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  • Prospect welcomes fuel station

    PHOTO by alix mattingly/the oldham era

  • Primary and kindergarten registration opens soon

    Registration for first-year primary and kindergarten students for 2014/2015 will take place Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the school in which they are districted to attend.

    These initial registration sessions are 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

    Parents can find their child’s assigned school on the district’s website, www.oldham.kyschools.us, or by calling 241-3500.

    Parents are required to bring a full size certified birth certificate (not a hospital certificate).

  • La Grange Police warn about ‘Jamaican’ scam

    The LaGrange Police Department, along with the United States Postal Inspectors office, is alerting LaGrange residents to variations of the Jamaican Phone Scam.

  • La Grange man arrested for indecent exposure

     

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged with indecent exposure after police found him masturbating in a school parking lot.

    Jon Eric Selby, 44, was arrested on Jan. 31 on charges of indecent exposure, alcohol intoxication and criminal trespassing after being found watching pornography and masturbating in the parking lot of Crestwood Elementary, according to a police report.

  • Bevin pushes back on latest McConnell attack

    In his latest stop in Oldham County, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin pushed back against attacks by the man he hopes to replace: U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

    Bevin, who has made several trips to Oldham and surrounding counties since announcing his campaign against McConnell, spoke Tuesday to the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club.

    In an hour-long speech and question-and-answer session with the club, Bevin pushed back on a few key attack lines McConnell’s campaign has latched onto, including its claim he falsified his resume.

  • Gas leak shuts down portion of Ky. 22 for two days

    A leak in a natural gas line caused Kentucky 22 to be shut down from Highway 146 to Highway 329 for two days.

    The road, shut down Sunday night, re-opened at 2 p.m. Tuesday according to Kevin Nuss, director of Oldham County Emergency Management.

    A resident in the area notified LG&E of a natural gas odor on Sunday night, LGE spokeswoman Liz Pratt said. When crews responded they found that a damaged valve at the intersection of Highway 22 and La Grange Road was the source of the leak, she said.

  • Kelley case could get a trial date

    The case of a Pewee Valley woman accused of murdering her boyfriend with a hatchet could receive a trial date, even if lab results aren't in.

    At her latest pre-trial conference, an attorney for Gail Kelley told Circuit Judge Karen Conrad she was still awaiting lab results before the case could proceed. Conrad countered that setting up a trial date could speed along the lab process. But a date was not set last week.

  • La Grange searching for new utilities director

    A shake-up at the La Grange Utilities Commission led to emergency legislation being passed by the city council Monday night.

    The commission is currently without a director, after La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein fired former director John M. Bennett. Lammlein said he let Bennett go because he didn’t feel like Bennett was good for the commission going forward.

    “I didn’t feel like he was the person to move the utilities in the direction we needed to go in,” Lammlein said.

  • A never-ending battle

    A sleepy, blue-eyed three-year-old takes a small musical recorder and holds it close to his mouth.

    His hair is thin and he’s a little weary, but he takes a breath and blows into the recorder anyway. Sebastian Edelen is officially awake now. And so is everyone else.

    Good thing it’s 3 p.m. on a Thursday.

    Moments later, Sebastian is playing his own tune, practicing to become an amateur photographer and squealing like a normal little boy.

  • Paws and listen: Canines help children read

     

    Doc isn’t your average librarian. Upon entering the library he is greeted with excited but confused faces. A quick stroll over to the circulation desk ends in wet-nosed greetings and a wagging tail.

    Doc is one of six therapy dogs the Oldham County Public Library utilizes for their PAWs to Read program. The program allows readers of all levels to sit with a trained therapy dog and read aloud to build literacy skills.