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Today's News

  • Woman arrested after smoking pot outside former church

    Police recently arrested a Waddy woman for allegedly smoking pot in the parking lot of a former Goshen church.

    Officers found Megan N. Hobson, 26, asleep in the front seat of her vehicle and noticed the smell of marijuana about 8:30 p.m. July 9.

    According to police reports, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked behind the former site of Saint Bernadette Catholic Church in the 1600 block of Ky. 1793.

  • Carter earns GOP nod for county attorney's race

    Members of the Oldham County Republican Party's executive committee have selected a candidate to fill a vacancy on the November ballot for the county attorney's race.

    GOP officials announced Friday that John K. Carter of La Grange will face Democrat Stuart Ulferts in the upcoming general election.

    Carter fills a vacancy left by the recent death of longtime Oldham County attorney John Fendley.

    Fendley won the Republican primary election in May, defeating Galen Clark.

  • Carter earns GOP nod for county attorney

    Members of the Oldham County Republican Party’s executive committee have selected a candidate to fill a vacancy on the November ballot for the county attorney’s race.

    GOP officials announced Friday that John K. Carter of La Grange will face Democrat Stuart Ulferts in the upcoming general election.

    Carter fills a vacancy left by the recent death of longtime Oldham County attorney John Fendley.

    Fendley won the Republican primary election in May, defeating Galen Clark.

  • City budget includes 10 percent raises

    A lack of communication among La Grange city officials is part of the reason the city’s budget hasn’t gained approval.

    Council members tabled a proposed budget earlier this month amid concerns about charitable contributions and allotments for employee health insurance and pay raises.

    The budget includes $17,000 to support a reading program at La Grange Elementary and a 10-percent raise for all public works employees.

  • Leap of faith

    Louisville’s largest congregation is is expanding into Oldham County.

    A groundbreaking ceremony took place Sunday at Crestwood Station, the soon-to-be home of Southeast’s newest satellite campus.

    The church, housed in the former Winn-Dixie location, will have enough room for worshippers old and new – more than 25,000 square feet, in fact.

  • No need for speed

    Instead of asking forgiveness, city officials are asking permission this time before changing the speed limit on two state highways in La Grange.

    Last fall, city officials erected several signs along sections of Ky. 146 and Ky. 53 in La Grange to lower the speed limit from 45 to 35 mph.

    But state transportation officials removed the signs in November because the city lacked proper approval to change the speed limit.

    Drivers complained, but Mayor Elsie Carter said the city intended to make those stretches of roadway safer by slowing down the traffic.

  • HDB Service Group plans fall fundraiser

    The HDB Service Group, Inc. is planning something different for its 2010 fundraiser.

    HDB will host Les Bon Temps Bash, a fundraising party at Louisville’s historic Coach Lamp Restaurant on Vine Street from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18.

    The fundraiser’s theme comes from the Cajun saying, “Laissez les bon temps roulez,” which means “Let the good times roll!”

    The Coach Lamp’s Executive Chef, Richard Lowe, came to Louisville from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Flags lowered for fallen la grange soldier

    Gov. Steve Beshear ordered flags to half-staff July 8 to honor a La Grange soldier killed in Afghanistan.

    Sgt. 1st Class Kristopher Chapleau, 33, an infantryman stationed at Fort Campbell, died June 30 at Forward Operating Base Blassing of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, which was deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year.

    His death marked the 21st soldier from the 101st Airborne killed in Afghanistan in June.

  • Orchard Grass man indicted for rape

    An Oldham County grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old man with five counts of raping a 14-year-old family member.

    The indictment charges that Thomas A. Catherson, 7410 Orchard Grass, repeatedly raped the girl at their home between 2008 and 2010.

    According to court records, Catherson admitted to investigators that he’s had sex with the girl more than five times — but less than 10 times — since she was 12. 

    He claims the sex was consensual.

  • County fire departments raise more than $125,000 for Crusade

     Based on preliminary figures, La Grange Fire & Rescue led the charge for Oldham County fire departments, collecting $31,235 for the WHAS Crusade for Children.