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  • County buys guardrail for state road

    Oldham County magistrates were visibly surprised when they learned the judge-executive spent nearly $10,000 in county funds to install a guardrail on a state road.

    And the guardrail doesn’t meet state specifications, according Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • Driver sentenced for double-fatal crash

    Emotional friends and family filled the courtroom Tuesday as a plea agreement was filed in a reckless homicide case from a double-fatal car crash last Thanksgiving.

    The driver, Robert P. “Patrick” Kane, 33, entered an Alford guilty plea to two counts of reckless homicide.

  • 2011 General Election results for Oldham County precincts

    2011 General Election    
    unofficial results according to the Oldham County Clerk's Office
    34 of 34 precincts reporting as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

    Governor and Lieutenant Governor  
    David L. WILLIAMS / Richie FARMER (REP) 43.19% 6,082
    Steven L. BESHEAR / Jerry E. ABRAMSON (DEM) 50.27% 7,079
    Gatewood GALBRAITH / Dea RILEY (IND) 6.55% 922
     
    Secretary of State  
    Bill JOHNSON (REP) 48.84% 6,803

  • La Grange man one of 60 new Kentucky State Police troopers

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 60 new troopers at ceremonies Oct. 30 in Frankfort.

    Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 914 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • Kentucky drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

    When asked to identify the most dangerous animal in the United States, most people, depending on where they live, would likely point first to a bear, mountain lion, alligator or even a shark. But the deadliest animal roaming the country is actually the white-tailed deer.
    According to the Insurance Information Institute’s estimates, each year white-tailed deer are responsible for tens of thousands of injuries and the deaths of around 150 Americans simply by causing car crashes.

  • Missed goals leave students at three Oldham schools eligible to transfer

    Students at three Oldham County schools are eligible for transfers to other Oldham schools after the schools failed to meet No Child Left Behind act goals for the 2010-2011 school year.

    Parents of students at Crestwood Elementary, Locust Grove Elementary and Oldham County Middle received letters recently regarding transfer eligibility.

    The transfers come after Adequate Yearly Progress reports were released by the Kentucky Department of Education in September. 

  • Car crash snarls traffic on Hwy. 53

    A two-car crash in La Grange snarled traffic around noon Thursday.

    A black Dodge Charger turning left from Adams Ave. struck a white Dodge Ram pickup headed south on Hwy. 53. The driver of the Charger said a south-bound car in the right lane waved him across, as the Ram was coming in the southbound left lane.

    The driver of the pickup sustained no injuries, and EMTs evaluated the driver of the Charger at the scene but he was not transported for injury. 

  • Fresh Roast: Couple opens storefront after success of home-based business

    The coffee mug sign at Walnut and Jefferson streets in downtown La Grange is kind of like a Krispy Kreme sign — if it’s lit, the coffee’s hot.

    And not just hot – fresh. Like just-out-of-the-roaster yesterday fresh. Take your pick from recognizable coffees, like Brazilian, Colombian or Sumatra. Or, try something different, like Ethiopian beans Yirgacheffe and Nigusie Lemma or Tanzanian Peaberry.

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics on foreclosure, divorce, small claims

    The Legal Aid Society announces dates for free legal clinics offered during the months of November and December. 

    A reservation for each clinic is required.  Please contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 

    FORECLOSURE CLINIC

    Thursday, November 3, at 4 p.m.

    Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

    Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • Officials question sewer service to new Brownsboro school

    There’s a new stink about the proposed Brownsboro school as officials debate who should provide sewer service to the property.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court will now decide whether to extend its interlocal agreement to provide sewer service to the Brownsboro school campus.

    If the court decides not to provide sewer lines to the school, Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said he’s prepared to annex the area into city limits and provide sewer service.