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Today's News

  • La Grange wage tax tabled again

    A controversial wage tax for workers in La Grange has been shelved once again.

    La Grange City Council members voted 5-3 Monday to postpone a vote on a proposed occupational tax ordinance.

    The delay forced council members to rethink the city’s proposed budget for 2013-14. The council rejected it by a 6-2 vote.

    The occupational tax had garnered much attention since it was proposed May 6.
    More than 100 people showed up for the meeting, most of them outwardly opposed to the tax.

  • North Oldham, OC win district titles

    North Oldham baseball explodse for seven runs in the sixth inning to seal district title

  • South Oldham, OC advance in regional tourney

    Both South Oldham and Oldham County took a step closer to the regional championship game, winning their opening round games of the Eighth region tournament Monday night as South Oldham upended Simon Kenton 5-4 and Oldham County rallied to beat Henry County 8-3.
    SOUTH OLDHAM 5, SIMON KENTON 4
    As the first local team to take the field during the Eighth Region tournament, the South Oldham Lady Dragons showed out in their opener with Simon Kenton, dispatching the Lady Pioneers 5-4.

  • North Oldham falls in semifinals of Eighth Region baseball tournament

    For the first time in three seasons, the Eighth Region will have a new champion when state tournament play begins next week as the North Oldham Mustangs were dealt a stunning 6-2 loss by Spencer County in semifinal play.
    Normally sharp, North Oldham looked out of sorts against a Spencer County squad it had beaten 3-1 May 13, committing plenty of mental errors in the game’s opening innings.
    Despite drawing first blood on a wild pitch in the top of the first, North handed back the lead minutes later on a pair of RBI singles by the Bears.

  • OCMS students organize kickball fundraiser in teacher’s memory

    When Logan Parker chose to study cystic fibrosis for a class science project, he knew very little about the disease.

    Through his studies, the eighth-grader learned about the genetic disorder that primarily affects the lungs. The disease causes thick, bacteria-laden mucus to form and makes breathing incredibly difficult.

    Parker learned even more about cystic fibrosis when a beloved Oldham County Middle School science teacher succumbed to the disease last month.

  • County made offer to absorb La Grange police

    Oldham County Fiscal Court made an informal offer to absorb La Grange City Police into Oldham County Police Department, a proposal the La Grange mayor has rejected.

    In a letter to the editor published in The Oldham Era May 23, OC Circuit Court Clerk Rick Rash said the county government offered to have two OCPD officers patrol La Grange 24 hours a day, seven days a week for $800,000 a year.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele confirmed Friday the offer was made, but no “detailed discussions” were held on the matter.

  • Arts on the Green in La Grange this weekend

    The Oldham County courthouse square in La Grange will be filled with arts, crafts, music and food this weekend for the 14th annual Arts on the Green, presented by the Arts Association of Oldham County.

    This year, the juried arts and crafts festival features more than 130 artists showcasing original handcrafted paintings and drawings, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, consumables, metal, yard art, wood and fiber.

  • Commission OKs revised plan for future growth

    Oldham County’s Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday unanimously approved a document that will determine future development and goals in the county.

    The comprehensive plan, which has to be revised and approved every five years, lays the groundwork for how future areas of development will be handled.

    It also spells out specific goals and objectives for the county in the future.

  • Griffin named principal at South Oldham High School

    For four years, Jeff Griffin has helped guide the students and staff of South Oldham High in his role as one of four associate principals.

    His guidance will become even more crucial as he takes over the school’s top job July 1.

    Griffin was named the school’s new principal, Superintendent Will Wells said. He announced his acceptance of the SOHS site-based decision making council’s recommendation to hire Griffin May 24.

  • Scantily clad prisoner who escaped in 2012 pleads guilty

    A Ky. State Reformatory prisoner who escaped in 2012 will serve 10 more years for the 10 hours he spent on the lam wearing only boxer shorts and socks.

    Christopher Eric Claxton, now 33, fled just before 10 p.m. April 4, 2012 from Baptist Health La Grange.

    While wearing only boxer shorts and socks, Claxton overpowered a corrections officer, Eboni S. Matthews and swiped her .38-caliber revolver before running to a wooded area nearby.