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  • School board sets calendar, breaks for upcoming school year

    The calendar for the upcoming school year has been officially set after receiving approval from the Oldham County Board of Education.

    The board approved the calendar at its monthly meeting in February, setting the first day of school as Aug. 20. The final day of school is tentatively set for June 3, 2015.

    The school year’s Spring Break is April 6 – 10, 2015, but for the first time in many years doesn’t line up with Jefferson County Public School’s break.

  • La Grange approves changes to business licensing law

    After a narrow vote, the La Grange City Council has approved an ordinance that modifies the city’s current business licensing tax.

  • Crestwood man arrested after high-speed chase

    By MEAGHAN DOWNS

    LCNI NEWS SERVICE

    A 27-year-old Oldham County man led Lawrenceburg city police officers on a high-speed chase across three counties last week after police observed the man allegedly trafficking heroin in Anderson County.

    According to Detective Jeremy Cornish and Detective Mike Schell, city police were conducting an investigation involving Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 3500 West Highway 22, Crestwood, a little after 4 p.m. when Ghazawi fled in his vehicle, weaving in and out of traffic at speeds over 100 miles per hour.

  • Endicott ordered to speed up evaluation

    A Shelbyville man charged with engaging in organized crime with seven others in Oldham County is still awaiting a competency hearing before his case can move forward.

    La Grange Police originally arrested Casey Endicott, 18, in October on gang and drug charges, including conspiracy to commit murder.

    In December, seven other individuals, including Endicott’s brother and Shelbyville native Thomas Wenz, were indicted on several charges, although the most serious ones were dropped.

  • Selby pleads not guilty to charges

    A La Grange man who was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after police found him masturbating in a school parking lot pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance.

    Jon Eric Selby, 44, was arrested on Jan. 31 on charges of indecent exposure, alcohol intoxication and criminal trespassing after being found by an officer reclining in his front seat watching pornography on his cell phone and masturbating in the parking lot of Crestwood Elementary, according to a police report.

  • Chamber holds annual showcase

    For 20 years now, the Oldham County Chamber & Economic Development has provided a venue for local businesses to introduce their services to the public. This year’s Showcase Oldham County will be held Friday, March 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Oldham County YMCA Soccer Complex located at 20 Quality Place in Buckner.

  • Goshen man in critical condition after crash on Hwy. 36

    By KRISTIN BECK

    LCNI NEWS SERVICE

    An accident involving a Goshen man last week led to four individuals being transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries, Kentucky State Police said.

    A preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle driven by Donald Jeffries, 50, of Goshen, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 36 when the vehicle crossed the center line for unknown reasons, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Jeffries’ vehicle collided head-on with a westbound vehicle driven by Stephen Wise, 37, of Carrollton.

  • OCS launches engineering academy for next year

    Giving students the tools they need today to solve the issues of tomorrow is a big goal of Oldham County Schools, according to the school district’s 21st Century Learning Outcomes.

    As part of this promise to students and teachers the district has created OCS Engineering Academy, the district announced last week.

    “It’s hands-on, minds-on teaching,” Chief Academic Officer Anita Davis said. “They are going to be building, designing and using auto cad. This isn’t a theory class, it’s a hands-on (one).”

  • Homeschooled student creates alternative prom

    As a homeschooled student, the chances of Victoria Downs going to prom this year were low.

    That is, until she created her own.

    Downs, an 18-year-old Crestwood resident, has created “Night of 100 Stars,” a prom-like event to be held April 26 at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    Downs, who has been home schooled her entire life and is a senior this year, said she didn’t want to miss out on a chance to have a classic high school moment.

  • Homeschooled student creates alternative prom

    As a homeschooled student, the chances of Victoria Downs going to prom this year were low.

    That is, until she created her own.

    Downs, an 18-year-old Crestwood resident, has created “Night of 100 Stars,” a prom-like event to be held April 26 at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    Downs, who has been home schooled her entire life and is a senior this year, said she didn’t want to miss out on a chance to have a classic high school moment.