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Today's News

  • Court opens bids for road resurfacing

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court heard bid openings for road resurfacing projects in the county and also in the City of Crestwood.

    Roads include Brittany Road, Fendley Road and Caywood subdivision. The court approved Ohio Valley Asphalt’s $306,713.20 bid.

    Members of the court also heard three bids for road projects in Crestwood, from Flynn Brothers, Ohio Valley Asphalt and Mac Construction. The Crestwood City Council will decided which company to award the project.

  • Animal welfare workers attend workshop

    Eric and Denise Coon of La Grange, recently represented the Humane Society of Oldham County at a one-day workshop in Indianapolis, presented by Petfinder.com, the online database of homeless pets. 

    Topics included fundraising, marketing, and other strategies to increase adoptability of animals.

  • Local students graduate from Eastern Kentucky University

    Megan Callahan and David McCall, both of Crestwood were among 1,293 graduates for the spring semester at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Callahan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology; and McCall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.

    Wattenberg named to dean’s list at St. Olaf College

    Isabelle Wattenberg of Crestwood was named to the dean’s list at St. Olaf College for the spring semester.

  • Grand jury indicts 11

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

    • Janice S. Pace, 28, is indicted for failure to report change in order to receive benefits.

    According to the indictment, between Oct. 1, 2007 and Feb. 28, 2008, she allegedly failed to disclose material facts to prevent or reduce payment of food stamps and Medicaid.

    • William G. Devine, 62, is indicted for theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

  • Local students graduate from Centre College

    Tyler Foote recently earned degrees in government and history from Centre College. He was awarded the Jobson Memorial Prize for student government association. 

    Foote is the son of Donald and Kellie Foote of Goshen and is a graduate of North Oldham High School.

    Tamaryn Tuller earned a degree in elementary education from Centre, and graduated cum laude. Tuller is the daughter of Oliver and Karen Tuller of Prospect and is a graduate of North Oldham High School.

  • Gary leads gold rush

    CRESTWOOD  – Alayna Gary had no idea winning a raffle in her elementary classroom would change her life.

    Gary, 12, won two free lessons at the Kentucky Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Academy in a drawing in her classroom three years ago and since walking through the doors for the first time has blossomed into a junior olympics champion.

    “I came in and tried the first class and just really enjoyed it,” Gary said. “At the time I didn’t realize it was going to be such a commitment, but I really enjoy every minute of it now.”

  • Alaskan marathon was worth the trip

     According to Google Maps, it’s 4,110 miles if you follow their directions and make the walk from my house in La Grange to the finish line of the Mayor’s Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska. Google also says it would take 53 days and 18 hours to complete that journey.

    My wife, Judy, thought about walking when we planned our trip to Alaska for the marathon – for about 30 seconds.

  • Jackson graduates from Eastern Kentucky

     Matthew Jackson of Goshen is among 1,293 graduates from Eastern Kentucky University this spring.

    Jackson earned with a bachelor’s degree in environmental health science.

  • New faces at OCPD, OCSD

    Dwaine Durrett is the Oldham County Police Department’s newest recruit. 

    OCPD Chief Mike Griffin introduced Durrett to the members of fiscal court at the court’s meeting Tuesday.

    Ed Basquill is the new manager at the Oldham County Sewer District. Rob Nicholas of Veolia Water introduced Basquill at Tuesday’s meeting.

     

  • La Grange man killed in motorcycle crash

    A La Grange man died Saturday after his motorcycle crashed on U.S. 42.

    According to police, Matthew Huberty, 22, of La Grange, wasn’t wearing a helmet when his motorcycle crashed about 5:15 p.m. Saturday at U.S. 42 and Tobacco Road.

    Witnesses told police Huberty was traveling east bound on U.S. 42 when he lost control of his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.