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  • Candidate bios: La Grange Mayor

    Name: Elsie Carter

     

    Campaign website/Facebook page: www.Elsieformayor.com

    Campaign phone:  639-1098

    Education:  Fern Creek High School graduate and graduate of Bryant Stratton School of Business

  • PVA race focusing on experience, assessments

    The race to fill the only open countywide seat has turned into a discussion of trust, assessments and experience.

    Barbara Winters and Albert Harrison are running to replace the outgoing Ron Winters as property valuation administrator (PVA) on May 20. Ron Winters is retiring from the office.

    In a primary where many voters aren’t sure what the PVA does, Harrison and Winters have gone back and forth over the assessment on Winters’ residence and Harrison’s experience.

  • Most county races decided in primary

    Oldham County voters will have a chance to select nominees for federal and local offices when they head to the polls in one week.

    Voters will select the two nominees for U.S. Senate, as well as a host of countywide offices. In the U.S. Senate race, the two main GOP hopefuls are challenger Matt Bevin and U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. On the Democratic side, the nominee is likely to be Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • Many precincts moved for 2014 election

    For many voters this primary, heading to the same polling place they always have will be a wasted trip.

    That’s because many precincts have changed locations, while four new precincts were created in Oldham County as a result of redistricting and the 2010 Census, County Clerk Julie Barr said.

    Both magisterial districts and state House lines are redrawn every 10 years after new census results come in, Barr said. After both of those lines are drawn, it’s up to the clerk to make sure precincts line up with the new maps.

  • Candidate for Judge-Executive dies unexpectedly

    An Oldham County Police officer who was also running for County Judge-Executive has passed away due to natural causes.

    David Howley, 51, died last Wednesday night, OCPD Major Jim Laytham, said. Howley died of a natural causes, Laytham said.

    Howley had been involved in public service in Oldham County for more than 25 years as a fire fighter, emergency technician and most recently with OCPD. Howley also served with the La Grange Police Department, as well as with Louisville Metro Police. He spent the majority of his time with OCPD.

  • Evridge trial delayed

    The trial of an Oldham County man accused of a double murder has been delayed until June.

    Ronald T. Evridge, 60, has been charged with two counts of murder and tampering with evidence resulting from an altercation at his home in December 2011.

    Evridge claims he shot and killed two sisters — Heather Faulkerson, 21, and Sandy Allen, 24, both of Louisville — only after they attacked him with a knife at his north Oldham farm on 18-Mile Creek Road, according to records filed in Oldham Circuit Court.

  • Farmer’s market returns with new features

    Local farmers, artisans and craftspeople will once again offer their wares each Saturday morning on the courthouse lawn during the weekly Farmers’ Market, which opens this weekend.

  • City of Goshen greenlights pay increases

    The City of Goshen has given its future commissioners and mayor a raise for the first time in at least six years, Mayor Bob Thacker said.

    Starting in January, the mayor of the City of Goshen will make $300 a month, up from $150 and city commissioners will make $150 a month, up from $100.

    Thacker said the city passed a new ordinance with the increases in hopes of attracting more people to serve on the small city commission.

    “We’re not going to be here forever,” Thacker said. “We need to entice people to run.”

  • Endicott case dismissed, legal battle not over

    A Shelbyville man accused of participating with seven others in gang activity in La Grange has seen his charged dismissed in district court, but his legal battle may still continue.

    Casey Endicott, 18, had been the lone holdout of the “Oldham 8” whose case has remained in Oldham District Court. His attorney, Jessica Schulety, had requested a competency evaluation be completed before Endicott’s case could proceed.

  • Fiscal Court replenishes road salt, accepts Lashley resignation

    The process to find a new county road superintendent is officially underway.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court accepted the resignation of former superintendent Lance Lashley at its May 6 meeting. Lashley resigned on April 25 amid an investigation into the misuse of materials at the road department.

    In the meantime, Mark Husband, formerly an assistant superintendent, has been approved as the acting superintendent until a new one is hired. The Fiscal Court approved a raise in pay for Husband due to his new responsibilities.