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Government

  • New pedestrian bridge connects Old La Grange road in Buckner

    A long-awaited pedestrian bridge has officially opened to runners, walkers and cyclists in Buckner.

    The bridge connects Old La Grange Road alongside Interstate 71, which separated the road when it was built. The bridge was a main piece in the Oldham County Bike, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan, County Judge-Executive David Voegele said.

  • City of Goshen amends pet law to include cats on leashes, mayor unsure of enforcement

    Putting a dog on a leash for an afternoon walk through the park may not seem that big of a deal, but Goshen residents will soon have to restrain their cats from running free.

    The City of Goshen decided in June that Chapter 90 of the City Ordinances regarding animals needed to be updated to address the issue of cats.

  • Circuit Clerk’s office to close for account updates

    Oldham County is scheduled to go live with the new court system’s Accounts Receivable program on August 1. There are 22 Kentucky counties using the AR program.

    The Accounts Receivable program allows the KYCOURTS case management system to speak electronically to the Receipts/Bookkeeping system. The Judicial Branch is required to report monies owed to the state general fund and the new AR program makes it possible to report this information electronically. Previously, this information was available only through a time-consuming manual process.

  • Road closures for CSX repairs, Oldham County Day events

    Friday, July 18 – YMCA 5K race

    Beginning at 7 p.m. the following roads may be closed and/or traffic stopped for the one mile race – Allen Lane from train tracks to Jefferson St., Anchor Ave, Dawkins Road, Woodlawn Ave., Jefferson St. (Ky. 146) from Springhouse Pike to Franklin Ave.

  • McConnell: National marketplace would fix Obamacare problems

     

    A local business was able to get a political update from one of the top Congressional leaders this week.

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped by Fastline Publications in Buckner Monday to speak to employees, local residents and leaders about the state of the country.

  • Highway 146 to close for repairs

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 146 (La Grange Road) in Oldham County. This roadway will be closed to through traffic between Spann Lane and the Oldham/Henry County line to allow for cross-drain repairs (mile points 13.6 to 14.8).

    Closure of KY 146 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8 from 5 p.m. until midnight. Local access will be allowed during this work. All other traffic should follow the signed detour via KY 2855 (Ft. Pickens Road), KY 3223 (Old Sligo Road) and Ballard School Road.

  • OC Health Dept. cutting back staff

     

    A decline in funding, partnered with increasing retirement expenses is leading to reductions in personnel and services at the Oldham County Health Department.

    Starting July 6, the department will be releasing two contract employees and reducing three full-time employees to part-time, Teresa Gamsky, the director of public health, said.

  • Dispute over Goshen property could head to court

     

    A dispute over the use of a property on U.S. 42 in Goshen will likely continue with litigation after another hearing in front of the county’s Board of Adjustments.

    The property in question, 9051 W. U.S. 42, is currently owned by Anthony Zeppa and only has an accessory structure on the property currently.

    After receiving initial approval in May 2013 to have the secondary structure on the property without a home also on the grounds, problems arose in January about the misuse of a variance on the property.

  • Old Henry Road open house

    Project consultants, URS Corporation and Qk4, have completed the final design for reconstructing KY 3084 (Old Henry Road) starting just west of the intersection of Bush Farm Road and ending at KY 362 (Ash Avenue). Right of way acquisition is the next step prior to utility relocations and then construction.

  • AG opinion prompts amendment to La Grange law

     

    The Kentucky Attorney General has put an ordinance amending the City of La Grange’s business licensing tax into question.

    After the city council approved the changes 5-4 in their March meeting, the Kentucky Bar Association asked the Attorney General for a legal opinion on the constitutionality of the law.