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Today's News

  • Shop local to spread happiness

    "If the community is happy, then they support your business and if your business is doing well, then you can give back more to the community."  – Magic Johnson

    I know you’ve been reading much in the news about the importance of shopping local. 

    Every day, there are more reasons for you to support your local businesses, and I would like to share a few more that may not be so obvious.

    As more and more big box stores open, more and more “mom and pop” stores have been forced out of business. 

  • OCSD spending $25K with hopes to secure $1.5M in grant funds

    Oldham County Sewer District will pay grant writers nearly $25,000 to write grant applications for necessary funding.

    Sewer District board members held a special meeting Monday and approved allowing grant writers from two different companies to handle grant applications in hopes of securing more than $1.5 million in funds.

    Rob Nicholas, a representative of Veolia Water, which oversees Oldham County’s sewer system, said the grant writers will be paid between $20,000 and $25,000.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Basketball: Alexis and Sophia Head

    Name: Alexis and Sophia Head.

    School: Buckner Elementary School.

    Sport: Basketball/soccer/softball.

    Age: 8.

    Hometown: Buckner.

    Accomplishments: The twin sisters recently won honors at the Pat Summitt University of Tennessee basketball camp.

    Alexis won first place in the Hot Shot competition out of four divisions.

  • Ky. schools are becoming safer

    Kentucky schools are safer now compared to five years ago, according to a recent report. As far as Oldham County schools, it’s tougher to discern.

    A report issued by the Kentucky Center for School Safety shows from 2003 to 2008, the state saw an 18.3 percent decline in disciplinary actions and a 34.3 percent decline in drug incidences.

    Despite the overall decline, a couple categories saw a jump. 

  • Make a grand entrance

    One of my many passions is photography, and I enjoy taking pictures of one of my favorite places on the planet – beautiful Oldham County. 

    Last week the subject matter was subdivision entrances. 

    As I was shooting a photo of a particularly beautiful entrance, a lady walked up to me and asked me if all the hard work she had put into making sure the subdivision entrance looked nice really matters.

    My answer was a resounding, YES! 

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Arrests

    Jess Deckel, 23, 407 Oakview, La Grange, arrested by OCSO July 9, fourth-degree assault.

    Christopher M. Westmoreland, 33, Roederer Correctional Complex, La Grange, arrested by OCSO July 10. 

    Christopher Meadors, 24, Luther Luckett, La Grange, arrested by OCSO July 10, Jefferson County warrant. 

    Marcia J. Kelly, 51, 14001 Harbour Place, Prospect, arrested by OCSO July 9, failure to appear. 

  • Extra police cruised into town for sheriff’s meeting

    Many eyebrows rose last week as numerous law enforcement vehicles ventured through Oldham County. But no one was in trouble.

    Instead, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and the Louisville Metro Police Department hosted a multi-state law enforcement conference providing interview and interrogation training for law enforcement investigators at the John Black Community Center June 30 through July 2.

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    Anne Moser to John Moser Jr., quitclaim, 10.01 acres on Ky. 146 at the corner of Magnet Wire, Crestwood, FCV $550,000.

    Richard and Ann Selvage to Ann Selvage, lot 31, Harrods Crossing, 2913 Harrods Crossing Blvd., Crestwood, FMV $750,000.

    The William Smukler Revocable Trust to Larry and Lynn Weeden, lot 3, Whit Acres, 1615 Whittaker Road, Crestwood, $152,000.

    Mattingly-Jones LLC to The Jones Group LLC, lot 40, Heritage Hills, Crestwood, $62,900

  • Rescuing Summer

    Despite rainy weather, half a dozen multi-color unchained bicycles scatter along the side of Harmony Hills Country Club and familiar sounds echo throughout the Goshen facility Sunday.

    But these familiar summertime features almost didn’t happen.

    Tears were plentiful this spring when Brigitte Oldaker realized her business for four decades would close due to steep costs.

  • Dancing with the stars

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will play host to the the Lavelle Smith Jazz and Hip Hop camp Aug. 3-7.

    The camp is high energy and intensive, in which students will get to work with the internationally renowned choreographer Lavelle Smith.  

    Smith is a MTV award-winning choreographer who has worked with Beyonce Knowles, the Rolling Stones, the late Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.