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Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    Francis and Agnes Gladwin to James and Shannon Howell, lot 242, Kentucky Acres, 3113 Setting Sun Court, Crestwood, $238,000.

    Christine Wheeler and Asa Kemplin to Kristin and Robert Wilson, lot 12, Moody Heights, 1201 Amy Ave., Crestwood, $157,000.

    Kevin and Kelly Markle to Scott and Tammy Blevins, tract 30, Borowick Farms, 4200 Evergreen Road, Crestwood, $251,000.

    Pamela Sample, executrix for Alice Povey to Darrell and Theresa Oldham, 2601 Povey Lane, Crestwood, $60,000.

  • A day to remember

    Rain forced the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the courthouse lawn inside this year. During the event, local veterans were honored for their service in each of the branches of the armed forces. 

    Flags lined the streets in La Grange during the Monday holiday.

    American Legion Post No. 39 laid flags on veterans’ graves at Valley of Rest Cemetery on May 22.They placed a total of 510 flags – 496 flags on graves and 14 at the monument for the 14 veterans buried overseas. The monument lists those soldiers’ names.

  • Engagement Announcements

    Woosley-Hines

    Evelyn Woosley of La Grange announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Beverly Ann Woosley to Kyle Cameron Hynes, son of Richard and Holly Hynes of La Grange.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Mary Ann Woosley. She is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School and a 2009 graduate from the University of Kentucky, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. 

    She is employed at Seven Counties Services.

  • OLDA near deal with The Hocker Group to develop Oldham Reserve

    Members of the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority are close to reaching an agreement with The Hocker Group to develop a portion of Oldham Reserve.

    Don Basham, OLDA chairman, said OLDA met this past Thursday and approved some changes to the agreement, which they then sent back to The Hocker Group.

    Negotiations stopped last year between the two, mainly due to the state of the economy, Basham said, and some infrastructure improvements associated with Oldham Reserve. 

  • Robinson named to American University’s dean’s list

    Andrew Robinson of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at American University for the fall semester.

    Robinson is a senior at the university’s School of International Service, studying international studies.

    To be named to the dean’s list at American University, a student must obtain at least a 3.5 grade-point average in their classes for that semester.

  • Tri-County’s first-ever Poker Run was a success

    Tri-County Community Action Agency recently hosted a Poker Run to assist with all the Senior Programs in the Oldham, Trimble and Henry County area. With all the motorcycles and cars involved, the first year’s run was a huge success. The event will take place annually to help with programs in need, like transportation and nutrition.  

  • Free yoga workshop offered Saturday

    Harshada Wagner will conduct a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ayus Yoga and Ayurevda Center in Prospect introducing meditation to the active and non active veterans. The practice of sitting Meditation is a natural means to steady the mind, unwind the body, and unburden the heart. For veterans, meditation is an effective way to "unfreeze" and let go after deployment.

  • Court reduces fees for alarm ordinance

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court heard a first reading of an ordinance to rescind an ordinance passed in March that requires home and business owners to register their alarm systems with local police.

    The new ordinance eliminates an annual charge – $20 for a residence, $40 for a business – associated with registering the alarm systems with local police. 

    A permit is still required for alarm users and permits must be updated or renewed only if the property changes hands.

    Fines associated with false alarms still stand.

  • Budget includes raises for county employees

     Oldham County’s $19 million budget for 2009-10 includes raises for county employees at the end of 2009.

    Chief Financial Officer Shawn Boyle calls it a “maintenance budget,” meaning there’s no significant growth or reduction, and officials are maintaining county services. 

    The county went to a high-deductible health care plan, which Boyle said allows county government to maintain the rates at a level of zero growth. 

  • Odyssey of the mind teams move on to world competition

     Several local students recently competed in the Kentucky State Odyssey of the Mind Competition.  

    Odyssey is a creative, problem-solving competition for kindergarten-through college-aged students. Only the first- and second-place winning teams at the state competition are invited to move on to the next level of competition.

    One Harmony Elementary and two North Oldham Middle School teams have been invited to represent Kentucky at the World Odyssey of the Mind Competition at the University of Iowa in Ames.