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  • Two join roadside market program

    Oldham County is home to two of the 104 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Oldham County members are: Boone Gardiner Garden Center and Sherwood Acres Beef.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness and marketing appeal.

  • ‘Blue Tea’ scheduled for April 13

    Each year Discover Downtown La Grange local merchants join together with Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky (O.A.K) and Baptist Health La Grange to host the Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea. This is an annual fundraiser for cancer education and support. All ticket proceeds benefit O.A.K. The tea will be held in downtown La Grange Sunday afternoon, April 13, from 1-5 p.m.. Visitors purchase tickets in advance for $10 each, or $15 the day of the event.

  • Henry County woman dies in I-71 accident

     

    A five-vehicle accident left one woman dead and sent another three to the hospital, while shutting down traffic on southbound Interstate 71 for hours Tuesday.

    Sherry Bray, 48, of Pendleton, died after a box truck struck her vehicle and pushed it under a semi-truck, Oldham County Police said. She died at the scene due to her injuries.

    Oldham County Police were dispatched to the accident around 9:30 a.m. The accident occurred near the Oldham/Jefferson County line, over Haunz Lane.

  • Snoddy formally sentenced to 25 years for manslaughter

    A Louisville man will serve up to 25 years in jail after being formally sentenced on a case relating to a 2012 accident outside La Grange.

    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad sentenced Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy March 14 after he took a plea deal to a lesser charge of manslaughter weeks before his sentencing.

    Snoddy also pled guilty to multiple charges of fleeing police and wanton endangerment, as well as single counts of driving of a suspended license, DUI and speeding.

  • Oldham 4-H in need of new property

    One of Oldham County’s most rapidly growing programs is seeking the help of the community to accommodate its growth.

    Oldham County 4-H, especially it’s shooting sports program, has seen a 238 percent growth in the last four years and has outgrown its current shooting range because of it, 4-H pistol coach Paul Harjes said.

    Because it’s largely a volunteer program, that leaves the 4-H program without many options unless the community can step up and help, Kelly Woods, the extension agent for 4-H and Youth Development, said.

  • Tri-County Ford celebrates move up Interstate 71

    A one-mile move up the road is already paying dividends for a longtime Oldham County business.

    Tri-County Ford, which has been in Oldham County in some form or fashion since 1986, recently moved to just off Exit 18 off I-71 to 4032 Commerce Parkway.

    Owner Gary Haupt said the move to Exit 18 from their place off Exit 17 was due to the changes surrounding Commerce Parkway and I-71 in that area of Buckner.

  • Second Pewee Valley Fire station still on target

    The second fire station for the Pewee Valley Fire District is on schedule to be completed by late July or early August.

    The board of trustees recently began the process to borrow from $1.2 to $1.6 million, the board said. Approval for the loan is contingent on the board getting a new environmental study for station two to complete the bank’s requirements for construction loan recipients.

  • Endicott evaluation scheduled

    After a strong directive from District Court Judge Jerry Crosby, alleged gang member Casey Endicott has finally scheduled an evaluation to see if he can be indicted on his charges.

    Endicott is one of eight individuals arrested last October on various charges, including gang activity and drug charges.

    The other seven were indicted in December and have cases pending in circuit court. But Endicott’s case has lingered in district court after his attorney made a motion to get a competency evaluation in December.

  • Chamber will reside in former Southern States

    A space that once sold feed, seed and farming supplies will now serve as a point of entry into the county’s commerce and tourism opportunities.

    Months ago George Rawlings of the Rawlings Foundation purchased the former Southern States property that included three buildings and lots for storage and parking. While speculation has run rampant about how he would use the spaces, Rawlings had remained quiet regarding the project, but recently made an announcement about one particular use for the retail building facing First Street.

  • County will be treated to some Cold Justice

     

    Frontier justice has been served on Main Street in La Grange.

    Through the magic of motion pictures, the famed train rail divided street will be featured in a local western entitled Cold Justice.

    Friends Zeb Son, Eddie Kinberger and David Huff wrote the movie after meeting as Wild West reenactors.

    The trio set out to write a commercial for their reenacting hobby and came away with a movie.

    “This is how you get to be 53 years old and still playing cowboy,” Son said.