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Today's News

  • Main Street businesses play musical chairs

     

    Main Street has been the hub of local businesses since the inception of the City of La Grange in 1827, and according to the vendors that has not changed in recent years. What has changed recently, though, is the name of the business in front of each store location.

    Over the last few months, Main Street has seen many shifts in store locations, but according to Nancy Griffin, Executive Director at Discover Downtown La Grange, that fact isn’t out of the ordinary.

  • State Police help veteran receive proper burial

    By CHRIS BROOKE

    landmark news service

    Harold Eugene “Sarge” Laws, 81, of Owen County received the military honors he deserved Jan. 27, after a Kentucky State Police Post 5 criminal intelligence analyst feared his eternal rest would be in a pauper’s grave.

    Laws died as a result of a Jan. 20 accident on Highway 227 in Carroll County, after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road, according to Ali Parham, KSP’s analyst.

  • History Center holds Valetine’s Day card event

    Every Feb. 14 across the world, flowers, candy and gifts are exchanged between loved ones for Valentine’s Day. The day has a long history stemming back to St. Valentine, a third century Roman martyr. According to the Greeting Card Association, it is estimated that 1 billion Valentine Day cards are sent each year.

  • Former minister to stand trial on child sex charges

     

    A former music minister is set to stand trial on charges relating to sex with a child.

    Howard “Key” Chambers, 62, former minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange, will stand before a jury at the U.S. District Court in Louisville on March 10, when he will be facing charges of child enticement.

    In a previous court hearing in November, Chambers pleaded not guilty to charges.

  • Crestwood Walmart delayed until 2016

    Despite receiving approval more than nine months ago, Oldham County residents will have to wait another year before Walmart rolls back into Crestwood.

    The retail company received final approval for a zoning change and development plans on a new 158,538 square foot Supercenter on April 16 last year. And it bought the new store’s land, located at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, for $4.1 million in August.

  • Fiscal Court donation helps seal new Carrollton campus

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is authorizing more than $100,000 of its funds over the next three years to help build a new community college building in Carrollton.

    The Fiscal Court approved pledging $120,000 over three years to the new Carrollton campus project of Jefferson Community and Technical College at its Feb. 3 meeting.

    “The financial committee feel like we can support it and we should support it,” Magistrate Wayne Theiss said. “We felt like it would be good for us and good for them.”

  • Bridge Hill construction begins

    Six years after its initial planning, the reconstruction of Bridge Hill will begin this week.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the restructuring of KY 22 between Veterans Memorial Parkway and Abbott Lane, nicknamed the Bridge Hill project, will begin this week after a bid was awarded and easement payments completed.

  • Boys: Runnin' Rebels outrace North

    Like a horse that struggles to break from the starting gate, the North Oldham boys’ basketball team watched another game slip through their hands after a slow start Tuesday.

    The Mustangs (15-13) fell on their home court to region foe Owen County (23-4), 58-55 after North Oldham’s last minute 3-point attempt fell well short of the basket.

    The fact North was even in the game at the buzzer was a testament to their play, coach Rob Burton said.

  • Dragons torch Iroquois

     

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    It wasn't Senior Night, but that didn't stop South Oldham's lone senior starter from making lasting memories as the Dragons ripped through Iroquois Monday, 83-65.

     

  • Girls Basketball: Van Zant signs with Georgetown

    South Oldham senior Abbey Van Zant signed Thursday to play basketball at Georgetown College.

    Sitting with Van Zant are her brother, Adam, mother, Kelli, and father, Stephen.

    Standing in the back row are her sister, Katie, South coach Jessica Conner, South assistant Aaron Conner and Georgetown College coach Andrea McCloskey.