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  • Case against former La Grange mayor continues

    La Grange city officials filed a motion Dec. 1 for a judge to reverse his decision in their case against a former mayor.

    City officials claim Elsie Carter, whose term ended last December, left office with more than $4,500 in city property. 

    City Attorney Steve Emery requested default judgement after Carter failed respond within 20 days to a May court order. Carter filed a response several days after the deadline.

    But Oldham Circuit Court Special Judge Bailey Taylor denied default judgement and called the May court order ambiguous. 

  • Reading plan targets first-graders

    Changing the lives of students struggling to read is the focus of a new program at Oldham County schools.

    The district added the Reading Recovery partnership this fall, a short-term intervention program for first-grade students struggling to read. The program is used in more than 80 Kentucky school districts.

    The program pairs students one-on-one with a Reading Recovery teacher for 30 minutes a day for 12 weeks. 

  • La Grange parent named to school board

    A new member joined the Oldham County Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting.

    Anne Coorssen, the district’s general counsel, swore in Jennifer Beckner to finish the division five term vacated by former board member Jennifer Jones in September. 

    Beckner, a former PTA president at La Grange Elementary, has a bachelor’s degree in counseling and rehabilitation and has worked for an adoption agency, youth homeless shelter and day care.

  • Retailers hopeful for holiday season

    Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but it’s also true it takes a village to keep a village going.

    And business owners in the “village” of downtown La Grange joined forces to attract holiday shoppers and promote Small Business Saturday to kickoff holiday shopping.

  • Local dancers perform tonight at The Palace

    If your children — or you — can’t sit through an entire production of “The Nutcracker,” consider the Cliffsnotes version starring 48 Oldham residents.

    “Nutcracker In A Nutshell” celebrates its fifth year with two public performances Saturday at the Louisville Palace.

    The show still includes the ballet’s major components, said spokeswoman Marie Gould, but condenses it to 65 minutes.

  • Family first: Adoption day brings families together

    Local families celebrated their newest members at the annual Oldham Adoption Day on Friday.

    The event is part of a statewide initiative to bring attention and awareness to foster children and encourage adoption.

    It is also a day when the Cabinet for Health and Family Services tries to finalize as many adoptions as possible — four adoptions became official in Oldham County during the event.

  • The first gift of Christmas

    If you have time, ask this year’s Light Up La Grange designer how he got started with Christmas lights as a child. But make sure you have a while, because Mike Glover has as many holiday stories as he has Christmas lights — and that’s a lot.

  • Giving thanks: Girl’s second birthday, TV debut cap a rollercoaster year

    On Thanksgiving, a little girl with angelic blue eyes and a sweet voice turns 2 years old. Her parents should be nervous about the “terrible twos,” but instead, they’re just thankful she’ll have them.

    Because Hayli Nobles’s terrible twos won’t be any worse than what her parents went through this year.

  • Fraudulent enrollment charges continue

    The latest charge in a string of Oldham County cases against falsified school enrollment was filed Friday.

    James Elliot, who lives near Ky. 146 and Factory Lane, is charged with falsely enrolling his child in South Oldham High School.

    Dan Orman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, said his office tried repeatedly to reach Elliot and even sent home a letter with the child.

    In fact, it was the student who provided the correct address to school administrators.

  • I-71N remains reduced to one lane

    Northbound I-71 remains reduced to one lane after a vehicle fire Wednesday night.

    The lane reduction is near mile marker 20.

    The accident has caused traffic to be backed up all day Thursday, according to Kevin Nuss, Director of Emergency Management.

    Several minor crashes on Thursday have further delayed traffic. Around 5 p.m. Thursday a minor crash involving two commercial vehicles backed up traffic to the Gene Snyder Freeway. No injuries have been reported.