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  • North Oldham Fire assistant chief retires, new one named

     

    After 15 years of service for the North Oldham Fire Department, Don Dahl stepped down last week as assistant chief.

    Dahl’s retirement was announced at the North Oldham Fire Department Board of Trustees meeting last Thursday.

    “We want to wish him well and thank him for his service,” Randy Scherer, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said.

    On the heels of Dahl’s retirement came an announcement from the NOFD saying they had selected a new assistant chief.

  • Part of Walker case resolved with settlement

    An agreement to settle some of the legal issues between the City of La Grange and a local construction businessman has been reached, freeing up any more delays in the Courthouse Square Boulevard project.

    Earl Walker, as both an individual and through his business, Earl Walker Concrete Construction, had been sued by the city in regards to non-payment of a city business license fee from 2012. The city had been successful in getting stop work and restraining orders on Walker, culminating in a one-hour hearing last week before Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad.

  • Karem elected chair of economic group

     

    The Kentucky Association for Economic Development chose a top economic leader in Oldham County as chairperson of its organization.

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development, was elected to serve as a chairperson of the KAED in November. The association is made up of Karem’s peers from across the state.

    “It is an honor to be selected by my associates and to be seen as a leader in the industry,” Karem said.

  • New market opens in La Grange

     

    Although the La Grange Food Market has been successful in the few short weeks it’s been open on West Jefferson Street, the store’s owners can’t wait for it to serve warm food early next year.

    Yudwinder Singh and his brother-in-law Moe Signh, of Seattle, own the all-purpose convenient store that also has a beer cooler.

    “Our favorite part is meeting the new people,” Yudwinder Singh said.

  • School board approves raising dropout age

    Nearly two years after state lawmakers passed a bill raising the state’s dropout age to 18 years old, Oldham County Schools officially adopted that age as their dropout minimum as well.

  • Public servants rescue Christmas after tragic death

    In the middle of an extreme personal tragedy, one local boy is going to get the Christmas wish of his life.

    Two weekends ago, Kendra Miller was taken off life support after a one-vehicle accident with her son, Brayden, 5, on Highway 146 in Crestwood last month.

    Faced with losing his mother and now living with his grandmother, Debbie Miller, there was a question of how Brayden would be able to enjoy Christmas without his mother, and likely without many presents, since Debbie took medical leave while her daughter was in the hospital.

  • Two indicted for robbing Thornton’s in Buckner

     

    Two men who allegedly robbed the Thornton’s in Buckner have been indicted on charges related to that incident.

    Douglass A. Orr, 28, of Pleasureville, was indicted on charges of first degree robbery, first degree assault and receiving stolen property, firearm, in relation to the armed robbery of the gas station on Oct. 16.

  • Kelley murder trial rescheduled once again

    A Pewee Valley woman accused of murder will once again see her trial date on that and other charges moved.

    Gail Kelley is charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender in regards to the death of Michael T. Evans, her boyfriend at the time. According to police records, Kelley allegedly struck Evans in the head with a hatchet on July 6, 2013 and then tried to hide the hatchet in a towel.

  • Judge could come off Matthews murder case

    An Indiana man accused of murdering an Oldham County High School graduate this summer once again plead not guilty to his charges.

    At a formal arraignment after being indicted for murder, robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card, Miles J. Matthews, of Corydon, Ind., once again entered a plea and asked for re-appointment of his public defender.

  • Donations needed for mitten tree

    A local restaurant is asking for a little help with its annual Christmastime clothes drive.

    Steve-O’s Italian Restaurant has been the host of the MacKindsey’s Mitten Tree for the past several years, collecting hats, gloves, scarves and more before donating them to the Red Cross to give to Oldham County children in need.

    But Steve Tingle, the owner of the restaurant, said donations are down from years past, although he’s not sure why.