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  • Pewee Valley Town Square renovation price tag revealed

     

    There hasn’t been much information coming out of Pewee Valley about its renovated Town Square concept since July, but at last week’s regular meeting, a dollar amount needed to fund the project was laid on the table.

    Council member Bethany Major told the council that the given estimate of the project from the architects with all the bells and whistles would be approximately $494,000. She said the city is hoping to get the amount paid for in full by grants.

  • New culinary program gives students a boost

    A new partnership with restaurant officials could give Oldham County Schools students a leg up on other school districts when it comes to culinary skills.

    The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Kentucky Restaurant Association, is bringing its ProStart curriculum to Kentucky, starting with the Arvin Education Center in Buckner.

    The program helps partner state industry associations, like the KRA, with local high school culinary programs, according to the NRAEF.

  • County Fiscal Court approves new cable franchise with Time Warner

    After weeks of negotiations, the Oldham County Fiscal Court has once again awarded the county’s cable franchise agreement to Time Warner Cable.

    The court opened up its franchise agreement months ago, in hopes of securing a better agreement with Time Warner or another cable provider. But with a non-exclusive agreement and a near monopoly on cable lines, there wasn’t much negotiating, County Judge-Executive David Voegele had previously said.

  • Goshen commission votes to move playground equipment from Creasey Mahan

    A dispute between the City of Goshen, some of its residents and the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve over playground equipment was mostly resolved, but not immediately.

    During a very contentious city commission meeting on Monday night, more than 30 residents of the city showed up to voice displeasure after the commission recently spent $150,000 to buy two acres of land and move their current playground, called Harmony Landing Park, from Creasey Mahan to the acquired land by North Oldham Baptist Church.

  • North Oldham Fire names Conway as new chief

    After three special meetings in the past weeks, the North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees chose a new fire chief after Chief David Stoltz announced his retirement on Friday.

    The board announced it selected Tim Conway, a daytime firefighter from the department, as chief.

    ”We are very confident that (Conway) will hit the ground running,” Randy Scherer, chairman of the board, said. “He was an excellent candidate and knows much about fire service and this department.”

  • Paul wants to tackle corporate tax rate, justice system in 2015

    With multi-state travel, especially to states that vote first in a presidential primary, it’s no secret that U.S. Senator Rand Paul is on the forefront of possibilities for president in two years.

    In recent weeks, Paul has traveled to Iowa, North Carolina and Michigan, mostly to campaign with U.S. Senate candidates in those states. And he’s been pegged the “most interesting man in politics” by Time magazine and grabbed headlines for a wide-ranging foreign policy speech.

  • Two accused in robbery waived to grand jury

    Two men charged in the armed robbery of the Thornton’s in Buckner have decided to send their cases to a grand jury.

    Douglass A. Orr, 28, from Pleasureville, and John Manning, 47, from La Grange, decided in separate hearings to waive their right to a preliminary hearing in District Court and head straight for a possible grand jury indictment.

  • Library holds first Comic Con

    There aren’t many times when Superman, Spiderman, Captain America and Darth Vader can be in the same place, but the most legendary comic book heroes and villains will all gather this weekend in Oldham County.

    The Oldham County Public Library will host the first-ever Comic Con for comic book fans on Saturday.

    “Comic books are an excellent way to get reluctant readers really engaged in reading,” Bethany Morse, OCPL Outreach and Public Services Librarian, said.

  • County alcohol vote delayed until June

    A proposed countywide alcohol vote will be pushed back until the end of June, proponents of overturning the ban on alcohol sales, said.

    Scott Whitehouse, the chair of a committee stemming from the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development organization, said conflicts with Oldham County Schools and poll workers is the reason for pushing back the vote from its original March date.

  • GOP sweeps all three local State House races

    Rep. David Osborne, a Prospect Republican, has represented House District 59 since 2005 and will keep his seat, which includes mostly western Oldham County, after Tuesday’s election.

    Osborne faced off against the head of the Oldham County Democratic Party, Jim Ewen, a Goshen resident who decided to run because of his dislike of national Republican policies.

    Osborne defeated Ewen with 73 percent of the vote.