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  • After beating cancer twice, local girl gets Disney World wish granted

    For one La Grange family, a nearly three-year dream to visit Mickey Mouse is coming true.

    Hayli Nobles, 4, is one of many children granted Make-a-Wish dreams every year. Since being diagnosed with actute myleoid leukemia in 2010, her dream has been to see the princesses at Disney World.

    On Monday, Hayli’s wish was granted, as a limo pulled up to the family’s La Grange residence to take them to the airport for a trip to Orlando.

  • La Grange to allow chickens

    After being banned for roughly 15 years, chickens will once again be allowed in the city limits of La Grange.

    The La Grange City Council voted 5-2 to pass an ordinance allowing chickens to be raised in the city limits, with councilmen Joe Davenport and Tad Humble voting no. Councilwoman Debbie Pollard was absent from the meeting.

  • Music shop adds cafe for performances

    The sign on the wall at Hewn from the Mountain Music Cafe says it all about the focus of the shop: “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which remains silent.”

    Musician Tom McShane owns the full-service music shop, located in Crestwood, which celebrated the opening of a café with a ribbon cutting ceremonty by the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce last week.

  • Louisville Councilman up against healthcare professional in House 36 race

     

    A Louisville anesthesiologist is trying to be a true political contender when she runs against a Louisville Metro councilman for election to the 36th House District.

    The 36th District was formerly a seat located in Eastern Kentucky, but the seat now makes up most of eastern Jefferson County and a portion of southwestern Oldham County, including Pewee Valley.

  • City of Goshen authorizes new park near North Oldham Baptist

    A resolution authorizing Mayor Bob Thacker to sign land purchase documents was approved at a special meeting held by the Goshen City Commission late last week.

    The vote gives the mayor authorization to sign documents for the real estate transaction that will provide property for a new city park.

    The new park will be located by the North Oldham Baptist Church, after the city approved a purchase of two acres by the church to create the new park.

  • Engineering Academy turns concepts into reality with 3D printer

     

    Surrounded by dangling fake outlets and electrical cords, the inaugural class of Oldham County Schools Engineering Academy is knee-deep in design and mathematical equations.

    Not that they would have it any other way.

    “It’s a really nice change up,” Shane Bickett, a freshman at South Oldham High School who wants to be a mechanical engineer, said. “It’s more than I expected it to be. It’s helped me reinforce this is the direction I want to go.”

  • Oldham County Schools nearly doubles distinguished tally on state testing

    Oldham County Schools, considered one of the best school districts in the state, is once again making that claim with the release of the latest statewide testing, or KPREP, scores.

    More than 70 percent of Oldham County Schools improved their test scores over the previous year, with 11 schools scoring in the distinguished category. To qualify for the distinguished category, a school must fall within the 90th percentile of similar schools statewide.

  • Grayson to headline Chamber’s first event at CityPlace

    A former Kentucky Secretary of State will headline the Oldham County Chamber’s first official event at their new CityPlace offices.

    Trey Grayson, now the president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber, will speak at the Business and Biscuits event Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    After being elected Secretary of State in 2003, Grayson resigned near the end of his second term to take over as the director at the Harvard Institute of Politics. After three years in Boston, Grayson recently returned to take over his hometown chamber as president.

  • Robot helps EOMS with coding classes

     

    For one local middle school, the robot is becoming more than just a toy.

    In August, Cheryl McCall, Library Media Specialist at East Oldham Middle School, received an email from Murray State University and KATE (Kentucky Academy of Technology Education) offering a NAO robot to the school.

    McCall thought the $15,000 programmable robot would be a perfect tool for the Advanced Digital Achievement (ADA) club, so she contacted the club administrator Danese Caley, who was immediately on board with the idea.

  • Mosley to begin trial on sexting charge

    A former police officer accused of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity will begin trial Oct. 6.

    Harry “Shane” Mosley, of Pendleton, was charged in September 2012 for allegedly texting an underage girl after pulling her over for a traffic stop.

    According to reports, Mosley, who was hired by Oldham County Police in 2008, pulled over a teen girl in Goshen during a routine traffic stop on Sept. 26, 2012. Mosley cited a man in the vehicle for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, but did not cite the girl.