City News

  • Correctional facilities earn near-perfect scores on audits

     Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR) in La Grange received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA). The prison received a total score of 99.4 percent. KSR received its initial accreditation in 1982 and this audit marks the twelfth accreditation in the history of the institution. 

    All the auditors were impressed with the facility and staff. 

  • Miss Teen makes top 15

     Rachel Whitehouse, Miss Teen Oldham County Fair 2015, placed in the top 15 out of 85 county fair winners from the state in this past weekend’s state level pageant.  She will continue to represent Oldham County until the county fair next summer. 

  • South Oldham Rotary donates to SOFD

     South Oldham Rotary Club President Michael Logsdon presents a $500 check to South Oldham Fire Department Auxiliary President Pamela Dumm for the group’s help in facilitating the parking for the South Oldham Rotary Bourbon and Wine Tasting event in August. The South Oldham Rotary Club meets Friday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.  Guests are welcome.

  • Public records - Oct. 15, 2015

     La Grange Police

    Ronald L. Johnson, 61, La Grange — cited Oct. 7 for operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense


    Ellen K. Perkins, 51, La Grange — arrested Oct. 8 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense


  • KSP Trooper promoted

     Kentucky State Police Lt. Lawrence C. Newton, center, Jr., a La Grange resident, received his promotion certificate from Ky. Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Sec. J. Michael Brown, left, and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer at a ceremony in Lexington on Sept. 30.  A 17-year veteran of the agency, Newton is assigned to the KSP Criminal Identification and Records Branch.

  • USDA resources offered

     USDA Rural Development State Director Thomas G. Fern announced today that USDA has scheduled seven ‘USDA Resource Day’ events throughout Kentucky as part of USDA’s StrikeForce Initiative for Rural Growth and Opportunity. 

    A valued partner of USDA, the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Cooperative Extension) will host the seven locations for the information sharing events. 

  • Community in Brief - Oct. 15, 2015

     Concerts planned at Hewn

    Crestwood’s own Hewn From The Mountain Music Cafe is beginning a new, once-monthly concert series featuring a variety of musical acts from Kentuckiana. These outdoors concerts will take place at the end of every month and will be held right outside the music shop off Memorial Parkway. In the event of inclement weather the music will be moved inside the shop.

  • Wedding announcement

     LEVY – McKEEL

    Wallace Suzanne Levy, daughter of Mr. Robert G. Levy and the late Elizabeth Weber Levy of Alexandria, La., and Alan Francis McKeel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKeel of Crestwood, were married on October 10, 2015.  The ceremony was held at St. James Episcopal Church in Alexandria, La., with the Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, Ph.D., D.D. and Rev. George Gennuso presiding. 

  • Whalin earns Eagle Scout award

     Benjamin Scott Whalin, of Crestwood, has earned the highest advancement offered by The Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Award. Whalin was recognized at a Court of Honor ceremony on Sept. 29 at the Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center in Crestwood.

  • Chainsaw artist featured at craft show