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Today's News

  • La Grange minister charged with child sex crime

    The FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force arrested an Oldham County minister last week for charges related to the sexual exploitation of children. 

    Howard Key Chambers, 62, minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange, is being charged by the United States Attorney for child enticement after allegedly placing a sexually explicit ad on Craiglist.

    Chambers was present for his detention and preliminary hearing in U.S. District Court in Louisville earlier this week.

  • La Grange mayor candidates focused on economy

    The two men hoping to become the next mayor of La Grange say their most important priority is economic development, they just disagree on how to go about it.

    Current councilman Joe Davenport will face off against Brian Oerther on Nov. 4 to replace the outgoing Bill Lammlein as mayor. Davenport has spent 19 years on the city council, while Oerther is running for the mayor’s office for the second time.

    The two men were the top vote getters in the May primary, which former mayor Elsie Carter also ran in.

  • Two men charged in armed robbery at Thornton’s

    Two men have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery at the Thornton’s on Highway 146 in Buckner.

    Douglas A. Orr, 28, from Pleasureville, was arrested and charged with first degree robbery, first degree assault and receiving stolen property. John Manning, 47, from La Grange, was arrested as an accomplice in the crime and charged with complicity to robbery, first degree and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

  • Award adds to annual arts show

    Two of Oldham County’s most recognizable non-profits will join together again this weekend for Oldham Arts on Quality Place.

    The event’s goal is to help fund the YMCA’s efforts to provide free programs to less privileged children and to help the Arts Association of Oldham County promote the arts in the community.

  • La Grange mulling over new code enforcement board

    The City of La Grange is once again exploring the possibility of creating a code enforcement board.

    At a meeting of the ordinance committee last week, Mayor Bill Lammlein brought up the idea of creating the new board after the last attempt six years ago was never finalized.

    Lammlein opened his pitch to the committee members by saying the only recourse the city has with unpaid fines and violations is to drag violators into court.

  • Rising to the top

    Oldham County’s only Catholic school is joining some of its neighbors as an honoree of a national award.

    St. Aloysius, located in Pewee Valley, was recently honored as a National Blue Ribbon School. The award is given to schools with high “academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps,” according to the U.S. Department of Education.

    Only 50 private schools were honored with the designation this year and St. Aloysius was one of four grade schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville’s school system to be awarded this year.

  • Senate race headlines Oldham ballot

    There’s no denying who is at the top of the ballot in Kentucky this fall: U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, who is battling for re-election against Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

    But after that marquee match-up, Oldham County faces a mixed bag of intriguing races for federal and state offices.

    After the U.S. Senate race, Congressman Thomas Massie, a Republican, is hoping for his first re-election, running against Democrat Peter Newberry. The race is for Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District, of which Oldham is a part.

  • Academy helps parents prepare preschoolers

    A partnership with Toyota and United Way is helping prepare incoming students to La Grange Elementary for their first day of school.

    The United Way Born Learning Academy, driven by Toyota, is starting its first year at La Grange, with 33 similar academies set up across Kentucky.

    The program is set up for children five years old and younger to attend workshops with their parents to help develop early learning techniques, Graham Reynolds, the coordinator of the La Grange academy, said.

  • Rematch for family court judge

    It will be a flashback to 2006 as two candidates vie for the position of Family Court Judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit.

    Incumbent Judge Tim Feeley will be up against long-time family law attorney Michael Pate for the same position Feeley won by nearly 7,500 votes in 2006.

    Feeley has been Family Court Judge for Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties since 2005, but before that he was a Major in the U.S. Army. He served seven years as Assistant U.S. Attorney and nine years in private law practice in Oldham County.

  • Oldham Chamber to host job fair at CityPlace

    The Oldham Chamber & Economic Development office is hosting a Career Fair at the new City Place Pavilions on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. About 20 companies are expected to be on hand to take resumes, interview applicants and recruit employees.