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  • New shop in La Grange features bilingual barber

     

    For years women could choose to get highlights, haircuts and the latest gossip in a plethora of La Grange beauty shops, and now male residents will be happy to know there is now a barbershop providing back-to-basics services.

    George’s Barber Styling, named after its owner George Shunnarah, has been located in Crestwood since its beginnings as a barber school in 1999.

    Shunnarah turned the school into a successful barbershop in 2005, providing haircuts, straight razor shaves and beard trims.

  • Walmart completes land purchase for new Crestwood location

    A new Walmart in Crestwood is one step closer to reality with the completion of the land purchase.

    According to deed records, Walmart paid $4.1 million to Oldham Farms Development LLC for two parcels of land on the Highway 329 Bypass, also known as Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    Both the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission and the Crestwood City Commission approved the site this past spring for a new Walmart SuperCenter.

  • Ambulance board wants to build new EMS station

    The Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District is looking to build a new substation for Oldham County EMS. They just don’t know where yet.

    Members of the taxing district’s board looked at several potential substation sites on and around the Baptist Health La Grange campus last week. Baptist Health manages the county EMS in a partnership with the taxing district.

  • Grimes promotes military voting bill

    With the backdrop of “Military Monday” at the Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes championed a law she got passed to make voting for Oldham County’s veterans and active service member more seamless.

    Called the Military Heroes Voting Initiative, the state law allows active duty members to electronically request and receive absentee ballots, register to vote and change voter registration information. The 2013 law also extends special election time frames for local elections for service men and women.

  • County gets involved in state fair

    Thousands of people will converge on the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this week, but the annual event reaches well into Oldham County this year.

    Last Friday, dozens of 4-H participants participated in the organization’s land judging competition at Waldeck Farm in Crestwood. The event has teams from various counties survey, inspect soil samples and more as an educational competition to determine the best ways to farm a piece of land, Bob Pearce, an extension specialist at the University of Kentucky, said.

  • Popular workout facility CrossFit opening a gym in La Grange

     

    CrossFit is a high-intensity workout taking the country by storm and soon Oldham County will see what the hype is about with the opening of a brand new gym, CrossFit 222 in La Grange.

    CrossFit is an innovative program that uses non-repetitive exercises, a more efficient way to get fit in just 20 minutes a day, says Crossfit222 owner and trainer Amira Stevens.

  • Mayor upset with media

     

    A Goshen ordinance amending a pet law to include cats on leashes has become a local media hit but Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker isn’t too pleased.

    Thacker told attendees at a city commission meeting earlier this week that the press inaccurately portrayed the amendment to the ordinance.

  • Woosley resigns from council, chicken ordinance tabled

    The La Grange City Council will be short a member for a few days, due to the resignation of councilwoman Melanie Woosley.

    Woosley resigned July 30, Mayor Bill Lammlein said, because she moved to a property outside the city limits. Woosley did not return a call seeking comment and was not present at the council’s Monday meeting.

    In a letter read by Lammlein, Woosley said her move led her to resign as a councilwoman and to withdraw from her re-election bid this November. Lammlein said the city would miss Woosley’s dedication.

  • Kelley trial confirmed for February, awaiting DNA results

     

    Pending lab results will push the trial date to February for a Pewee Valley woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a hatchet.

    Gail Kelley was arrested in July 2013 and charged with the murder of Michael T. Evans, and also tampering with evidence.

    At a pre-trial conference Thursday, Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter expressed to the judge that her office would not be ready for the initial trial date originally scheduled for Sept. 8, noting that DNA evidence had still not been processed for the case.

  • Data driving requests for more cell towers in Oldham County

    An increase in smartphone usage could lead to the installation of two new cell towers in the county and the expansion of two others.

    The two pending new towers would be located on Highway 22 in Ballardsville and at 2615 E. Highway 146 in La Grange, according to public notices. AT&T acknowledged in April they were seeking comment through Ansco and Associates for a 199-foot tower in Ballardsville, while SBA Towers V, LCC is interested in the tower on Highway 146, according to the notice.