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Today's News

  • Man flees laundromat carrying sock filled with $183

    A 20-year-old man who fled from a laundromat while carrying a crow bar and a sock packed with $183 is charged with burglary.

    Michael Rogers and his accomplice, Brandon Christianson, 18, both of La Grange, are charged with burglary, criminal mischief and fleeing or evading police following a burglary July 8 at La Grange Coin Laundry in the 100 block of South Walnut Street.

    Police responded to a burglary in progress about 2 a.m. and spotted the pair fleeing the rear of the building.

  • November ballot grows

    A Crestwood business owner has filed to run against a former Pewee Valley town councilman for the District 8 magistrate’s seat.

    Sean Ramey, owner of Kentucky Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Academy in Crestwood, filed as an Independent candidate in late May.

    Ramey faces real estate agent Michael Logsdon, a Republican, in the November general election.

    Logsdon, who served on the Pewee Valley town council, defeated longtime District 8 Magistrate Bob Deibel in the May primary.

    Other new faces on the November ballot include:

  • GOP’s selection process under fire

    After the tragic death of longtime county attorney John Fendley left the GOP without a candidate for the general election, voters are questioning why the runner-up from the May primary won’t represent the party in the fall.

    Attorney Galen Clark, who lost by 199 votes in May, is one of four local attorneys who applied to represent the GOP on the ballot.

    Fendley died June 28 following an accident on his farm.

    The GOP’s executive committee had 10 business days to select a new candidate, and chose La Grange attorney John K. Carter.

  • News Briefs

    Congressman Davis needs interns

    Applications for 2010 Fall Internships in Congressman Davis’ district offices are now being accepted.  These internships are part-time – five to 10 hours per week – and unpaid.  

    Over the past five years, nearly 100 students have interned in Davis’ Ft. Mitchell, Ashland, La Grange, Maysville and Williamstown offices.  

    Applicants must be enrolled in college or graduate school; a preference will be given to applicants from the 4th Congressional District of Kentucky.

  • 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.