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  • Republicans fire up faithful at multi-county rally

    The Republican focus for the 2014 general election was made abundantly clear at a regional GOP rally in Henry County over the weekend.

    “The No. 1 priority is to keep Mitch McConnell in office, and not as minority leader, but as majority leader,” said Kentucky State Senator Paul Hornback, of Shelbyville. “We’ve got to recover this country because it’s not going in the right direction.”

  • Music to their ears: Organizers cheer CityPlace’s first event

    More than 1,200 people attended the first ever event at CityPlace this weekend, a number organizers said they are pleased with.

    The Louisville Chorus and Louisville Philharmonia, the Musicians’ Orchestra, were the key focus of the Dedication Concert at the venue. CityPlace Administrator Karen Greenwell said the event couldn’t have gone better.

    “We were thrilled and Mr. (George) Rawlings was thrilled as well,” Greenwell said. “We thought the reception from the people who attended was great. It was a wonderful night.”

  • Robbery case could go federal

    A La Grange man arrested for bank robberies in Oldham and Jefferson counties has seen his charges expand to five Kentucky counties.

    William Gary Grubbs, Jr., 36, is facing various charges in Oldham, Jefferson, Boone, Carroll and Fayette counties in Kentucky, he told Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad at his initial arraignment in Oldham County last week.

  • Mane Attraction

    Over the weekend, Oldham County’s horse culture came to life with events at Hermitage and Flying Cross farms. Riders traveled to Goshen and Skylight for the equestrian events.

    For more photos of the Fifth Annual Hermitage Classic and Flying Cross Farms Horse Trials, see page A5.

  • Matthews case sent to grand jury

    By KENNY COLSTON

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    An Indiana man charged with murdering an Oldham County native will have his case heard before an Oldham County Grand Jury.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam Gregg, a Louisville resident and graduate of Oldham County High School. He also faces a theft charge for allegedly stealing Gregg’s vehicle after his death.

  • School Board approves tax increase, funding to go to teacher raises

    Local property owners will see their tax bills go up again this year after the Oldham County Board of Education approved a 3.1-cent increase at a special meeting.

    The board approved the measure 4-1, with board member Walt Schumm as the lone dissenting vote, after two hours of public comment on the topic.

  • Prospect swimmer goes for gold at world events

    When Patty Sweetall of Prospect turned her athletic efforts from competitive running and triathlons to swimming, she never thought she could be a world champion.

    Sweetall, 54, recently won ninth place in the 100-meter breaststroke, sixth place in the 200-meter breaststroke and participated in the 50-meter at the FINA World Masters Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada in August.

  • Pewee Valley warns of utilities scam, discusses fireworks

     

    Pewee Valley Police Chief Greg Larimore is warning citizens of a scam ran by a person/persons calling several houses claiming to be LG&E. The caller told residents that their “electric will be turned off in the next 45 minutes” if LG&E had not received a payment, he recently said at a Pewee Valley city commission meeting. The caller then requested a money order and left a callback number. If anyone has received a call like this, contact Pewee Valley Police at 241-8343.

  • La Grange council approves changes to business licenses law

    The La Grange City Council has amended its business licensing ordinance after the Kentucky Attorney General said some recent changes were out of line.

    Months ago the council amended the ordinance to include attorneys or other businesses who did business within the city limits to apply for a license. At the time, city attorney Steve Emery said the law wasn’t specifically targeted to attorneys but rather strengthening language already in place.

  • Former Beard’s store gets new name, owners

     

    A well-known Crestwood outdoor equipment store has been purchased and will feature a new name.

    Beard’s Outdoor Power Equipment, formally family-owned and operated by Richard Beard, will now be known as Andersons’ Sales & Service.

    Andersons’ is currently owned and operated from Madison, Ind., but its new location will continue to be located at the former Beard’s location on West Highway 146 in Crestwood, according to new owner Joshua Anderson.