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  • Selby pleads not guilty to charges

    A La Grange man who was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after police found him masturbating in a school parking lot pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance.

    Jon Eric Selby, 44, was arrested on Jan. 31 on charges of indecent exposure, alcohol intoxication and criminal trespassing after being found by an officer reclining in his front seat watching pornography on his cell phone and masturbating in the parking lot of Crestwood Elementary, according to a police report.

  • Chamber holds annual showcase

    For 20 years now, the Oldham County Chamber & Economic Development has provided a venue for local businesses to introduce their services to the public. This year’s Showcase Oldham County will be held Friday, March 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Oldham County YMCA Soccer Complex located at 20 Quality Place in Buckner.

  • Goshen man in critical condition after crash on Hwy. 36

    By KRISTIN BECK

    LCNI NEWS SERVICE

    An accident involving a Goshen man last week led to four individuals being transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries, Kentucky State Police said.

    A preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle driven by Donald Jeffries, 50, of Goshen, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 36 when the vehicle crossed the center line for unknown reasons, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Jeffries’ vehicle collided head-on with a westbound vehicle driven by Stephen Wise, 37, of Carrollton.

  • OCS launches engineering academy for next year

    Giving students the tools they need today to solve the issues of tomorrow is a big goal of Oldham County Schools, according to the school district’s 21st Century Learning Outcomes.

    As part of this promise to students and teachers the district has created OCS Engineering Academy, the district announced last week.

    “It’s hands-on, minds-on teaching,” Chief Academic Officer Anita Davis said. “They are going to be building, designing and using auto cad. This isn’t a theory class, it’s a hands-on (one).”

  • Homeschooled student creates alternative prom

    As a homeschooled student, the chances of Victoria Downs going to prom this year were low.

    That is, until she created her own.

    Downs, an 18-year-old Crestwood resident, has created “Night of 100 Stars,” a prom-like event to be held April 26 at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    Downs, who has been home schooled her entire life and is a senior this year, said she didn’t want to miss out on a chance to have a classic high school moment.

  • Homeschooled student creates alternative prom

    As a homeschooled student, the chances of Victoria Downs going to prom this year were low.

    That is, until she created her own.

    Downs, an 18-year-old Crestwood resident, has created “Night of 100 Stars,” a prom-like event to be held April 26 at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    Downs, who has been home schooled her entire life and is a senior this year, said she didn’t want to miss out on a chance to have a classic high school moment.

  • Crestwood woman takes plea in animal cruelty case

    A Crestwood woman has informally accepted a plea deal for charges of four counts of cruelty to animals, according to Assistant County Attorney Travis Combs.

    Leslie Ransdell was anonymously reported to Animal Control around July 26 of last year for allegedly failing to feed four horses in her care, a criminal complaint said.

  • Court delayed for corrections officer accused of sexual abuse

    By LISA KING

    LCNI NEWS SERVICE

    A court date for James Johnson, a former correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley charged with sexually abusing inmates and related offenses, has been moved to next month.

    Johnson, 54, of Louisville, was to have had a jury trial starting Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but he is scheduled for a disposition hearing on March 17.

  • Commission approves proposed Crestwood Walmart

    After a five and a half hour meeting Tuesday, a proposed Walmart in Crestwood has received the necessary approvals from the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission.

    The 13-member commission approved a recommendation for a change in zoning for the Walmart, which will be located at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as KY-392 Bypass, on a 10-3 vote.

    The zoning change now heads to the City of Crestwood for final approval.

  • La Grange Utilities mulling deal with OC Water District

    A search for a new director for the La Grange Utilities Commission has broadened to the consideration of a management takeover by another utility company.

    At a special meeting of the LUC last week, the commission’s members heard several scenarios for the future of the utilities from the commission’s chairman, Roy Horton.

    Those include hiring a new director, going into a partial management partnership with an outside agency, a full management partnership and/or a full merger with another utility company.