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  • Lost and Found

     

    Peggy Edmonson always knew she was adopted. Her parents never kept anything a secret from her. Just because it wasn’t secret, though, didn’t mean it wasn’t a mystery.

    Edmonson, a La Grange resident, was always curious about the story behind her birth in France in June 1950. Where was her mother? And did she have any siblings?

  • Humane Society has big Christmas wish

    One local organization is hoping for a big Christmas gift this holiday season: 10 acres of land.

    The Humane Society of Oldham County, an independent no-kill shelter not affiliated with any other Humane Society groups, is hoping for the land to open a new community center, adoption location and spay/neuter clinic, the volunteers who run the organization said.

  • Prospect ready to showcase ‘stars’ again

     

    The spotlight will soon shine on 10 of Prospect’s finest ‘stars’ when the Chamber of Commerce hosts a night of dancing and charity.

    In its second year, Dancing with the Prospect Stars will follow a successful inaugural year with even more dancers and fundraising.

    “It’s a lot of fun,” Kathy Jacobs, executive director of the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC) said. “It’s a very intimate, fun, friendly social event.”

  • Dispute spilling into Courthouse Square project

    A lawsuit over a business license from the city of La Grange has spilled its way into the county’s Courthouse Square project.

    The conflict is between Earl Walker, head of Earl Walker Construction, and the city of La Grange, over the city’s business license fee for 2012-2013, City Attorney Steve Emery said.

  • CityPlace holds open house to showcase pavilions

    La Grange’s newest attraction opened its doors to the public last week in an attempt to attract new events to CityPlace.

    The event center, located on First Street, is made up of two pavilions and the visitor’s center, which also houses the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development offices.

    The Rawlings Foundation, which owns CityPlace, held an open house last Thursday to help local and regional companies and organizations see the pavilions staged in various ways to host events.

  • Cable franchise passed to Charter, pending merger of current operator

    Two weeks after approving a new franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable, the Oldham County Fiscal Court voted to transfer that agreement to Charter Communications.

    The vote comes as Time Warner is in the middle of a merger with Comcast Communications and in the process, Comcast has decided to spin off several of the markets it’s acquiring to another cable operator.

    That operator is Charter Communications, who will take Time Warner’s position as the second largest cable operator in the U.S., if the Time Warner-Comcast merger takes place.

  • Public Records Nov. 27

    Grand Jury Indictments

    November

    Miles J. Matthews – one count of murder, one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of tampering with physical evidence, one count of fraudulent use of a credit card under $500

    Lawrence E. Alleman – one count of complicity to promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the first degree

    Joseph L. Davidson – one count of promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the first degree

  • NOMS group volunteers at Uspiritus

    Groups from North Oldham Middle School volunteered at Uspiritus – Brooklawn Campus Friday, Nov. 21. The group shown, from Stephanie Van Eps’ eighth grade language arts class, cleaned the gym in preparation for the Nov. 25 Thanksgiving dinner for the youths who reside on the Brooklawn and Bellewood campuses. When they finished, they did cleanup on the grounds. The entire eighth grade class volunteered at various locations on Nov. 21, which was National Philanthropy Day.

  • McConnell lays out legislative agenda in La Grange

    The next leader of the U.S. Senate made a stop in Oldham County this week to update business leaders on his legislative agenda come January.

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, fresh off re-election as Kentucky’s senior senator and recently selected again as leader of the soon-to-be Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, spoke to a joint meeting of the La Grange Rotary and Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development groups at the John Black Community Center on Tuesday.

  • Accused bank robber’s cases not even started in several counties

    The case of a La Grange man charged with robbing the Farmer’s Bank of Milton on Highway 53 doesn’t appear to be heading toward a speedy resolution.

    William Gary Grubbs, Jr., 36, was indicted on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to alleged robberies on April 23 and June 1.

    But Grubbs is facing other robbery charges in four other counties and told Oldham Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad that he hasn’t even been arraigned or made an appearance in two of the total five counties he’s charged in.