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  • Happy Halloween

     

  • Turning 100 not scary for La Grange resident

    Blanche Evans has seen 99 Halloweens come and go.

    But it’s not a simple holiday for the La Grange resident. It’s also a way to keep track of her age every year. That’s because Evans was born on Halloween in 1913.

    And today will be Evans’ 100th birthday, or Halloween, however you look at it.

  • Packages support active military

    Veterans Day is just around the corner, as is Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Pewee Valley Veterinary Center has found a way to link each of those holidays.

    The “Joy to the Woof” campaign kicks off on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.  The program recognizes active military members, thanks them for their service and provides them with a care package for the holidays. It just so happens that the recipients are furry and four-legged.

  • Some gang cases sent to grand jury

    Five men charged with crimes ranging from conspiracy to commit murder to gang activity and drug possession are having their cases sent to a grand jury.

    The five are part of a group of eight individuals arrested more than two weeks ago in La Grange and alleged to be involved with the Southside Crips gang.

    Four individuals had their cases referred to a grand jury for possible indictment after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Those four are Thomas L. Wenz, 22, of Shelbyville and Roger D. Wilson, 19, Brandon L. Davis, 18, and Felix A. Myers, 20, all of La Grange.

  • Teacher fired by OCS after DUI charge

    A Locust Grove Elementary teacher charged with driving under the influence has been fired by Oldham County Schools.

    Laura Munson, 52, a former gym teacher at the school, had her employment officially terminated on Tuesday. Her termination and unpaid suspension from Sept. 30 through her termination date were approved at Monday night’s school board meeting.

    Munson has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Superintendent Will Wells declined to comment on the decision at the school board meeting.

  • Child struck by car

    A ten-year-old child remains in criticial condition following a car accident Friday night.

    According to La Grange Police, shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday the child was crossing the road in front of the La Grange Community Center on West Jefferson Street when he was hit by a Dodge Neon. The driver, who’s name was not released by the police, stated she was unable to avoid a collision and struck the juvenile with the front of her car. 

  • Gang cases split, five of eight heading to grand jury

    Five men charged with crimes ranging from conspiracy to commit murder to gang activity and drug possession are having their cases sent to a grand jury.

    The five are half of a group of eight individuals arrested more than two weeks ago in La Grange and alleged to be involved with the Southside Crips gang.

    Four individuals had their cases referred to a grand jury for possible indictment after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Those four are Thomas L. Wenz, 22, of Shelbyville and Roger D. Wilson, 19, Brandon L. Davis, 18, and Felix A. Myers, 20, all of La Grange.

  • Faith event puts rivalries aside

    When students from the county schools meet on a football field, it’s usually about competition. Last Wednesday was different.

    “This is a day when they lay down their rivalries and come together in Jesus’ name,” said Steve Wigginton, area director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

  • Locust Grove Elementary turns to recycling to help fund programs

    With state funding for schools lagging behind needs, one local elementary school is coming up with a creative way to fund one of its programs.

    Locust Grove Elementary will host a massive recycling opportunity on Nov. 9, America Recycles Day, to help fund its Leader in Me program.

    The school is partnering with ECS Refining to take unused electronics and recycle them. For every pound of electronic equipment the school brings in, they will receive a nickel for their program.

  • Changes coming to GED Testing

    Deadlines for those hoping to finish up their GED are rapidly approaching before the test changes and progress is lost.

    The test for the GED changes roughly every 10 years and a new test will be implemented in January, Suzette Ertel, director of Oldham County Adult and Community Education said.

    To brace for those changes, Ertel’s department is holding an “Official Practice Test (OPT) blitz” on Nov. 1 to help potential GED test takers squared away from the last test in December before the new one takes effect.