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  • Liquor is headed to retail stores in La Grange

    Liquor is making its way to La Grange store shelves after city council members passed revised alcohol laws Sept. 4.

    Now individuals can apply for licenses — but it could be a while before they’re approved, as the state faces a backlog of applications after several cities passed “wet” votes earlier this year.

    In July, La Grange voters overwhelmingly supported making the city wet by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

  • Grower had pot in Radio Flyer wagon

    La Grange Police officers seized more than 35 marijuana plants last week after discovering them being grown in a resident’s backyard.

    Adam Behling, 31, is charged with cultivating and trafficking marijuana. 

    Behling lives at the home on McQuire Court where the plants were found on Sept. 4.

    According to police, the plants were found growing along the backyard privacy fence and in several containers.

  • Another close call at Crestwood crossing

    A near-collision between a train and semi-truck in Crestwood Friday has county officials urging CSX to make changes.

    On Friday afternoon, around 3 p.m., a semi-truck became stuck on Railroad Avenue — a frequently-occurring event, despite posted “no truck” signs.

    According to witness accounts, within minutes of the truck becoming stranded on the track, crossing gates lowered and bells warned of an oncoming train.

  • City calls special meeting to discuss revenue

    With the debt repayment for Oldham Reserve looming large, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein has called a special city council meeting to address the situation Sept. 17.

    Lammlein said the meeting will focus on ways the city can generate revenue to pay the $8.2 million debt.

    In 2005, the city and county governments issued $10 million bonds to purchase Oldham Reserve, a 1,000-acre business park in La Grange.

    The debt includes interest and payments already made.

  • Property dispute turns deadly in Smithfield; bus driver remembered

    Police believe a property dispute led to the fatal shooting of a Henry County man on Saturday afternoon.

    Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 5 are investigating the the death of Joseph Bibelhauser, 61.

    A 911 call alerted KSP to an altercation and possible shooting in the 7600 block of Ballardsville Road in Smithfield.

    According to police, Bibelhauser died at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head.

  • Crestwood business is blanketed in tradition

    Six months before Valentine’s Day, the staff of Minish & Potts Florist in Crestwood is up to their noses in roses.

    Since mid-August, they’ve snipped and glued more than 13,500 roses and carnations for garlands they create for the World’s Championship Horse Show at Freedom Hall during the Kentucky State Fair. 

  • New ways to sweat

    American athletes earned more Olympic medals than any other team this year, yet the United States still has a higher rate of obesity than any other country.

    Local fitness instructors hope to change that.

    But from Astanga yoga to Zumba, Oldham County residents can find a wider variety of workouts than ever before, thanks to local classes and instructors.

  • Tacks pop tires at Ironman

    More than 2,500 athletes passed through Oldham County Sunday during the Ironman Louisville triathlon.

    Although police say the event went without major incident, they’re investigating tacks on U.S. 42 that left several cyclists – and others – with flat tires. 

    Oldham County Police Maj. Jimmie Laytham said data is still be compiled from the event but that it appears to have been “extremely well-managed and successful.”

  • Two-thirds of AP students in Oldham Co. pass exams

    Oldham County students passed more than 1,500 advanced placement exams in 2012, making them eligible to earn college credit before graduating high school.

    Students passed two-thirds of the 2,287 tests issued with a 3 or higher on the AP exams’ five-point scale.

    Most Kentucky public universities will accept a 3 or better for college credit.

  • Crash course: Hit-and-run reported at high school; vehicle strikes Crestwood Elem.

    There are fewer bricks in the wall after a vehicle struck the front of Crestwood Elementary School on Saturday afternoon along Ky. 146.

    Joshua Swartz, 20, was driving eastbound on Ky. 146 about 12:30 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of a 1998 GMC Jimmy, according to Oldham County Police spokesperson Sarah King.

    The SUV left the roadway, striking a tree before hitting the building.