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  • Collett to resign as police chief

    In addition to a new mayor and new police station, the city of La Grange will break in a new police chief in 2015.

    Current La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett will be stepping down effective Jan. 1, ending 12 years at the helm of the city’s police force.

    Collett said he told the department staff last week, as well as informed current La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein and Mayor-elect Joe Davenport of his decision to retire.

  • Group hopes to raise homelessness awareness

    It’s an issue that doesn’t get much attention in Kentucky’s wealthiest county, but some advocates say is still around: homelessness.

    The issue led a handful of people to try to raise awareness of homelessness to the Oldham County community last Thursday, as their counterparts in Louisville did the same thing.

  • Matthews indicted on murder charge

    An Indiana man has been indicted for the murder of an Oldham County High School graduate.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., was indicted Friday by the Oldham County Grand Jury on charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 in relation to the death of Adam Gregg on July 17.

  • City of Crestwood unveils Purple Heart designation

    One day before the nation remembers its veterans, the city of Crestwood held a ceremony to honor those who left a little more on the battlefield.

    The city unveiled a new sign claiming it to be a Purple Heart City, a tribute to the Purple Heart Award, whose recipients are wounded or killed in battle.

  • Site picked for EMS substation

    A site has been preliminarily selected for a new ambulance substation in La Grange.

    At a special meeting Monday afternoon, members of the Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District met with officials from Baptist Health La Grange to discuss the selection of a new ambulance substation somewhere on the hospital’s property.

  • Vet recounts war in new book

    Rummaging through a closet of half moth-eaten clothing and once-lost memorabilia, Daniel Durbin found something he hadn’t been looking for.

    Fastened to a hanger and placed in a dusty plastic bag was Durbin’s decorated uniform from the Vietnam War.

    Knowing he had to one day explain to his son what the uniform and his service meant, Durbin began to finally come to grips with what happened to him all those decades ago.

    Not too long after, Durbin sat down to write his experiences as a combat soldier in Vietnam in his book, The Legacy.

  • Montessori preschool is first of its kind in county

    Dropping a kid off at preschool for the first time is often an emotional time for parents who aren’t quite sure what to expect, but a new school with an old approach to learning could change all that.

    Montessori Family Co-op is the first of its kind in Oldham County. This style of education promotes independence and builds self-esteem within the children, according to Alison Filippini, founder of the Montessori school.

    “This education sets kids up with skills for life,” Filippini said.

  • Pewee Valley Town Square renovation price tag revealed

     

    There hasn’t been much information coming out of Pewee Valley about its renovated Town Square concept since July, but at last week’s regular meeting, a dollar amount needed to fund the project was laid on the table.

    Council member Bethany Major told the council that the given estimate of the project from the architects with all the bells and whistles would be approximately $494,000. She said the city is hoping to get the amount paid for in full by grants.

  • New culinary program gives students a boost

    A new partnership with restaurant officials could give Oldham County Schools students a leg up on other school districts when it comes to culinary skills.

    The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Kentucky Restaurant Association, is bringing its ProStart curriculum to Kentucky, starting with the Arvin Education Center in Buckner.

    The program helps partner state industry associations, like the KRA, with local high school culinary programs, according to the NRAEF.

  • County Fiscal Court approves new cable franchise with Time Warner

    After weeks of negotiations, the Oldham County Fiscal Court has once again awarded the county’s cable franchise agreement to Time Warner Cable.

    The court opened up its franchise agreement months ago, in hopes of securing a better agreement with Time Warner or another cable provider. But with a non-exclusive agreement and a near monopoly on cable lines, there wasn’t much negotiating, County Judge-Executive David Voegele had previously said.