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Today's News

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Ashley McMurtrey.

    School: East Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Basketball.

    Age: 13.

    Position: Guard.

    Hometown: Centerfield.

    Accomplishments: McMurtrey, a 5-foot-7 guard, has emerged as a member of the Oldham County High School varsity rotation this season as an eighth-grader.

    “Playing high school, it’s a lot more aggressive up here,” McMurtrey said. “Everything is a lot quicker and faster.”

  • St. Francis offers Parents’ Day Out

    St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church has openings in its Parents Day Out/Bible Kids Program.  Days are Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. 

    Activities include singing,  reading Bible Stories, prayer and play time. 

    For more information, contact Rachel Nelson at 228-1176 ext. 116.

  • Sheriff and Police Reports

    Warrant arrests

    Jason E. Bruner, 27, 12110 Wayside Lane, Goshen, arrested by OCSO Nov. 4, failure to appear, bench warrant $200, no driving.

    Darrell R. Bullock, 25, 416 Mill Run, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Oct. 26, second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking over $300, second-degree persistent felony offense.

    Josh A. Campbell, 115 Hoffman Lane, arrested by OCSO Nov. 3, failure to comply.

    Charles Edward Clark, 27, 10503 Scarlet Oak Court, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Nov. 1, third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Support area business, buy local this holiday season

    It’s the holiday season and we’re all busy getting ready for visits with family and friends. Evenings are filled with school plays and recitals. Weekends are filled with shopping, entertainment, decorating and baking. 

    It’s a wonderful time of the year and it brings such a spirit of love, acceptance and community. It’s that sense of community that I’m appealing to in this month’s column.

  • Fastline donation funds computer lab

    When the Oldham County Public Library opened the new main library in La Grange in January, the facility had an empty room. 

    Due to some cost overruns and being mindful of the new year’s budget in tough economic times, the library administration decided that a new computer lab planned for the building would have to wait to be furnished and equipped.

    Thanks to a generous donation from Fastline Publications, there is now a lab equipped with 12 new Dell computers, desks and comfortable chairs.  

  • Game Bytes

    BASKETBALL

    North Oldham vs. Grayson County

    Score: 97-87 Grayson County.

    When: Saturday. 

    Where: Oldham County High School. 

    Key players: North Oldham’s Alex Foley. Grayson County’s Tyler Saltzman and Hunter Gary. 

  • BaptistWorx now offers urgent care

    BaptistWorx Occupational Health and Wellness, located at 1023 Sanibel Way, Sutie C, on Baptist Hospital Northeast’s campus in La Grange, now offers urgent care for residents age 12 and older. 

    The hours for the urgent care are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The clinic is closed on major holidays.

  • Property Transfers

     Buckner

    Joseph Mcenaney to Gregory and Belinda Strickland, lot 14, The Reserves of Deerfield, 7003 Tip Top Court, Buckner, $300,000.

    Mark and Jennifer Hancock to Stephen and Janet Bloom, lot 134, Darby Pointe, 4100 Galway Cove, Buckner, $335,000.

    Crestwood

    Robert and Julie Meyers to Christopher and Sarah Gold, lot 14, Glen Meadows, 7421 Dorsey Court, Crestwood, $225,000.

    William and Joyce Bryant to William and Whitney Brown, lot 82, Lockwood Estates, 3503 Lori Court, Crestwood, $199,000.

  • Rescuers equipped with gear for pets exposed to smoke

    Devastating losses of several pets to house fires in the past year prompted officials a local veterinary hospital to donate life-saving equipment to the South Oldham Fire Department. 

    Dr. Jeff Willard, founder of the Crestwood Veterinary Hospital, presented the fire department with two sets of oxygen masks designed specifically for dogs and cats.

  • Prospect police will soon debut hybrid police cruisers

    Two gas-electric hybrid police cars could debut in Prospect as early as Friday, Mayor Todd Eberle said, making it the first city in Kentucky to utilize carbon-reducing cruisers.

    Prospect could eventually add a total of nine Ford Escape Hybrids to its police fleet — one for each full-time patrol 

    officer. 

    Each SUV would be adapted for police use and equipped with energy-saving LED lights.

    The SUVs cost about $28,000, Eberle said, and will replace the department’s aging fleet of gas-guzzling Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.