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Local News

  • Making a difference one cup at a time
  • Construction continues for two major road projects

    State highway officials are encouraging drivers in Oldham County to slow down and be safer on the roads while two main infrastructure projects progress.

    Construction crews have started work on an overpass to connect New Moody Lane and Commerce Parkway in La Grange, as well as to build a pedestrian crossing at Exit 17 in Buckner.

    The projects coincide with the state’s Work Zone Safety Week, which is April 15 – 19 this year.

  • La Grange Utilities Commission awaiting ordinance changes

    A search for a new director for the La Grange Utilities Commission is slightly delayed while the commission waits for a new ordinance to be passed by the La Grange City Council.

  • Berry pleads not guilty

    An Oldham County man arrested and charged with one count of sexual abuse has plead not guilty to that charge.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Michael P. Berry, 36, March 20 in Elizabethtown, after interviewing Berry about the alleged abuse.

    According to the arrest report, Berry admitted to a KSP officer that he committed sexual abuse of a female minor during a two-week period at his Oldham County home in late February.

    An interview with the victim matched what Berry told KSP, according to the police report, which resulted in his arrest.

  • Crestwood council approves proposed Walmart

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting Wednesday.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

  • Golden Alert Issued

    The Oldham County Police Department issued a Golden Alert Monday morning for Aaron Waldrup.

    Waldrup is a 20-year-old white male, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 240 pounds. He has blonde hair and green eyes. Waldrup could be wearing blue jeans and white shoes with blue strips and a black back pack, according to the alert.

  • La Grange mayor presents city budget with ‘adequate revenue’

    For the first time in eight years, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein said the city has been presented a budget that does not put the city in further into debt.

    Lammlein presented the budget at the monthly meeting of the La Grange City Council Monday night. It is now up to the council to tweak, amend or pass the budget as presented before the new fiscal year starts July 1.

    The balanced budget is thanks largely to two new revenue streams, Lammlein said, the recently passed occupational tax and revenue from the tax on licenses allowing the sale of alcohol.

  • Jefferies indicted for Carroll crash

    By KRISTIN BECK

    Landmark News Service

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted a Goshen man Monday on charges stemming from a motor vehicle accident Feb. 26 that injured a Carroll County family.

    Donald S. Jefferies, 50, was indicted on three counts of first-degree assault, a class B felony with a penalty of 10-20 years imprisonment, a fine of $1,000-10,000 and the revocation of a driver’s license for six months on each count.

  • On the fast track

    Like many 15-year-olds, Carrollton native Cody Brown likes to drive fast.

    The difference between Brown and his peers, though, is Brown is finally getting paid to do so.

    The freshman at Carroll County High School spends his weekends racing for U.S. Legends Car International, spending time in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio racing the smaller cars.

    And last week, while many Oldham County students were on the beach for Spring Break, about a dozen Harmony Elementary students got to meet the young racecar driver.

  • New law won’t affect graduation

    A law passed by state legislators last week won’t have any effect on the end of school for Oldham County Schools this year.

    The law allows school districts to extend their school day to make up hours lost to cancelations for winter weather and sets June 6 as the last day of school if a district so chooses.

    A school district can end their year before June 6, if they have the correct amount of educational hours achieved before then, as well.