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  • Johnson arrested on additional sex charges

     

  • Liberty Elementary Marks 90 Years

     Students and teachers at Liberty Elementary School celebrated the school’s 90th Birthday this past week. They signed a wall in Liberty Elementary designed to be a birthday cake and the school had events all last week for their birthday, including wearing 90 things in one day and dressing like an 90-year-old day.

  • Burn Ban ends Sept. 30

    The Open Burn Ban that has been in effect since May 1, 2013 will end at midnight on September 30. 

    Residents are reminded that while the ban on open burning has been lifted, there is still a county ordinance in place that governs open burning in Oldham County. 

    Please review the complete ordinance at www.oldhamcountyky.gov to see what those restrictions are. For additional information, contact Kevin Nuss at (502) 222-0799.

  • Biodynamic farming at Foxhollow

     

  • Discharge leads to angry resident

    Dave Lorenz grabs a stick and stirs up the water and silt in a creek running through his property and almost instantly a black cloud forms in the water before slowly drifting downstream.

    Lorenz then hikes a hundred yards upstream and stirs the water again but this time the color is noticeably not black. A few worried minnows swim away, fauna that is absent just a little way down the creek.

  • New agreement would merge county GIS mapping system

    Fiscal Court’s IT Committee met on Sept. 17 to discuss a new inter-local agreement allowing the sharing of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps.

  • La Grange man arrested on porn charges

    A La Grange man has been arrested on charges alleging he distributed and possessed child pornography.

    Richard Wayne Johnson, 35, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 17, after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

    Johnson is charged with two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 12 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    He was lodged in the Oldham Co. Jail and has been released on bond.

  • Henderson's death impacts bourbon community

    Lincoln Henderson, a man well known in the bourbon industry, passed away on Sept. 10 after a battle with melanoma.

    Henderson worked for forty years at Brown Forman distilleries under Steve Thompson as their chemist and blend selector. Thompson, now a part owner of the Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, said Henderson was in charge of sampling all various bourbons so they continued to manufacture a consistent product.

  • Occupational tax on 'honor system'

    The much discussed La Grange compensation tax will go into effect on Oct. 1 with the hope of pulling the city out of debt.

    While the plan starts in October, the amount the city will bring in won’t be known until February. That’s because the tax will be collected quarterly, city attorney Steve Emery said. The tax is also solely dependent on the businesses keeping track of their employees’ wages.

  • Elite Feats

    On a cool, crispy morning last week, two FBI snipers laid on top of the press box at Oldham County High School’s football field.

    Their target was an angry man inside a white truck, parked at the edge of the grounds at the field, who had “kidnapped” a member of Oldham County Schools Junior Guard.

    After about five minutes of tracking the man inside his vehicle, the snipers executed the suspect after he put a gun to the student’s head.  A FBI SWAT team then moved in to clear the truck and “rescued” the student.