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  • Pewee Valley swears in new council member

     

     

    Pewee Valley replaced council member Will Chambers, who resigned at the November meeting, at its council meeting on Dec. 7.

    Tracey Williams was sworn in last Monday as a council member. Williams has lived in Pewee Valley with her husband Mark and their two children since 2002. 

  • La Grange reviews recent event results

     La Grange Crossroads Director Karen Eldridge reported the success of Light Up La Grange to the city’s council at their Dec. 7 meeting.  Eldridge calculated that during the festival, La Grange attracted between 2,000 and 3,000 visitors.  This resulted in strong gains for local businesses.  

  • Changing you and me

     

     

    Sitting together on a couch, Sandy Chastain-Brough and Sierra Altizer have an easy chemistry.  They talk about current events, each other’s mischief and exchange jokes.  Although Chastain-Brough is retired and Altizer is a student at South Oldham Middle School, they could truly be sisters.  

  • DeWeese not seeking re-election in 2016

     

     

    Kentucky Rep. Bob DeWeese (R) gave a statement recently announcing his retirement at the end of his term. 

  • Beshear pardons Crestwood native

     

     

    As his last act in office, former Kentucky governor Steve Beshear issued 197 pardons and commuted six prison sentences.  

    One of Beshear’s pardons was to Crestwood native Wesley Alan Henderson.  

    Henderson was convicted for a pair of charges that included check fraud.  According to court documents, Henderson cashed forged checks in Boyle County.  He was indicted in 1987.  

  • LPD sergeant adopts K-9

     

     

     

     

    Zoey, an aging brunette, is more than just a canine to the La Grange Police Department community. 

    The chocolate lab, graying and slowed from old age, has officially retired from police work, but she will spend her retirement as a member of Sgt. Russell Rouff’s family.

  • Light it up!

     On Dec. 11 and 12, the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints in Crestwood held their annual Festival of Nativities.  The festival gathers nativity scenes from around the community and displays them in a place where anyone can view them.  The festival, which has been held for six years, is open to all denominations and displays nativities from multiple cultures.  It also features music from area churches, homemade refreshments and an art room where children make their own small nativities.  

  • Historical Society Director honored as Oldham County’s top resident

    Nancy Sterns Theiss has worn many different hats in her lifetime.
    She has lived in Oldham County most of her life, amd some would say Theiss is one of the most accredited individuals they know in the entire county.
    Not only is Theiss knowledgeable in county history as the executive director of the Oldham County Historical Society, she also has a background in environmental science and obtained her Ph.D. all while raising a family.

  • SOHS student brings gun to school, arrested

     A student at South Oldham High School was arrested Dec. 3 for unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, possession of a handgun by a minor and terroristic threatening.  

    The student, whose name has not been released, allegedly brought a handgun to school on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, according to press releases from Oldham County Schools and the Oldham County Police.  

  • Soccer and service

     

     

    It’s not all about the game for a few Oldham County soccer players; this season it’s all about giving.

    Members of the Elite Soccer Bots, a FIRST Lego League (FLL) in Oldham County, are trying to reduce trash by collecting used YMCA soccer jerseys to send to children in Uganda.