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  • Mosley asks for suspension of sentence

    An attorney for Harry “Shane” Mosley is petitioning Oldham Circuit Judge Karen Conrad to suspend the remainder of his nine month sentence, even though he has served less than one month of it.

    Attorney Steve Schroering made the motion before Conrad last Thursday, acknowledging he was early on the usual 30-day window to request such a motion, but said he wanted to get it considered before Februrary.

  • Chamber hosts Frankfort preview

     

    The Oldham Chamber and Economic Development will bring together business leaders and legislators to ensure better economic conditions in Oldham County later this month.

    On Jan. 22, the Oldham Chamber will host a legislative preview panel to discuss important legislative issues impacting business throughout the Commonwealth.

    “One of the most important things a Chamber can do is represent its businesses on important public policy issues,” Deana Epperly Karem, Executive Director of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development, said.

  • Rotary hopes to score with raffle

     

    The Masters, The Final Four and The Kentucky Derby.

    What do all these events have in common?

    For one, these are three of the most important sporting events of the year for fanatics all over the world.

    But also, these events are part of a grand prize that could be won by any of the 2,000 ticket holders of the La Grange Rotary’s 2015 Mega Sports Raffle.

    The raffle is for two tickets to seven major sporting events in 2015, including exclusive tickets to the 2015 Masters in Augusta, Ga.

  • New members make La Grange council stand out

    It happened on Jan. 5, with very little fanfare.

    Those involved showed up between 15 and 30 minutes early, but there were no parties, no special recognition, nothing to note the occasion. To be honest, several of those involved didn’t even realize what happened.

    But at 6:31 p.m. on Jan. 5, the La Grange City Council became the first, and only, legislative body in Oldham County populated by a majority of women.

  • Lashleys plead not guilty to theft, abuse charges

    The former county road superintendent and his father have pleaded not guilty to several charges against them, including abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, and his father, Jack Eric Lashley, were both indicted in December on multiple charges. Lance Lashley was indicted on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more than $500 but less than $10,000. Both are felony charges.

  • Former road superintendent, father plead not guilty to charges

    The former county road superintendent and his father have plead not guilty to several charges against them, including abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking.

     

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, and his father, Jack Eric Lashley, were both indicted in December on multiple charges. Lance Lashley was indicted on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more than $500 but less than $10,000. Both are felony charges.

     

  • Interstate 71 rest areas closed for renovations

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces temporary closure of the rest areas along Interstate 71 in Oldham County. The facilities on both the northbound and southbound sides of I-71 will be closed approximately one month for renovations. The closure began on Tuesday, Jan. 6, and will continue through the first week of February.

  • Group works to reform area sewer facilities

    By tom barr

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    Coming up with a regional sewage treatment plan could be a very costly situation.

    But, on the other hand, it might be just as costly to do nothing.

    The second in a series of public meetings on the Salt River Watershed sewer work group was held recently in Louisville. The few who attended listened as engineers with Strand and Associates outlined some of the options and the costs.

    Bullitt, Jefferson and Oldham counties have the only agencies that are part of the work group.

  • Humane Society gets Christmas wish of new land

    Some choose shooting stars, wishing wells or candles on their birthday cake when it comes to making long-shot wishes.

    The Humane Society of Oldham County used the newspaper and just before the New Year, what was once a wish became a reality.

    The independent, no-kill shelter was the focus of a story in the Nov. 26 extra edition of The Oldham Era, where they made their wish for 10 acres of land known for the first time.

  • Mayor taking things ‘one day at a time’

    With a new mayor and four new members of the council, things are likely to start slow when it comes to new legislation in La Grange, Mayor Joe Davenport said.

    The new council met for the first time Monday night, with Davenport, who spent 20 years as a councilman, in the mayor’s seat this time. Joining Davenport were first-time council members Shannon Pottie, Ann Zimlich, Stephanie Chalfant and Trey Kamer, as well as former mayor Bill Lammlein, who is now a councilman.