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Today's News

  • County gets involved in state fair

    Thousands of people will converge on the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this week, but the annual event reaches well into Oldham County this year.

    Last Friday, dozens of 4-H participants participated in the organization’s land judging competition at Waldeck Farm in Crestwood. The event has teams from various counties survey, inspect soil samples and more as an educational competition to determine the best ways to farm a piece of land, Bob Pearce, an extension specialist at the University of Kentucky, said.

  • Grimes promotes military voting bill

    With the backdrop of “Military Monday” at the Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes championed a law she got passed to make voting for Oldham County’s veterans and active service member more seamless.

    Called the Military Heroes Voting Initiative, the state law allows active duty members to electronically request and receive absentee ballots, register to vote and change voter registration information. The 2013 law also extends special election time frames for local elections for service men and women.

  • Ambulance board wants to build new EMS station

    The Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District is looking to build a new substation for Oldham County EMS. They just don’t know where yet.

    Members of the taxing district’s board looked at several potential substation sites on and around the Baptist Health La Grange campus last week. Baptist Health manages the county EMS in a partnership with the taxing district.

  • Mayor upset with media

     

    A Goshen ordinance amending a pet law to include cats on leashes has become a local media hit but Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker isn’t too pleased.

    Thacker told attendees at a city commission meeting earlier this week that the press inaccurately portrayed the amendment to the ordinance.

  • Popular workout facility CrossFit opening a gym in La Grange

     

    CrossFit is a high-intensity workout taking the country by storm and soon Oldham County will see what the hype is about with the opening of a brand new gym, CrossFit 222 in La Grange.

    CrossFit is an innovative program that uses non-repetitive exercises, a more efficient way to get fit in just 20 minutes a day, says Crossfit222 owner and trainer Amira Stevens.

  • New shop in La Grange features bilingual barber

     

    For years women could choose to get highlights, haircuts and the latest gossip in a plethora of La Grange beauty shops, and now male residents will be happy to know there is now a barbershop providing back-to-basics services.

    George’s Barber Styling, named after its owner George Shunnarah, has been located in Crestwood since its beginnings as a barber school in 1999.

    Shunnarah turned the school into a successful barbershop in 2005, providing haircuts, straight razor shaves and beard trims.

  • Walmart completes land purchase for new Crestwood location

    A new Walmart in Crestwood is one step closer to reality with the completion of the land purchase.

    According to deed records, Walmart paid $4.1 million to Oldham Farms Development LLC for two parcels of land on the Highway 329 Bypass, also known as Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    Both the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission and the Crestwood City Commission approved the site this past spring for a new Walmart SuperCenter.

  • Cauley Foundation joins Oldham County Community Foundation

    Elizabeth Cleland Cauley, known to her friends as Betty, was passionate about animals and the environment. A passionate supporter and contributor to Oldham County Animal Control and the Oldham County Humane Society, Betty established a private foundation after her husband, Tom, passed away in the 1990’s to ensure that funds were set aside to provide annual support for the causes she held dear.

  • La Grange man arrested, indicted for bank robberies

     

    A La Grange man has been arrested and directly indicted for two bank robberies in his hometown.

    William Gary Grubbs Jr., 36, was indicted on Monday by an Oldham County Grand Jury on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to robberies at Farmers Bank of Milton on Highway 53 on April 23 and June 1.

    Grubbs was arrested June 25 in Kenton County. Louisville Metro Police charged him with robbery first degree for a bank robbery in Jefferson County.

  • City mayors have easy re-elections

    Several local mayors are all but promised another four-year term this election after the filing deadline for cities passed without much fanfare.

    Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel, Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers, Goshen Mayor Bobby Thacker and Orchard Grass Mayor Doug Lalli all filed for re-election and are unopposed this fall.

    La Grange will feature a race between Councilman Joe Davenport and Brian Oerther for its open mayoral seat. And no one filed for the office of mayor of River Bluff as of the Tuesday deadline.