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Government

  • U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie opens field office in La Grange

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie has opened a new district office in Oldham County.

    The office is located at 108 W. Jefferson Street in La Grange. It is staffed by Stacie Lewis Rockaway, Rep. Massie’s western district field representative.

  • Oldham fiscal court awards fuel, oil bids

    Fuel and oil for Oldham County Road Department vehicles will now be supplied by companies in neighboring counties.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court unanimously approved bids from Southern Petroleum Inc. in Pendleton to supply diesel fuel to the road department. Oil for the department’s vehicles will be supplied by Louisville-based Apollo Oil.

  • 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.