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  • County Democrat chair challenges Osborne for 59th

    A nearly 10-year incumbent will face the head of the Oldham County Democratic Party for a chance to represent the vast majority of the county come January.

    State Rep. David Osborne, a Republican from Prospect, has represented House District 59 since 2005, but only recently did his mostly western Oldham County district change to include the entire county except parts of Crestwood and Pewee Valley.

    Osborne will face off against Democratic Party challenger Jim Ewen, head of the local party and a Goshen resident.

  • St. Francis excited about enrollment increase

    A merger and campus upgrades are leading to record enrollment numbers for one private Oldham County school.

    St. Francis School in Goshen has seen a 22 percent enrollment increase in the last two years, as well as its highest total numbers in a decade, Siofra Rucker, the director of advancement, said.

    This year, the Goshen campus, which features preschool through eighth grade, started their enrollment at 271 students, a growth of 50 students over two years.

  • New lease allows museum to expand

    A railroad museum tucked on the outskirts of La Grange is ready to grow in a big way.

    The La Grange Railroad Museum is currently located in the basement of the building at 412 E. Main Street and operated by the Ohio Valley Railroad Historical Foundation. But thanks to a new lease agreement with the Oldham County Fiscal Court, what is now a basement museum will take over the entire building.

    A new five-year lease will give the museum use of the entire facility, which was previously shared with the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development offices.

  • Prospect Area Chamber celebrates 10 years

     

    The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce may not be one of the largest business groups in Kentucky, but it is one of the fastest growing, according to Executive Director Kathy Jacobs.

    And that fast growing group is celebrating its first big milestone this week.

    PACC celebrated 10 years of dedication to charity, community and business with an anniversary party and annual meeting on Tuesday.

  • National organization picks Crestwood for first Ky. run

     

    Tim Conway made a career out of his joy of helping people when he became a firefighter early in his life, but recently he wanted to do more to help those around him.

    Recently, Conway got involved with the Navy SEAL Foundation, whose main focus is to help military families.

    “(The military) does so much to give us the freedoms we enjoy, while our life goes on as normal,” Conway said. “I’ve always felt drawn to helping them.”

  • Fields of Faith

    Students from all middle and high schools across the county came together Wednesday night for Fields of Faith, a student-led program at which students share personal testimonies of faith and challenge each other to lead Christ-centered lives. Speakers included students from North, South and Oldham County high schools, as well as guest speaker Aaron Nance, a former Seneca High School standout athlete and University of Louisville football player.

  • Local foundation makes senior’s farming dream come true

    For Virginia Broyles, farming was more than a way of life.

    The 102-year-old spent many years working her farm in Brownsboro, before spending the last nine years at Friendship Health and Rehab in Pewee Valley.

    But thanks to a partnership between Friendship and Opal’s Dream, Broyles was once again transported back to the farm on Saturday morning with the help of the Oldham County Historical Society’s Antique Iron Club.

  • Lab results delaying cases of two La Grange men

    Pending lab results are holding up the cases of two La Grange men charged with drug offenses after an attempted transaction went haywire.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, is charged with tampering with physical evidence and criminal conspiracy to commit trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree.

    His co-defendant, Roberto Cabrera, Jr., is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree.

  • LG&E thanks emergency responders for gas pipe help

     

    The explosion of a gas line in Goshen weeks ago was a difficult situation made smoother with the close cooperation of Oldham County’s emergency departments, an LG&E employee said.

    Tom Reith, director of Gas Operations for LG&E, described the rupturing of a gas line in Goshen in September as a “tough situation” at a Local Emergency Planning Commission meeting held last week.

  • City of Pewee Valley holds several events

     

    Pewee Valley will be hosting many activities in the month of October, according to a list of events noted at the latest city council meeting.

    There will be a Meet the Candidates forum with local and state politicians at the Oldham County Library Oct. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    The Pewee Valley Fire Station 2 will open its doors with an Open House on Oct. 25. Times are still being discussed. The firehouse is located on Ash Avenue in Pewee Valley.