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Today's News

  • County offices already decided

    Several county offices will be on the November ballot, but voting for the candidates running for those seats won’t matter much.

    Of the eight countywide offices, all eight have candidates unopposed in the general election, making them the de facto office holders since the May primary.

    Current County Judge-Executive David Voegele will be elected to another four-year term in November, since no Democrats filed for the seat.

  • La Grange man charged with murder in DUI case

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to a drunk-driving crash in Trimble County last week.

    Nicholas Mendenhall, 29, was charged with murder, DUI and five counts of wanton endangerment, as well as theft by unlawful taking, auto, after he hit the car of a person who stopped to help his mother with a stalled vehicle.

  • Endicott takes plea, wraps up alledged gang cases

    Nearly one year to the day of their initial court appearance, the last of eight individuals originally charged with gang activity plead guilty to lesser chargers.

    Casey Endicott, 19, of Shelbyville, plead guilty to possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. A charge of unlawful transaction with a minor was dropped.

    As part of the plea deal, the jail time associated with the charges was conditionally discharged for two years. If Endicott breaks the conditions of the release, he’ll serve up to one year in prison.

  • Pewee Valley changes sign law

     

    After its first reading in September, the Pewee Valley City Council voted to amend a city ordinance regarding street signs last week.

    Five years ago, the ordinance section dealing with special event signage was drafted so that it wouldn’t require a sign permit for an event. According to the city council, in the last few years it has become very common and effective to submit a sign permit request for special events signage.

  • Pewee Valley Fire to open second station on Ash Ave.

     

    After a little less than a year of construction, Pewee Valley Fire Protection District will open Station 2 on Ash Avenue.

    The $1.1 million multi-year project will be closer to much of the fire protection district, which consists of Pewee Valley and the Persimmon Ridge area of Shelby County, according to Jerry Nauert, Public Information Officer.

    “We are looking forward to better response times and more fire protection for the people in that part of the area,” Nauert said.

  • District 29 volleyball: Lady Mustangs beat OC for third time

     BUCKNER – North Oldham and Oldham County have played three times this season and will likely play a fourth time next week with a Region 8 title at stake.

    If that match goes like the first three, the Lady Mustangs will be the ones dog-piling and holding up a trophy at the end.

    No. 12 North beat No. 8 OC 3-1 (25-18, 25-14, 22-25, 25-19) on Wednesday night at OC for the District 29 championship.

  • Biblical preparation for Halloween

    Comic Jim Gaffigan shares some humorous thoughts about Halloween. He says, “My favorite holiday is Halloween, and not because women use the opportunity to dress like prostitutes… As a kid Halloween was amazing. You dress like a super hero, bang on your neighbor’s door and they give you some candy. If I do that today then my neighbor wants me arrested.”

  • Roederer Correctional Complex Quarterly Awards
  • Project Guild names officers

    Submitted photo

    The Project Guild of La Grange, a non-profit organization supporting community endeavors throughout Oldham County, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Members of the Project Guild of La Grange recently elected the 2014-15 officers. Standing from left, Mary Broecker, historian, Jacquelyn Hack, publicity, and Victoria Motyka, secretary. Seated from left, Doreen Goodwin, treasurer, Melissa Walton, president, and Teresa Kinney, vice-president.

  • Ribbon cutting for barber shop

    George Shunnarah, second from right, owner of George’s Barber and Styling, cuts the ceremonial ribbon on his new shop in La Grange. Pictured with Shunnarah is County Judge-Executive David Voegele, center, as well as employees of the Oldham County Chamber and George’s.