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  • Woman accused of hatchet murder gets trial date

    A Pewee Valley woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a hatchet will be heading to trial to face her charges.

    Gail Kelley was arrested last July and charged with murder, tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

    Kelley is accused of killing her live-in boyfriend at the time, Michael T. Evans, with the hatchet and then wrapping it in a towel and throwing the hatchet in the trash.

  • La Grange Council takes first step for bond refinancing

     

    The La Grange City Council has taken the first step in refinancing its part of the bonds owned for the Oldham Reserve development.

    At a busy meeting Monday night, the council unanimously approved a resolution entering into an interlocal agreement with the Kentucky Bonding Corporation, which would allow it to pool its new bonds with other cities to get a better deal, Mayor Bill Lammlein said.

    “Since we can no longer go to the open market and sell our bonds because of our bad rating, we have to pool,” Lammlein told the council.

  • Prospect pharmacy offers new service

    One local pharmacy is helping customers read the fine print when it comes to their prescriptions.

    Commons Community Pharmacy, located in Prospect, is one of two pharmacies in Kentucky that participates in the Script Talk service, which allows the visually impaired to place their prescription bottles over a machine, which then reads the label out loud.

    The pharmacy also participates in the companion program, Script View, which prints labels with up to 22-point font, Max Eiler, the pharmacy owner, said.

  • Police service hopes for community support

     

    For the 14th year, the Oldham County community will honor fallen law enforcement officers across the U.S. in a ceremony on May 13.

    The peace officer’s memorial service will be held at La Grange Baptist Church and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. The chaplains involved with Oldham County law enforcement and Kentucky State Police Post 5 have organized the event every year since 2000.

    The event coincides with Police Week, held the week of May 15 every year.

  • La Grange to offer bus service on primary Election Day

    The City of La Grange is pleased to announce that Oldham Public Bus will have a special bus run on Election Day, May 20, so people without transportation and the physically impaired can to go the polling places to cast their votes.

    The bus will serve the following precincts: C-102 and D-106 at the La Grange Fire House, C-103 and C-106 at La Grange Elementary School and D-101 and F-101 at La Grange Baptist Church.

  • Berry indicted, more sexual abuse counts added

    An Oldham County man originally charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor under 16 has been indicted on three counts of sexual abuse.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Michael P. Berry, 36, on March 20, after police claim he admitted to the sexual abuse in an interview. Berry has denied all claims of the abuse in court.

    While waiting a preliminary hearing in district court, Berry was instead indicted on April 11 on three counts of sexual abuse with a minor under 16 by the Oldham Court Grand Jury.

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  • La Grange police bust synthetic marijuana lab

    On Monday, La Grange Police acting on information gathered from an investigation, executed a search warrant on a residence in the 2000 block of Cherry Ridge Ct. in La Grange. Inside the residence officers located and seized several ounces of marijuana, several ounces of synthetic controlled narcotics and cash. Also seized were ingredients and equipment used to manufacture synthetic narcotics.

  • ‘Junior’ High

    As one of the biggest names in racing and a family lineage in stock cars, it seems odd NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. would have considered anything but racing cars in his lifetime.

    But one of most popular racers ever said he has always had a backup plan if racing on Sunday afternoons in stock car racing’s highest circuit didn’t work and encouraged students at Oldham County High School to “always have a backup plan” during a visit to the school last week.