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  • Local student selected as scholarship semifinalist

    Kyle Smith, a junior at Oldham County High School, has been selected as a semifinalist competing for one of 65 scholarships to study abroad with the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program.

    The YES Abroad program is operated under funding by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The merit-based award covers the full cost of an academic year, providing students with a full immersion experience through living with a host family and attending a local  high school.

  • Utilities Commission rejects partnership with OC Water

    The La Grange Utilities Commission has decided to search for a new director, rather than join in a management partnership with the Oldham County Water District.

    At its regular monthly meeting Monday, all four commissioners voiced their desire not to join in a management partnership, after hearing a presentation from the OC Water District in a special meeting a few weeks earlier. A fifth sat out of the decision making process for personal reasons.

  • Forum tackles area’s latest drug problem: heroin

     

    Addiction is not often a topic for casual conversation but local leaders are hoping to change that.

    “If you would have told me a year ago that I would be in Oldham County giving a talk on heroin I would have given you a blank stare,” Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones said.

    Jones was speaking to the approximately 100 people who had gathered at North High School Auditorium on Thursday night for a panel discussion entitled Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response.

  • Goshen man arrested after Carroll crash

    A Goshen man has been arrested for his involvement in a two-vehicle accident in Carroll County two weeks ago.

    Donald Jefferies, 50, was arrested last Thursday by Kentucky State Police after admitting he took too many prescription pills before being involved in the accident on Hwy. 36.

    Jefferies was initially transported by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with critical injuries after the accident, which also left a family of three critically injuried.

  • Crestwood man sentenced to 10 years

    A Crestwood man has been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to one charge of intent to persuade a minor to have sexual activity.

    Christopher Coy, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 15 years of supervised released for pleading guilty to the lone charge. According to his plea agreement, Coy must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

    Coy was arrested in May 2013, after being investigated by Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • Snow puts school in session during Oaks

    The long winter has finally caught up with Oldham County Schools.

    While other school districts have gone to school on holidays or canceled parts or all of spring break, students at OCS have largely avoided the same fate during the multiple winter storms that have blanketed the region.

    That is, until now.

    With last Monday becoming the 12th canceled day of the year, the school board decided to officially put school in session on what’s largely a holiday in the Louisville area, Oaks Day on May 2.

  • La Grange gang cases looking for ‘global resolution’

    The majority of eight individuals charged with participating in criminal gang activity were back in court last week, hoping to come closer to resolutions in their cases.

    Roger Wilson, Felix Myers, Brandon Davis, Gabrielle Beach, Donnie Lane and Keaton Lee, all of La Grange, appeared in Oldham Circuit Court last Thursday for pre-trial conferences in their cases.

    Both prosecutors and defense attorneys for all six individuals noted how unusual the situation was, with the number of co-defendants in one case.

  • Pewee deals with car break-ins

    Pewee Valley Police Chief Greg Larimore warned citizens about a string of car breaks-ins at the monthly Pewee Valley City Council meeting on Wednesday.

    Larimore said Oldham County Police arrested Jordan Martin of Bremin, Ohio, Wednesday morning around 2 a.m. after a resident heard a suspicious noise, went to investigate and found Martin taking things from vehicles.

  • Speed limit temporarily reduced on southbound I-71 due to new overpass

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a speed limit reduction on southbound Interstate 71 in Oldham County. Beginning Tuesday evening, March 11, the speed limit on southbound I-71 will be reduced to 60 MPH between mile points 22 and 20. This area encompasses the work zone for a new bridge over Interstate 71 connecting New Moody Lane (KY 2857) and Commerce Parkway. The new bridge will be located approximately one mile southwest of the KY 53 interchange at LaGrange (Exit 22).

  • Selby gets plea offer

     

    At his second court appearance Jon Selby, a La Grange man who was arrested and charged with indecent exposure, set a new court date of April 2.

    An undisclosed plea deal was offered by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and Selby and his lawyer will deliver a decision to the court at his next appearance.

    Selby was found by Oldham County Police masturbating in a school parking lot and pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance.