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Today's News

  • New chiefs introduce themselves to fellow emergency contacts

     

    The first meeting of the year for the Oldham County Local Emergency Planning Committee included an introduction of two new chiefs to the county.

    La Grange Police Chief Frank Conway was appointed in early January and he spoke to the committee about the plans for a better department.

    “I would like to make this a more progressive department,” Conway said.

    First, Conway said he would like to add more officers to the staff.

  • Fiscal Court creates new committee

     

    A handful of Oldham County magistrates will add economic development to their focus for the upcoming term.

    At the last Fiscal Court meeting, County Judge-Executive David Voegele announced the formation of a new committee focusing on economic development in Oldham County.

    The Economic Development Committee will work with the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development to bring new employment and economic opportunity to the county, Voegele said.

  • Hudson named new assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

    Courtney Baxter, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit has hired the Hon. Matt Hudson (right) as a part-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Hudson was sworn in by the Hon. Judge Karen Conrad (left) on Jan. 6

  • Mosley asks for suspension of sentence

    An attorney for Harry “Shane” Mosley is petitioning Oldham Circuit Judge Karen Conrad to suspend the remainder of his nine month sentence, even though he has served less than one month of it.

    Attorney Steve Schroering made the motion before Conrad last Thursday, acknowledging he was early on the usual 30-day window to request such a motion, but said he wanted to get it considered before Februrary.

  • Chamber hosts Frankfort preview

     

    The Oldham Chamber and Economic Development will bring together business leaders and legislators to ensure better economic conditions in Oldham County later this month.

    On Jan. 22, the Oldham Chamber will host a legislative preview panel to discuss important legislative issues impacting business throughout the Commonwealth.

    “One of the most important things a Chamber can do is represent its businesses on important public policy issues,” Deana Epperly Karem, Executive Director of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development, said.

  • Rotary hopes to score with raffle

     

    The Masters, The Final Four and The Kentucky Derby.

    What do all these events have in common?

    For one, these are three of the most important sporting events of the year for fanatics all over the world.

    But also, these events are part of a grand prize that could be won by any of the 2,000 ticket holders of the La Grange Rotary’s 2015 Mega Sports Raffle.

    The raffle is for two tickets to seven major sporting events in 2015, including exclusive tickets to the 2015 Masters in Augusta, Ga.

  • New members make La Grange council stand out

    It happened on Jan. 5, with very little fanfare.

    Those involved showed up between 15 and 30 minutes early, but there were no parties, no special recognition, nothing to note the occasion. To be honest, several of those involved didn’t even realize what happened.

    But at 6:31 p.m. on Jan. 5, the La Grange City Council became the first, and only, legislative body in Oldham County populated by a majority of women.

  • Lashleys plead not guilty to theft, abuse charges

    The former county road superintendent and his father have pleaded not guilty to several charges against them, including abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, and his father, Jack Eric Lashley, were both indicted in December on multiple charges. Lance Lashley was indicted on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more than $500 but less than $10,000. Both are felony charges.

  • Volleyball: McCarson signs with Morehead State
  • Football: Beasley, John star in Border Bowl win

    Two former rivals combined last weekend to lead a team of Kentucky all-stars to a win in the Border Bowl game against Tennessee’s all-stars.

    Former North Oldham wingback Arien Beasley and former South Oldham middle linebacker Connor John were named MVP and Defensive MVP, respectively, in Kentucky’s 33-32 win Saturday in Williamsburg.

    Beasley and John led Kentucky to a 33-19 fourth-quarter lead. Kentucky then held off a late Tennessee rally to win the game.