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  • Troop 477 to honor five as Eagle Scouts

    Andrew Garlitz, Greg DePaull, Thomas Mann, Macklin Murphy and Tommy O’Neil will be honored as Eagle Scouts Aug. 8 during a special Court of Honor ceremony at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley. 

    In order to earn scouting’s highest award, each scout had to earn at least 21 merit badges, serve as a leader in his troop, and complete a major community service project.

    Many of the projects were done to benefit St. Aloysius Church, where Troop 477 is based.

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    Crestwood resident elected KyCPA president

    Mimi Kelly, CPA, manager of regulatory accounting and reporting at E.ON U.S, has been elected president of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    In her 14 years at E.ON, she has held positions in accounting, tax, and project leadership. Prior to joining the company, she was capital manager at Rally’s Hamburgers. 

    Kelly received her accounting degree from the University of Kentucky.

  • School district prepares to tighten a tight belt

    Though Oldham County Schools completed the 2009-10 fiscal year in an improved financial position — up $427,500 from the previous year — district treasurer Chuck Littrell cautions that “darker times” may be ahead.

    Littrell said  the state may not be able to replace stimulus funds set to expire in 2011.

    For the moment, however, Littrell said he is “cautiously optimistic.”

    Littrell attributes the district’s improved finances to the effects of three federal stimulus fund initiatives.

  • Goshen seeks mayor, commissioners

    As the deadline nears to file for the November general election, there are still three open constable seats, a couple new faces on the ballot and a couple changes on a city commission.

    After two terms as mayor of Goshen, Todd Hall said Monday night he doesn’t plan to run for the position again in the fall.

    Hall said he made the decision not to run because his job as a medical products manager at Ulbrich Special Metal keeps him too busy and he has had to miss several meetings.

    “The city needs someone here that’s more grounded,” he said.

  • Man flees laundromat carrying sock filled with $183

    A 20-year-old man who fled from a laundromat while carrying a crow bar and a sock packed with $183 is charged with burglary.

    Michael Rogers and his accomplice, Brandon Christianson, 18, both of La Grange, are charged with burglary, criminal mischief and fleeing or evading police following a burglary July 8 at La Grange Coin Laundry in the 100 block of South Walnut Street.

    Police responded to a burglary in progress about 2 a.m. and spotted the pair fleeing the rear of the building.

  • November ballot grows

    A Crestwood business owner has filed to run against a former Pewee Valley town councilman for the District 8 magistrate’s seat.

    Sean Ramey, owner of Kentucky Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Academy in Crestwood, filed as an Independent candidate in late May.

    Ramey faces real estate agent Michael Logsdon, a Republican, in the November general election.

    Logsdon, who served on the Pewee Valley town council, defeated longtime District 8 Magistrate Bob Deibel in the May primary.

    Other new faces on the November ballot include:

  • GOP’s selection process under fire

    After the tragic death of longtime county attorney John Fendley left the GOP without a candidate for the general election, voters are questioning why the runner-up from the May primary won’t represent the party in the fall.

    Attorney Galen Clark, who lost by 199 votes in May, is one of four local attorneys who applied to represent the GOP on the ballot.

    Fendley died June 28 following an accident on his farm.

    The GOP’s executive committee had 10 business days to select a new candidate, and chose La Grange attorney John K. Carter.

  • News Briefs

    Congressman Davis needs interns

    Applications for 2010 Fall Internships in Congressman Davis’ district offices are now being accepted.  These internships are part-time – five to 10 hours per week – and unpaid.  

    Over the past five years, nearly 100 students have interned in Davis’ Ft. Mitchell, Ashland, La Grange, Maysville and Williamstown offices.  

    Applicants must be enrolled in college or graduate school; a preference will be given to applicants from the 4th Congressional District of Kentucky.

  • Woman arrested after smoking pot outside former church

    Police recently arrested a Waddy woman for allegedly smoking pot in the parking lot of a former Goshen church.

    Officers found Megan N. Hobson, 26, asleep in the front seat of her vehicle and noticed the smell of marijuana about 8:30 p.m. July 9.

    According to police reports, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked behind the former site of Saint Bernadette Catholic Church in the 1600 block of Ky. 1793.

  • Carter earns GOP nod for county attorney's race

    Members of the Oldham County Republican Party's executive committee have selected a candidate to fill a vacancy on the November ballot for the county attorney's race.

    GOP officials announced Friday that John K. Carter of La Grange will face Democrat Stuart Ulferts in the upcoming general election.

    Carter fills a vacancy left by the recent death of longtime Oldham County attorney John Fendley.

    Fendley won the Republican primary election in May, defeating Galen Clark.