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  • Former stylist owes Great Clips $14,500 for sly accounting

    An Eminence woman owes the owner of a La Grange hair salon more than $14,500 that she took during a 14-month period.
    Tracy Foree, 41, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking from her former employer, Zip Clips Inc., doing business as Great Clips hair salon in the Kroger shopping center in La Grange.
    According to court documents, Foree took money from the salon from October 2008 to February 2010.
    She was indicted by an Oldham County grand jury in August 2010.

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  • Man strips in La Grange hair salon, suspected in underwear theft

    After stripping down to a women's bra and underwear and fondling himself in the La Grange Fantastic Sams hair salon, an unidentified man escaped on foot Monday. 

    According to La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett, the man entered the salon at 7:15 p.m. He sat down in the waiting area briefly before standing up and removing his shirt and shorts.

  • Quilt shop debuts new patterns

    The Gathering Room Quilt Shop in La Grange has been “busy as a beehive,” according to owner Michelle Klein.

    Using a unique tool called the “twister” ruler, the shop has designed two new patterns, Twisted Jack and Caramel Twist. 

    Opal Hibben designed the Caramel Twist pattern; Judi Robinson was behind Twisted Jack.

    The ruler produces designs reminiscent of a pinwheel and is easy to use. 

  • U.S. Postal Service reorganization skips Oldham locations – for now

    The Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act could bring with it significant changes to the postal service. 

    The bill was introduced by California Republican Darrell Issa in June, and is current in the house rules and house oversight and government reform committees.

  • Maryland police arrest Oldham father

    A 2-year-old child was returned to Oldham County after the child’s father violated a court order and fled to Maryland with the child.

    Brett Ward Jr., who lives near La Grange, was supposed to return the child to its mother on Sunday. 

    After La Grange Police were alerted that the child was not back, Chief Kevin Collett said Ward “stalled for quite some time” about his location.

  • 43 families investigated by Oldham County school district

    The crackdown on fraudulent enrollment continues in Oldham County this week, as the school district plans to file at least three more complaints with district court on Wednesday.

    More cases may be filed this week if school officials are ready, according to Dan Orman, assistant superintendent of student services. As of Monday, two Jefferson County families and one from Henry County will be charged later this week.

    "Superintendent Paul Upchurch and the Board of Education are supportive and want us to investigate every case," Orman said. 

  • Brownsboro Elementary priority change draws fire

    An upcoming Oldham County Board of Education meeting has drawn protests from residents, but Superintendent Paul Upchurch said they are unfounded.

    The Local Planning Committee meeting, scheduled for Oct. 13, has one item on its agenda: raising the priority of the planned Brownsboro elementary school.

    Upchurch said the change will make available approximately $1.9 million in state funding previously restricted because of the prioritization. That state funding will keep the school system from using taxpayer money for a bond issue, he said.

  • Second floor of EMS building still closed

    When Oldham County EMS veteran EJ Mike fell on the stairs at the Crestwood substation nearly six weeks ago, he continued to work because he “enjoys helping people.”

    Besides, he said, he helped start OCEMS more than 20 years ago as one of three founders.

    Now, though, Mike has to take time off. Despite physical therapy three times a week since the incident, the injuries to his hand and wrist haven’t healed. 

  • Lack of sewer capacity halts development until 2013

    Plans for expanding La Grange Utility Commission wastewater treatment continue with a public hearing on Oct. 10.

    After the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet identified several violations in June 2010, the LUC signed an agreed order to significantly increase the volume of waste water handled per day.