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  • Two killed in Hwy 53 crash

    Two teens were killed and another person has serious injuries after being involved in a crash at the intersection of Highway 53 and Old Sligo Road over the weekend.

    Ben Clifford, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Oldham County High School, was pronounced dead at the scene, as was Haley OKelley, a 19-year-old Indiana resident.

    The two teens were passengers with Brianna Zambrzycki, a 2013 graduate of Buckner Alternative High School, who was transported to University Hospital in Louisville with serious injuries, according to Oldham County Police.

  • McConnell: National marketplace would fix Obamacare problems

     

    A local business was able to get a political update from one of the top Congressional leaders this week.

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped by Fastline Publications in Buckner Monday to speak to employees, local residents and leaders about the state of the country.

  • Gang case down to one defendant

     

    Only one defendant remains from a case originally charged with gang activity in La Grange.

    Originally, eight individuals were charged with a litany of drug offenses and criminal gang activity, but only lesser charges for Casey Endicott, 19, of Shelbyville, remain after Keaton Lee, of La Grange, became the seventh co-defendant to take a plea deal.

  • Apple Patch celebrates opening of new homes

     

    While most Americans were celebrating the freedom of their country last week, one Oldham County business was especially thankful for independence.

    Apple Patch, a clinical and in-home residential program that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, welcomed a new facility named Independence Park.

  • Selby takes plea deal

    A La Grange man originally charged with indecent exposure has pled guilty to a lesser charge.

    Jon Selby, 44, was arrested Jan. 31 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood and initially charged with indecent exposure and alcohol intoxication among other charges after police found him allegedly masturbating in the parking lot.

  • Highway 146 to close for repairs

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 146 (La Grange Road) in Oldham County. This roadway will be closed to through traffic between Spann Lane and the Oldham/Henry County line to allow for cross-drain repairs (mile points 13.6 to 14.8).

    Closure of KY 146 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8 from 5 p.m. until midnight. Local access will be allowed during this work. All other traffic should follow the signed detour via KY 2855 (Ft. Pickens Road), KY 3223 (Old Sligo Road) and Ballard School Road.

  • South Oldham grad joins fraternity in fundraising ride

    One South Oldham High School grad is making the trip of a lifetime — nearly 3,000 miles.

    Luke Sparks joined 11 of his Western Kentucky University Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers on a bike ride to raise $100,000 for Alzheimer’s research.

    It’s the third trip for the fraternity. In 2010, a grandfather of a brother passed away from the debilitating disease causing the fraternity to ban together for the cause.

    The team traveled from in two different bike rides, where they raised close to $100,000, said Sparks.

  • Family getting back into the horse business with L’Espirit farm

     

    Kentucky is known for its fast horses running along beautiful countryside pastures and boarded by leading experts in the industry. One Oldham County family hopes to make their L’Espirit farm one of the newest members of the prestigious boarding and eventing community.

  • New CityPlace center taking shape in La Grange

     

    A new convention and event space located in the heart of La Grange is just months away from being finished, according to the foundation in control of it.

    Made up of a plaza, a visitor’s center and two pavilions, the newly created CityPlace will be located off First Street, where the old Southern States store was located. The plans for CityPlace first developed nearly a year ago, when George Rawlings, owner of the Rawlings Corporation, bought the old Southern States property through his foundation.

  • OC Health Dept. cutting back staff

     

    A decline in funding, partnered with increasing retirement expenses is leading to reductions in personnel and services at the Oldham County Health Department.

    Starting July 6, the department will be releasing two contract employees and reducing three full-time employees to part-time, Teresa Gamsky, the director of public health, said.