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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CUB helps with Light Up

    Submitted photo

    Members of Citizens Union Bank help check lights in preparation for Light Up La Grange during a day of service for bank employees.

  • Community briefs Oct. 23

    American Legion

    Oldham County Post #39 American Legion will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., at 2301 West Hwy 146 (East end of the OC Fairgrounds), lower level, La Grange. Refreshments after meeting.

    Ballardsville

    Craft Fair

    Annual Craft Fair at Ballardsville Baptist Church. Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Many handmade craft items and wares available for early Christmas shopping. Event to be held in the Family Life Center. Ballardsville Baptist is located at 4300 S.Hwy 53 in Crestwood.