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  • Westport residents concerned about eroding road conditions

    After a particularly cold and wet winter and early spring, Westport residents are concerned their lifeline to the rest of the county may be impacted beyond repair.

    State Highway 524 is the main road into and out of the city of Westport, tucked in the northwest part of Oldham County. And currently the road and the terrain around it are in terrible shape, residents said.

    “On the uphill side, it’s the worst it’s ever been since I’ve been here,” Stephen Davis, a resident since 1995, said.

  • Some like it HOT

    Firefighters from South Oldham, Ballardsville and La Grange took part in training on Sunday in Buckner. Teams of firefighters took turns putting out planned fires in a structure that was donated to the La Grange Fire Department for training purposes. Over 50 personnel trained on around 21 fires. Bottom left: Eagen Spice plays during the training. Bottom right: Phil Coggeshall, takes a break during the action.

  • Bevin spends day in La Grange

    With roughly a month left until primary election day, U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin was hitting the La Grange pavement hard last week in search of votes.

    Bevin, a Republican running against current U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell for the Republican nomination in May, held several events in the city last Friday.

    But he also spent a lot of time shaking hands and talking to voters up and down Main Street in downtown La Grange, mostly in front of Karen’s Book Barn.

  • County road director Lashley suspended with pay

    The head of Oldham County’s Road Department has been temporarily suspended pending an internal investigation of operations.

    Lance Lashley, director of the department, was recently placed on leave, Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele confirmed last Wednesday.

    Voegele declined to provide details of the allegations against Lashley, citing the open investigation.

    “Oldham County Police are looking into it,” Voegele said. “We’re waiting for the investigation to be complete.”

  • Making a difference one cup at a time
  • Construction continues for two major road projects

    State highway officials are encouraging drivers in Oldham County to slow down and be safer on the roads while two main infrastructure projects progress.

    Construction crews have started work on an overpass to connect New Moody Lane and Commerce Parkway in La Grange, as well as to build a pedestrian crossing at Exit 17 in Buckner.

    The projects coincide with the state’s Work Zone Safety Week, which is April 15 – 19 this year.

  • La Grange Utilities Commission awaiting ordinance changes

    A search for a new director for the La Grange Utilities Commission is slightly delayed while the commission waits for a new ordinance to be passed by the La Grange City Council.

  • Berry pleads not guilty

    An Oldham County man arrested and charged with one count of sexual abuse has plead not guilty to that charge.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Michael P. Berry, 36, March 20 in Elizabethtown, after interviewing Berry about the alleged abuse.

    According to the arrest report, Berry admitted to a KSP officer that he committed sexual abuse of a female minor during a two-week period at his Oldham County home in late February.

    An interview with the victim matched what Berry told KSP, according to the police report, which resulted in his arrest.

  • Crestwood council approves proposed Walmart

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting Wednesday.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

  • Golden Alert Issued

    The Oldham County Police Department issued a Golden Alert Monday morning for Aaron Waldrup.

    Waldrup is a 20-year-old white male, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 240 pounds. He has blonde hair and green eyes. Waldrup could be wearing blue jeans and white shoes with blue strips and a black back pack, according to the alert.