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  • Mane Attraction

    Over the weekend, Oldham County’s horse culture came to life with events at Hermitage and Flying Cross farms. Riders traveled to Goshen and Skylight for the equestrian events.

    For more photos of the Fifth Annual Hermitage Classic and Flying Cross Farms Horse Trials, see page A5.

  • Matthews case sent to grand jury

    An Indiana man charged with murdering an Oldham County native will have his case heard before an Oldham County Grand Jury.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam Gregg, a Louisville resident and graduate of Oldham County High School. He also faces a theft charge for allegedly stealing Gregg’s vehicle after his death.

  • School Board approves tax increase, funding to go to teacher raises

    Local property owners will see their tax bills go up again this year after the Oldham County Board of Education approved a 3.1-cent increase at a special meeting.

    The board approved the measure 4-1, with board member Walt Schumm as the lone dissenting vote, after two hours of public comment on the topic.

  • Prospect swimmer goes for gold at world events

    When Patty Sweetall of Prospect turned her athletic efforts from competitive running and triathlons to swimming, she never thought she could be a world champion.

    Sweetall, 54, recently won ninth place in the 100-meter breaststroke, sixth place in the 200-meter breaststroke and participated in the 50-meter at the FINA World Masters Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada in August.

  • Pewee Valley warns of utilities scam, discusses fireworks

     

    Pewee Valley Police Chief Greg Larimore is warning citizens of a scam ran by a person/persons calling several houses claiming to be LG&E. The caller told residents that their “electric will be turned off in the next 45 minutes” if LG&E had not received a payment, he recently said at a Pewee Valley city commission meeting. The caller then requested a money order and left a callback number. If anyone has received a call like this, contact Pewee Valley Police at 241-8343.

  • La Grange council approves changes to business licenses law

    The La Grange City Council has amended its business licensing ordinance after the Kentucky Attorney General said some recent changes were out of line.

    Months ago the council amended the ordinance to include attorneys or other businesses who did business within the city limits to apply for a license. At the time, city attorney Steve Emery said the law wasn’t specifically targeted to attorneys but rather strengthening language already in place.

  • Former Beard’s store gets new name, owners

     

    A well-known Crestwood outdoor equipment store has been purchased and will feature a new name.

    Beard’s Outdoor Power Equipment, formally family-owned and operated by Richard Beard, will now be known as Andersons’ Sales & Service.

    Andersons’ is currently owned and operated from Madison, Ind., but its new location will continue to be located at the former Beard’s location on West Highway 146 in Crestwood, according to new owner Joshua Anderson.

  • La Grange chicken ordinance ready to roll

    After weeks of debate, things could get a little fowl-minded at the next council meeting for the city of La Grange.

    The council will take up two ordinances for possible passage, one allowing chickens in the city limits and the other codifying a rule about feeding geese at Wilborn Park.

  • Residents buzz about facility’s first year

     

    Barbara Mendenhall came in “kicking and screaming” to BeeHive Homes in early April. Ten days in, though, she knew she was “home.”

    Mendenhall was one of 15 residents that celebrated the assisted living facility’s one-year anniversary in Goshen last week.

    “When I came in, I thought it was a nursing home, but it’s more like a country club,” Mendenhall said as she sat with friends, including a 99 year-old former Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player and a former professional dancer from New York City.

  • North Oldham Fire trustee awaiting opinion on eligibility

     

    After being elected to the North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees in July, property trustee Derek Wade Russell is still waiting to be seated.

    The board has questioned Russell’s position as both a property owner in Goshen and an active firefighter in Jefferson County, per KRS 75.0311, which states that an active firefighter may not be elected as a property trustee.