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Today's News

  • Woosley resigns from council, chicken ordinance tabled

    The La Grange City Council will be short a member for a few days, due to the resignation of councilwoman Melanie Woosley.

    Woosley resigned July 30, Mayor Bill Lammlein said, because she moved to a property outside the city limits. Woosley did not return a call seeking comment and was not present at the council’s Monday meeting.

    In a letter read by Lammlein, Woosley said her move led her to resign as a councilwoman and to withdraw from her re-election bid this November. Lammlein said the city would miss Woosley’s dedication.

  • Kelley trial confirmed for February, awaiting DNA results

     

    Pending lab results will push the trial date to February for a Pewee Valley woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a hatchet.

    Gail Kelley was arrested in July 2013 and charged with the murder of Michael T. Evans, and also tampering with evidence.

    At a pre-trial conference Thursday, Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter expressed to the judge that her office would not be ready for the initial trial date originally scheduled for Sept. 8, noting that DNA evidence had still not been processed for the case.

  • Data driving requests for more cell towers in Oldham County

    An increase in smartphone usage could lead to the installation of two new cell towers in the county and the expansion of two others.

    The two pending new towers would be located on Highway 22 in Ballardsville and at 2615 E. Highway 146 in La Grange, according to public notices. AT&T acknowledged in April they were seeking comment through Ansco and Associates for a 199-foot tower in Ballardsville, while SBA Towers V, LCC is interested in the tower on Highway 146, according to the notice.

  • Foundation wants ‘big ideas’

     

    When it comes to ideas for the community, one organization is hoping to fund a few of the “biggest little ideas.”

    The Oldham County Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals through Sept. 15 to help fund these ideas, up to $2,000 per proposal. About $12,000 will be given out to winning proposals, foundation board member Scott Whitehouse said.

    As for why proposals should be a “big little idea,” Whitehouse said the purpose is to maximize the funds’ impact through multiple projects instead of one big project.

  • Two plead not guilty to drug charges

    Two men indicted on drug charges from a highly publicized incident in La Grange plead not guilty to those charges at their Circuit Court arraignment last week.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, and Roberto Cabrera Jr., 46, both of La Grange, were indicted last month by a grand jury. Schultz-Eggenspiller was indicted on one count of tampering with physical evidence and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • City mayors have easy re-elections

    Several local mayors are all but promised another four-year term this election after the filing deadline for cities passed without much fanfare.

    Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel, Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers, Goshen Mayor Bobby Thacker and Orchard Grass Mayor Doug Lalli all filed for re-election and are unopposed this fall.

    La Grange will feature a race between Councilman Joe Davenport and Brian Oerther for its open mayoral seat. And no one filed for the office of mayor of River Bluff as of the Tuesday deadline.

  • Shop manager brings charity’s name to life

     

    In the Christian faith, the term ‘agape’ is often used to describe the unconditional love of God for humankind.

    Which is fitting, because many say Ann Adkin is the embodiment of the philosophy as manager of The Agape Shop in La Grange.

  • La Grange man arrested, indicted for bank robberies

     

    A La Grange man has been arrested and directly indicted for two bank robberies in his hometown.

    William Gary Grubbs Jr., 36, was indicted on Monday by an Oldham County Grand Jury on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to robberies at Farmers Bank of Milton on Highway 53 on April 23 and June 1.

    Grubbs was arrested June 25 in Kenton County. Louisville Metro Police charged him with robbery first degree for a bank robbery in Jefferson County.

  • OC grad Kiekhefer throwing well in AAA

    A former Colonel is steadily climbing the pro baseball ranks.

    Dean Kiekhefer is approaching the end of his first season with the Memphis Redbirds, the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Kiekhefer, who was promoted from Double-A Springfield earlier this season, has pitched 32 games this season for Memphis as of Monday.

    The left-handed relief pitcher owns a 2-3 record with a 2.54 ERA. He’s struck out 41 batters in 46 innings while pitching a primarily middle relief role.

  • Oldham County Classic: Mustangs second to St. X at OC Country Club

    BUCKNER – The programs that finished Nos. 1 and 2 in Region 6 last year look like they’ll again be the top two in the region this fall.

    Defending region runner-up North Oldham shot a team score of 293 Monday at the Oldham County Country Club, finishing second to defending region champ St. Xavier (285) in the Sixth Annual Oldham County Classic.

    Tournament host Oldham County (339) was 10th in a field primarily made up of Louisville-area schools. South Oldham (346) was 13th.