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  • OC Day Parade Grand Marshals celebrate 50 years of Project Guild

    Roughly 50 years to the day, 14 women in their 20s gathered in La Grange with a similar goal in mind, one focused on improving their community by tackling smaller, but necessary, projects.

    Little did they know that decades later, that first official meeting of Project Guild would lead to numerous fundraising events, a day-long festival or even a parade where they will be honored as grand marshals this year.

  • Council approves new Pewee Valley town center

     

    Pewee Valley residents are one step closer to a redesign of its city center after council members approved the option selected by an online vote in a council meeting earlier this week.

    In June, voters were given the option to choose from two Town Square concept plans, one keeping the city’s fire pit in Town Square and one relocating it.

    Council members tallied the 127 votes and by a vote of 36, residents of Pewee Valley chose Town Square Concept A. Concept B received 25 votes and 9 people voted for the “other” option.

  • Berry given offer in abuse case

    A man accused of sexual abuse of a female minor has received a plea offer to resolve his case.

    Michael P. Berry, 36, was indicted in April on three counts of sexual abuse after being arrested by Kentucky State Police in March. Berry has denied the charges.

    According to the police report of his arrest, Berry admitted to a KSP officer that he committed sexual abuse of a female minor during a two-week period at his Oldham County home in late February.

  • County fair entries due soon

    Anyone looking to win a blue ribbon in the Oldham County Fair should register their exhibits and food on Monday and Tuesday.

    This year, blue ribbon exhibitors will receive a premium of $6; second place will receive $4; third place will receive $2 for a total of $3,420 handed out over several categories.

    Registration for exhibits will take place on Monday from 2 to 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at the Home and Family Arts Center at the Fairgrounds.

  • Extension office celebrates 100 years in Oldham County

    One of Oldham County’s oldest services is celebrating its 100th birthday this year with a float in the annual Oldham County Day Parade.

    The Oldham County Extension Office was first opened by John T. Taylor in 1914 and has grown from a rural agriculture outreach service to one available to any resident of the county, extension agent Traci Missun said.

    “We’re open for anybody,” Missun said. “We have a diverse client base. Our mission is to serve people and be a non-biased point of information for people.”

  • 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.

  • Red, white and BOOM!

    Oldham County celebrated the Fourth of July holiday at Wendell Moore Park with music, fun and fireworks.
     

  • 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.