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Local News

  • Council members question city’s spending

    Two payments to home-shopping giant QVC and several lunches on the city’s dime leave some council members questioning the best use of La Grange taxpayers’ money.

  • Police Reports

    Arrest warrants

    Jonathan J. Piasta, 26, 1002 E. Mailback Way, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Feb. 24, failure to appear.

    Oseguera Magana-George, 28, Ashbury Best Western, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 24, failure to appear.

    Daniel Pablo Gomez, 34, 100 E. Madison St. No. 2, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 24, failure to comply.

    Gerardo Mendina-Torres, 40, 2300 Taft Circle, No. 121, Baytown, Texas, arrested by OCSO Feb. 23, failure to comply.

  • Grand jury indicts nine

     An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Paul A. Chitwood, 34, is indicted for flagrant non-support.

    According to the indictment, between April 14, 2008 and Feb. 27, 2009 he persistently failed to provide support he could reasonably provide or knew he had a duty to provide.

    • Shannon D. Murray, 29, is indicted for first-degree promoting contraband.

    According to the indictment, on Sept. 30, when confined in the Oldham County Jail, he knowingly made, obtained or possessed methadone.

  • Residents ask, “Why does St. Al’s need so much light?”

     When Greg Wilson moved into his new home next to St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley in August, he had no complaints. But now, the new lights above the church and school do more than light up the campus all night long. They are bright enough to cast shadows within his house, he said.

  • Crestwood school is coming down

    By the end of March, the place where a school has stood in Crestwood for 50 years will be little more than a muddy field. Demolition crews are currently removing asbestos from a portion of the building, and ripping the rest to pieces. The gymnasium is the oldest portion of the building, built in 1949. The first classroom wing of the building was build in 1953, with additions in 1957, 1968 and 1978, creating a piecemeal, labyrinthine structure. The replacement building opened for class Jan. 20.

  • La Grange city council members question city’s operating hours, clock-in system

    At Monday’s meeting of the La Grange City Council, Council Member Melanie Woosley asked about the operating hours at city hall and said she’d heard people say they think it should be back to a five-day a week schedule. Last year the city decided to modify the schedule to longer days four days a week to deal with rising gas prices. 

  • Case of men charged with La Grange murder goes to grand jury

     A district court judge ruled that probable cause exists in the case of two men charged with the death of a La Grange man and referred the case to an Oldham County grand jury. 

  • 22-year-old woman shot; boyfriend charged

    A Friday night shooting on Bluegrass Parkway left a 22-year-old Oldham County woman hospitalized and sent her boyfriend to jail. 

  • Property Transfers

    Buckner Colyer Construction Company Inc. to MRC Construction Company Inc., lot 153, Darby Pointe, Buckner, $46,400. Colyer Construction Company Inc. to MRC Construction Company Inc., lot 131, Darby Pointe, Buckner, $47,200.   Crestwood Victor and Yarling Loaisiga to Stable Properties LLC, 7005 W. Ky. 22, Crestwood, $96,768. Todd Mark LLC to J.

  • County crews continue to clear curbside debris

    Residents that still have debris from the January ice storm stacked at the curb ready for pickup will have to be patient. It could be months before storm debris is gone.