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Today's News

  • La Grange Fire tops million dollar mark for Crusade for Children

    Kentuckiana celebrated Sunday after the tallies of donations came out for the 61st Annual WHAS Crusade for Children, and in Oldham County, the La Grange Fire Department got a special pat on the back.

    The La Grange Fire Department received a plaque from the Crusade for collecting over $1 million. This year, their donations went up 19 percent from 2013, a total of $32,683.08 donated.

    The largest total from county fire department came from South Oldham Fire, who collected more than $42,000.

  • Work on new police station progressing

    In roughly two months, La Grange will have its police department back on Main Street for the first time in decades.

    Earlier this year, at the request of Mayor Bill Lammlein, the city approved up to $300,000 to be used from the city’s reserve funds to renovate the old firehouse on Second and Main Streets to become the new home of the La Grange Police Department.

    As of last week, roughly $90,000 had been spent and the work was at least halfway finished, Lammlein said.

  • Changes coming to Crestwood Fest

     

    In its more than 60 years, The South Oldham Lions Club has funded some of the community’s largest projects including the first ambulance service in Oldham County and the Pewee Valley/Crestwood sidewalk. To its many members, giving back to the community is the club’s main priority.

    The annual Crestwood Festival, happening this year on June 21, is one of the many ways the Lions Club raises money for their community projects.

  • La Grange Utilities hires Chisholm as director

    A four-month search for a new director for the La Grange Utilities Commission has ended with the promotion of assistant director Ted Chisholm.

    The commission’s five members offered Chisholm, who’s been assistant director since 2005, the top spot after serving as interim director since February.

    During Chisholm’s time as interim director, the commission has been complimentary of the communication they have received and the preparation Chisholm has during public appearances and meetings.

  • Gang case sees most serious charges dropped

    A case that started with eight individuals being charged with participating in gang activity is being resolved with plea deals involving probation and the dismissal of the most serious charges.

    Back in October, La Grange Police arrested and charged six La Grange residents, Donnie Lane, Keaton Lee, Felix Myers, Gabrielle Beach, Roger Wilson and Brandon Davis, with participating in organized crime, as well as several drug-related charges and unlawful transaction with a minor. They also charged Shelbyville residents Thomas Wenz and Casey Endicott with similar offenses.

  • A lifetime of Liberty

     

    There were no signs, no banner, no major announcement that for the first time in 90 years, the big purple doors wouldn’t be opening back up come August.

    Instead, there were kites and photo booths, smiles and a feeling that while this is the end, everything should be OK.

  • Schuyler signs with Spalding
  • Nieto signs with Bridgewater
  • EOMS wins conference title

    East Oldham Middle School took the last of 10 lead changes against Oldham County May 31, securing a 6-5, 12-inning win at Wendell Moore Park in the title game of the Ohio Valley Middle School Conference.

    EOMS pulled out the win thanks to a strong 12th inning.

    Matthew Roy paced EOMS at the plate. Matthew went 3-5, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the eighth, 10th, and 12th innings.

    The top of the third saw EOMS take an early lead, 1-0. The EOMS attack began with a single from Tanner Salmon. Clay Satterly singled, plating Drake Silcox.

  • North athletes honored