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  • GOP sweeps all three local State House races

    Rep. David Osborne, a Prospect Republican, has represented House District 59 since 2005 and will keep his seat, which includes mostly western Oldham County, after Tuesday’s election.

    Osborne faced off against the head of the Oldham County Democratic Party, Jim Ewen, a Goshen resident who decided to run because of his dislike of national Republican policies.

    Osborne defeated Ewen with 73 percent of the vote.

  • Head of Kentucky Air National Guard to speak at Veteran’s Day event

    Two days a year, Americans celebrate the courageous soldiers that have served in our nation’s wars, but what many don’t know is that Memorial Day, celebrated in May and Veterans Day, celebrated this coming week on Nov. 11, have two very different meanings.

  • Project Runway designer makes stop in La Grange

     

    Pageantry and reality television have gone hand-in-hand in the last decade with hit shows like “Pageant Place,” “Toddlers and Tiaras” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

    One such star in the pageant and reality worlds moved from TV to real life with an appearance in La Grange this weekend.

    Johnathan Kayne, a contestant on Project Runway and successful pageant dress designer, was the guest of honor at last weekend’s pageant workshop hosted by Posh Formal Wear.

  • Changes to Wilborn Park recommended by geese committee

    Changes could soon be coming to Wilborn Park in La Grange, which has come under scrutiny because of a problem with geese.

    For critics, the park is uninhabitable or nasty, due to the large amount of geese droppings. In an effort to control the problem, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein authorized the shooting of some of the geese, after obtaining a federal permit to do so.

    But that move caused even more controversy, eventually leading Lammlein to create an ad-hoc committee to come up with solutions to the geese overpopulation and droppings.

  • NOFD conducts chief interviews

    The North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees has held three special meetings in the past two weeks in order to interview potential candidates up for the position of fire chief.

    According to Chairman Randy Scherer, the board has narrowed down its search to four potential candidates, although he would not disclose the names of the interviewees.

    “We are confident that the four finalists are qualified and we will find a chief,” Scherer said.

  • La Grange man arrested for child porn

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.

    Donald D. Jones, 53, was arrested by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Cybercrimes unit last Monday at his La Grange home, according to the Attorney General’s office.

    Jones was charged with five counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor by the AG’s office.

  • Feeley easily re-elected as Family Court judge

    It most certainly felt like déjà vu when Timothy E. Feeley defeated Michael Pate for the position of Circuit Judge in the 12th Judicial Circuit Tuesday night.

    Feeley also defeated Pate, a long-time family law attorney, in 2006.

    “I want to thank the voters for their confidence in me once again,” Feeley told the Era.

    Feeley has been Family Court Judge for Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties since 2005. He said he has seen over 15,000 cases in his nine and a half years as judge.

  • Davenport elected La Grange Mayor

    La Grange will have its third mayor in as many terms come January, but a familiar face will occupy the office.

    Longtime councilman Joe Davenport defeated Brian Oerther, 57 to 42 percent, to take the helm of Oldham County’s largest city, with 84 percent of the city turning out to vote in the race.

    The race was a referendum on several recent city council votes, including the occupational tax, which Oerther opposed. But voters decided to stick with Davenport over Oerther, who pegged himself as “outside the box” when it came to ideas for the city.

  • Boo Dell at Yew Dell

    Trick-or-treaters enjoyed an early treat Saturday at the annual BooDell at Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood. Local organizations and businesses handed out candy and games and activities were available to all the children who attended.

  • Paul predicts GOP wins on Election Day

    Kentucky’s junior senator is predicting victory for his political party, not only in his home state, but also across the U.S. on Election Day.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said President Barack Obama is weighing down Democrats across the country, thanks to his unpopular policies. And that is especially true in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race between U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, a Republican, and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, according to Paul.