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  • NOFD conducts chief interviews

    The North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees has held three special meetings in the past two weeks in order to interview potential candidates up for the position of fire chief.

    According to Chairman Randy Scherer, the board has narrowed down its search to four potential candidates, although he would not disclose the names of the interviewees.

    “We are confident that the four finalists are qualified and we will find a chief,” Scherer said.

  • La Grange man arrested for child porn

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.

    Donald D. Jones, 53, was arrested by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Cybercrimes unit last Monday at his La Grange home, according to the Attorney General’s office.

    Jones was charged with five counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor by the AG’s office.

  • Feeley easily re-elected as Family Court judge

    It most certainly felt like déjà vu when Timothy E. Feeley defeated Michael Pate for the position of Circuit Judge in the 12th Judicial Circuit Tuesday night.

    Feeley also defeated Pate, a long-time family law attorney, in 2006.

    “I want to thank the voters for their confidence in me once again,” Feeley told the Era.

    Feeley has been Family Court Judge for Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties since 2005. He said he has seen over 15,000 cases in his nine and a half years as judge.

  • Davenport elected La Grange Mayor

    La Grange will have its third mayor in as many terms come January, but a familiar face will occupy the office.

    Longtime councilman Joe Davenport defeated Brian Oerther, 57 to 42 percent, to take the helm of Oldham County’s largest city, with 84 percent of the city turning out to vote in the race.

    The race was a referendum on several recent city council votes, including the occupational tax, which Oerther opposed. But voters decided to stick with Davenport over Oerther, who pegged himself as “outside the box” when it came to ideas for the city.

  • Boo Dell at Yew Dell

    Trick-or-treaters enjoyed an early treat Saturday at the annual BooDell at Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood. Local organizations and businesses handed out candy and games and activities were available to all the children who attended.

  • Paul predicts GOP wins on Election Day

    Kentucky’s junior senator is predicting victory for his political party, not only in his home state, but also across the U.S. on Election Day.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said President Barack Obama is weighing down Democrats across the country, thanks to his unpopular policies. And that is especially true in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race between U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, a Republican, and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, according to Paul.

  • Pewee Valley Fire opens second station

    After a decade of planning, the Pewee Valley Fire Department officially opened its second station yesterday in hopes of providing better service to their fire district.

    The new station, located at 2577 Ash Ave., in Shelby County, is a football field away from the Kentucky Women’s Institutional Complex, and will service both parts of Oldham and Shelby counties.

    More than 100 people showed up for the station’s opening ceremonies, which included free food, safety demonstrations, tours of the station and a ceremony.

  • Residents question Goshen park move

     

    Several residents are questioning the Goshen City Commission’s recent purchase of property and possible move of the city’s playground equipment.

    It was an unusually packed room at the October meeting of the commission, where many were sitting to hear more about possibly moving the equipment, which is presently at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.

  • La Grange group helps knit bras for cancer survivors

     

    October may be Breast Cancer Awareness month, but for a group of Oldham County ladies who like to crochet and knit, they are giving back to those affected every day of the year.

    Vicki Kinser, owner of La Grange’s Friends and Fiber Shop, recently introduced the knitting and crocheting groups to Knitted Knockers, a program that has volunteers making prosthetic breasts for free to mastectomy patients.

    “As soon as I heard about this program, I thought this was a really good fit for the ladies at the shop,” Kinser said.

  • Spirit tours give history of haunted places downtown

    All Hallows’ Eve is a night when ghosts, ghouls and goblins come out to play, but one La Grange group believes the supernatural is around us every day.

    The Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tour, presented by Discover Downtown La Grange, educated many people this season about some of the city’s most historical and haunted sites, according to coordinator Barbara Manley.

    “The tours are very authentic because of the history being told,” Manley said.

    The first stop on the tour is Rails, located on East Main Street.