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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Adult classes schedule now online

    Looking for fun things to do for adults?

    The Oldham County Community Education bulletin is now online. Visit the Oldham County Schools website at www.oldham.kyschools.us/adulted. You can also find us on Facebook.com/OCCommunityEd or Twitter.com/OCAdultEd. You can also contact us by phone at 241-6018.

    Calligraphy, digital photography, genealogy, beginning Spanish, computer classes including: computer basics, Excel, 3-D design, video game design, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and Pinterest are some of the classes being offered during the fall semester.

  • GED classes offered in August

    Do you or someone you know need a GED? These days most jobs require either a high school diploma or GED in order to even apply for a job. If you’re thinking about college or additional training, it’s a must.

    Preparing for the GED is free. Oldham County Adult Education has sites in Crestwood and La Grange with day and evening hours.

    For a limited time only you could save 66 percent on costs associated with taking the GED test.

  • Oldham County Middle re-opening

    Oldham County Middle School re-opening will be Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is invited. Meet the teachers and staff, tour the newly renovated building, join the PTSA and Booster club or buy spiritwear.

    --Submitted info

  • Back to school worship event

    Oldham County Schools’ Employees Back to School Worship Event with guest speaker Bob Russell, will be Aug. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    This service will be to support and encourage OCS staff as they prayerfully begin the 2014-15 school year This is a collaboration among communities of faith and not a church-sponsored event

    Questions? Contact Tish Cordrey at 938-1426 or Lauri Pytko at 295-3680.

    --Submitted info

  • Cooking class held

     

    The Oldham County Health Department partnered with the Arvin Center to offer a free cooking class. Sarah Long (left) receives help from Arvin Center graduate Kendall during the class. Kendall is a graduate of the Arvin Center’s culinary arts program. Chef Garrett Sanborn was the main instructor that taught the class.

  • Dinner series continues with Battle of Perryville

    “The Battle of Perryville was Kentucky’s most important battle,” according to author Stuart W. Sanders, former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association. But he also goes on to say that “Maney’s Brigade played the most critical part.” Stuart has spent countless hours researching Perryville and the battle that took place on Oct. 8, 1862. It was there that 40,000 Union and Confederate soldiers clashed in Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle.