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Local News

  • Grand jury indicts five

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

    • Edward R. Patterson Jr., 25, is indicted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no or expired Kentucky Registration Plate and display of illegal or altered registration plate.

  • Property transfers

    Crestwood

    Daniel and Kelly Miller aka Kelly Rockwell to Charles and Alicia Wells, lot 22, Country Village, 4414 Wendy Hills Drive, Crestwood, $90,000.

    Jamison Properties LLC to Paul and Geraldine Jamison, quitclaim, lot 19, Centerfield Heights, 2313 Creekside Drive, Crestwood, FCV $54,000.

  • News briefs

    Officials consider OLDA, OCEDA board nominations

    At the fiscal court’s meeting on Tuesday, Judge-Executive Duane Murner asked the magistrates to consider nominations for a position on the Oldham County Economic Development Authority Board.

    Blake Haselton currently serves in the position, but also serves on the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority Board.

  • The votes are in

    In unopposed races, Rick Rand and David Osborne retained their seats in the state senate.

    Crestwood commissioners David Haight, Jim Kramer, David Bryant and Clayton Stoess Sr. were re-elected, as were Goshen commissioners Bobby Thacker, Michael Reeves, Jeffrey Mangan and Terry Crotteau.

  • Sewer rates jump 25%

    Oldham County Fiscal Court members approved the Oldham County’s Sewer District’s budget for 2009 on Tuesday.

    The budget includes a 25-percent rate increase, which amounts to about $7.30 added to OCSD’s residential customers’ current bill.

  • City will manage own water runoff

    The Pewee Valley city council thinks they can manage water runoff in their city better than the county can, so Monday night they voted to create their own storm water district.

  • Property transfers

    Crestwood

    Mattingly-Jones LLC to The Jones Group LLC, unit 4606, building 5, Heritage Manor, Crestwood, $29,900.

    The Jones Group, LLC to Sharon Kersey-Carr and Wiley Carr, unit 4606, building 5, Heritage Manor, 4606 Heritage Manor, Crestwood, $267,095.

  • Contentious council

    Monday night’s meeting of the La Grange City Council ended quickly, after residents watched a council member attempt to ask a question and the mayor answered by banging her gavel and asking a police officer to escort him out.

    Mayor Elsie Carter began the meeting with a statement about the nomination of Graham Whatley for the position of city attorney, an ongoing issue since she nominated Whatley to fill the position in September.

  • South Oldham man, eatery shown in Obama infomercial

    During a 30-minute infomercial Oct. 29 featuring presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, Oldham County residents saw some familiar things.

    The infomercial featured Crestwood residents Mark and Melinda Dowell as Mark talked about being a third-generation Ford Motor Co. employee and his fears about whether or not he’d have the chance to retire from the Louisville plant.

  • Police launch business ID program

    In a city that continues to attract new businesses, members of the La Grange Police Department are implementing a new program to stay in touch with business owners.

    The program matches a business ID number to a list of key-holders’ contact information for use by emergency personnel if an incident occurs.