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  • 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.

  • Goshen man arrested for marijauna growing
  • The Cutest Two Minutes in Oldham County
  • 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.

  • Road director resigns during investigation

    The county’s road superintendent has resigned in the midst of an investigation into the misappropriation of materials during his tenure, Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele announced.

    Lance Lashley resigned last Friday, Voegele said in a statement, after being put on paid leave on April 2 after allegations arose that Lashley had misappropriated materials from the road department.

    Voegele asked Oldham County Police to investigate and the matter is still ongoing, Voegele said.

  • School board approves security plan funding

    Oldham County Schools are undertaking a new district-wide security update, after the school board approved funding for the measure at Monday’s meeting.

    The board approved funding for phase 1 of the project, which will include installation of new electronic door hardware, video surveillance systems, emergency communications systems, electronic visitor management systems and new signage throughout the entire district.

  • Veteran organization takes recovery ride through Oldham County

    More than 100 injured veterans spent Monday on a wet ride through Oldham County, all in the name of raising awareness of their cause.

    The cyclists were part of the United Healthcare Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge, a weeklong, 450-mile cycling trip from Covington to Nashville, Tenn.

    Their trip led them down U.S. 42 on Monday for a quick lunch stop at the North Oldham Fire Department’s Skylight station. Kroger and the United Service Organizations (USO) provided lunch. It was the second day of the seven-day journey south.

  • Public gives input on La Grange parkway project

    La Grange residents got a renewed look at the proposed La Grange Parkway at a public information meeting held Monday night.

    The parkway, formerly called Ring Road, will connect the currently under construction overpass over Interstate 71 with Highway 53 south of La Grange and the Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    The road is currently designed to be four lanes, with sidewalks on each side. The road eventually will connect all the way to Highway 146, acting as bypass of traffic-clogged areas.

  • Public Records April 24

    La Grange Police Arrests

    April 14 -- David W. Turner, 32, La Grange was arreted on a Jefferson County warrant for probation violation.

    April 16 -- Derek J. Prather, 37, La Grange, was arrested for DUI, no insurance, expired registration, criminal littering.

    KSP Arrests

    April 18 -- Victor V. Black, 49, Crestwood, DUI 1st; Failure to comply with helmet law; Failure to produce insurance card.