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Today's News

  • McConnell lays out legislative agenda in La Grange

    The next leader of the U.S. Senate made a stop in Oldham County this week to update business leaders on his legislative agenda come January.

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, fresh off re-election as Kentucky’s senior senator and recently selected again as leader of the soon-to-be Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, spoke to a joint meeting of the La Grange Rotary and Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development groups at the John Black Community Center on Tuesday.

  • Former minister pleads not guilty

     

    Howard “Key” Chambers, 62, a former minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange pleaded not guilty to all counts of child enticement at an arraignment hearing earlier this week at the U.S. District Court in Louisville.

  • Prospect ready to showcase ‘stars’ again

     

    The spotlight will soon shine on 10 of Prospect’s finest ‘stars’ when the Chamber of Commerce hosts a night of dancing and charity.

    In its second year, Dancing with the Prospect Stars will follow a successful inaugural year with even more dancers and fundraising.

    “It’s a lot of fun,” Kathy Jacobs, executive director of the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC) said. “It’s a very intimate, fun, friendly social event.”

  • Dispute spilling into Courthouse Square project

    A lawsuit over a business license from the city of La Grange has spilled its way into the county’s Courthouse Square project.

    The conflict is between Earl Walker, head of Earl Walker Construction, and the city of La Grange, over the city’s business license fee for 2012-2013, City Attorney Steve Emery said.

  • CityPlace holds open house to showcase pavilions

    La Grange’s newest attraction opened its doors to the public last week in an attempt to attract new events to CityPlace.

    The event center, located on First Street, is made up of two pavilions and the visitor’s center, which also houses the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development offices.

    The Rawlings Foundation, which owns CityPlace, held an open house last Thursday to help local and regional companies and organizations see the pavilions staged in various ways to host events.

  • Cable franchise passed to Charter, pending merger of current operator

    Two weeks after approving a new franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable, the Oldham County Fiscal Court voted to transfer that agreement to Charter Communications.

    The vote comes as Time Warner is in the middle of a merger with Comcast Communications and in the process, Comcast has decided to spin off several of the markets it’s acquiring to another cable operator.

    That operator is Charter Communications, who will take Time Warner’s position as the second largest cable operator in the U.S., if the Time Warner-Comcast merger takes place.

  • Group hopes to raise homelessness awareness

    It’s an issue that doesn’t get much attention in Kentucky’s wealthiest county, but some advocates say is still around: homelessness.

    The issue led a handful of people to try to raise awareness of homelessness to the Oldham County community last Thursday, as their counterparts in Louisville did the same thing.

  • Collett to resign as police chief

    In addition to a new mayor and new police station, the city of La Grange will break in a new police chief in 2015.

    Current La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett will be stepping down effective Jan. 1, ending 12 years at the helm of the city’s police force.

    Collett said he told the department staff last week, as well as informed current La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein and Mayor-elect Joe Davenport of his decision to retire.

  • Matthews indicted on murder charge

    An Indiana man has been indicted for the murder of an Oldham County High School graduate.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., was indicted Friday by the Oldham County Grand Jury on charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 in relation to the death of Adam Gregg on July 17.

  • Local group retires old flags with ceremony

    A local organization is hoping to properly retire old American flags throughout Oldham County with a new ceremony.

    Members of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus held the first such flag disposal ceremony on Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in La Grange.

    The group, known as the patriotic degree of the Knights, retired more than 140 worn, torn or older flags during the ceremony with the help of a local Boy Scout troop.