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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor

    Time to abolish the La Grange Historic District

    To the editor:

    The confusion about the new parks department sign in front of city hall honoring the late James Beaumont has brought into sharp focus the question of whether to dissolve or radically change the mission and authority of the La Grange Historic District.  

  • Ingham graduates from basic training

    Oldham County High School graduate Ryan G. Ingham recently completed 10 weeks of basic training and graduated from Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    Ingham has been assigned to advanced infantry training in intelligence analysis at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.

    He is the son of Bill and Nan Ingham of La Grange.

    Scherer graduates from basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Cody R. Scherer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Residents appointed Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court made the following appointments at their meeting May 19:

    • George Chapman, appointed to Assessment Appeals Board, three-year term;

    • Chris Haunz, currently an alternate, appointed to Code Enforcement Board, one-year term;

    • Stephen Moss, first-step recommendation to be alternate on Code Enforcement Board; and

    • Steve Shultz, re-appointed to Oldham County Ethics Commission, three-year term.

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    Francis and Agnes Gladwin to James and Shannon Howell, lot 242, Kentucky Acres, 3113 Setting Sun Court, Crestwood, $238,000.

    Christine Wheeler and Asa Kemplin to Kristin and Robert Wilson, lot 12, Moody Heights, 1201 Amy Ave., Crestwood, $157,000.

    Kevin and Kelly Markle to Scott and Tammy Blevins, tract 30, Borowick Farms, 4200 Evergreen Road, Crestwood, $251,000.

    Pamela Sample, executrix for Alice Povey to Darrell and Theresa Oldham, 2601 Povey Lane, Crestwood, $60,000.

  • A day to remember

    Rain forced the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the courthouse lawn inside this year. During the event, local veterans were honored for their service in each of the branches of the armed forces. 

    Flags lined the streets in La Grange during the Monday holiday.

    American Legion Post No. 39 laid flags on veterans’ graves at Valley of Rest Cemetery on May 22.They placed a total of 510 flags – 496 flags on graves and 14 at the monument for the 14 veterans buried overseas. The monument lists those soldiers’ names.

  • Engagement Announcements

    Woosley-Hines

    Evelyn Woosley of La Grange announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Beverly Ann Woosley to Kyle Cameron Hynes, son of Richard and Holly Hynes of La Grange.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Mary Ann Woosley. She is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School and a 2009 graduate from the University of Kentucky, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. 

    She is employed at Seven Counties Services.

  • OLDA near deal with The Hocker Group to develop Oldham Reserve

    Members of the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority are close to reaching an agreement with The Hocker Group to develop a portion of Oldham Reserve.

    Don Basham, OLDA chairman, said OLDA met this past Thursday and approved some changes to the agreement, which they then sent back to The Hocker Group.

    Negotiations stopped last year between the two, mainly due to the state of the economy, Basham said, and some infrastructure improvements associated with Oldham Reserve. 

  • Robinson named to American University’s dean’s list

    Andrew Robinson of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at American University for the fall semester.

    Robinson is a senior at the university’s School of International Service, studying international studies.

    To be named to the dean’s list at American University, a student must obtain at least a 3.5 grade-point average in their classes for that semester.

  • Tri-County’s first-ever Poker Run was a success

    Tri-County Community Action Agency recently hosted a Poker Run to assist with all the Senior Programs in the Oldham, Trimble and Henry County area. With all the motorcycles and cars involved, the first year’s run was a huge success. The event will take place annually to help with programs in need, like transportation and nutrition.  

  • Free yoga workshop offered Saturday

    Harshada Wagner will conduct a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ayus Yoga and Ayurevda Center in Prospect introducing meditation to the active and non active veterans. The practice of sitting Meditation is a natural means to steady the mind, unwind the body, and unburden the heart. For veterans, meditation is an effective way to "unfreeze" and let go after deployment.