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Government

  • County sees settlement funds cut in half this year

    Since 2001, local farmers have been encouraged to move away from tobacco and into more diverse agricultural production involving livestock, vegetables and even wineries, using monies made available through a lawsuit against tobacco companies. This year, many farmers won’t see much, if any, of those funds as a result of a lawsuit.

    And only an act of the General Assembly has made it possible for counties to receive any funds at all.

  • Residents cry foul over smell from treatment plant

     

    Residents of one Oldham County subdivision are having trouble stopping and smelling the roses every day due to smells from a nearby sewer plant, they said.

    Scott Pullen, a resident of the Cardinal Harbour subdivision, said the nearby Ohio River wastewater treatment plant, operated by the Oldham County Environmental Authority (OCEA), has made life pretty terrible for fellow residents.

  • La Grange votes to refinance bonds

     

    The City of La Grange will refinance its current bonds related to the Oldham Reserve property in hopes of lowering payments and havng a quicker payoff.

    At the monthly city council meeting Monday, the council approved an ordinance authorizing the refinancing through the Kentucky Bond Corporation, an offshoot of the Kentucky League of Cities.

  • Voegele puts deputy judge in charge of county road department

     

    With its last director leaving amid an investigation, the Oldham County Road Department will now get direct supervision from the judge-executive’s office.

    Deputy Judge-Executive John Black will see his responsibilities expand to direct supervision of the county road department, County Judge-Executive David Voegele announced last week, adding the move is effective immediately.

  • County’s first dog park to celebrate grand opening

    Dog owners looking for a place to get their pet some exercise will soon have a location to do so in Oldham County.

    Thanks to a partnership with the Louisville Dog Run Association, the Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a grand opening for a new dog run park in Wendell Moore Park.

    The ceremony will be Saturday at 11 a.m. It will feature a ribbon cutting and the first 50 guests will receive a free hot dog, Tim Curtis, director of the county parks department, said.

  • County remembers those who served

    More than 100 people turned out to remember those who served in the military during American Legion Post 39’s annual Memorial Day event on the courthouse lawn in La Grange.

  • Former magistrate, fire chief remembered

    After a four-year battle with cancer, Oldham County has lost a key businessman and community presence, friends of Robert “Bob” Deibel, said.

    Deibel, 74, passed away May 11 at his house, after battling three rounds of pancreatic cancer.

    Deibel’s list of accomplishments in Oldham County is long and spans decades of work. Most notably, Deibel served as magistrate on the Oldham County Fiscal Court for 21 years, helped incorporate the City of Crestwood and served as chief of the South Oldham Fire Department for 16 years.

  • 2014 Primary Election Results

    Judge Executive

    David Voegele 5,135 69.08%

    David Howley 2,298 30.92%

    Sheriff

    Steve Sparrow 6,028 77.68%

    Ricky Simmons 1,732 22.32%

    PVA

    Barbara Winters 3,802 52.20%

    Albert Harrison 3,481 47.80%

    County Attorney

    John Carter 5,019 68.79%

    Galen Clark 2,277 31.21%

    Coroner

    Brett Donner 5,086 74.39%

    J. Buford Cobb 1,751 25.61%

    County Surveyor

    David Garber 4,395 72.37%

    C. Robert Vinsand 1,678 27.63%

  • Davenport, Oerther face off for mayor

    A longtime fixture in La Grange politics will start the general election with a lot of momentum in his bid to become the next mayor of the city.

    Councilman Joe Davenport was the top vote getter in the mayoral primary Tuesday night, gathering more than 700 votes and nearly 48 percent of ballots cast in the race.

    Davenport will be joined in the general election by Brian Oerther, a teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools who previously ran for mayor in 2010 but did not survive a three-person primary then.

  • Sparks’ re-election means no changes to Fiscal Court

    Four years ago, JD Sparks and Iva Davis had the closest magisterial primary in Oldham County, with Sparks winning by 13 votes. The only difference between this year and 2010 is Sparks’ margin of victory.

    In what was once again the county’s closest primary for the office of magistrate, Sparks, the current District 5 magistrate, topped Davis by 49 votes to win re-election for the first time.

    Sparks was nearly breathless after confirming his victory at the county clerk’s office.