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Local News

  • Attorney's service now questioned

    A man nominated by the mayor but not approved by city council as La Grange city attorney is already handling city business.

    Mayor Elsie Carter nominated Graham Whatley to fill the vacant city attorney seat Sept. 2.

    Former city attorney Wade Helm resigned July 23.

    The council approved Whatley’s service as city attorney under the condition that he begin his service after ending his involvement with a lawsuit against the Oldham County Property Valuation Administrator.

  • Crestwood doctor seeks Davis' 4th district seat

    A Crestwood physician is challenging two-term congressman Geoff Davis in the Nov. 4 election to represent Kentucky’s fourth district.

    Republican U.S Rep. Geoff Davis has served since 2004 when he defeated Cincinnati newscaster Nick Clooney. He ran two years earlier against incumbent Ken Lucas but narrowly lost. In 2006, he beat Lucas to earn his second term in Congress.

  • Trio's burglary leaves one man dead

    A La Grange native is dead after a homeowner awakened by a break-in shot him Saturday in Shelbyville.

    Three local men – Timothy Carpenter, Joshua Fast and David L. Fletcher – allegedly burglarized a home on Brown Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Police say they gained access by breaking a front window.

  • The hunt along I-71 is over

    Officials are halting hunters’ efforts to reduce the deer population along Interstate 71 in La Grange.

    A group of hunters have been bow-hunting on land owned by the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority to decrease the number of deer making their way across the interstate. Deer are crossing the interstate from OLDA’s 1,000-acre property to reach a water source in the median of Interstate 71.

  • 'Just for Kids' campaign benefits Kosair

    Kosair Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Foundation and Norton Healthcare officials announced Sept. 25 a $208 million “Just for Kids” Campaign to benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital – the first major philanthropic campaign in the hospital’s 116-year history. Kosair Children’s Hospital is Kentucky’s only free-standing, full-service children’s hospital.

  • Magistrate files suit after requests are denied

    An Oldham County magistrate has filed suit against the judge-executive after his requests for information were denied.

    Magistrate Scott Davis submitted a written complaint concerning an Open Meetings Law violation and requested the name of a secret donor who gave $100,000 to the fiscal court. Judge-Executive Duane Murner denied both.

  • Military news

    Carlson graduates from basic training

    U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael A. Carlson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Center evacuated

    Jacob’s Ladder preschool and surrounding businesses in Crestwood Station shopping center evacuated Monday afternoon after a man called the preschool and said, “There is a bomb in the building,” Oldham County Police public information officer Matt Cornell said.

    Police and firefighters searched the building and roof and found nothing suspicious, allowing the preschool and surrounding businesses to resume that afternoon.

  • News briefs

    City of Prospect newsletter earns award

    A newsletter sent to Prospect homes and businesses by mail and by e-mail recently earned the city a communication award.

  • Cancer whispers

    They say ovarian cancer whispers.

    Like some other illnesses, its symptoms are subtle, and can often be attributed to something else, something less serious.

    Then there’s the matter of getting tested. If you don’t ask for it, the test to find ovarian cancer isn’t usually done.