inmate that was charged with escaping July 7 to buy alcohol and tobacco plead guilty in his district court hearing earlier this week.

    Dallas Dennison, 19, of Crestwood was sentenced to three months for facilitation to commit escape and five months for violation of probation.

  • Greenhouse providing new opportunities for Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

     

    Visitors to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens are used to seeing green, but a new greenhouse is doubling past efforts of the organization.

    In April, Yew Dell opened a new horticulture center, including the Mary Peabody and Henry Fitzhugh Greenhouse and Preston T. Ormsby Horticulture Building, allowing them to greatly expand their research, education programs and more, director Paul Cappiello said.

  • GED classes offered in August

    Do you or someone you know need a GED? These days most jobs require either a high school diploma or GED in order to even apply for a job. If you’re thinking about college or additional training, it’s a must.

    Preparing for the GED is free. Oldham County Adult Education has sites in Crestwood and La Grange with day and evening hours.

    For a limited time only you could save 66 percent on costs associated with taking the GED test.

  • Oldham County Middle re-opening

    Oldham County Middle School re-opening will be Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is invited. Meet the teachers and staff, tour the newly renovated building, join the PTSA and Booster club or buy spiritwear.

    --Submitted info

  • Back to school worship event

    Oldham County Schools’ Employees Back to School Worship Event with guest speaker Bob Russell, will be Aug. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    This service will be to support and encourage OCS staff as they prayerfully begin the 2014-15 school year This is a collaboration among communities of faith and not a church-sponsored event

    Questions? Contact Tish Cordrey at 938-1426 or Lauri Pytko at 295-3680.

    --Submitted info

  • Cooking class held

     

    The Oldham County Health Department partnered with the Arvin Center to offer a free cooking class. Sarah Long (left) receives help from Arvin Center graduate Kendall during the class. Kendall is a graduate of the Arvin Center’s culinary arts program. Chef Garrett Sanborn was the main instructor that taught the class.

  • Dinner series continues with Battle of Perryville

    “The Battle of Perryville was Kentucky’s most important battle,” according to author Stuart W. Sanders, former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association. But he also goes on to say that “Maney’s Brigade played the most critical part.” Stuart has spent countless hours researching Perryville and the battle that took place on Oct. 8, 1862. It was there that 40,000 Union and Confederate soldiers clashed in Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle.

  • Big tomato

    Bill Fischer proudly holds the 2.78-pound tomato he and his wife, Holly, grew in their West Hwy 146 garden.

  • Lexington resident wins art show

    Dr. Michael Huang of Lexington won 1st Place in “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” Photo Show at Gallery 104, La Grange.

  • Providence Richwood offers legal, government assistance classes

    The Providence Richwood in La Grange is offering the following classes:

    Tuesday Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.: Legal Documents presentation by Kentucky ElderLaw Attorneys.