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  • 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.

  • Students display slice of creativity on boxes

     

    Customers entering Hometown Pizza restaurants in the county may notice some new wall decor.

    The restaurant has teamed up with local elementary schools to sponsor a pizza box art contest. Now in its second year, the contest is seeing a lot of growth.

    “Hometown Pizza is about doing community projects,” Donna Sabo director of marketing said.

    “The response has been fabulous.”

  • Recent ribbon cuttings in Prospect

    Above left, Simply Cozy Gifts & Accessories, located in the Prospect Point Shopping Center, recently marked their opening. Above right, the newly remodeled Kroger Prospect, located on Timber Ridge Drive in Prospect, is officially opened. Both ribbon cuttings were promoted and celebrated by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Community briefs March 20

    Arts Gala

    Goshen Elementary in Prospect will be hosting it’s annual Arts Gala, March 21 from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The theme of the event is Imagine and will feature 700 pieces of student art, a dance performance and a short play.

    Gospel Concert

    Dehaven Baptist Church at 301 W. Main Street in La Grange, will be offering a free southern gospel concert performance by Adoration on Sunday, March 23, at 7 p.m.

     

    All-you-can-eat breakfast

  • Local student selected as scholarship semifinalist

    Kyle Smith, a junior at Oldham County High School, has been selected as a semifinalist competing for one of 65 scholarships to study abroad with the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program.

    The YES Abroad program is operated under funding by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The merit-based award covers the full cost of an academic year, providing students with a full immersion experience through living with a host family and attending a local  high school.

  • Utilities Commission rejects partnership with OC Water

    The La Grange Utilities Commission has decided to search for a new director, rather than join in a management partnership with the Oldham County Water District.

    At its regular monthly meeting Monday, all four commissioners voiced their desire not to join in a management partnership, after hearing a presentation from the OC Water District in a special meeting a few weeks earlier. A fifth sat out of the decision making process for personal reasons.

  • Forum tackles area’s latest drug problem: heroin

     

    Addiction is not often a topic for casual conversation but local leaders are hoping to change that.

    “If you would have told me a year ago that I would be in Oldham County giving a talk on heroin I would have given you a blank stare,” Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones said.

    Jones was speaking to the approximately 100 people who had gathered at North High School Auditorium on Thursday night for a panel discussion entitled Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response.

  • Goshen man arrested after Carroll crash

    A Goshen man has been arrested for his involvement in a two-vehicle accident in Carroll County two weeks ago.

    Donald Jefferies, 50, was arrested last Thursday by Kentucky State Police after admitting he took too many prescription pills before being involved in the accident on Hwy. 36.

    Jefferies was initially transported by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with critical injuries after the accident, which also left a family of three critically injuried.