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Government

  • OCEA gets approval for sewer, surcharge increases

    Customers of the Oldham County Environmental Authority can expect to see an average increase of seven and a half dollars in their monthly bills soon.

    OCEA, also known as Veolia Water, was granted a 4.5 percent rate increase for sewer charges, as well as a $5.59 flat increase to a monthly surcharge by the Oldham County Fiscal Court Tuesday. According to figures given by OCEA, the increases amount to an extra $7.43 a month for the average customer.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the increase by voice vote at its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday.

  • Council approves new Pewee Valley town center

     

    Pewee Valley residents are one step closer to a redesign of its city center after council members approved the option selected by an online vote in a council meeting earlier this week.

    In June, voters were given the option to choose from two Town Square concept plans, one keeping the city’s fire pit in Town Square and one relocating it.

    Council members tallied the 127 votes and by a vote of 36, residents of Pewee Valley chose Town Square Concept A. Concept B received 25 votes and 9 people voted for the “other” option.

  • City of Goshen amends pet law to include cats on leashes, mayor unsure of enforcement

    Putting a dog on a leash for an afternoon walk through the park may not seem that big of a deal, but Goshen residents will soon have to restrain their cats from running free.

    The City of Goshen decided in June that Chapter 90 of the City Ordinances regarding animals needed to be updated to address the issue of cats.

  • New pedestrian bridge connects Old La Grange road in Buckner

    A long-awaited pedestrian bridge has officially opened to runners, walkers and cyclists in Buckner.

    The bridge connects Old La Grange Road alongside Interstate 71, which separated the road when it was built. The bridge was a main piece in the Oldham County Bike, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan, County Judge-Executive David Voegele said.

  • Circuit Clerk’s office to close for account updates

    Oldham County is scheduled to go live with the new court system’s Accounts Receivable program on August 1. There are 22 Kentucky counties using the AR program.

    The Accounts Receivable program allows the KYCOURTS case management system to speak electronically to the Receipts/Bookkeeping system. The Judicial Branch is required to report monies owed to the state general fund and the new AR program makes it possible to report this information electronically. Previously, this information was available only through a time-consuming manual process.

  • McConnell: National marketplace would fix Obamacare problems

     

    A local business was able to get a political update from one of the top Congressional leaders this week.

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped by Fastline Publications in Buckner Monday to speak to employees, local residents and leaders about the state of the country.

  • OC Health Dept. cutting back staff

     

    A decline in funding, partnered with increasing retirement expenses is leading to reductions in personnel and services at the Oldham County Health Department.

    Starting July 6, the department will be releasing two contract employees and reducing three full-time employees to part-time, Teresa Gamsky, the director of public health, said.

  • Road closures for CSX repairs, Oldham County Day events

    Friday, July 18 – YMCA 5K race

    Beginning at 7 p.m. the following roads may be closed and/or traffic stopped for the one mile race – Allen Lane from train tracks to Jefferson St., Anchor Ave, Dawkins Road, Woodlawn Ave., Jefferson St. (Ky. 146) from Springhouse Pike to Franklin Ave.

  • Highway 146 to close for repairs

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 146 (La Grange Road) in Oldham County. This roadway will be closed to through traffic between Spann Lane and the Oldham/Henry County line to allow for cross-drain repairs (mile points 13.6 to 14.8).

    Closure of KY 146 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8 from 5 p.m. until midnight. Local access will be allowed during this work. All other traffic should follow the signed detour via KY 2855 (Ft. Pickens Road), KY 3223 (Old Sligo Road) and Ballard School Road.

  • Dispute over Goshen property could head to court

     

    A dispute over the use of a property on U.S. 42 in Goshen will likely continue with litigation after another hearing in front of the county’s Board of Adjustments.

    The property in question, 9051 W. U.S. 42, is currently owned by Anthony Zeppa and only has an accessory structure on the property currently.

    After receiving initial approval in May 2013 to have the secondary structure on the property without a home also on the grounds, problems arose in January about the misuse of a variance on the property.