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Today's News

  • Public Records August 14

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Aug. 4 -- Troy Lamont Johnson Jr., 18, Louisville, was arrested for criminal trespass first degree.

     

    Aug. 4 -- Kahlil Twyne, 18, La Grange, was arrested for criminal trespass first degree.

     

    Aug. 5 -- Shannon Willis, 43, Louisville, was arrested for disregarding stop sign, no insurance, suspended license, warrant for failure to appear in Jefferson County.

    Aug. 7 -- Christopher S. Abbott, 36, La Grange, was arrested for possession of marijuana.

  • Watershed public meeting

    Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) and the Harrods Creek Watershed Team are hosting a public meeting on Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Field Office of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. The goal of the meeting is to brainstorm ideas and begin planning for engaging community events in the watershed with a focus on Upper Harrods Creek. The events can be educational, social or both. Some preliminary ideas include nature walks, farm field days, lectures by local experts and scavenger hunts.

  • Hays earns Eagle Scout honor

    Connor Hays of Crestwood has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

    He completed his Board of Review on Jan. 23 and was recognized in ceremonies on Saturday, July 26, at Covenant United Methodist Church.

    A member of Troop 153, chartered to Covenant United Methodist Church, Connor is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Mark Roup.

  • Richard Kolb named August Artist of the Month

    Richard Kolb of Yardbird is August Artist of the Month at Gallery 104.

    Kolb describes his work stating:

  • WKU president Ransdell headlines Chamber breakfast

    The Oldham Chamber is honored to host Dr. Gary Ransdell, the ninth president of Western Kentucky University, as the featured speaker for the August Business and Biscuits.

    Join fellow chamber members for a very special business and biscuits to be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the John Black Community Center, 1551 N. Hwy 393

    La Grange. Cost is $15 for members/ $20 for guests. RSVP at the website: www.Oldham CountyChamber.com

    -Submitted info

  • River Bluff meeting moved

    The City of River Bluff will move its monthly council meeting to Tuesday, Aug. 19 due to a scheduling conflict. The meeting is usually the fourth Tuesday of the month.

    Also, due to a conflict the regularly scheduled meeting of the La Grange Fire Department Board of Trustees has been moved to Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m

    -Submitted info

  • Woosley resigns from council, chicken ordinance tabled

    The La Grange City Council will be short a member for a few days, due to the resignation of councilwoman Melanie Woosley.

    Woosley resigned July 30, Mayor Bill Lammlein said, because she moved to a property outside the city limits. Woosley did not return a call seeking comment and was not present at the council’s Monday meeting.

    In a letter read by Lammlein, Woosley said her move led her to resign as a councilwoman and to withdraw from her re-election bid this November. Lammlein said the city would miss Woosley’s dedication.

  • Kelley trial confirmed for February, awaiting DNA results

     

    Pending lab results will push the trial date to February for a Pewee Valley woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a hatchet.

    Gail Kelley was arrested in July 2013 and charged with the murder of Michael T. Evans, and also tampering with evidence.

    At a pre-trial conference Thursday, Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter expressed to the judge that her office would not be ready for the initial trial date originally scheduled for Sept. 8, noting that DNA evidence had still not been processed for the case.

  • Data driving requests for more cell towers in Oldham County

    An increase in smartphone usage could lead to the installation of two new cell towers in the county and the expansion of two others.

    The two pending new towers would be located on Highway 22 in Ballardsville and at 2615 E. Highway 146 in La Grange, according to public notices. AT&T acknowledged in April they were seeking comment through Ansco and Associates for a 199-foot tower in Ballardsville, while SBA Towers V, LCC is interested in the tower on Highway 146, according to the notice.

  • Foundation wants ‘big ideas’

     

    When it comes to ideas for the community, one organization is hoping to fund a few of the “biggest little ideas.”

    The Oldham County Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals through Sept. 15 to help fund these ideas, up to $2,000 per proposal. About $12,000 will be given out to winning proposals, foundation board member Scott Whitehouse said.

    As for why proposals should be a “big little idea,” Whitehouse said the purpose is to maximize the funds’ impact through multiple projects instead of one big project.