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Today's News

  • Girl Scout troops host father/daughter dance

    Girl Scout Troops 197 and 300 are hosting the 14th annual father/daughter Valentine’s Day dance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Camden Station Elementary School.ee

    Admission is $10 per couple and includes snacks, patch, crafts, a photo of the couple and dancing.ee

    Corsages can be purchased at the event for $5.ee No registration is required. 

    Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Family and Community partnership campaign.ee For information, call Terri at 222-0646 or 435-4853.

     

  • Newspaper teams to sponsor ‘Oldham Icon’ contest for local singers

     Whether you’ve written an original song like “Pants on the Ground” or plan to perform a familiar tune like “My Heart Will Go On,” a new contest aims to identify Oldham County’s crop of vocal talent.  

    Auditions for Oldham Icon – a singing talent show – are 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood. 

    Advance registration and a $10 fee is required. Space is limited. 

  • Property transfers

    Crestwood

    John and Linda Smith to John and Linda Smith Joint Revocable Trust, quitclaim, lot 49, Arbor Ridge, 6508 Westwind Way, Crestwood, Value $52,000.

    Heather and William to Michael and Dorothy McClain, gift, lot 1, Frances Avenue, Crestwood, FMV $48,000.

    Sheila and Reed Lee to Mary Bramblett, lot 11, Lakewood Valley, 3805 Georgie Way, Crestwood, $128,000.

    Jon and Janice Gulley to Jon Gulley, quitclaim, lot 22, Clark Pointe, 2102 Clark Pointe Drive, Crestwood, FMV $213,000.

  • Second Street crossing gates will be installed soon

    Gates will soon be in place and in working order at the Second Street railroad crossing in La Grange. 

    Mayor Elsie Carter said Monday that crews from CSX will be in the city this week working on finishing the gate installation. She said the gates should be working later this week.

    City officials chose to install gates on Second Street to prevent the city from losing it’s quiet zone or having to close the street.

  • County joins effort to manage scrap tires

    Oldham officials passed a resolution Tuesday to support the state’s Waste Tire Trust Fund.

    According to the resolution, four million scrap tires are generated annually in Kentucky and the fund gives counties the opportunity to manage those tires.

    Solid Waste Coordinator Linda Fountain said of the four million generated, only about two million are collected for removal. Many are often discarded along roadways and in streams.

  • Hospital announces Medical Staff officers

    Dr. Andrew Rochet, MD, emergency medicine, has been elected medical staff president for 2010 at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    Rochet is a 1998 graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at University of Louisville Hospital in 2001.

    Other medical staff officers for 2010 include:

  • Derby City Lighthouse Club meets Feb. 14

    Derby City Lighthouse Club invites Oldham County lighthouse enthusiasts to join the club for its meeting, 2 p.m. Feb. 14. at Douglass Hills City Hall, 219 Moser Road, Louisville.ee

    For information, call 897-3117 or 384-9477.

  • Mustang meet draws state’s best

    GOSHEN –eeMother Nature gave the North Oldham High School Mustang Invitational a big boost last week.

    With last week’s snow canceling many events, the NOHS wrestling meet will feature 31 teams and more than 300 wrestlers this at 10 a.m. this Saturday.

    “This might turn out to be the largest meet in the state,” NOHS coach Robert Fulk said. “With the snow last week a lot of teams lost a chance to wrestle and they are all looking for a meet before regionals next Saturday.”

  • Operation: SPIRIT to host open house at new location

    Operation: SPIRIT, a local non-profit organization dedicated to parents and caregivers of teenagers and pre-teens, will unveil its new headquarters at 10 a.m. Feb. 15. 

    Scheduled speakers include Sen. Ernie Harris, Oldham County Schools’ Superintendent Paul Upchurch, and Operation: SPIRIT Founder and President Jean Schumm. The new 5,000-square-foot facility, located in Middletown at 13029 Middletown Industrial Blvd., is a donation from Paul Lichtefeld Sr. and Lichtefeld Inc. 

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast announces personnel changes

    Baptist Hospital Northeast recently announced several personnel changes.

    Dr. Matt McDanald, MD, obstetrics/gynecology, has been named chief medical officer. His responsibilities include serving as a medical liaison between the hospital and medical staff, assisting with medical staff credentialing, quality and resource utilization issues, assisting in recruiting needed medical specialties to the communities served by the hospital, and representing the hospital and the medical staff in the community.