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Government

  • State highway projects set to move forward

    Oldham County Fiscal Court Tuesday approved a trio of road construction projects in the county’s rural areas.

    The proposals include a bridge overlay on Ky. 1694 over Harrods Creek and two resurfacing projects on Ky. 1315 and Ky. 1818.

    The Ky. 1315 resurface will stretch for two miles from Floyds Fork to Ky. 53.

    The Ky. 1818 project will run from Neda Way to Ky. 1315.

    State crews will also be working on U.S. 42 this summer Construction will cover approximately 13 miles from Ky. 1694 east to the Henry County line.

  • Agreement gives OCPD officers limited authority in Jefferson Co.

    Oldham County Police Department officers now have the authority to operate in Jefferson County.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court approved an inter-local agreement between OCPD and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

    Under the new agreement, OCPD officers have the ability to conduct investigations and pursue cars across the county line.

    Previously, officers had no authority to continue a chase if a suspect crossed into Jefferson County.

  • La Grange set to tax employee wages

    Workers in La Grange may soon see smaller paychecks.

    The La Grange City Council will vote June 3 to impose a 1 percent occupational tax to pay the city’s debt on the Oldham Reserve business park.

    All wages paid by businesses within the city limits will be subject to the tax.

    La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein proposed a similar tax in August, but later scrapped the plan.

    The city currently owes more than $10 million on a pair of bonds, only one of which the city has been able to make payments on, Lammlein said.

  • County employees could face more drug tests

    County employees could soon be required to attend yearly substance abuse training and be subject to more frequent alcohol and drug tests.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court are considering a change to the county’s drug- and alcohol-free workplace policy.

    The policy would be amended to include yearly mandatory alcohol and substance abuse education and awareness training for all county employees.

    Initial training will last at least an hour with 30-minute review sessions each year thereafter.

  • Oldham Co. sewer rates will increase July 1

    County residents will soon pay more for sewer services.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court April 16 approved a request from the Oldham County Environmental Authority to increase sewer rates for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

    Magistrates voted 8-1 in favor of a 3 percent increase and a $2.15 bump in OCEA’s compliance surcharge.

    The rate and surcharge hikes kick in July 1.

    Based on an average monthly water usage of 5,500 gallons, customers will see an approximate $3.50 monthly increase in sewer service fees.

  • OC Clerk's main office to close for renovations

    Repair work will shut down the Oldham County Clerk's main office next week.

    County Clerk Julie K. Barr said the La Grange office will close April 15-19 for renovations.

    During the week, La Grange staff will shift to satellite offices in Crestwood and Prospect to accommodate increased traffic at those locations.

    The La Grange office will still be open to residents seeking marriage licenses.

  • On-call employees were unpaid, restricted from going to movies

     

    County employees who were restricted from dining out, shopping and/or leaving Oldham County while on-call during evenings and weekends since 2009 are now entitled to more than $300,000 in back pay, according to the Ky. Labor Cabinet.

  • 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.