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  • Crestwood man used chatroom to lure minor for sex

    A Crestwood man was arrested Feb. 22 following an investigation by the Cyber Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General.

    Jeff Steven Thorsberg, 62, was charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system for the purpose of procuring a minor for sex, according to a release from the Attorney General’s office.

  • Hats off: sold out soiree exceeds goal

     The inaugural Derby Style Soiree to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Oldham County exceeded its fundraising goal of $6,000 on Friday, Feb. 26. The sold out event, held in the Hermitage Farms estate home, helped support five additional pairings of big sister and brother volunteers to children with similar interests. The pairings provide a mentor relationship for children facing adversity.

  • Congressman Massie pays visit to county
  • Leap year at the library

     

    The main branch of the Oldham County Public Library hosted a leap day party on Feb. 29.  The party allowed its guests to walk in at any time to take part in an interactive choose-your-own-adventure story that took place all around the library.  It also featured arts and crafts for children.  Maker Monday, a regular library program, featured a leap day theme as well, teaching attendees to build catapults.  

  • Play by local writer takes stage

    For their March production, Pewee Valley’s Little Colonel Playhouse will produce a show by local playwright Vin Morreale Jr. titled “All My Passions.”  

    Morreale calls “All My Passions” a media satire and romantic comedy.  

  • More than chicken scratch

    Why do rabbits deliver eggs for Easter, instead of the chickens who lay them?

    The concept always proved troubling for author Nancy Stearns Theiss, she said, and her first children’s book, “Chickens Lay Eggs, Not Rabbits,” gives one quirky chicken named Peck a voice in the matter. 

  • Body cameras newest police equipment

    The La Grange Police Department (LPD) has instituted a Body Worn Camera (BWC) program.  

    LPD Major Bruce Goodfleisch said the department adopted the program for several reasons, including recent controversies regarding police activities and the additional evidence video records could provide.  

  • Artwork sparks controversy at school

     A North Oldham High School art assignment was taken down after inspiring thousands of post-shares on Facebook and controversial discussions of race, police relations and assignment appropriateness. 

     

  • Artwork sparks controversy at school

    A North Oldham High School art assignment was taken down after inspiring thousands of post-shares on Facebook and controversial discussions of race, police relations and assignment appropriateness.
    But the painting, which simultaneously depicted one student’s opinion of racial injustice today and in the 1930s, was not taken down because of the attention, both negative and positive it received – the art was removed because the teaching unit was over, said Tracy Green, director of communications and development for Oldham County Schools.

  • Theiss to read new children’s book