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Today's News

  • BBB cautions on text message donations for Haiti relief efforts

    In the wake of the earthquake disaster in Haiti, Americans are donating via text message more than ever before. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance advises donors that giving through text can be a safe and easy way to give—but you should still use caution.

     

    Within days following the disaster in Haiti, it was widely reported that more than $3 million was donated through text message to such organizations as the Red Cross and others.

     

  • Men charged in friend's death

    Two Oldham County men face manslaughter charges in the October 2008 shooting death of a Shelbyville resident.

    Timothy Carpenter of La Grange and Joshua Fast of Crestwood, both 23, have been indicted by a Shelby County grand jury and charged with complicity to second-degree manslaughter.

    David L. Fletcher, 28, a Shelbyville father of four formerly of La Grange, suffered a gunshot wound Oct. 18, 2008, during an apparent burglary at 1011 Brown Avenue.

  • Spay/neuter clinic is Monday in La Grange

    The Humane Society of Oldham County will offer a low-cost dog and cat spay/neuter clinic for those who cannot afford full service veterinary care Monday in La Grange.

    Registration is required. Call 222-7537. Details are provided with registration.

  • North girls man up

    GOSHEN – A new and improved attitude has led to a new and improved version of the North Oldham girls’ basketball team so far this season.

    The Lady Mustangs are off to an 8-4 record, the best in the program’s history.

  • Library hosts long-term care seminar

    The Oldham County Public Library will host a long-term care seminar from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21. 

    The seminar is free and will be presented by Elise Goldberg and Jackie Taylor. It will include information on learning how to protect assets, staying at home longer and partnerships.Reservations requested. Call 523-2606 or 376-9618.

  • Second Street is spared by gates

    Crews from CSX and La Grange Public Works began installing crossing gates at Second Street in La Grange Monday – a move that allows the city to maintain its quiet zone.

    Mayor Elsie Carter announced Friday that gates will arrive within a week and wiring will begin soon after.

    The city’s public works department will assist CSX with the gate installation.

    On Monday, crews started the installation process by digging holes for the gates.

  • Former code enforcement officer files suit claiming wrongful termination

    A former county employee claims supervisors forced him to cite property owners for non-existent code violations to generate revenue for Oldham County government.

    In a lawsuit filed Dec. 30 against Oldham County Fiscal Court, former code enforcement officer Mitch Nobles claims he reported his immediate supervisor’s wrongdoing on several occasions and ultimately lost his job.

  • Game Bytes

    BASKETBALL

    Oldham County vs. Grant County

    Score: 64-57 Oldham County.

    When: Monday.

    Where: Oldham County High School.

    Key players: Oldham County’s Emily Lape and Brooke Leanhart.

    Game highlights: The Lady Colonels had one of their best inside/outside games of the year as forward Emily Lape scored a season-high 20 points to go with 10 rebounds while guard Brooke Leanhart hit three three-pointers to finish with 18 points.

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast hosts several events Tuesday

    A colon cancer support group will meet at 6 p.m. at Baptist Hospital Northeast. The group is open to anyone affected by colon cancer. For information, call the Colon Cancer Prevention Project at 290-0288.

    The Living Well with Diabetes support group will meet at 7 p.m. at the hospital. The meeting will feature educational speaker an open forum. For information, call Angela Madden at 222-3344.

    A “Postpartum and Newborn Care” class will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the hospital. The free class provides information on self-care after delivery and newborn care.

  • Oldham Grand Jury indicts three

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

    • Deshan M. Gardner, 35, is indicted for flagrant non-support and second-degree persistent felony offense.

    According to the indictment, between March 22, 2002 and Dec. 17, 2009, he allegedly persistently failed to provide support which he could reasonably provide and knew he had a duty to provide by virtue of a court order to a minor.