.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Government

  • Take a hike, bikes?

    When Butch Farrell visited La Grange in January, he brought his family — and his bike.

    But he might not return to Oldham County if a county bicycle ordinance is passed.

    The ordinance, still a draft in the public safety committee, would require permits for all commercial bicycle events or non-commercial rides with more than 50 participants. Event organizers must pay for police traffic control and advertise the event.

  • Oldham Reserve needs $5 million

    Local officials have continued discussions about how to move forward on development of Oldham Reserve business park. 

    Members of the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority met with officials from the city of La Grange and fiscal court to discuss the development’s history and plans to move forward.

    The Oldham Reserve project began eight years ago when the county and city governments jointly purchased 1,000 acres off New Moody Lane in La Grange.

  • Burn ban begins May 1

    Open burning is prohibited in Oldham County from May 1 through Sept. 30 due to being designated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as “non-attainment” air quality for ozone and particulate matter because pollution levels have exceeded those permitted by the Clean Air Act.

    All questions concerning open burning should be addressed to the state Division of Air Quality at 1-888-BURN LAW or at www.air.ky.gov.

  • EMS accepts bids for management

    Proposals for managing Oldham County EMS are now being accepted after the agency’s board of directors voted to release the request for proposal April 9.

    The proposal seeks to find a private company to manage Oldham County EMS while retaining current employees and programs.

    Board members released a draft of the RFP in March to solicit public input. 

  • Fire and EMS task force hires consultant for $9,500 assignment

    After discussing the status of Oldham County EMS for more than an hour, members of the Fire and EMS task force decided to drop the organization from its mission statement.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele spoke to the task force at its March 28 meeting and said the OCEMS financial situation necessitated immediate action.

    The task force had only focused on the fire departments since its first meeting in August but planned to incorporate OCEMS after collecting fire department data.

  • State settles some PVA cases

    Alleged ethics violations against numerous Kentucky property assessors, including Oldham County’s, are drawing to a close three years after being filed.

    Ron Winters is one of 11 property value administrators across the state accused of nepotism in a case that began in 2008.

    The county PVA is elected to assess the value of property for tax purposes.

  • Former La Grange mayor cited for sagging roof on Main Street building

    A judge signed a restraining order against a former La Grange mayor Tuesday.

    The emergency order prevents Elsie Carter from continuing renovations to her building at 114 E. Main St. due to safety concerns.

    A stop-work order was issued by code enforcement officer Jeff Richardson in February after he noticed the second-story roof sagging.

  • County officials hope to put the brakes on bike traffic

    With warm weather already in the area, many people are getting their bicycles tuned up for summer riding.

    But an ordinance drafted by the county’s public safety committee should reduce the number of bicycle-related traffic snarls. 

    The bicycle ordinance, still in draft format, will address concerns about traffic issues caused by large groups of cyclists.

  • Discussion of Allen Lane widening project, overpass planned Tuesday

    An upcoming meeting will give Oldham County residents an opportunity to ask questions about road construction and a new overpass crossing I-71 Tuesday.

    Changes to Allen Lane in La Grange include widening the road and building a new overpass to link the Oldham Reserve Development to Commerce Parkway.

    Allen Lane currently runs from Ky. 146 at Covenant United Methodist Church to Commerce Parkway.

  • EMS board to accept proposals

    Frustration and fear dominated Monday’s Oldham County EMS board meeting as employees and board members discussed the organization’s future.

    Board members voted to move forward with creating a request for proposal to outsource management duties at Oldham County EMS.

    Employees learned about the RFP in a meeting two weeks ago, although Interim Director Jim Carman told employees they weren’t supposed to hear about it until Monday’s meeting.