http://www.oldhamera.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Golden Alert Issued http://www.oldhamera.com/content/golden-alert-issued <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/image005-1.jpg" alt="Golden Alert: Aaron Waldrup is a 20 year old white male who is 6&#039;3 in height and weights 240 pounds. He is a white male with blonde hair and green eyes. Waldrup could be wearing pajamas, blue jeans or white shoes with blue strips and a black back pack." title="Golden Alert: Aaron Waldrup is a 20 year old white male who is 6&#039;3 in height and weights 240 pounds. He is a white male with blonde hair and green eyes. Waldrup could be wearing pajamas, blue jeans or white shoes with blue strips and a black back pack." align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> <font color="#000000"><font face="Adobe Garamond Pro, serif"><font size="3">The Oldham County Police Department issued a Golden Alert Monday morning for Aaron Waldrup.</font></font></font></p> <p> <font color="#000000"><font face="Adobe Garamond Pro, serif"><font size="3">Waldrup is a 20-year-old white male, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 240 pounds. He has blonde hair and green eyes. Waldrup could be wearing blue jeans and white shoes with blue strips and a black back pack, according to the alert. </font></font></font></p> La Grange mayor presents city budget with ‘adequate revenue’ http://www.oldhamera.com/content/la-grange-mayor-presents-city-budget-%E2%80%98adequate-revenue%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lammlein.jpg" alt="Lammlein" title="Lammlein" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> For the first time in eight years, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein said the city has been presented a budget that does not put the city in further into debt.</p> <p> Lammlein presented the budget at the monthly meeting of the La Grange City Council Monday night. It is now up to the council to tweak, amend or pass the budget as presented before the new fiscal year starts July 1.</p> <p> The balanced budget is thanks largely to two new revenue streams, Lammlein said, the recently passed occupational tax and revenue from the tax on licenses allowing the sale of alcohol.</p> Jefferies indicted for Carroll crash http://www.oldhamera.com/content/jefferies-indicted-carroll-crash <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/donaldjefferies.jpg" alt="Jefferies" title="Jefferies" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By KRISTIN BECK</p> <p> Landmark News Service</p> <p> A Carroll County grand jury indicted a Goshen man Monday on charges stemming from a motor vehicle accident Feb. 26 that injured a Carroll County family.</p> <p> Donald S. Jefferies, 50, was indicted on three counts of first-degree assault, a class B felony with a penalty of 10-20 years imprisonment, a fine of $1,000-10,000 and the revocation of a driver&rsquo;s license for six months on each count.</p> On the fast track http://www.oldhamera.com/content/fast-track <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/e_cody_brown.jpg" alt="Cody Brown, on stage, showcases his racing gear while talking to students in the Husky Hangout program at Harmony Elementary School. Brown, 15, is a young race car driver from Carroll County." title="Cody Brown, on stage, showcases his racing gear while talking to students in the Husky Hangout program at Harmony Elementary School. Brown, 15, is a young race car driver from Carroll County." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Like many 15-year-olds, Carrollton native Cody Brown likes to drive fast.</p> <p> The difference between Brown and his peers, though, is Brown is finally getting paid to do so.</p> <p> The freshman at Carroll County High School spends his weekends racing for U.S. Legends Car International, spending time in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio racing the smaller cars.</p> <p> And last week, while many Oldham County students were on the beach for Spring Break, about a dozen Harmony Elementary students got to meet the young racecar driver.</p> New law won’t affect graduation http://www.oldhamera.com/content/new-law-won%E2%80%99t-affect-graduation <p> A law passed by state legislators last week won&rsquo;t have any effect on the end of school for Oldham County Schools this year.</p> <p> The law allows school districts to extend their school day to make up hours lost to cancelations for winter weather and sets June 6 as the last day of school if a district so chooses.</p> <p> A school district can end their year before June 6, if they have the correct amount of educational hours achieved before then, as well.</p> Family goes online for help with ALS http://www.oldhamera.com/content/family-goes-online-help-als <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/van_family.jpg" alt="Michael Hamilton, center, with his family at Christmas time." title="Michael Hamilton, center, with his family at Christmas time." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Persistent ankle weakness led Michael Hamilton to a diagnosis he never expected.</p> <p> The 48-year-old father and grandfather was diagnosed with ALS in August 2013 after months of testing. Recently, Hamilton&rsquo;s oldest daughter Jennifer has started an online fundraiser to buy her father a handicap accessible van.</p> Salon owner sees beauty in everyone http://www.oldhamera.com/content/salon-owner-sees-beauty-everyone <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Hair cuts, color and coffee. That&rsquo;s what you can expect at the new Tangles Salon in Buckner.</p> <p> After Julia Neely grew tired of missing out on her children&rsquo;s lives because of her job, she made a change. Neely stepped off of the factory floor at Rockwell International and went back to school to become a cosmetologist.</p> Agent returns to La Grange with new insurance business http://www.oldhamera.com/content/agent-returns-la-grange-new-insurance-business <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A familiar name in Oldham County is bringing his business back to La Grange.</p> <p> Matthew Carter, son of County Attorney John Carter, has brought his insurance business to 2311 S. Highway 53 in La Grange, after spending a few years in Jefferson County.</p> <p> Aines, Carter and Associates specializes in insurance options for people 60 and older, Carter said. They often help seniors transition into Medicare, deal with supplements and other health and life insurance needs, he said.</p>