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Today's News

  • Advance Auto Parts opens Crestwood store

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items will open its first store in Crestwood today (Thursday). 

    Company officials said they chose this location because it’s convenient to where their customers live and shop as well as the garages where they take their vehicles for repair.

    Aaron Vanmeter is the new general manager and works with 10 other team members. 

    The store is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

  • Spaes wins equestrian championship

    Mackenzie Spaes, 15, of Prospect, and her horse Ripple Effect recently won the U. S. Eventing Association Area VIII Novice Championship at Kentucky Horse Park.  

    Eventing is a three-phase equestrian sport designed to test the training, ability, and strength of a horse as well as the connection between horse and rider.  

    Spaes, a freshman at Sacred Heart Academy, won on their dressage score of 22.6 with a clean round in cross country and stadium. She rides at Spring Run Farm and is trained by Carrie Barrick.

    She is the daughter of Alan and Anne Spaes.

  • County’s emergency management agency hires assistant

    The Oldham County Emergency Management Agency has hired a second employee.

    After the state increased EMA Director Kevin Nuss’ stipend per year, he requested fiscal court allow him to spend $5,000 per year to name an emergency management assistant. Nuss requested the appointment of Keith Smith of La Grange Fire and Rescue to assist Nuss and also to step in when Nuss is unavailable.

    In addition to helping Nuss with his current responsibilities, Smith will also help rewrite the emergency plan for the county.

  • Gallery 104’s ‘Coffeehouse’

    Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Opening of Poetic Justice II- artwork honoring the poems of  e e Cummings and Ogden Nash. Free, bell bottoms encouraged. Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St., La Grange. 222-3822.

  • Mini-Triathlon draws 161 racers

    BUCKNER – Candy Hawks and Bob Poston were the women’s and men’s division winner in the Oldham County Mini-Triathlon sept. 19 sponsored by the Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department.

    A total of 161 individuals swam 400 meters, ran a 5K race and biked eight miles in the competition in Wendell Moore Park and the surrounding roads.

    Female winner

    Candy Hawks - 51:07.5 

    Female age group winners

    14 and under

    Savannah Strange - 1:23:27.1

    15 to 19

  • Two important lessons I’ve learned in 20 years

    In my 20 years as a chaplain and as vice president of development at Hosparus, there are two important lessons I’ve learned.

    Back in the early 1990’s I was in a training session for hospice workers where I learned my first vital lesson. Each of us was given 16 index cards and asked to write on each the names of people, abilities, things and values we hold dear. In the course of our imagined life-limiting illness, we had to surrender cards or somewhat abruptly have them taken from us.

  • South Oldham Middle begins ‘One School, One Book’ program

    This year, the entire South Oldham Middle School community read the book, “Rules” by Cynthia Lord. Literary Coach Kathy House and Reading Specialist Becky Goetzinger said the purpose of the activity was to build the sense of school community, encourage parent involvement in classroom activities and foster a love of reading.

  • Kids’ Balloon Walk is Saturday morning

    The South Oldham Rotary Club is sponsoring a Kids’ Balloon Walk 9  a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    Children will earn balloons for each lap they walk.  Face painting, balloon animals and other activities are planned. 

    Oldham County businesses will showcase their services at the event. Participation for businesses is $30 and a canned good for the South Oldham Inter-Church Council food basket program.

  • Grand jury indicts 10

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

    • John T. Johnson, 27, is indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, enhanced, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and possession of marijuana, enhanced.

  • Author writes of Kentucky’s ghost stories in newest book

    Author Thomas L. Freese has released a new book. His newest work is “Ghosts, Spirits and Angels: True Tales from Kentucky and Beyond.” The 253-page book is hardbound and features 51 illustrations. 

    Freese will sign copies of his book from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Karen’s Book Barn in La Grange.

    The book presents tales from more than 75 people with stories set in Kentucky and several other states. Freese shares their stories of experiencing the paranormal, whether it be ghosts, spirits or angels.