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Government

  • Task Force ‘like a boat without a rudder’

    After three meetings, members of the Fire and EMS Task Force remain unsure of their purpose.

    “We’re like a boat without a rudder,” said committee member Albert Harrison. 

    Judge-Executive David Voegele formed the committee in July and tasked members with determining if the current fire and EMS models are the most effective and efficient.

  • Inmate labor fuels county government

    They’re behind the scenes, staffing the recycling center, cutting grass and stringing Christmas lights. They’re polite, hardworking and hard to miss in their orange shirts.

    These county jail inmates do a lot of work around Oldham County as part of the jail’s work detail program. Inmates logged more than 29,700 hours of work from January to August this year.

  • Planning officials criticized for open records violations

    Two rulings for open records law violations by county government were released in early November.

    Oldham County resident Judy Ponder filed the open records appeals with the Office of the Attorney General in September.

    Ponder asserted the county engineer and planning and development office both failed to fulfill records requests.

    State law requires public agencies to determine within three business days if an open records request will be granted. If denied, the agency is required to send notification of why.

  • County buys guardrail for state road

    Oldham County magistrates were visibly surprised when they learned the judge-executive spent nearly $10,000 in county funds to install a guardrail on a state road.

    And the guardrail doesn’t meet state specifications, according Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • 2011 General Election results for Oldham County precincts

    2011 General Election    
    unofficial results according to the Oldham County Clerk's Office
    34 of 34 precincts reporting as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

    Governor and Lieutenant Governor  
    David L. WILLIAMS / Richie FARMER (REP) 43.19% 6,082
    Steven L. BESHEAR / Jerry E. ABRAMSON (DEM) 50.27% 7,079
    Gatewood GALBRAITH / Dea RILEY (IND) 6.55% 922
     
    Secretary of State  
    Bill JOHNSON (REP) 48.84% 6,803

  • Officials question sewer service to new Brownsboro school

    There’s a new stink about the proposed Brownsboro school as officials debate who should provide sewer service to the property.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court will now decide whether to extend its interlocal agreement to provide sewer service to the Brownsboro school campus.

    If the court decides not to provide sewer lines to the school, Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said he’s prepared to annex the area into city limits and provide sewer service. 

  • Second floor of EMS building still closed

    When Oldham County EMS veteran EJ Mike fell on the stairs at the Crestwood substation nearly six weeks ago, he continued to work because he “enjoys helping people.”

    Besides, he said, he helped start OCEMS more than 20 years ago as one of three founders.

    Now, though, Mike has to take time off. Despite physical therapy three times a week since the incident, the injuries to his hand and wrist haven’t healed. 

  • Crestwood EMS station restricted due to building code

    The new Oldham County EMS building in South Oldham has been deemed out of building code compliance in several regards during a recent inspection.

  • Property transfers from the July 28 edition

    Buckner
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington D.C. to Jeffrey and Beverly Walton, lot 61, Darby Pointe, 4102 Grimes Cove, Buckner, $200,000.

  • Oldham County Schools drop $8.6 million in reserve

    Oldham County Schools are in a slightly improved financial position compared to this time last year, though difficult economic times may be ahead, said Chuck Littrell, the district’s chief financial officer.

    The board of education closed the 2010-11 fiscal year with an unreserved balance of $8,641,908, or 7.72 percent of actual receipts.