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  • New Fiscal Court districts in effect

     

    A new map laying out magistrate districts passed by the Oldham County Fiscal Court in 2011 will finally go into effect this year.

    Every 10 years, the maps that dictate district boundaries for elected officials, from Congress down to local governments, are reviewed and revised as needed. The process usually takes place six months to a year after the latest U.S. Census data is released and goes into effect during the next election cycle.

  • With one week left, only one candidate for La Grange mayor

    With less than a week until the filing deadline, only one person has filed to run for mayor in the City of La Grange.

    Joe Davenport, a longtime member of the city council, has officially filed his paperwork to run for mayor after telling the Era he would do so two weeks ago.

    Only one current member of the city council has filed for re-election, Tad Humble, as of Monday. Hugh Blair joins Charles Turner Sr., as two challengers who have filed for the council.

  • La Grange Fire saves dog in lake
  • Public Records Jan. 23

    KSP Arrests

    Jan. 19 -- Joshua L. Young, 24, La Grange, DUI 1st; Improper lane usage; Failure to wear seatbelt; Speeding 19 MPH over the limit

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Jan. 13 -- Robin L. Oldson, 48, LaGrange, was arrested on execution of a Jefferson County warrant for speeding 15 miles over limit.

    Jan 17. -- Willie E. Jones, 78, Crestwood, was arrested for TBUT u/$500 (shoplifting). Merchandise recovered.

  • 19-year-old Prospect resident identified in overnight crash

    A 19-year old Prospect resident has been identified as the lone victim in an overnight crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    According to Oldham County Police, Cody McHenry, a graduate of South Oldham High School, veered off the road at 1:22 a.m. Thursday and struck a rock embankment, causing his vehicle to overturn and eject McHenry.

    OCPD said McHenry was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    McHenry was driving a 2005 Ford SVU, police said, and was traveling northbound at the time of the accident.

  • Sheriff’s office warns about new Green Dot credit card scam

    A new scam has Oldham County residents worried about going to jail.

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and the Better Business Bureau are warning residents of the scam, which involves someone identifying themselves as a sheriff’s deputy.

    The scammer tells the caller they missed federal grand jury duty and must buy a Green Dot Visa Card, load it with $500 and give the card’s information to the caller to avoid being put in jail on a bench warrant.

  • Appeals Court returns to hear cases in Oldham

    Oldham Countains were recently able to view one part of Kentucky’s judicial system they don’t often see.

    Three judges on the Kentucky Court of Appeals heard oral arguments at the Oldham County Courthouse last week, relating to appeals on cases from Jefferson County.

    It was the first time the Court of Appeals has heard a case in Oldham County in years, using the county’s circuit courtroom for roughly three hours.

  • Former teacher takes plea in DUI case

    The case of a former elementary school teacher accused of driving under the influence on school property has been resolved.

    Laura Munson, 52, a former teacher at Locust Grove Elementary, entered an Alford plea last week on one DUI charge.

    By submitting an Alford plea, Munson maintained her innocence in the case, but admitted prosecutors had enough evidence to likely convict her of DUI. An Alford plea is technically a guilty plea.

  • County man sentenced to 18 months in prison for bank, wire fraud

     

    An Oldham County man will serve more than a year in jail and repay thousands of dollars in restitution for defrauding five banks located in the county.

    James Distler, 45, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to repay $144,936 by U.S. District Judge John Heyburn II, after pleading guilty to three charges of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud in September.

  • La Grange commission looking at historical guidelines

     

    After 10 years with no changes, La Grange’s Historic Commission is updating its guidelines.

    At a special meeting on Wednesday, the commission reviewed part of the guidelines, changing some wording to make the guidelines easier to use. The review also serves as a way to update or omit guidelines that are unclear, unfeasible or obsolete.

    “They are guidelines, it’s not a one size fits all,” commissioner Tom Clemons said.