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Today's News

  • Congressman brings listening tour to Goshen, La Grange

    As Congress enjoys a Thanksgiving break, U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie spent part of his time in the western half of his district this week on a two-day listening tour.

    Massie, a Republican who represents Oldham County and most of northern Kentucky in Congress, made two stops in Oldham County, at the Goshen General Store and One Nineteen West Main in La Grange.

    At his Goshen stop, Massie fielded questions on the Affordable Care Act, the government shutdown, climate change and other federal issues.

  • BILLING ISSUE OVER SEWERS RESOLVED

    A double-billing issue affecting residents of the Willow Creek subdivision in Oldham County has reached a formal resolution.

    According to Oldham County Magistrate Bob Dye, whose district includes the Willow Creek Subdivision, the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) in Louisville has agreed to a process to stop their billing and provide refunds of up to two years to residents affected by the double billing.

    “It’s a conclusion,” Dye said. “It solves a problem. As people are aware, Willow Creek is unusual.”

  • Giving Thanks

     

  • Local helping Philippines typhoon recovery

    Betsy Lowe never thought her daughter, Jessica, would be halfway around the world.

    Jessica is currently in Hermosa, Philippines on a mission trip through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A former track runner at North Oldham, Jessica was in her junior year of college at Brigham Young University in Utah when she received a letter saying she would be serving her mission trip in the Philippines.

    “This is a test of faith, not only for us but for her,” she said.

  • Ballardsville Fire to build second station

    The Ballardsville Fire Department is set to build a second station in southern Oldham County after getting approval from the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission.

    The commission unanimously approved the second station, which will be built at 2414 W. Highway 22 in Crestwood. It will also have a public entrance to the station from Montford Circle.

  • New KSP troopers

    KSP Post 5 welcomed Captain Fred Williams as the new Post Commander on Saturday, Nov. 16.  Captain Williams, a native of Lawrenceburg, is a 16-year veteran of the State Police and most recently served as the Commander of the Driver Testing Branch in Frankfort.  Captain Williams has also previously served as a sergeant and lieutenant at Post 5.

     Post 5 also recently welcomed two new sergeants.  Sergeant Chad Taylor, a native of Elizabethtown, is a 10-year veteran of the State Police and has previously served at the Elizabethtown and Bowling Green posts.

  • Community briefs Nov. 28

    Oldham County Attorney  recognized for efforts

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has announced the state’s 20 top-performing child support collection partners and has recognized one that has made significant improvement during the past year.

    Oldham County and County Attorney John Carter were recognized as a top performing county with 1,000 to 2,000 cases a year.  

    The winners were announced this month at a conference in Bowling Green hosted by the CHFS Child Support Enforcement program (CSE).

  • MAKING THE SNOW DAY DECISION

    With our first “snow” already behind us, the possibility of inclement weather continues to increase and we think more and more about the transportation of students on snowy or icy roads. However, I take comfort in knowing we have a great staff that works tirelessly to make decisions on closing or delaying school, always keeping the safety of our students as their top priority.

  • A FATHER’S STORIES DELIGHT HIS CHILDREN

    I sat on the couch, making my Thanksgiving grocery list, while hubby and our seven-year-old daughter laid on their bellies and colored pictures in front of the fireplace.  My ears perked up when I heard daughter ask, “Wouldn’t it be weird if you could live without a head?”

    One never knows what’s taking place in the mind of a child.  I smiled as I heard hubby say, “Have you ever heard of…”

  • Public Records Nov. 28

    La Grange Police Arrests

     

    Nov. 19  Troy L. Johnson Jr., 18  of Louisville, was cited and released for unauthorized use of vehicle, 1st offense.

     

    Nov. 19  Lindsey J. Curry, 28  of Louisville, was cited and released for operating on suspended or revoked operators license.

     

    Nov. 22. Barry A Yount, 52,  of Shelbyville, was cited and released on for operating on suspended or revoked license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.  2nd offense.