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Today's News

  • 11.5% Sewer rate increase denied – for now

    by marion taylor
    intern, the oldham era
    The City of La Grange said it needs to improve its waste water treatment plant to support future development. However, city council members and residents are adamantly opposed to a sewer rate increase.

  • Nepotism charges continue against property assessor

    Charges of nepotism filed two and a half years ago against 11 elected property valuation administrators across the state, including Oldham County PVA Ron Winters, will finally be heard by the executive branch ethics commission after a ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    Like several other PVAs throughout the state, Winters employs a family member in his office.

  • Crestwood man charged with murder plot in multistate biker gang

    A Crestwood man nicknamed "Pit Bull" who leads a Louisville chapter of a nationwide motorcycle gang known for organized crime appeared in federal court Wednesday afternoon.

    Carlos Wesley Rose, a corrections officer at the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange, is one of 18 members of the Wheels of Soul motorcycle gang indicted last month in St. Louis.

  • EMS will ask board to suspend changes later today

    The employee committee of Oldham County EMS will ask the board of directors  tonight to temporarily suspend proposed scheduling changes set to take effect at the end of the month.

    According to members of the committee, they hope that a delay will allow time for an in-depth study and analysis of the schedule and possible alternatives.

  • Butterfly census needs volunteers Saturday in Brownsboro

    The public is invited to join a free science project July 9 to help with the national butterfly census.
    University of Louisville biology professor emeritus Charles Covell and other butterfly specialists will lead the butterfly count Saturday at UofL’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary in Brownsboro.

  • POLICE: Wrong-way driver too drunk to continue sobriety test

    Police deemed a woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 71 too intoxicated to complete a field sobriety test during a traffic stop on Ky. 146 recently.
    Oldham County Police arrested  Karrie G. Young, 33, of Louisville, at 6:29 p.m. June 22 on Ky. 146 in Buckner.

  • She's the picture of health

    A La Grange mother of three had no idea that changing her eating habits a year ago would land her a spot on TV and in a national magazine.
    Lorie Weires joined Weight Watchers in June 2010 and has lost 55 pounds since.
    Weires, who owns a photography business, has spent years on the other side of the lens.

  • La Grange man remembered as 'Vegas Dave' for his spirit

    A 24-year-old man died Monday morning when his vehicle collided with a box truck on Mount Zion Road.
    According to police, David A. Whitney’s Ford Escort collided head-on with an International  box truck about 10:35 a.m. July 4 near the intersection of Speer Lane and West Mount Zion Road in Crestwood.
    The county coroner pronounced Whitney dead at the scene.

  • North Oldham grad partners with Crocs to outfit 80 African children with shoes

    Dozens of children in Africa now have shoes on their feet thanks to the efforts of a La Grange woman.
    Elizabeth Plumley recently helped outfit 80 children with shoes thanks to a generous donation from Crocs Inc.
    Plumley, a North Oldham High School graduate from La Grange, recently traveled to the village of Akaa, in the eastern region of Ghana, Africa.  

  • Traffic plans set for Kentucky Speedway’s ‘Quaker State 400’ weekend

    Kentucky Speedway, Kentucky State Police, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet have collaborated on a comprehensive traffic and parking plan to accommodate more than 100,000 race fans who will converge at the Speedway July 7-9 for a NASCAR tripleheader weekend that will feature the inaugural “Quaker State 400.”