Today's News

  • Race is 30 days away

    One month from today (Thursday) hundreds of competitors from around the world will pedal through Oldham County as part of the annual Ironman triathlon.

    The event, scheduled Aug. 29, begins with a 2.4-mile swim in the Ohio River, followed by a 112-mile bike ride and then a 26.2-mile run.

    Part of the bike ride brings racers through downtown La Grange, twice. Though the event is still a month away, area businesses already have plans for the day.

  • Man accused of rape pleads not guilty

    An Orchard Grass Hills man accused of raping a teen girl has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    Thomas A. Catherson, 35, was indicted in June by an Oldham County grand jury and charged with repeatedly raping the girl – a relative – between 2008 and 2010.

    According to court records, Catherson admitted to investigators that he’s had sex with the girl – who is younger than 16 – more than five times in the past two years.

    He claims the sex was consensual.

  • Blue lights in Briar Hill

    Police will spend extra time patrolling Briar Hill Estates subdivision during the coming weeks to curb speeding and deter vandalism.

    Members of the Briar Hill Estates Homeowners’ Association hired Oldham County Police for six extra hours of patrol per week during the next 30 days.

    OCPD spokesperson Lt. Col. Billy Way said officers provide extra patrols in Countryside subdivision and within the City of Orchard Grass Hills.

  • Man charged for bathroom incident with co-worker

    A Cedar Lake Lodge employee faces a sexual abuse charge after an alleged incident Saturday with a fellow employee.

    Joshua L. Jackson, 29, of La Grange, is charged with one count first-degree sexual abuse following an incident reported by a female employee at the facility. The charge is a Class D felony.

  • Troop 477 to honor five as Eagle Scouts

    Andrew Garlitz, Greg DePaull, Thomas Mann, Macklin Murphy and Tommy O’Neil will be honored as Eagle Scouts Aug. 8 during a special Court of Honor ceremony at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley. 

    In order to earn scouting’s highest award, each scout had to earn at least 21 merit badges, serve as a leader in his troop, and complete a major community service project.

    Many of the projects were done to benefit St. Aloysius Church, where Troop 477 is based.

  • News Briefs

    Crestwood resident elected KyCPA president

    Mimi Kelly, CPA, manager of regulatory accounting and reporting at E.ON U.S, has been elected president of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    In her 14 years at E.ON, she has held positions in accounting, tax, and project leadership. Prior to joining the company, she was capital manager at Rally’s Hamburgers. 

    Kelly received her accounting degree from the University of Kentucky.

  • School district prepares to tighten a tight belt

    Though Oldham County Schools completed the 2009-10 fiscal year in an improved financial position — up $427,500 from the previous year — district treasurer Chuck Littrell cautions that “darker times” may be ahead.

    Littrell said  the state may not be able to replace stimulus funds set to expire in 2011.

    For the moment, however, Littrell said he is “cautiously optimistic.”

    Littrell attributes the district’s improved finances to the effects of three federal stimulus fund initiatives.

  • Goshen seeks mayor, commissioners

    As the deadline nears to file for the November general election, there are still three open constable seats, a couple new faces on the ballot and a couple changes on a city commission.

    After two terms as mayor of Goshen, Todd Hall said Monday night he doesn’t plan to run for the position again in the fall.

    Hall said he made the decision not to run because his job as a medical products manager at Ulbrich Special Metal keeps him too busy and he has had to miss several meetings.

    “The city needs someone here that’s more grounded,” he said.

  • Man flees laundromat carrying sock filled with $183

    A 20-year-old man who fled from a laundromat while carrying a crow bar and a sock packed with $183 is charged with burglary.

    Michael Rogers and his accomplice, Brandon Christianson, 18, both of La Grange, are charged with burglary, criminal mischief and fleeing or evading police following a burglary July 8 at La Grange Coin Laundry in the 100 block of South Walnut Street.

    Police responded to a burglary in progress about 2 a.m. and spotted the pair fleeing the rear of the building.

  • November ballot grows

    A Crestwood business owner has filed to run against a former Pewee Valley town councilman for the District 8 magistrate’s seat.

    Sean Ramey, owner of Kentucky Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Academy in Crestwood, filed as an Independent candidate in late May.

    Ramey faces real estate agent Michael Logsdon, a Republican, in the November general election.

    Logsdon, who served on the Pewee Valley town council, defeated longtime District 8 Magistrate Bob Deibel in the May primary.

    Other new faces on the November ballot include: