http://www.oldhamera.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Mosley released from jail after serving one month http://www.oldhamera.com/content/mosley-released-jail-after-serving-one-month <p> A former police officer sentenced to nine months in jail will only spend one month there.</p> <p> Harry &ldquo;Shane&rdquo; Mosley, a Pendleton resident and former Oldham County Police officer, was sentenced in early December after being convicted of one count of official misconduct and taking an Alford plea on a second count of the same charge.</p> <p> He was sentenced to serve nine months jail time for each count, to be served concurrently, in addition to more than $1,200 in fines and court costs.</p> Free food, clothes at libraries as part of homeless count http://www.oldhamera.com/content/free-food-clothes-libraries-part-homeless-count <p> Several local agencies are teaming up to help accurately count the homeless in Oldham County.</p> <p> Led by Good News Homes and the Oldham County Public Library, the groups are hoping the area&rsquo;s homeless will visit one of the three public library branches in Oldham County on Jan. 28 to be counted as part of a state and federal program.</p> <p> Stephanie Skeens, director of Good News Homes, said the issue of homelessness in Oldham County is a tricky one, because the county&rsquo;s homeless don&rsquo;t operate the same way as they do in urban areas.</p> Non-profit status granted to Crestwood group http://www.oldhamera.com/content/non-profit-status-granted-crestwood-group <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mission_crestwood_pic_1.jpg" alt="Students from South Oldham High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America donated 235 pairs of jeans and 10 bags of other clothing to Mission Crestwood. Front row (left to right): Tori Winn, Madeleine Yost, Caroline Combs, Schuyler Gray and Ashley Kauffman. Back row: Mrs. Diane Poe, Sarah Gibson, Madyson Crabtree, Clara Jones, Anna Moore and Kaelyn Beach. " title="Students from South Oldham High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America donated 235 pairs of jeans and 10 bags of other clothing to Mission Crestwood. Front row (left to right): Tori Winn, Madeleine Yost, Caroline Combs, Schuyler Gray and Ashley Kauffman. Back row: Mrs. Diane Poe, Sarah Gibson, Madyson Crabtree, Clara Jones, Anna Moore and Kaelyn Beach. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It may be the most affluent county in Kentucky, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean Oldham County is excluded from the perils of the winter season and the hunger epidemic.</p> <p> Mission Crestwood, which just received its charity status, has served 24,000 hungry and needy people just this year and 76 percent of those people were Oldham County residents.</p> Apple Patch searching for new leader http://www.oldhamera.com/content/apple-patch-searching-new-leader <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/joe_spoelker.jpg" alt="Spoelker" title="Spoelker" align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Apple Patch has been providing a community of support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for years. Recently the facility has seen changes, including the exit of a long-time executive director and an appointment of an interim director.</p> <p> While Apple Patch&rsquo;s board of directors are in the process of selecting a new executive director, Joe Spoelker, director of community affairs, has stepped into the role of interim director.</p> Chess tournament lands at CityPlace http://www.oldhamera.com/content/chess-tournament-lands-cityplace <p> A host of kings and queens are set to inhabit downtown La Grange in early February, along with roughly 300 chess players who will dictate their every move.</p> <p> The participants will be competing in the Kentucky Chess Association&rsquo;s Quad B regional tournament on Feb. 7 at CityPlace, a first of its kind event for the downtown event center.</p> Sewer group recommends no major changes http://www.oldhamera.com/content/sewer-group-recommends-no-major-changes <p> By TOM BARR</p> <p> LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE</p> <p> LOUISVILLE -- While a luxury car might be preferred, a consulting firm looking at possible sewer facilities in a tri-county area has recommended something similar to what is now being driven.</p> <p> Strand Associates Inc. made its recommendation to members of the Salt River Regional Wastewater work group last week.</p> Living Treasures honored at reception http://www.oldhamera.com/content/living-treasures-honored-reception-0 <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ltpic1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="143" height="85" /><p> New members make La Grange council stand out http://www.oldhamera.com/content/new-members-make-la-grange-council-stand-out <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/council.jpg" alt="The La Grange city council is sworn in to start their new term. From left to right: Trey Kamer, Debbie Pollard, Tad Humble, Shannon Pottie, Ann Zimlich, Stephanie Chalfant, Bill Lammlein and Jean Knight. " title="The La Grange city council is sworn in to start their new term. From left to right: Trey Kamer, Debbie Pollard, Tad Humble, Shannon Pottie, Ann Zimlich, Stephanie Chalfant, Bill Lammlein and Jean Knight. " align="left" hspace="6" width="262" height="85" /><p> It happened on Jan. 5, with very little fanfare.</p> <p> 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&rsquo;t even realize what happened.</p> <p> 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.</p>