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Today's News

  • Disc golf course is possible addition to Buckner park

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court approved an application Tuesday for a grant that would bring a disc golf course to a local park.

    The grant would allow an 18-hole disc golf course to be set up within walking paths at Wendell Moore Park in Buckner. The total cost for the project is $26,000. Half is provided by the grant, the other half would be an in-kind donation from the county.

  • Gilbert crowned Miss Teen Oldham County

    On Jan. 21, 18-year-old Lindsey Gilbert, of Crestwood was crowned Miss Teen Oldham County – World 2010.

    Gilbert is a senior at Christian Academy of Louisville. 

    She volunteered recently for Wayside Christian Mission, a homeless shelter. She also volunteers at a local nursing home. She hopes to someday become a nurse.

    At Christian Academy she is involved with the school yearbook, Beta Club, Spanish club, art club and Kentucky Youth Assembly. 

  • Grand Jury indicts 18

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Linda D. Blakely, 53, is indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, on Nov. 23, she allegedly created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to James Blakely.

    • Rebecca A. Hardy, 28, is indicted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband.

  • Stoess joins Kentucky Humanities Council

    Marianne Stoess, a native of Pewee Valley joined the Kentucky Humanities Council Jan. 25 as assistant director for marketing and public relations and editor of Kentucky Humanities magazine.

    She comes to the council following a 10-year stint at IMG College, formerly Host Communications Inc.

    She spent the past five years with IMG College serving as the company’s NCAA coordinator, overseeing the annual production of nearly 150 National Collegiate Athletic Association championship publications. 

  • What’s good about you, and what do you really care about?

    When I used to teach spirituality courses, we did an exercise in affirming others. It was a simple activity, yet one of the most effective teaching techniques I ever used. 

    We arranged the desks in a semi-circle facing a single chair called the “hot seat,” which each student took a turn in. In the first part of the exercise, the one in the hot seat was asked to tell the rest of us: “What’s good about me?”

  • Coyote Crossing

    With telltale howls, tracks in the snow and a few sightings by residents, it looks like coyotes are making their way out of the wild and into Oldham County.

    Some Oldham County residents have recently seen coyotes in their yards and neighborhoods and feel that seeing wild animals in rural areas is a little too close for comfort.

  • First-graders at St. Francis School deliver donations

    Representatives from the first-grade classes at St. Francis School in Goshen recently delivered three carloads of toys, clothing, diapers, books and art supplies to Wayside Christian Mission’s Child Development Center, which provides daycare services for up to 50 homeless children age five and younger in the community.

    The project began in September with a visit from Wayside representatives. 

    After the presentation, the students began a three-month program to earn money and collect items that could be used by the center. 

  • Red Cross hosts blood drive in La Grange

     American Red Cross will host a blood drive 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Cedar Lake Lodge, 3301 Jericho Road, La Grange, and 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wal-mart in La Grange.

     

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Alex S. Davis, 22, 102 W. Main St., La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 8, indictment, failure to appear, second-degree escape and failure to comply.

    Harry S. Gaines, 34, 1203 Woodcreek Drive, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, failure to appear.

    Shawn A. Hardy, 30, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, indictment.

    Micah L. Hasty, 36, 8630 Grand Neptune Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, failure to appear.

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    US Bank National Association, as Successors in Interest to Wachovia Custodian for Sass Muni to PBI Bank, commissioner’s deed, lot 77, Magnolia Place, 6135 Sweetbay Drive, Crestwood, $170,000.

    Ley Homes to Oldham Realty Investments, commissioner’s deed, lot 45, Summerfield by the Lakes, 6606 Clore Lake Road, Crestwood, $401,000.

    Ball Homes LLC to Stephen Redd, lot 46, Williamsgate, 7010 Alberta Drive, Crestwood, $235,000.