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  • New members make La Grange council stand out

    It happened on Jan. 5, with very little fanfare.

    Those involved showed up between 15 and 30 minutes early, but there were no parties, no special recognition, nothing to note the occasion. To be honest, several of those involved didn’t even realize what happened.

    But at 6:31 p.m. on Jan. 5, the La Grange City Council became the first, and only, legislative body in Oldham County populated by a majority of women.

  • Lashleys plead not guilty to theft, abuse charges

    The former county road superintendent and his father have pleaded not guilty to several charges against them, including abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, and his father, Jack Eric Lashley, were both indicted in December on multiple charges. Lance Lashley was indicted on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more than $500 but less than $10,000. Both are felony charges.

  • Former road superintendent, father plead not guilty to charges

    The former county road superintendent and his father have plead not guilty to several charges against them, including abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking.

     

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, and his father, Jack Eric Lashley, were both indicted in December on multiple charges. Lance Lashley was indicted on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more than $500 but less than $10,000. Both are felony charges.

     

  • Interstate 71 rest areas closed for renovations

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces temporary closure of the rest areas along Interstate 71 in Oldham County. The facilities on both the northbound and southbound sides of I-71 will be closed approximately one month for renovations. The closure began on Tuesday, Jan. 6, and will continue through the first week of February.

  • Group works to reform area sewer facilities

    By tom barr

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    Coming up with a regional sewage treatment plan could be a very costly situation.

    But, on the other hand, it might be just as costly to do nothing.

    The second in a series of public meetings on the Salt River Watershed sewer work group was held recently in Louisville. The few who attended listened as engineers with Strand and Associates outlined some of the options and the costs.

    Bullitt, Jefferson and Oldham counties have the only agencies that are part of the work group.

  • Humane Society gets Christmas wish of new land

    Some choose shooting stars, wishing wells or candles on their birthday cake when it comes to making long-shot wishes.

    The Humane Society of Oldham County used the newspaper and just before the New Year, what was once a wish became a reality.

    The independent, no-kill shelter was the focus of a story in the Nov. 26 extra edition of The Oldham Era, where they made their wish for 10 acres of land known for the first time.

  • Mayor taking things ‘one day at a time’

    With a new mayor and four new members of the council, things are likely to start slow when it comes to new legislation in La Grange, Mayor Joe Davenport said.

    The new council met for the first time Monday night, with Davenport, who spent 20 years as a councilman, in the mayor’s seat this time. Joining Davenport were first-time council members Shannon Pottie, Ann Zimlich, Stephanie Chalfant and Trey Kamer, as well as former mayor Bill Lammlein, who is now a councilman.

  • Pewee discusses 2015 goals

     

    It was just the first meeting of the year for the city council in Pewee Valley Monday, but the members were already prepared with ideas for the New Year.

    Council members agreed that they would like to focus most on the reformation of the Town Square.

    Mayor Bob Rogers said the biggest goal for the year would be trying to gain outside funding for the project.

    “We’re focusing our resources on the project,” Rogers said.

  • Lashley indicted on multiple charges

    The former county road superintendent and his father have been indicted on a handful of charges, relating to an investigation into the misappropriation of county materials that started in April.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, and his father Jack Eric Lashley, were indicted by an Oldham County grand jury in December. The two were directly indicted by the grand jury and have not been arrested or appeared in court on the charges.

  • Men at Work

    With the New Year comes new resolutions, chief among them are new bodies after holiday eating.

    And while Oldham County has its share of gyms in the area, one in particular is hoping a new start in a new building equals serious change for their customers.

    Body Under Construction, owned by Rob Jones, was most recently based in Crestwood. But after outgrowing its facilities there, the gym is now located in Buckner, off Old La Grange road.