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Local News

  • Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    Raul Hernandez-Urrutia, 23, city at large, La Grange, arrested by OCPD May 28, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. 

    Gary L. Donovan, 32, 201 N. Cedar St., La Grange, arrested by OCPD May 28, DUI, operating on suspended license, failure to maintain insurance. 

    Glenna R. Flack, 56, 400 Lakewood Drive No. 1, La Grange, arrested by OCPD May 23, alcohol intoxication in a public place. 

  • Court allows construction to continue at Summit Parks

    Developers of a subdivision criticized for compliance and erosion issues will continue construction, despite several citations from local, state and federal agencies. 

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court voted to allow Summit Development Group to retain bonds for Summit Parks subdivision on Jericho Road in La Grange. 

    Work at the 162-acre subdivision has repeatedly fallen out of compliance with county, state and federal regulations. Violations at the site have resulted in an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Baptist Northeast building new outpatient facility in Crestwood

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is breaking ground June 10 on a new 12,450-square-foot outpatient facility, Baptist Crestwood. 

    The $2.2 million structure will house outpatient diagnostic imaging, outpatient physical therapy, the Baptist Medical Associates primary care practice of Richard Hefner, DO, and Donna Gatewood, MD, both family practice, and other physician office space.

    The Baptist Medical Associates office will expand to accommodate after-hours and walk-in care as soon as feasible after the facility opens.

  • City’s historic district guidelines under fire

     

    About 20 years ago, members of the La Grange City Council formed the city’s historic district commission to maintain the historical value of homes, businesses and signs in the area by enacting a set of guidelines and regulations for any changes to those properties.

    Now, some residents say the guidelines and restrictions are too harsh and believe commissioners should be more flexible with enforcement.

    At the time the commission formed, Magistrate David Voegele said the city needed help.

    “It was in sad shape,” he said. 

  • Oldham teachers earn pay increase, despite budget cuts, layoffs

     There may be 50 fewer teachers next year in Oldham County Schools, but those that remain will see a pay raise of 3.1 percent on average. This comes in a year when the cost of living dropped .7 percent according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

  • Gov. Beshear appoints locals to statewide posts

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently appointed two Oldham County residents to statewide posts. 

    Beshear recently appointed Donald W. Helton to the Advisory Board for Veterans’ Affairs to serve for a term expiring May 10, 2012. Helton, of Pewee Valley, is a consultant and broker.  He represents Veterans of Foreign Wars.  

  • Oldham residents appointed

     Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court made the following recommendations and appointments at their meeting Tuesday:

    • Anna Perry, re-appointed to Oldham County Sheriff’s Office Merit Board, one-year term;

    • Stephen Moss, appointed as alternate to Code Enforcement Board, one-year term; and

    • James G. Sawyer Jr. approved for employment as deputy coroner, effective June 1 with a $12,300 annual salary.

  • Oldham residents have two options for recycling

    Oldham residents have two options to start recycling their household items – contract curbside service from Industrial Disposal and a self-service dropoff center in Buckner maintained by Oldham government. 

    For $4.50 a month, ID offers curbside removal of recyclables every other week. 

    LaVerne Howze, ID’s customer service manager, said the company has completed two of five phases within the county to get residents signed up. Residents should receive a postcard with information about purchasing the service. 

  • North Oldham gym opens at last

     No more practices until 10:30 p.m. No more playing neutral site games against in-county rivals. No more middle school gym. And, finally, no more waiting.

    The new gym at North Oldham High School is complete. North Oldham athletes and coaches christened it Friday with cheers and speeches. They recognized the senior athletes who didn’t have a chance to play in the glistening new facility. Former NOHS and current Bellarmine University player Kevin Allen sank a ceremonial first basket.

  • Contract nurse charged with trying to smuggle contraband into prison

    A contract nurse working at the Kentucky State Reformatory was recently arrested after she allegedly tried to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the institution.

    Lisa Evans, 40,  of Louisville, is charged with first and second-degree promoting contraband. The contraband included five pounds of tobacco, an ounce of marijuana, a large quantity of pornographic DVDs, four cellphones and a lighter.