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  • Chess tournament lands at CityPlace

    A host of kings and queens are set to inhabit downtown La Grange in early February, along with roughly 300 chess players who will dictate their every move.

    The participants will be competing in the Kentucky Chess Association’s Quad B regional tournament on Feb. 7 at CityPlace, a first of its kind event for the downtown event center.

  • Apple Patch searching for new leader

     

    Apple Patch has been providing a community of support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for years. Recently the facility has seen changes, including the exit of a long-time executive director and an appointment of an interim director.

    While Apple Patch’s board of directors are in the process of selecting a new executive director, Joe Spoelker, director of community affairs, has stepped into the role of interim director.

  • Free food, clothes at libraries as part of homeless count

    Several local agencies are teaming up to help accurately count the homeless in Oldham County.

    Led by Good News Homes and the Oldham County Public Library, the groups are hoping the area’s homeless will visit one of the three public library branches in Oldham County on Jan. 28 to be counted as part of a state and federal program.

    Stephanie Skeens, director of Good News Homes, said the issue of homelessness in Oldham County is a tricky one, because the county’s homeless don’t operate the same way as they do in urban areas.

  • Non-profit status granted to Crestwood group

     

    It may be the most affluent county in Kentucky, but that doesn’t mean Oldham County is excluded from the perils of the winter season and the hunger epidemic.

    Mission Crestwood, which just received its charity status, has served 24,000 hungry and needy people just this year and 76 percent of those people were Oldham County residents.

  • Mosley released from jail after serving one month

    A former police officer sentenced to nine months in jail will only spend one month there.

    Harry “Shane” Mosley, a Pendleton resident and former Oldham County Police officer, was sentenced in early December after being convicted of one count of official misconduct and taking an Alford plea on a second count of the same charge.

    He was sentenced to serve nine months jail time for each count, to be served concurrently, in addition to more than $1,200 in fines and court costs.

  • New chiefs introduce themselves to fellow emergency contacts

     

    The first meeting of the year for the Oldham County Local Emergency Planning Committee included an introduction of two new chiefs to the county.

    La Grange Police Chief Frank Conway was appointed in early January and he spoke to the committee about the plans for a better department.

    “I would like to make this a more progressive department,” Conway said.

    First, Conway said he would like to add more officers to the staff.

  • Fiscal Court creates new committee

     

    A handful of Oldham County magistrates will add economic development to their focus for the upcoming term.

    At the last Fiscal Court meeting, County Judge-Executive David Voegele announced the formation of a new committee focusing on economic development in Oldham County.

    The Economic Development Committee will work with the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development to bring new employment and economic opportunity to the county, Voegele said.

  • Mosley asks for suspension of sentence

    An attorney for Harry “Shane” Mosley is petitioning Oldham Circuit Judge Karen Conrad to suspend the remainder of his nine month sentence, even though he has served less than one month of it.

    Attorney Steve Schroering made the motion before Conrad last Thursday, acknowledging he was early on the usual 30-day window to request such a motion, but said he wanted to get it considered before Februrary.

  • Chamber hosts Frankfort preview

     

    The Oldham Chamber and Economic Development will bring together business leaders and legislators to ensure better economic conditions in Oldham County later this month.

    On Jan. 22, the Oldham Chamber will host a legislative preview panel to discuss important legislative issues impacting business throughout the Commonwealth.

    “One of the most important things a Chamber can do is represent its businesses on important public policy issues,” Deana Epperly Karem, Executive Director of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development, said.

  • Rotary hopes to score with raffle

     

    The Masters, The Final Four and The Kentucky Derby.

    What do all these events have in common?

    For one, these are three of the most important sporting events of the year for fanatics all over the world.

    But also, these events are part of a grand prize that could be won by any of the 2,000 ticket holders of the La Grange Rotary’s 2015 Mega Sports Raffle.

    The raffle is for two tickets to seven major sporting events in 2015, including exclusive tickets to the 2015 Masters in Augusta, Ga.