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Today's News

  • Making a difference one cup at a time
  • Construction continues for two major road projects

    State highway officials are encouraging drivers in Oldham County to slow down and be safer on the roads while two main infrastructure projects progress.

    Construction crews have started work on an overpass to connect New Moody Lane and Commerce Parkway in La Grange, as well as to build a pedestrian crossing at Exit 17 in Buckner.

    The projects coincide with the state’s Work Zone Safety Week, which is April 15 – 19 this year.

  • La Grange Utilities Commission awaiting ordinance changes

    A search for a new director for the La Grange Utilities Commission is slightly delayed while the commission waits for a new ordinance to be passed by the La Grange City Council.

  • Berry pleads not guilty

    An Oldham County man arrested and charged with one count of sexual abuse has plead not guilty to that charge.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Michael P. Berry, 36, March 20 in Elizabethtown, after interviewing Berry about the alleged abuse.

    According to the arrest report, Berry admitted to a KSP officer that he committed sexual abuse of a female minor during a two-week period at his Oldham County home in late February.

    An interview with the victim matched what Berry told KSP, according to the police report, which resulted in his arrest.

  • Golden Alert Issued

    The Oldham County Police Department issued a Golden Alert Monday morning for Aaron Waldrup.

    Waldrup is a 20-year-old white male, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 240 pounds. He has blonde hair and green eyes. Waldrup could be wearing blue jeans and white shoes with blue strips and a black back pack, according to the alert.

  • La Grange mayor presents city budget with ‘adequate revenue’

    For the first time in eight years, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein said the city has been presented a budget that does not put the city in further into debt.

    Lammlein presented the budget at the monthly meeting of the La Grange City Council Monday night. It is now up to the council to tweak, amend or pass the budget as presented before the new fiscal year starts July 1.

    The balanced budget is thanks largely to two new revenue streams, Lammlein said, the recently passed occupational tax and revenue from the tax on licenses allowing the sale of alcohol.

  • Jefferies indicted for Carroll crash

    By KRISTIN BECK

    Landmark News Service

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted a Goshen man Monday on charges stemming from a motor vehicle accident Feb. 26 that injured a Carroll County family.

    Donald S. Jefferies, 50, was indicted on three counts of first-degree assault, a class B felony with a penalty of 10-20 years imprisonment, a fine of $1,000-10,000 and the revocation of a driver’s license for six months on each count.

  • Private school handles any issue

     

    The definition of necessity took a whole new meaning for Heather Peavler when one of her children was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    When Peavler’s children were enrolled in an area private Christian school, the diagnosis became an issue when the school went on to say it “was ill-equipped” to teach the child in question.

  • County candidates to speak at Chamber forum

    Candidates for county positions ranging from property value administrator to county judge will take part in a candidate forum as the 2014 primary inches closer.

    The forum, hosted by the Oldham Chamber and The Oldham Era, will feature candidates vying for county attorney, sheriff, PVA, coroner, magistrate and county judge-executive.

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the chamber, said the candidate forum is important for an informed voter base.

  • Crestwood to review proposed Walmart

    The Crestwood City Council has set a special meeting to take up an ordinance that would allow Walmart to return to the city.

    Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said the council would meet Wednesday, April 16 to consider a rezoning ordinance that would clear the way for a Walmart SuperCenter to be built at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as KY-392 Bypass.

    Deibel said the reason for the special meeting, instead of the council’s regular meeting, is due to the significance of the issue.