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Sewer officials examine district’s expensesBoard members for the Oldham County Sewer District are examining a study about the costs and revenue associated with operating OCSD’s 13 wastewater treatment plants.Executive Director and Chief Engineer Vince Bowlin presented the results of a study during the district’s May 22 meeting.Bowlin said it costs more to operate smaller plants than the larger plants, and of OCSD’s 13 plants, the majority could be classified as smaller plants. The cost outweighs revenue at five or six plants, he said.Bowlin said the OCSD has a long-term plan to eliminate most of the treatment plants.“This (study) could help in some of those decisions,” he said.Chamber to host job fairThe Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2008 Career/Job Fair from 3 to 7 p.m. June 16 at the John Black Community Center, 1551 N. Ky. 393 in Buckner.On-the-spot interviews will be available with various exhibitors, including Baptist Hospital Northeast, Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Geek Squad City, The Rawlings Company, Jewish Hospital, Cedar Lake Lodge, National City Bank, Northland Corporation, Sullivan University, The BANK Oldham County, Tri-County Ford and UPS.Exhibitor booths are still available.Cost is $150 for chamber members and $200 for non-members.For information, call 222-1635, e-mail Tori Favier at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oldhamcountychamber.com.Prospect man sentenced for filing false tax returnA former Hilliard Lyons analyst faces 15 months in prison for knowingly filing two false federal tax returns.Cameron L. Matthews, 32, of Prospect, is also sentenced to pay $62,874 in restituion.In February, Matthews pleaded guilty to claiming deductions for fictional business and personal expenses on his 2004 and 2005 federal tax returns, resulting in his receipt of $62,874 in fraudulent tax refunds.U.S. District Court Chief Judge John G. Heyburn II also sentenced Matthews to one year supervised release following incarceration.School lunch pricesto increase by 15 centsRising food prices prompted the Oldham County Board of Education to increase the price of school lunches for the 2008-09 school year. Students next year will pay $1 for breakfast, $1.75 for elementary lunch, and $2 for middle and high school lunch. Those prices reflect a $.15 increase across the board, about 8 percent overall.The increase will be $26.25 per child, per year.Administrators anticipate about a 15 percent increase in food costs next year compared to this year due to world-wide increases in food costs, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Support Services Rick McHargue said.McHargue said the schools’ current price is about average for surrounding schools. The increase will put the cost at the same level as Jefferson County’s current level.McHargue said the price increase is unfortunate, but necessary.Students receiving free and reduced lunch will not see any change to their costs, school board director of communication Rebecca DeSensi said.Leadership class topresent communityprojects todayThe 2008 Leadership Oldham County class will present their class work to business/community leaders today (Thursday) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the John Black Community Center in Buckner.Since September, 16 leaders from the Oldham County community have been meeting once a month to assess their leadership skills, learn about Oldham County assets and develop solutions to three community challenges.Today, class members will present their ideas on creating a youth mentoring program, building a community/business-related convention center and executing a marketing/branding strategy for Oldham County.More than 40 business, community and elected leaders are expected to attend and hear more about how these ideas will impact the future of Oldham County.The class will graduate during the Chamber’s quarterly dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the John Black Community Center.Hydrant tests plannedin BallardsvilleMembers of the Ballardsville Fire and Rescue Department will complete hydrant testing/maintenance now through Aug. 30. For information, call BFRD at 222-1593.