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Local News

  • News in brief

    Dilapidated structures eewill be discussed during eepublic hearing

    Owners of three local properties will face a public hearing after county officials approved allowing the county attorney to move forward with declaring the structures dilapidated.

    All three properties are vacant and Tim Tyree, county code enforcement officer, said all are in need of serious maintenance or removal.

  • Court upholds council’s decision to rescind attorney’s 2008 appointment

    A city attorney’s future handling city business may again be up to the council that voted to rescind his appointment two years ago.

    After being nominated by the mayor, approved – with a stipulation – by the city council and having his earnings investigated by two city councils, a state court of appeals recently ruled in favor of the La Grange city council regarding the appointment of City Attorney Graham Whatley.

    The council voted to approve Whatley as city attorney after Mayor Elsie Carter nominated him in September 2008. 

  • Davis, Waltz debate fourth district issues

    Jacob Alvey, 17, may not be able to vote in the Nov. 2 election, but age doesn’t keep him from campaigning for John Waltz, the Democrat challenger for Kentucky’s fourth congressional district. Alvey said he was attracted to Waltz’ determination to change the current political climate.

  • Public Records

     Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    Cesar A. Aguillar, 33, Churchill Downs track, arrested by OCSO Sept. 27, failure to comply.

    Jason Randell Brackett, 29, county at large, arrested by OCSO Sept. 30, failure to appear.

    Kimberly A. Busch, 42, 8807 W. Ky. 22 No. 3, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Oct. 3, failure to appear.

    James G. Byers Jr., 27, 9 Cassell Lane, Bedford, arrested by OCSO Sept. 24, harassing         communications.

  • Murder trial date hinges on hair

    A single hair found on the shorts of a murder victim is a key piece of evidence in determining whether a second man involved in the crime will have his trial delayed.

    Raymond Carrion II and Jason Parr are charged with burglary and the shooting death of James E. Bailey, 33, in La Grange on Feb. 1, 2009.

  • Double Trouble

    Two women, two weddings, two marriage licenses, two counties – that’s the combination that lead  an Indiana man to two years probation on a fairly uncommon felony charge.

    James E. House, 53, of Sellersburg, Ind., pleaded guilty to bigamy in Oldham circuit court Oct. 7.

    Indicted by an Oldham County grand jury in August, House received the charge after marrying two women just seven days apart.

  • A graffiti-free bridge? Officials hope design will keep it clean

    For the design elements of a bridge that will serve those who want to bike or walk across Interstate 71, local officials turned to those who will use it most – the residents.

    Located in Buckner, near exit 17 along I-71, a planned bicycle and pedestrian bridge will be built as a part of the planned Oldham County Greenway project.

    The project, when completed, will connect La Grange, Buckner, Crestwood and Pewee Valley.

  • Broecker, Rand talk budgets

    Nine precincts in Oldham County are eligible to vote for the Kentucky House District 47 political race, which covers almost half of northern Oldham County.

    Incumbent Rick Rand (D-Bedford) and Republican challenger Theodore “T.K.” Broecker, of La Grange, delivered 5-minute remarks to a crowd of nearly 125 at an Oct. 7 debate hosted by the Oldham Economic Chamber and Development and The Oldham Era.

    Political newcomer Broecker said he entered the race to help state government live within its means.

  • News in brief

    Shelter’s mascot missing

    The Oldham County Animal Shelter is missing it’s mascot.

    Jim Nast, a skinny black cat who has lived at the shelter for nine years recently disappeared.

    Animal Control Director Barbara Rosenman said employees believe someone visiting the recycling center may have picked him up Oct. 3.

    “He’s very friendly and perhaps someone thought he was a dumped stray and took him,” she said.

  • Ink spill closes I-71 until late afternoon; traffic will be rerouted

    Interstate 71 near the Oldham-Jefferson line is covered in blue and yellow ink and northbound lanes will be closed until late afternoon.

    Oldham County Police spokesperson Billy Way said a tractor-trailer crashed about 10:20 a.m., spewing 500 containers of blue and yellow ink across the interstate.

    No injuries have been reported.

    The truck overturned between the Oldham-Jefferson line near the rest area, and came to rest in several pieces, Way said.

    Emergency crews have determined that the ink is a non-hazardous material.