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  • Snoddy formally sentenced to 25 years for manslaughter

    A Louisville man will serve up to 25 years in jail after being formally sentenced on a case relating to a 2012 accident outside La Grange.

    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad sentenced Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy March 14 after he took a plea deal to a lesser charge of manslaughter weeks before his sentencing.

    Snoddy also pled guilty to multiple charges of fleeing police and wanton endangerment, as well as single counts of driving of a suspended license, DUI and speeding.

  • Oldham 4-H in need of new property

    One of Oldham County’s most rapidly growing programs is seeking the help of the community to accommodate its growth.

    Oldham County 4-H, especially it’s shooting sports program, has seen a 238 percent growth in the last four years and has outgrown its current shooting range because of it, 4-H pistol coach Paul Harjes said.

    Because it’s largely a volunteer program, that leaves the 4-H program without many options unless the community can step up and help, Kelly Woods, the extension agent for 4-H and Youth Development, said.

  • Tri-County Ford celebrates move up Interstate 71

    A one-mile move up the road is already paying dividends for a longtime Oldham County business.

    Tri-County Ford, which has been in Oldham County in some form or fashion since 1986, recently moved to just off Exit 18 off I-71 to 4032 Commerce Parkway.

    Owner Gary Haupt said the move to Exit 18 from their place off Exit 17 was due to the changes surrounding Commerce Parkway and I-71 in that area of Buckner.

  • Second Pewee Valley Fire station still on target

    The second fire station for the Pewee Valley Fire District is on schedule to be completed by late July or early August.

    The board of trustees recently began the process to borrow from $1.2 to $1.6 million, the board said. Approval for the loan is contingent on the board getting a new environmental study for station two to complete the bank’s requirements for construction loan recipients.

  • Endicott evaluation scheduled

    After a strong directive from District Court Judge Jerry Crosby, alleged gang member Casey Endicott has finally scheduled an evaluation to see if he can be indicted on his charges.

    Endicott is one of eight individuals arrested last October on various charges, including gang activity and drug charges.

    The other seven were indicted in December and have cases pending in circuit court. But Endicott’s case has lingered in district court after his attorney made a motion to get a competency evaluation in December.

  • Chamber will reside in former Southern States

    A space that once sold feed, seed and farming supplies will now serve as a point of entry into the county’s commerce and tourism opportunities.

    Months ago George Rawlings of the Rawlings Foundation purchased the former Southern States property that included three buildings and lots for storage and parking. While speculation has run rampant about how he would use the spaces, Rawlings had remained quiet regarding the project, but recently made an announcement about one particular use for the retail building facing First Street.

  • County will be treated to some Cold Justice

     

    Frontier justice has been served on Main Street in La Grange.

    Through the magic of motion pictures, the famed train rail divided street will be featured in a local western entitled Cold Justice.

    Friends Zeb Son, Eddie Kinberger and David Huff wrote the movie after meeting as Wild West reenactors.

    The trio set out to write a commercial for their reenacting hobby and came away with a movie.

    “This is how you get to be 53 years old and still playing cowboy,” Son said.

  • Students display slice of creativity on boxes

     

    Customers entering Hometown Pizza restaurants in the county may notice some new wall decor.

    The restaurant has teamed up with local elementary schools to sponsor a pizza box art contest. Now in its second year, the contest is seeing a lot of growth.

    “Hometown Pizza is about doing community projects,” Donna Sabo director of marketing said.

    “The response has been fabulous.”

  • Recent ribbon cuttings in Prospect

    Above left, Simply Cozy Gifts & Accessories, located in the Prospect Point Shopping Center, recently marked their opening. Above right, the newly remodeled Kroger Prospect, located on Timber Ridge Drive in Prospect, is officially opened. Both ribbon cuttings were promoted and celebrated by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Community briefs March 20

    Arts Gala

    Goshen Elementary in Prospect will be hosting it’s annual Arts Gala, March 21 from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The theme of the event is Imagine and will feature 700 pieces of student art, a dance performance and a short play.

    Gospel Concert

    Dehaven Baptist Church at 301 W. Main Street in La Grange, will be offering a free southern gospel concert performance by Adoration on Sunday, March 23, at 7 p.m.

     

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