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  • Voegele champions no tax increases at Chamber forum

    County Judge-Executive David Voegele is hoping four years of no tax increases and steady financial management will earn him another four years in the county’s top office. Speaking during the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development and Oldham Era’s candidate’s forum Tuesday night, Voegele said the best indicator of a possible second term is to view the record of his first term.

  • Candidates make their primary pitches at forum
  • Crestwood man arrested for DUI

    A Crestwood man has been arrested again for driving under the influence, after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a 2009 crash that involved alcohol and resulted in the death of his passenger and jail time for him.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Cody File, 23, last Wednesday in Eminence on a litany of charges. Those charges include DUI 2nd, aggravated, failure to report a traffic accident, operating on a suspended operator’s license, failure to surrender a revoked operator’s license and failure to wear a seatbelt.

  • Westport residents concerned about eroding road conditions

    After a particularly cold and wet winter and early spring, Westport residents are concerned their lifeline to the rest of the county may be impacted beyond repair.

    State Highway 524 is the main road into and out of the city of Westport, tucked in the northwest part of Oldham County. And currently the road and the terrain around it are in terrible shape, residents said.

    “On the uphill side, it’s the worst it’s ever been since I’ve been here,” Stephen Davis, a resident since 1995, said.

  • Some like it HOT

    Firefighters from South Oldham, Ballardsville and La Grange took part in training on Sunday in Buckner. Teams of firefighters took turns putting out planned fires in a structure that was donated to the La Grange Fire Department for training purposes. Over 50 personnel trained on around 21 fires. Bottom left: Eagen Spice plays during the training. Bottom right: Phil Coggeshall, takes a break during the action.

  • Bevin spends day in La Grange

    With roughly a month left until primary election day, U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin was hitting the La Grange pavement hard last week in search of votes.

    Bevin, a Republican running against current U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell for the Republican nomination in May, held several events in the city last Friday.

    But he also spent a lot of time shaking hands and talking to voters up and down Main Street in downtown La Grange, mostly in front of Karen’s Book Barn.

  • County road director Lashley suspended with pay

    The head of Oldham County’s Road Department has been temporarily suspended pending an internal investigation of operations.

    Lance Lashley, director of the department, was recently placed on leave, Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele confirmed last Wednesday.

    Voegele declined to provide details of the allegations against Lashley, citing the open investigation.

    “Oldham County Police are looking into it,” Voegele said. “We’re waiting for the investigation to be complete.”

  • Making a difference one cup at a time
  • Construction continues for two major road projects

    State highway officials are encouraging drivers in Oldham County to slow down and be safer on the roads while two main infrastructure projects progress.

    Construction crews have started work on an overpass to connect New Moody Lane and Commerce Parkway in La Grange, as well as to build a pedestrian crossing at Exit 17 in Buckner.

    The projects coincide with the state’s Work Zone Safety Week, which is April 15 – 19 this year.

  • La Grange Utilities Commission awaiting ordinance changes

    A search for a new director for the La Grange Utilities Commission is slightly delayed while the commission waits for a new ordinance to be passed by the La Grange City Council.