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Local News

  • Local businesses feel the economy's crunch

    It’s a bold marketing move, a show of cards that doesn’t happen too often in the business world.

    In the last month, Crestwood Supermarket cashiers have begun slipping fliers into bags and posting fliers with a stark statement in capital letters.

    “PLEASE USE US -or- LOSE US!”

  • Business briefs

    Diabetes information fair is Saturday at hospital

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is offering a diabetes information fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the hospital.

  • Signs of mischief

    Something like this is supposed to only happen in places like his native Bulgaria, not in the United States. Goshen resident Nikolay Dimitrov didn’t expect this when he posted his first political yard sign.

    “I think this is kind of a vital election,” he said.

  • 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.