https://www.oldhamera.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Police: 31 teenagers involved in Snapchat sign stealing challenge, 18 charged https://www.oldhamera.com/content/police-31-teenagers-involved-snapchat-sign-stealing-challenge-18-charged <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/signs1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;More than a dozen juveniles are facing criminal charges for stealing street signs as part of a Snapchat challenge that spread throughout high schools in Oldham County.</p> <p> Oldham County Police Chief Greg Smith and Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele announced March 18 that the teenagers involved have been charged after a six-month investigation.</p> AG: La Grange City Council did not violate Open Meetings Act https://www.oldhamera.com/content/ag-la-grange-city-council-did-not-violate-open-meetings-act <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/house_1.jpg" alt="The City of La Grange purchased the home at 309 West Main Street for the La Grange Springs Park project." title="The City of La Grange purchased the home at 309 West Main Street for the La Grange Springs Park project." align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> The Kentucky Attorney General has ruled the La Grange City Council did not violate the Open Meetings Act during the January city council meeting.</p> <p> In a ruling issued March 11, the Attorney General said that the city council did not violate the Kentucky Open Meetings Act by reaching a consensus on real estate in closed session.</p> OCS bus driver charged with DUI after crashing with 33 students on board https://www.oldhamera.com/content/ocs-bus-driver-charged-dui-after-crashing-33-students-board <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/harvey.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> <em>&nbsp;Editor&rsquo;s note: This story has been updated with new details.</em></p> <p> Oldham County Police have charged an Oldham County school bus driver with driving under the influence after her bus crashed with 33 students on board.</p> Westport residents raise concerns about bridge project https://www.oldhamera.com/content/westport-residents-raise-concerns-about-bridge-project <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/westport_meeting.jpg" alt="Magistrate Albert Harrison leads a community meeting at Westport Baptist Church’s Enrichment Center concerning planned projects that will affect Westport residents." title="Magistrate Albert Harrison leads a community meeting at Westport Baptist Church’s Enrichment Center concerning planned projects that will affect Westport residents." align="left" hspace="6" width="141" height="85" /><p> Westport residents came out March 12 to learn about various projects that will impact the community over the next several months, and to voice their concerns.</p> <p> Magistrate Albert Harrison led a community meeting at Westport Baptist Church&rsquo;s Enrichment Center. Oldham County Coroner David Pendleton, who is also a Westport resident, joined Harrison.</p> Trial date set for former Jumbo Buffet owner https://www.oldhamera.com/content/trial-date-set-former-jumbo-buffet-owner <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tang.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> The former owner of Jumbo Buffet and the current owner of several La Grange properties has been taken into custody following several federal charges.</p> <p> Fei Tang, 48, was arrested March 13 by federal authorities, and booked into the Franklin County Detention Center.</p> State inmate airlifted after being stabbed in the neck https://www.oldhamera.com/content/state-inmate-airlifted-after-being-stabbed-neck <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ll_2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="139" height="85" /><p> An inmate at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex was stabbed in the neck the afternoon of Friday, March 15.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Oldham County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene at around 2:15 p.m. The inmate was transported to Baptist Health La Grange and later airlifted shortly after 3 p.m.</p> Highpoint hosts first fundraising gala https://www.oldhamera.com/content/highpoint-hosts-first-fundraising-gala <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hp_gala_1.jpg" alt="Wayne Allen, HighPoint Charitable Services board co-chair, speaks at HighPoint’s first spring fundraising gala." title="Wayne Allen, HighPoint Charitable Services board co-chair, speaks at HighPoint’s first spring fundraising gala." align="left" hspace="6" width="141" height="85" /><p> HighPoint Charitable Services hosted their first spring fundraising gala on March 16 to &ldquo;celebrate how God has been using HighPoint to serve Oldham County, and surrounding communities. &ldquo;</p> <p> The gala included a meal, silent auction, live music from Hewn from the Mountain and an award presentation, as well as the recognition of many volunteers.</p> Former owner of Jumbo Buffet charged over a year after federal raids https://www.oldhamera.com/content/former-owner-jumbo-buffet-charged-over-year-after-federal-raids <img src="https://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jumbo_buffet_1.jpg" alt="Federal investigators, Kentucky State Police and other authorities raided Jumbo Buffet in January 2018." title="Federal investigators, Kentucky State Police and other authorities raided Jumbo Buffet in January 2018." align="left" hspace="6" width="142" height="85" /><p> More than a year after Jumbo Buffet in La Grange was raided by federal authorities, its former owner has been indicted for harboring aliens, paying less than minimum wage, failure to pay overtime and possession of child pornography.</p> <p> Fei Tang, the former operator of Jumbo Buffet in La Grange, was indicted on March 7 in Lexington.</p>