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  • Crestwood woman takes plea in animal cruelty case

    A Crestwood woman has informally accepted a plea deal for charges of four counts of cruelty to animals, according to Assistant County Attorney Travis Combs.

    Leslie Ransdell was anonymously reported to Animal Control around July 26 of last year for allegedly failing to feed four horses in her care, a criminal complaint said.

  • Court delayed for corrections officer accused of sexual abuse

    By LISA KING

    LCNI NEWS SERVICE

    A court date for James Johnson, a former correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley charged with sexually abusing inmates and related offenses, has been moved to next month.

    Johnson, 54, of Louisville, was to have had a jury trial starting Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but he is scheduled for a disposition hearing on March 17.

  • Commission approves proposed Crestwood Walmart

    After a five and a half hour meeting Tuesday, a proposed Walmart in Crestwood has received the necessary approvals from the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission.

    The 13-member commission approved a recommendation for a change in zoning for the Walmart, which will be located at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as KY-392 Bypass, on a 10-3 vote.

    The zoning change now heads to the City of Crestwood for final approval.

  • La Grange Utilities mulling deal with OC Water District

    A search for a new director for the La Grange Utilities Commission has broadened to the consideration of a management takeover by another utility company.

    At a special meeting of the LUC last week, the commission’s members heard several scenarios for the future of the utilities from the commission’s chairman, Roy Horton.

    Those include hiring a new director, going into a partial management partnership with an outside agency, a full management partnership and/or a full merger with another utility company.

  • Awards encourage classroom innovation

    More than 20 Oldham County teachers have been awarded nearly $20,000 to help promote innovation in Oldham County Schools.

    The money is part of the Oldham County Educational Foundation’s Pyramid Awards program, which has been supporting educational initiatives throughout the district for nearly 20 years.

    In all, 21 teachers were awarded a total of $19,756 for ideas such as “iSee, iLearn, iReflect,” “Pumpkin Chunkin,” and “Engineering is Elementary.”

  • Alleged gang leader back in custody, ordered for evaluation

    A Shelbyville man charged with recruiting for the Southside Crips gang in Oldham County has been taken back into custody and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Thomas L. Wenz, 22, was indicted in December on charges of criminal gang recruitment, engaging in organized crime, unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Wenz pled not guilty to those charges on Dec. 19 and bailed out of the Oldham County Jail shortly after that court hearing.

  • Putting the Tee in Team

    Forty-two seconds.

    That’s how long it took for Tee Salinas, a senior at North Oldham High School, to transition from lovable team manager to the most-celebrated player on the Mustangs’ squad this season.

    Others might argue it took seven years of hard work and determination.

    But with seven minutes and sixteen seconds left in the first quarter of NOHS’ senior night last Friday, Tee Salinas scored a layup that rattled the school’s gym in Goshen.

    Tee had arrived.

    ‘Most likely to brighten your day’

  • Water boil advisory for Goshen in place

     The Louisville Water Company has put the city of Goshen under a water boil advisory for the next 24 hours.

    Customer service representative Daron McDonald said a 12 inch water main near US Highway 42 burst Monday night, causing a loss in pressure for nearly 3,400 customers in Goshen.

    "We are asking customers to boil their water as a precaution because of the loss of pressure," McDonald said.

  • 'Mentally ill' individual puts two Oldham County schools into lockdown

    Two Oldham County High Schools were put on lockdown Thursday after Oldham County Police became aware of a situation involving a former student and current OCS student, police and school officials said. 

    Oldham County High School and North Oldham High School were put in seperate lockdowns Thursday morning. OCHS was put into lockdown first at 9:30 a.m., while NOHS went into lockdown at 10:30 a.m., Oldham County Schools Communications Director Tracy Harris said. Both schools were released from lockdown at 11 a.m., she said.

  • Proposed Walmart in Crestwood before Planning Commission

    A proposal to build a new Walmart in Crestwood is set to go over its first legislative hurdle next week.

    On Tuesday at 9 a.m., the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing and vote on two items related to the proposed new location on Veterans Memorial Parkway/Ky. 329 Bypass.

    The planning commission will decide whether to re-zone the area Walmart is proposing to build on from C-2 and C-3 to C-4, highway service. It will also decide whether to approve the development plan for the new store.