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Today's News

  • Public servants rescue Christmas after tragic death

    In the middle of an extreme personal tragedy, one local boy is going to get the Christmas wish of his life.

    Two weekends ago, Kendra Miller was taken off life support after a one-vehicle accident with her son, Brayden, 5, on Highway 146 in Crestwood last month.

    Faced with losing his mother and now living with his grandmother, Debbie Miller, there was a question of how Brayden would be able to enjoy Christmas without his mother, and likely without many presents, since Debbie took medical leave while her daughter was in the hospital.

  • Two indicted for robbing Thornton’s in Buckner

     

    Two men who allegedly robbed the Thornton’s in Buckner have been indicted on charges related to that incident.

    Douglass A. Orr, 28, of Pleasureville, was indicted on charges of first degree robbery, first degree assault and receiving stolen property, firearm, in relation to the armed robbery of the gas station on Oct. 16.

  • School board approves raising dropout age

    Nearly two years after state lawmakers passed a bill raising the state’s dropout age to 18 years old, Oldham County Schools officially adopted that age as their dropout minimum as well.

  • New market opens in La Grange

     

    Although the La Grange Food Market has been successful in the few short weeks it’s been open on West Jefferson Street, the store’s owners can’t wait for it to serve warm food early next year.

    Yudwinder Singh and his brother-in-law Moe Signh, of Seattle, own the all-purpose convenient store that also has a beer cooler.

    “Our favorite part is meeting the new people,” Yudwinder Singh said.

  • Part of Walker case resolved with settlement

    An agreement to settle some of the legal issues between the City of La Grange and a local construction businessman has been reached, freeing up any more delays in the Courthouse Square Boulevard project.

    Earl Walker, as both an individual and through his business, Earl Walker Concrete Construction, had been sued by the city in regards to non-payment of a city business license fee from 2012. The city had been successful in getting stop work and restraining orders on Walker, culminating in a one-hour hearing last week before Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad.

  • Karem elected chair of economic group

     

    The Kentucky Association for Economic Development chose a top economic leader in Oldham County as chairperson of its organization.

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development, was elected to serve as a chairperson of the KAED in November. The association is made up of Karem’s peers from across the state.

    “It is an honor to be selected by my associates and to be seen as a leader in the industry,” Karem said.

  • North Oldham Fire assistant chief retires, new one named

     

    After 15 years of service for the North Oldham Fire Department, Don Dahl stepped down last week as assistant chief.

    Dahl’s retirement was announced at the North Oldham Fire Department Board of Trustees meeting last Thursday.

    “We want to wish him well and thank him for his service,” Randy Scherer, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said.

    On the heels of Dahl’s retirement came an announcement from the NOFD saying they had selected a new assistant chief.

  • Contractor questioned over role in courthouse square project

    A contractor for the Courthouse Square Boulevard project has come under more scrutiny for its relationship with Earl Walker, a businessman in a legal dispute with the city of La Grange over the city’s business license fees.

    During a hearing on whether Walker violated stop work and restraining orders from Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad as a result of not paying the licensing fees to the city since 2012, Walker’s role with L and E Construction, one of several contractors on the Courthouse Square project, was called into question.

  • Mosley to serve nine months after plea deal

    A former police officer found guilty of one count of official misconduct has taken an Alford plea on a second charge of the same offense.

    Harry “Shane” Mosley, a former Oldham County Police officer, took the Alford plea, in which he maintains his innocence but admits there’s enough evidence to convict him, in relation to a DUI incident on Highway 42. The Alford plea is technically a guilty plea, although the accused maintains innocence.

  • Donations needed for mitten tree

    A local restaurant is asking for a little help with its annual Christmastime clothes drive.

    Steve-O’s Italian Restaurant has been the host of the MacKindsey’s Mitten Tree for the past several years, collecting hats, gloves, scarves and more before donating them to the Red Cross to give to Oldham County children in need.

    But Steve Tingle, the owner of the restaurant, said donations are down from years past, although he’s not sure why.