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  • Paul wants to tackle corporate tax rate, justice system in 2015

    With multi-state travel, especially to states that vote first in a presidential primary, it’s no secret that U.S. Senator Rand Paul is on the forefront of possibilities for president in two years.

    In recent weeks, Paul has traveled to Iowa, North Carolina and Michigan, mostly to campaign with U.S. Senate candidates in those states. And he’s been pegged the “most interesting man in politics” by Time magazine and grabbed headlines for a wide-ranging foreign policy speech.

  • Two accused in robbery waived to grand jury

    Two men charged in the armed robbery of the Thornton’s in Buckner have decided to send their cases to a grand jury.

    Douglass A. Orr, 28, from Pleasureville, and John Manning, 47, from La Grange, decided in separate hearings to waive their right to a preliminary hearing in District Court and head straight for a possible grand jury indictment.

  • Library holds first Comic Con

    There aren’t many times when Superman, Spiderman, Captain America and Darth Vader can be in the same place, but the most legendary comic book heroes and villains will all gather this weekend in Oldham County.

    The Oldham County Public Library will host the first-ever Comic Con for comic book fans on Saturday.

    “Comic books are an excellent way to get reluctant readers really engaged in reading,” Bethany Morse, OCPL Outreach and Public Services Librarian, said.

  • County alcohol vote delayed until June

    A proposed countywide alcohol vote will be pushed back until the end of June, proponents of overturning the ban on alcohol sales, said.

    Scott Whitehouse, the chair of a committee stemming from the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development organization, said conflicts with Oldham County Schools and poll workers is the reason for pushing back the vote from its original March date.

  • GOP sweeps all three local State House races

    Rep. David Osborne, a Prospect Republican, has represented House District 59 since 2005 and will keep his seat, which includes mostly western Oldham County, after Tuesday’s election.

    Osborne faced off against the head of the Oldham County Democratic Party, Jim Ewen, a Goshen resident who decided to run because of his dislike of national Republican policies.

    Osborne defeated Ewen with 73 percent of the vote.

  • Head of Kentucky Air National Guard to speak at Veteran’s Day event

    Two days a year, Americans celebrate the courageous soldiers that have served in our nation’s wars, but what many don’t know is that Memorial Day, celebrated in May and Veterans Day, celebrated this coming week on Nov. 11, have two very different meanings.

  • Project Runway designer makes stop in La Grange

     

    Pageantry and reality television have gone hand-in-hand in the last decade with hit shows like “Pageant Place,” “Toddlers and Tiaras” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

    One such star in the pageant and reality worlds moved from TV to real life with an appearance in La Grange this weekend.

    Johnathan Kayne, a contestant on Project Runway and successful pageant dress designer, was the guest of honor at last weekend’s pageant workshop hosted by Posh Formal Wear.

  • Changes to Wilborn Park recommended by geese committee

    Changes could soon be coming to Wilborn Park in La Grange, which has come under scrutiny because of a problem with geese.

    For critics, the park is uninhabitable or nasty, due to the large amount of geese droppings. In an effort to control the problem, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein authorized the shooting of some of the geese, after obtaining a federal permit to do so.

    But that move caused even more controversy, eventually leading Lammlein to create an ad-hoc committee to come up with solutions to the geese overpopulation and droppings.

  • NOFD conducts chief interviews

    The North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees has held three special meetings in the past two weeks in order to interview potential candidates up for the position of fire chief.

    According to Chairman Randy Scherer, the board has narrowed down its search to four potential candidates, although he would not disclose the names of the interviewees.

    “We are confident that the four finalists are qualified and we will find a chief,” Scherer said.

  • La Grange man arrested for child porn

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.

    Donald D. Jones, 53, was arrested by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Cybercrimes unit last Monday at his La Grange home, according to the Attorney General’s office.

    Jones was charged with five counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor by the AG’s office.