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Government

  • New contract for recycling could save $6,720 in Oldham tax dollars

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele has signed off on a new contract to haul away the county’s recyclable materials.

    A two-year contract with Republic Services Corporation began Friday. The company will haul recyclables that residents drop into self-serve containers at the Oldham County Recycling Center in Buckner.

  • Alvey promoted at Oldham Planning and Development

    Amy Alvey has been promoted to community planner for Oldham Planning and Development. 

    Oldham County magistrates approved her promotion Tuesday.

  • Clubb sworn-in as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • County adds trailer to inmate work detail

    A new enclosed trailer, donated for the county’s inmate work detail program, will be seen soon on the roads.

    Four inmates from the Oldham County Jail are assigned on a daily basis to work with the county road department, under the direction of inmate work supervisor, Troy Woosley.

    Inmates assigned to the program are incarcerated for Class D felonies, which means they are in jail for non-violent offenses.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele said he initiated the program to help stretch manpower in the road department.

  • Property Transfers: Jan. 7-11

    Property Transfers
    Jan. 7-11
    Srinivasarao Manchikalapudi and Kavitha Tallapaneni to April and Kyle Tobbe, lot 545, Glenoaks, 6017 Laurel Lane, Prospect, $495,000.
    US Bank NA to Lesa Nellen, 3500 West Ky. 22, Crestwood, $405,000.
    Steve Wilson and Sheila Minor to Justin and Leslie Butcher, lots 3533, 3545, 3535-3545, 4084-4087, Lake Louisvilla, 7314 Lake Avenue, Crestwood, $78,500.
    Amanda Wettstein Trustee of Ridge Pumpkin Trust to Wade and Nancy Powell, lot 20, Grand Villa, 1816 Grand Villa Drive, La Grange, $397,000.

  • Baxter, Rash are sworn-in as Commonwealth’s Attorney, Oldham Circuit Clerk

    Newly-elected officials Courtney Baxter and Rick Rash took their oaths of office Jan. 4 at the Oldham County Courthouse. 

    Rick Rash was sworn-in as Oldham County Circuit Clerk by Family Court Judge Tim Feeley. Rash, a former magistrate, will serve a six-year term and replaces Lynn Mason, who retired after 18 years as circuit clerk.

  • Officials approve $12M for 250-bed jail

    Oldham County officials will spend up to $12 million to construct a new 250-bed detention center on 20 acres adjacent to the Kentucky State Reformatory, just west of La Grange on Ky. 146. 

    The deal is pending federal approval, according to magistrates, but could be finalized by April 2013 after county officials voted Tuesday to approve the measure. 

  • Magistrate: Tax dollars shouldn’t go to charities

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court frequently vote unanimously on various issues – but not when it comes to the county’s non-profit donations.

    Magistrates voted 6-3 to approve grants for five local agencies totaling $15,000 at their Nov. 20 meeting.

    Magistrates JD Sparks, Michael Logsdon and Bob Dye voted against approving the grants, brought forth by members of the human resources committee.

  • ELECTION 2012: Oldham County results

    With a nearly 69 percent voter turnout in Oldham County, polls remained busy throughout Election Day Nov. 6. When the votes were tallied, all four school board incumbents retained their seats and Courtney Baxter earned the Commonwealth's Attorney role. Baxter is the first female to hold the position in the 12th Judicial District, which includes Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties.

    For results, download the PDF file below. 

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES

    As listed in The Oldham Era's Nov. 1 edition and submitted by candidates:

    Oldham County Board of Education, Division 1

    Donna Marie Claggett

    47, owner and operator, Skylight Country Store

    Goshen

    Husband: Tony Cash; son Matthew Claggett, graduate of OCHS; daughter, Brooke Claggett Asher, graduate of NOHS and Bellarmine University; stepson, Justin Cash, a freshman at the University of Louisville.

    Education/degrees: Graduate, Portland Christian.