http://www.oldhamera.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Working together to create a healthier Oldham County http://www.oldhamera.com/content/working-together-create-healthier-oldham-county <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/deniseanthony.jpg" alt="Denise Anthony, of Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center, reviews data provided to her at a recent community health assessment meeting. Anthony was one of nearly 50 community members who attended the session administered by the Oldham County Health Department." title="Denise Anthony, of Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center, reviews data provided to her at a recent community health assessment meeting. Anthony was one of nearly 50 community members who attended the session administered by the Oldham County Health Department." align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">In a recent survey of Oldham County residents, nearly 60 percent of respondents identified alcohol and drug use as the problem that has the greatest impact on the overall health of the community. Alcohol and drug use was also identified as the top safety concern by 72 percent of those surveyed.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Following closely as a health concern was obesity, with 41 percent, and unsafe driving, vehicle crashes resulting in injury or death and unsafe roads and sidewalks.</span></p> Intersection concerns La Grange http://www.oldhamera.com/content/intersection-concerns-la-grange <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kytcintersection1.jpg" alt="The safety of intersections crossing Highway 53 in downtown La Grange has recently come under scrutiny following an accident that killed a pedestrian." title="The safety of intersections crossing Highway 53 in downtown La Grange has recently come under scrutiny following an accident that killed a pedestrian." align="left" hspace="6" width="163" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">The La Grange City Council addressed the dangers of the intersection of Highways 146 and 53 at its Feb. 1 meeting. &nbsp;</span></p> Plan addresses Ash Avenue’s flooding http://www.oldhamera.com/content/plan-addresses-ash-avenue%E2%80%99s-flooding <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ashave.jpg" alt="Plans submitted to Oldham County Fiscal Court detail the work to be done on Ash Avenue to prevent future flooding episodes." title="Plans submitted to Oldham County Fiscal Court detail the work to be done on Ash Avenue to prevent future flooding episodes." align="left" hspace="6" width="255" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">After years of flooding, residents of Ash Avenue may finally see relief. </span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Oldham County Engineer Beth Stuber presented a plan to deal with frequent flooding problems at Ash Avenue at the Feb. 2 Fiscal Court meeting. &nbsp;</span></p> Pewee Valley will create its own alcohol ordinance http://www.oldhamera.com/content/pewee-valley-will-create-its-own-alcohol-ordinance <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Pewee Valley&rsquo;s city council introduced an individual ordinance regarding the sale of alcohol within its city limits. &nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">The ordinance, although similar to the ordinance proposed by Oldham County&rsquo;s fiscal court, does contain several key differences.&nbsp; The ordinance names Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers as the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) administrator within the city. &nbsp;</span></p> High demand for regional meat processing plant http://www.oldhamera.com/content/high-demand-regional-meat-processing-plant <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trackside3.jpg" alt="Trackside Butcher Shoppe, located in Campbellsburg, is now processing beef, pork and lamb. They will soon open a retail meat shop where all the products will be sourced locally." title="Trackside Butcher Shoppe, located in Campbellsburg, is now processing beef, pork and lamb. They will soon open a retail meat shop where all the products will be sourced locally." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> By Chris Brooke</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> Trackside Butcher Shoppe opened the second week of deer season and processed 70 animals that hunters brought in, according to co-owner Chris Wright. Then, the nearly $1 million, 6,000-square-foot facility went straight into livestock processing.</p> Troopers raffle truck to support children’s camp http://www.oldhamera.com/content/troopers-raffle-truck-support-children%E2%80%99s-camp <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ksppickup.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="190" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">To support its Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children, the Kentucky State Police is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2016 RAM 1500 Big Horn&reg; Crew Cab 4x4 pickup truck.</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Learning to save a life http://www.oldhamera.com/content/learning-save-life <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cpr1.jpg" alt="Fryman said he thinks most people do not take the effort to learn CPR because they fear it will be time-consuming, however he believes that a well-taught CPR class can take no longer than 15 minutes. He also believes people lack the confidence to do CPR and need lessons to be comfortable with performing the technique. " title="Fryman said he thinks most people do not take the effort to learn CPR because they fear it will be time-consuming, however he believes that a well-taught CPR class can take no longer than 15 minutes. He also believes people lack the confidence to do CPR and need lessons to be comfortable with performing the technique. " align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> Cedar Lake Lodge cuts programming for clients http://www.oldhamera.com/content/cedar-lake-lodge-cuts-programming-clients <p class="p1"> Cedar Lake, the region&rsquo;s largest non-profit care provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has had to cut some of its programs that provide services to those they support as a result of Medicaid&rsquo;s 12-year drought in issuing basic cost-of-living increases under their waiver program.&nbsp;</p>