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Today's News

  • Former teacher takes plea in DUI case

    The case of a former elementary school teacher accused of driving under the influence on school property has been resolved.

    Laura Munson, 52, a former teacher at Locust Grove Elementary, entered an Alford plea last week on one DUI charge.

    By submitting an Alford plea, Munson maintained her innocence in the case, but admitted prosecutors had enough evidence to likely convict her of DUI. An Alford plea is technically a guilty plea.

  • County man sentenced to 18 months in prison for bank, wire fraud

     

    An Oldham County man will serve more than a year in jail and repay thousands of dollars in restitution for defrauding five banks located in the county.

    James Distler, 45, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to repay $144,936 by U.S. District Judge John Heyburn II, after pleading guilty to three charges of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud in September.

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  • La Grange commission looking at historical guidelines

     

    After 10 years with no changes, La Grange’s Historic Commission is updating its guidelines.

    At a special meeting on Wednesday, the commission reviewed part of the guidelines, changing some wording to make the guidelines easier to use. The review also serves as a way to update or omit guidelines that are unclear, unfeasible or obsolete.

    “They are guidelines, it’s not a one size fits all,” commissioner Tom Clemons said.

  • Library, history center host genealogy workshop

    Want to begin your family tree, but don’t know how? To get you started, the Oldham County Public Library is partnering with the Oldham County History Center for a free Genealogy Workshop on Feb. 5. Participants, whether beginners or advanced researchers, will learn about the latest technology available to them at the Library. They will also have a chance to learn what local resources are available to them through the archived collections and family files at the History Center.

  • Work approved for I- 71 bridge

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has been working with the Kentucky Department of Transportation to begin construction on a new four lane bridge over I-71 which will link Commerce Parkway with New Moody Lane. The bridge is intended to help alleviate traffic congestion related to Oldham Reserve. Recently, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet gave permission to Gohmann Construction Company to begin work as soon as possible. The bridge is expected to open in 2016.

    Several companies submitted bids to the bridge work. Gohmann Construction’s winning bid was $9,129,000.

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  • Cunningham-Williams Wedding

    Don Williams is proud to announce the marriage of his daughter, Marisa Giselle Williams to Shannon Wayne Cunningham, an officer with the La Grange Police Department. The couple married on November 2, 2013, at the L’Esprit Pavilion in Pendleton. Judge Jerry Crosby presided in front of 375 guests. Photo by Todd Pellowe.