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Today's News

  • Rejecting the Holy Spirit is the unforgiveable sin

    A vacuum salesman was making his first call in rural Tennessee. He had his vacuum cleaner and excitedly knocked on the first door. A kind-looking lady answered the door and he said, “I’ve got the most exciting vacuum cleaner you have ever seen. It will clean your house from top to bottom. You only have to pay so much down.”

    The lady acted interested so he said, “You see that big pile of dirt right there on the floor with all those fur balls and bugs and things. This vacuum cleaner will pick it all up or I’ll eat it.”

  • New paved trail open at Wendell Moore park

     

    Seventeen years ago, Paul and Ann Clinton placed an ad in the Oldham Era asking if anyone in the community would be interested in preserving green space. More than 70 people showed up at the first meeting forming Greenways for Oldham County.

    Fast forward to last week, when Greenways celebrated the ribbon cutting of the 2.5-mile trail-paving project at Wendell Moore Park.

    “We take a lot of pride in this (project),” said Judy Hall, a Greenways board member. “We are a tiny organization. It was a big undertaking for us.”

  • Two arrested, charged with escape from county jail

    Two inmates are being charged with escape after one took a 10-minute trip to get alcohol and tobacco and bring it back to the Oldham County Jail.

    Jacob Fields, 22, of La Grange, and Dallas Dennison, 19, of Crestwood, are being charged with escaping the jail on July 7 around 8 p.m.

    According to the arrest report, Fields left the jail while on work detail, sneaking out through a back door of the work release cell. The report cites video evidence that Fields left then returned to the cell 10 minutes later with alcohol and tobacco.

  • Murder charges dropped for two

    Two La Grange men have seen murder charges against them dropped, despite being indicted on other charges in relation to a May 11 incident in the city.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, had been accused of murdering Justin Rogers, 24, that day after a drug deal between the two went south. But the murder charge against Schultz-Eggenspiller has been dismissed after an Oldham County Grand Jury did not indict him on it.

  • La Grange council considering law to allow chickens in city limits

    A death from an alleged drug deal could lead to the city of La Grange allowing chickens to be owned inside the city limits.

    It’s a process La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein said was hard to follow, but was brought up weeks ago, after a shooting occurred on Washington Street. In that incident, Justin Rogers, 24, was found dead allegedly killed by Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller after police said a drug deal went bad. Schultz-Eggenspiller was originally charged with murder in the case, but the charge was dismissed after a grand jury did not indict him on it.

  • Beauty pageants, new rides the draw for county fair

    It’s the golden anniversary of pageantry in Oldham County and this year’s fair is preparing for big crowds, smiles and prizes.

    The first pageant will be held for the crowning of Miss Oldham County at 7:30 p.m. on July 29. Each girl will have the opportunity to receive a $500 prize to go toward higher education. This will be held after the opening night ceremony with Brandy Neeley, former American Idol Contestant, singing her rendition of the “National Anthem.”

  • Larimore wins in Buckner

    La Grange’s Grant Larimore won boys 15-16 division of the KYPGA Junior event July 17 at Oldham County Country Club in Buckner.

    Larimore, an Oldham County golfer, shot a 7-over 78.

    He beat Louisville’s Timo Imhoff (+8) by one stroke.

    La Grange resident Michael Brown (+9) finished tied for third. Fellow La Grange native Marco Valenzuela (+11) was fifth.

    La Grange’s Drew Wallace shot a nine-hole 4-over 40 to claim the boys 10-and-under division.

  • Edlin named player of year

    Prospect’s Taylor Edlin was named last week as champion of the 11-13 girls division of the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour.

    Edlin played nine events and accumulated 2,250 points.

    She edged Louisville’s Molly Bebelaar (2,125) for the series title.

    Other top five series finishers included

    –Drew Wallace, La Grange, 10-and-under boys (4th, 10 events, 1,440 points)

    –Lyman Brackett, Goshen, 10-and-under boys (5th, 10, 1,350)

    –Phil Nelson, Pewee Valley, 17-18 boys (5th, 7, 917.5)

  • Danner wins 5K

    Andrew Danner finished in 16:26.71 this weekend to win the Oldham County Festival Race.

    Danner beat second-place Mike Baird (16:56.20) by nearly 30 seconds.

    The top five male finishers were:

    1. Andrew Danner

    2. Mike Baird

    3. Brian Ruggles (17.22.40)

    4. Nate Dotterwiech (17:34.92)

    5. Sean Robison (17:38.40)

    The top five female finishers were:

    1. Lynn Riedling (21:21.24)

    2. Melissa Christensen (22:07.58)

    3. Roberta Meyer (22:43.05)

  • Cochran III repeats as Open champ

    Paducah’s Rick Cochran III defended his Kentucky Open title last week, winning the event at Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect.

    Cochran became the first player since current PGA pro J.B. Holmes in 2003 and 2004 to repeat as Kentucky Open champ.
    Cochran shot a three-day 12-under 204.

    He finished with five-under 67’s in the final two rounds Wednesday and Thursday.

    Louisville’s Jared Wolfe was second at 8-under.