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  • La Grange man charged with murder in DUI case

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to a drunk-driving crash in Trimble County last week.

    Nicholas Mendenhall, 29, was charged with murder, DUI and five counts of wanton endangerment, as well as theft by unlawful taking, auto, after he hit the car of a person who stopped to help his mother with a stalled vehicle.

  • Pewee Valley changes sign law

     

    After its first reading in September, the Pewee Valley City Council voted to amend a city ordinance regarding street signs last week.

    Five years ago, the ordinance section dealing with special event signage was drafted so that it wouldn’t require a sign permit for an event. According to the city council, in the last few years it has become very common and effective to submit a sign permit request for special events signage.

  • Pewee Valley Fire to open second station on Ash Ave.

     

    After a little less than a year of construction, Pewee Valley Fire Protection District will open Station 2 on Ash Avenue.

    The $1.1 million multi-year project will be closer to much of the fire protection district, which consists of Pewee Valley and the Persimmon Ridge area of Shelby County, according to Jerry Nauert, Public Information Officer.

    “We are looking forward to better response times and more fire protection for the people in that part of the area,” Nauert said.

  • Oldham Chamber to host job fair at CityPlace

    The Oldham Chamber & Economic Development office is hosting a Career Fair at the new City Place Pavilions on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. About 20 companies are expected to be on hand to take resumes, interview applicants and recruit employees.

  • Ribbon cutting for barber shop

    George Shunnarah, second from right, owner of George’s Barber and Styling, cuts the ceremonial ribbon on his new shop in La Grange. Pictured with Shunnarah is County Judge-Executive David Voegele, center, as well as employees of the Oldham County Chamber and George’s.

  • Grant awarded for body armor

    Governor Steve Beshear announced that the city of La Grange has been awarded a state Law Enforcement Protection Program (LEPP) grant for $5,610 to purchase body armor vests.

    A total of 30 law enforcement agencies were awarded $170,832 in LEPP grants, which are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) to give financial help for certain items essential in the course of their duties.

  • St. Francis raises funds

    Submitted photo

    Alexandra S. Thurstone, head of school for St. Francis, speaks during the school’s Our Good Earth fundraiser, held two weekends ago in Goshen. Weather pushed part of the fundraiser inside to the school’s new gym, but didn’t dampen spirits as more than $144,000 was raised for the private preschool through eighth grade school.

  • Two men charged in armed robbery at Thornton’s

    Two men have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery at the Thornton’s on Highway 146 in Buckner.

    Douglas A. Orr, 28, from Pleasureville, was arrested and charged with first degree robbery, first degree assault and receiving stolen property. John Manning, 47, from La Grange, was arrested as an accomplice in the crime and charged with complicity to robbery, first degree and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

  • Mosley found guilty on official misconduct charge

     

    After several days of deliberation, a jury reached a verdict in the trial of a former Oldham County police officer.

    Shane Mosley, 38, was found guilty on one charge of first-degree official misconduct relating to a ‘sexting’ incident with a juvenile in 2012.

    The jury sentenced Mosley to nine months in jail and a $500 fine. Official sentencing will be Dec. 14.

    The jury did not reach a verdict on the other two charges of unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Mosley found guilty on official misconduct charge

     

    After several days of deliberation, a jury reached a verdict in the trial of a former Oldham County police officer.

    Shane Mosley, 38, was found guilty on one charge of first-degree official misconduct relating to a ‘sexting’ incident with a juvenile in 2012.

    The jury sentenced Mosley to nine months in jail and a $500 fine. Official sentencing will be Dec. 14.

    The jury did not reach a verdict on the other two charges of unlawful transaction with a minor.