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    Ballardsville gets fire dept. grant

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) recently awarded $195,000 in grant funds to 62 rural fire departments across the state through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant program.

    Included in this year’s recipients was Ballardsville Fire & Rescue.

    Over the last 10 years, KDF has given out more than $2.1 million to fire departments. Funding for the program is provided by the USDA Forest Service and administered by KDF. 


  • County renames part of Hwy. 146

    A familiar stretch of Highway 146 has been renamed the Oldham County Parkway.

    With the agreement of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, the stretch of Highway 146 from the Kentucky State Reformatory to North Camden Lane in Crestwood features the new name, Oldham County Judge Executive David Voegele said.

    That stretch now has two new signs noting the change, with the added slogan “share the journey.” The signs cost $2,320, according to a list of the county’s outstanding claims list.

  • Four postmasters sworn-in

    New postmasters were installed last weekend in the following Oldham County communities:  Crestwood, Goshen, La Grange and Pewee Valley.

  • Munson pleads not guilty to DUI

    A Locust Grove Elementary teacher arrested and charged with driving under the influence has pleaded not guilty to those charges at her initial arraignment.

    Laura Munson, 52, appeared in Oldham County District Court with her attorney, Andrew Howell, last Wednesday to enter her not guilty plea.

    It is Munson’s second DUI offense in the last five years, having previously been arrested for DUI in Breckinridge County in 2009.

  • Battle of Perryville remembered in author’s book

    On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville left more than 7,500 Confederate and Union soldiers dead or wounded outside of Perryville, KY.  Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle left the 300 citizens of this town to deal with the aftermath from a bloody battle and the rubble that remained behind.

    Henry Fales Perry of the 38th Indiana Infantry Regiment described the scene the following day:  “The spectacle presented by the battlefield was enough to make angels weep.”

  • New Postmasters to be installed

    The pomp and circumstance will be quadrupled in Oldham County on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. That’s when four Postmasters will be sworn-in at Briar Hill Park, 7320 Orchard Grass Blvd. East, in Crestwood.

    Randalene Cross, Andrea Braden, Patricia Stonicher and Kimberlee Travis will be installed as Postmasters of Crestwood, Pewee Valley, Goshen and LaGrange, respectively.

  • History Press Author Dinner Series

    Thursday, October 24 AT 6:30 PM


  • Living Treasure-Georgia Hampton
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  • Business Briefs

    Haselton Appointed

    Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Education Commission of the States to serve at the pleasure of the Governor: W. Blake Haselton, of LaGrange, is dean of the College of Education at the University of Louisville. The appointment replaces Bonnie L. Freeman.

    Walker awarded

    On September 11, the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors awarded Colleen E. Walker of Kentucky Select Properties the prestigious President’s Award.