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  • Data driving requests for more cell towers in Oldham County

    An increase in smartphone usage could lead to the installation of two new cell towers in the county and the expansion of two others.

    The two pending new towers would be located on Highway 22 in Ballardsville and at 2615 E. Highway 146 in La Grange, according to public notices. AT&T acknowledged in April they were seeking comment through Ansco and Associates for a 199-foot tower in Ballardsville, while SBA Towers V, LCC is interested in the tower on Highway 146, according to the notice.

  • Foundation wants ‘big ideas’

     

    When it comes to ideas for the community, one organization is hoping to fund a few of the “biggest little ideas.”

    The Oldham County Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals through Sept. 15 to help fund these ideas, up to $2,000 per proposal. About $12,000 will be given out to winning proposals, foundation board member Scott Whitehouse said.

    As for why proposals should be a “big little idea,” Whitehouse said the purpose is to maximize the funds’ impact through multiple projects instead of one big project.

  • Two plead not guilty to drug charges

    Two men indicted on drug charges from a highly publicized incident in La Grange plead not guilty to those charges at their Circuit Court arraignment last week.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, and Roberto Cabrera Jr., 46, both of La Grange, were indicted last month by a grand jury. Schultz-Eggenspiller was indicted on one count of tampering with physical evidence and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • City mayors have easy re-elections

    Several local mayors are all but promised another four-year term this election after the filing deadline for cities passed without much fanfare.

    Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel, Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers, Goshen Mayor Bobby Thacker and Orchard Grass Mayor Doug Lalli all filed for re-election and are unopposed this fall.

    La Grange will feature a race between Councilman Joe Davenport and Brian Oerther for its open mayoral seat. And no one filed for the office of mayor of River Bluff as of the Tuesday deadline.

  • Shop manager brings charity’s name to life

     

    In the Christian faith, the term ‘agape’ is often used to describe the unconditional love of God for humankind.

    Which is fitting, because many say Ann Adkin is the embodiment of the philosophy as manager of The Agape Shop in La Grange.

  • La Grange man arrested, indicted for bank robberies

     

    A La Grange man has been arrested and directly indicted for two bank robberies in his hometown.

    William Gary Grubbs Jr., 36, was indicted on Monday by an Oldham County Grand Jury on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to robberies at Farmers Bank of Milton on Highway 53 on April 23 and June 1.

    Grubbs was arrested June 25 in Kenton County. Louisville Metro Police charged him with robbery first degree for a bank robbery in Jefferson County.

  • Pewee Valley Summer Festival
  • Hope Health Clinic expands its services in La Grange

     

    When Hope Health Clinic opened its doors in La Grange in 2011, the affordable clinic was home to six local physicians and a nurse practitioner. Today, the clinic has a team of ten physicians and nurses caring for the needs of those who are indigent, without insurance or underinsured.

    New to the clinic is the cutting edge service of gene testing. This tests patients’ genes to find the most effective medicine for their illness.

  • City elections deadline near

    With only a few days left until the filing deadline, many of Oldham’s city governments are heading toward re-election by default.

    Mayor and city council positions in Goshen, Crestwood, Pewee Valley and Orchard Grass as well as School Board districts 2 and 5 are on the November general election ballot. And with an Aug. 12 4 p.m. deadline looming, as of Monday only incumbents had filed for election to those offices.

  • Fields passed on to grand jury

     

    An Oldham County Jail inmate charged with escaping to buy alcohol and tobacco plead guilty to theft by unlawful taking under $500 at a court hearing earlier this week.

    Jacob Fields, 22, of La Grange left a work release cell on July 7 through the back door to make the trip to All Aboard Liquors on First Street to steal a bottle of vodka and tobacco, according to the arrest report.