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  • CityPlace holds open house to showcase pavilions

    La Grange’s newest attraction opened its doors to the public last week in an attempt to attract new events to CityPlace.

    The event center, located on First Street, is made up of two pavilions and the visitor’s center, which also houses the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development offices.

    The Rawlings Foundation, which owns CityPlace, held an open house last Thursday to help local and regional companies and organizations see the pavilions staged in various ways to host events.

  • Cable franchise passed to Charter, pending merger of current operator

    Two weeks after approving a new franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable, the Oldham County Fiscal Court voted to transfer that agreement to Charter Communications.

    The vote comes as Time Warner is in the middle of a merger with Comcast Communications and in the process, Comcast has decided to spin off several of the markets it’s acquiring to another cable operator.

    That operator is Charter Communications, who will take Time Warner’s position as the second largest cable operator in the U.S., if the Time Warner-Comcast merger takes place.

  • Public Records Nov. 27

    Grand Jury Indictments

    November

    Miles J. Matthews – one count of murder, one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of tampering with physical evidence, one count of fraudulent use of a credit card under $500

    Lawrence E. Alleman – one count of complicity to promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the first degree

    Joseph L. Davidson – one count of promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the first degree

  • NOMS group volunteers at Uspiritus

    Groups from North Oldham Middle School volunteered at Uspiritus – Brooklawn Campus Friday, Nov. 21. The group shown, from Stephanie Van Eps’ eighth grade language arts class, cleaned the gym in preparation for the Nov. 25 Thanksgiving dinner for the youths who reside on the Brooklawn and Bellewood campuses. When they finished, they did cleanup on the grounds. The entire eighth grade class volunteered at various locations on Nov. 21, which was National Philanthropy Day.

  • McConnell lays out legislative agenda in La Grange

    The next leader of the U.S. Senate made a stop in Oldham County this week to update business leaders on his legislative agenda come January.

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, fresh off re-election as Kentucky’s senior senator and recently selected again as leader of the soon-to-be Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, spoke to a joint meeting of the La Grange Rotary and Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development groups at the John Black Community Center on Tuesday.

  • Accused bank robber’s cases not even started in several counties

    The case of a La Grange man charged with robbing the Farmer’s Bank of Milton on Highway 53 doesn’t appear to be heading toward a speedy resolution.

    William Gary Grubbs, Jr., 36, was indicted on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to alleged robberies on April 23 and June 1.

    But Grubbs is facing other robbery charges in four other counties and told Oldham Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad that he hasn’t even been arraigned or made an appearance in two of the total five counties he’s charged in.

  • Local group retires old flags with ceremony

    A local organization is hoping to properly retire old American flags throughout Oldham County with a new ceremony.

    Members of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus held the first such flag disposal ceremony on Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in La Grange.

    The group, known as the patriotic degree of the Knights, retired more than 140 worn, torn or older flags during the ceremony with the help of a local Boy Scout troop.

  • New dance parties fun for Cedar Lake residents

     

    When Thomas Adams was just six weeks old, he was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, otherwise known as Water Head Syndrome.

    The condition seemingly went away, but a few years ago, at 27-years-old, Adams’ seizures and other complications came back in full force.

    After several procedures and various therapy sessions, Adams was on the road to recovery. It was during this time that Adams became involved with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio and using ballroom dance as a form of therapy for his condition.

  • Collett to resign as police chief

    In addition to a new mayor and new police station, the city of La Grange will break in a new police chief in 2015.

    Current La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett will be stepping down effective Jan. 1, ending 12 years at the helm of the city’s police force.

    Collett said he told the department staff last week, as well as informed current La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein and Mayor-elect Joe Davenport of his decision to retire.

  • Group hopes to raise homelessness awareness

    It’s an issue that doesn’t get much attention in Kentucky’s wealthiest county, but some advocates say is still around: homelessness.

    The issue led a handful of people to try to raise awareness of homelessness to the Oldham County community last Thursday, as their counterparts in Louisville did the same thing.