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  • Goshen man sentenced in Carroll County accident

    By Kristin beck

    LANDMARK COMMUNITY

    NEWS SERVICE

    A Goshen man pleaded guilty to charges including three counts of first-degree assault and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    Donald S. Jefferies, 51, was involved in a motor vehicle accident Feb. 26, that injured a Carroll County family.

  • One dead from crash on I-71

    A two-vehicle accident on Interstate 71 has left one dead and several others injured, according to Oldham County Police.

    Around 9 p.m. Thursday night, OCPD officers responded to an accident between a semi-truck and another vehicle on I-71 Southbound, near the 14 mile marker. According to OCPD, the preliminary investigation shows the vehicle rear-ended the semi-truck.

    One person in the vehicle was killed and several others injured, but OCPD said they will not release the names of those killed or injured pending further investigation.

  • New paved trail open at Wendell Moore park

     

    Seventeen years ago, Paul and Ann Clinton placed an ad in the Oldham Era asking if anyone in the community would be interested in preserving green space. More than 70 people showed up at the first meeting forming Greenways for Oldham County.

    Fast forward to last week, when Greenways celebrated the ribbon cutting of the 2.5-mile trail-paving project at Wendell Moore Park.

    “We take a lot of pride in this (project),” said Judy Hall, a Greenways board member. “We are a tiny organization. It was a big undertaking for us.”

  • Two arrested, charged with escape from county jail

    Two inmates are being charged with escape after one took a 10-minute trip to get alcohol and tobacco and bring it back to the Oldham County Jail.

    Jacob Fields, 22, of La Grange, and Dallas Dennison, 19, of Crestwood, are being charged with escaping the jail on July 7 around 8 p.m.

    According to the arrest report, Fields left the jail while on work detail, sneaking out through a back door of the work release cell. The report cites video evidence that Fields left then returned to the cell 10 minutes later with alcohol and tobacco.

  • Murder charges dropped for two

    Two La Grange men have seen murder charges against them dropped, despite being indicted on other charges in relation to a May 11 incident in the city.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, had been accused of murdering Justin Rogers, 24, that day after a drug deal between the two went south. But the murder charge against Schultz-Eggenspiller has been dismissed after an Oldham County Grand Jury did not indict him on it.

  • La Grange council considering law to allow chickens in city limits

    A death from an alleged drug deal could lead to the city of La Grange allowing chickens to be owned inside the city limits.

    It’s a process La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein said was hard to follow, but was brought up weeks ago, after a shooting occurred on Washington Street. In that incident, Justin Rogers, 24, was found dead allegedly killed by Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller after police said a drug deal went bad. Schultz-Eggenspiller was originally charged with murder in the case, but the charge was dismissed after a grand jury did not indict him on it.

  • Beauty pageants, new rides the draw for county fair

    It’s the golden anniversary of pageantry in Oldham County and this year’s fair is preparing for big crowds, smiles and prizes.

    The first pageant will be held for the crowning of Miss Oldham County at 7:30 p.m. on July 29. Each girl will have the opportunity to receive a $500 prize to go toward higher education. This will be held after the opening night ceremony with Brandy Neeley, former American Idol Contestant, singing her rendition of the “National Anthem.”

  • OCHS grad found dead on local farm

    An Indiana man has been arrested and charged in connection to a body found on a Oldham County property last week.
    Police in Watertown, N.Y. arrested Miles J. Matthews, a 27-year-old male from Corydon, Ind., on Sunday, after he was identified as the suspect in the death of 34-year-old Adam N. Gregg, of Louisville.  Matthews has been charged with murder and theft by unlawful taking in the case.
    As of Tuesday, Matthews was still being held in the Jefferson County, N.Y. Correctional Facility after being arraigned Monday afternoon.  

  • OCEA gets approval for sewer, surcharge increases

    Customers of the Oldham County Environmental Authority can expect to see an average increase of seven and a half dollars in their monthly bills soon.

    OCEA, also known as Veolia Water, was granted a 4.5 percent rate increase for sewer charges, as well as a $5.59 flat increase to a monthly surcharge by the Oldham County Fiscal Court Tuesday. According to figures given by OCEA, the increases amount to an extra $7.43 a month for the average customer.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the increase by voice vote at its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday.

  • Mosley receives new trial date

     

    The trial of a former police officer accused of official misconduct has been reset for an October date.