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  • 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.

  • Contractor questioned over role in courthouse square project

    A contractor for the Courthouse Square Boulevard project has come under more scrutiny for its relationship with Earl Walker, a businessman in a legal dispute with the city of La Grange over the city’s business license fees.

    During a hearing on whether Walker violated stop work and restraining orders from Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad as a result of not paying the licensing fees to the city since 2012, Walker’s role with L and E Construction, one of several contractors on the Courthouse Square project, was called into question.

  • Mosley to serve nine months after plea deal

    A former police officer found guilty of one count of official misconduct has taken an Alford plea on a second charge of the same offense.

    Harry “Shane” Mosley, a former Oldham County Police officer, took the Alford plea, in which he maintains his innocence but admits there’s enough evidence to convict him, in relation to a DUI incident on Highway 42. The Alford plea is technically a guilty plea, although the accused maintains innocence.

  • High school dance becomes ALS fundraiser

    The homecoming dance was once a time of dressing to the nines and dancing until midnight for the students of South Oldham High School until it was threatened to be canceled last year due to the lack of participation of the sponsor, the SOHS dance team.

    Disappointed that they could not be involved in the planning of the annual dance in their senior year, former dance team member Nicole Childress and her friends, Emily Sage and Sara McOmber, came up with a solution.

  • Lammlein gives ‘final remarks,’ new council members sworn in

    Five new members of the La Grange City Council were publicly sworn into their new posts on Monday, in anticipation of their duties officially starting Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m.

    Led by current mayor Bill Lammlein, who did not seek re-election to that office but chose to run for city council instead, four others were all sworn in at the city council’s last meeting of the year.

  • Pewee Valley ready for Yule Log

     

    The City of Pewee Valley will host the annual Yule Log Celebration this Sunday to ring in the holiday season.

    The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Town Square and will include a bonfire, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

    Also at the event, the Pewee Valley Women’s Club will be serving cookies and hot chocolate, which was announced at the Pewee Valley City Council Meeting earlier this week.

  • Group sets $100,000 scholarship goal

    A fund that helps dole out scholarships to local students is hoping to push its total giving to more than $100,000 this year.

    The Oldham County Community Scholarships has been giving out scholarships since 2013 officially, but was born out of the Oldham County Dollars for Scholars program, which started in 2004.

    This year, OCCS gave out $78,600 to 68 recipients, but with increased demand, wants to increase the total scholarship numbers into six figures.

  • Creasey Mahan starts process for new park

    Facing a nearly two-year deadline before losing playground equipment currently on their land, the leaders of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve are hoping to “re-imagine” the current Harmony Park into a bigger and better space.