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  • Oldham grand jury indicts eight

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments: • Cynthia Mendoza, 30, is indicted for second-degree assault. According to the indictment, on Jan. 28, she allegedly intentionally caused physical injury to Tonya Schagene with a concrete yard ornament. • Frederick C. Montgomery Sr., 60, is indicted for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. According to the indictment, between Nov. 1, 2009 and Feb.

  • Retail secured for Oldham Reserve

     Louisville-based Hocker Group, LLC will develop a number of retail businesses at Oldham Reserve off Ky. 53 in La Grange, according to reports from county government and business officials.  

  • Trial date set for Parr

     A trial date has been set for the second man charged in connection with the shooting death of a La Grange man in February 2009.

  • Military News

     Wassel graduates from training at Ft. Sill

    U.S. Army Pfc. Andrew S. Wassel recently graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements. Wassel is the son of Donald A. and Wendy A. Wassel of La Grange. He is a 2004 graduate of Oldham County High School.

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  • News In Brief

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  • Magistrate accused in scam says he is also victim

     The attorney for a magistrate accused of selling bogus Derby tickets says brokers never delivered them — resulting in a chain of dissatisfied customers and criminal complaints from those he resold tickets to.   

  • Police investigate robbery on U.S. 42

     A dry cleaning worker is reportedly the victim of a robbery Saturday afternoon on U.S. 42 near the Oldham-Jefferson line. 

  • Digging up the past

     Several Oldham residents attended an archaeology investigation Saturday at the Gatewood Plantation in Bedford, hosted by the Oldham County History Center. The event is part of an ongoing investigation at the site, which is the last place where Henry Bibb — the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper - was a slave in Kentucky. The site was part of Oldham County until Trimble County was formed, in 1836. 

  • DOWN AND DERBY: Magistrate under investigation for allegedly scamming Derby fans out of thousands

    A Texas woman claims she paid an Oldham County magistrate $4,000 for five VIP finish-line tickets to the Kentucky Derby and after her family's 15-hour drive to Kentucky and days of trying to contact him, he failed to deliver and offered only a modest consolation: infield seats.

    Since then, Cathy Watkins of Jacksonville, Texas, says she’s been in touch with dozens of other people who lost thousands when they purchased tickets from La Grange resident and District 6 magistrate Scott Davis through a website called DerbyDeals.com.