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  • Many precincts moved for 2014 election

    For many voters this primary, heading to the same polling place they always have will be a wasted trip.

    That’s because many precincts have changed locations, while four new precincts were created in Oldham County as a result of redistricting and the 2010 Census, County Clerk Julie Barr said.

    Both magisterial districts and state House lines are redrawn every 10 years after new census results come in, Barr said. After both of those lines are drawn, it’s up to the clerk to make sure precincts line up with the new maps.

  • Candidate for Judge-Executive dies unexpectedly

    An Oldham County Police officer who was also running for County Judge-Executive has passed away due to natural causes.

    David Howley, 51, died last Wednesday night, OCPD Major Jim Laytham, said. Howley died of a natural causes, Laytham said.

    Howley had been involved in public service in Oldham County for more than 25 years as a fire fighter, emergency technician and most recently with OCPD. Howley also served with the La Grange Police Department, as well as with Louisville Metro Police. He spent the majority of his time with OCPD.

  • Evridge trial delayed

    The trial of an Oldham County man accused of a double murder has been delayed until June.

    Ronald T. Evridge, 60, has been charged with two counts of murder and tampering with evidence resulting from an altercation at his home in December 2011.

    Evridge claims he shot and killed two sisters — Heather Faulkerson, 21, and Sandy Allen, 24, both of Louisville — only after they attacked him with a knife at his north Oldham farm on 18-Mile Creek Road, according to records filed in Oldham Circuit Court.

  • Farmer’s market returns with new features

    Local farmers, artisans and craftspeople will once again offer their wares each Saturday morning on the courthouse lawn during the weekly Farmers’ Market, which opens this weekend.

  • City of Goshen greenlights pay increases

    The City of Goshen has given its future commissioners and mayor a raise for the first time in at least six years, Mayor Bob Thacker said.

    Starting in January, the mayor of the City of Goshen will make $300 a month, up from $150 and city commissioners will make $150 a month, up from $100.

    Thacker said the city passed a new ordinance with the increases in hopes of attracting more people to serve on the small city commission.

    “We’re not going to be here forever,” Thacker said. “We need to entice people to run.”

  • Endicott case dismissed, legal battle not over

    A Shelbyville man accused of participating with seven others in gang activity in La Grange has seen his charged dismissed in district court, but his legal battle may still continue.

    Casey Endicott, 18, had been the lone holdout of the “Oldham 8” whose case has remained in Oldham District Court. His attorney, Jessica Schulety, had requested a competency evaluation be completed before Endicott’s case could proceed.

  • Fiscal Court replenishes road salt, accepts Lashley resignation

    The process to find a new county road superintendent is officially underway.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court accepted the resignation of former superintendent Lance Lashley at its May 6 meeting. Lashley resigned on April 25 amid an investigation into the misuse of materials at the road department.

    In the meantime, Mark Husband, formerly an assistant superintendent, has been approved as the acting superintendent until a new one is hired. The Fiscal Court approved a raise in pay for Husband due to his new responsibilities.

  • Botched drug deal leads to murder

    Two men charged in the murder of a La Grange man have been arrested and pled not guilty to their alleged crimes.

    According to La Grange Police, Justin Rogers, 24, was found dead in the front yard of a home in the 400 block of East Washington Street, near Oak Street on Sunday night. Police said he suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest after a drug deal between Rogers and two men went south.

    After help from eyewitnesses, police arrested Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, and Roberto J. Cabrera, Jr., 46, also from La Grange in connection to Rogers’ death.

  • Woman accused of hatchet murder gets trial date

    A Pewee Valley woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a hatchet will be heading to trial to face her charges.

    Gail Kelley was arrested last July and charged with murder, tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

    Kelley is accused of killing her live-in boyfriend at the time, Michael T. Evans, with the hatchet and then wrapping it in a towel and throwing the hatchet in the trash.

  • La Grange Council takes first step for bond refinancing

     

    The La Grange City Council has taken the first step in refinancing its part of the bonds owned for the Oldham Reserve development.

    At a busy meeting Monday night, the council unanimously approved a resolution entering into an interlocal agreement with the Kentucky Bonding Corporation, which would allow it to pool its new bonds with other cities to get a better deal, Mayor Bill Lammlein said.

    “Since we can no longer go to the open market and sell our bonds because of our bad rating, we have to pool,” Lammlein told the council.