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  • Fugitive nabbed

     

  • Child struck by car

    A ten-year-old child remains in criticial condition following a car accident Friday night.

    According to La Grange Police, shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday the child was crossing the road in front of the La Grange Community Center on West Jefferson Street when he was hit by a Dodge Neon. The driver,  who police declined to name, stated she was unable to avoid a collision and struck the juvenile with the front of her car. 

  • School board hears alternatives to redistricting proposal

    With one month until the school board votes on new redistricting boundaries for elementary, middle and high schools, two alternative proposals have been added to the mix.

    Both of the new proposals are variants of the original final proposal, which took the northeast portion of the county and redistricted it to the Buckner campus of schools. The area is currently sent to the North campus of schools.

  • Drug take back event a success

    Oldham County’s latest drug take back event netted an estimated 50 pounds of pills from residents.

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office coordinated the latest take back event, held last Saturday at La Grange Fire Department Station 2 in Buckner.

    The event is part of a national drug take back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency a couple times every year.

  • Doctor tries new treatment style

    After treating patients for over 20 years, Dr. Carl Paige saw a pattern that was frustrating.

    “With traditional medicine, the patient gets sick, goes to the doctor and gets some medicine or treatment,” Paige said. “We identify the crisis and pull them back from the brink of the crisis, and that’s good, we need that. But I started looking for ways to evaluate patients from a different model, one that doesn’t wait for the crisis.”

  • Happy Halloween

     

  • Turning 100 not scary for La Grange resident

    Blanche Evans has seen 99 Halloweens come and go.

    But it’s not a simple holiday for the La Grange resident. It’s also a way to keep track of her age every year. That’s because Evans was born on Halloween in 1913.

    And today will be Evans’ 100th birthday, or Halloween, however you look at it.

  • Packages support active military

    Veterans Day is just around the corner, as is Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Pewee Valley Veterinary Center has found a way to link each of those holidays.

    The “Joy to the Woof” campaign kicks off on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.  The program recognizes active military members, thanks them for their service and provides them with a care package for the holidays. It just so happens that the recipients are furry and four-legged.

  • Some gang cases sent to grand jury

    Five men charged with crimes ranging from conspiracy to commit murder to gang activity and drug possession are having their cases sent to a grand jury.

    The five are part of a group of eight individuals arrested more than two weeks ago in La Grange and alleged to be involved with the Southside Crips gang.

    Four individuals had their cases referred to a grand jury for possible indictment after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Those four are Thomas L. Wenz, 22, of Shelbyville and Roger D. Wilson, 19, Brandon L. Davis, 18, and Felix A. Myers, 20, all of La Grange.

  • Teacher fired by OCS after DUI charge

    A Locust Grove Elementary teacher charged with driving under the influence has been fired by Oldham County Schools.

    Laura Munson, 52, a former gym teacher at the school, had her employment officially terminated on Tuesday. Her termination and unpaid suspension from Sept. 30 through her termination date were approved at Monday night’s school board meeting.

    Munson has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Superintendent Will Wells declined to comment on the decision at the school board meeting.