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  • Fiscal Court awards $100,000 to Historical Society for $2 million renovation project

    Members of the Oldham County Historical Society last week asked Oldham County Fiscal Court for $100,000 for its renovation project. Although they were awarded the large sum, it didn’t come without a fight.
    The History Center is in the midst of a $2 million campus renovation campaign to update the facility inside and out.
    Not only is there a campus renovation planned, but also in March, the Historical Society had to shut down part of the campus for damages caused by weather.

  • North Oldham Fire Department reduces tax rates for two districts

      The North Oldham Fire District will reduce tax rates in its district by five percent, beginning July 1.
      The current property tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of assessed valuation will be reduced to $0.095 per $100 of assessed valuation. which was voted on at the NOFD Board of Trustees meeting May 14.

  • North Oldham Fire Department reduces tax rates for two districts

      The North Oldham Fire District will reduce tax rates in its district by five percent, beginning July 1.
      The current property tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of assessed valuation will be reduced to $0.095 per $100 of assessed valuation. which was voted on at the NOFD Board of Trustees meeting May 14.

  • Oldham County Chamber: Half of alcohol ordinance petitions returned, outlook good for special election

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s Committee for Expanded Alcohol Sales updated the Oldham County Fiscal Court about its efforts to pursue 6,000 signatures on an expanded alcohol petition last week.
    Clayton Stoess, member of the Expanded Alcohol Sales for Oldham County committee, told the magistrates that the Chamber had received half of the signatures needed after sending more than 30,000 mailed petitions to Oldham County residents at the end of April.
    Stoess said the Chamber hopes to have the required signatures by the end of June.

  • Primary results for Oldham similar to state

      While the leading Republican candidate for governor had a close statewide race in the May 19 Primary Election, Matt Bevin enjoyed a large margin over his opponents in Oldham County.
    In fact, Oldham County voters cast a total of 2,254 ballots for Bevin, giving him 283 more votes than his closest opponent, Hal Heiner.

  • Oldham County crime updates

      Tina Bache, who was employed as a bookkeeper and receptionist at Capital Paving in La Grange, was indicted May 8 on charges she embezzled money from the business.
      An Oldham County Grand Jury indicted Bache on four felony counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and one count of unlawful access to a computer, first degree. The indictment came after a six-month investigation by the La Grange Police Department, which showed Bache had embezzled more than $100,000 from Capital Paving from 2012 to 2014.

  • Bourbon isn’t just for the boys

    The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Strong Leadership Stong Women 2015 last Friday at Hunting Creek Country Club. Over 70 men and women came out to see the impact women have had on the Bourbon industry.

  • Public records -- May 28

    La Grange Arrest
    May 19 -- Barry E. Miller, 58, La Grange was cited for operating a vehicle with expired operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense, no registration plates, no registration receipt.

    Property Transfers
    Bonnie Warren to Matthew and Lindsay Scalese, Lots 678, 679 Crystal Lake, La Grange, $173,000

    Stacy Mill, fka Stacy Irwin and Andrew Mill to Shawn and Jennifer Morgan, Lot 19, Goshen Woods, 1421 Nightingale Lane, Goshen, $289,000

  • Robbery suspect in court again, case pending on court documents

    A La Grange man, who was arrested in August for a string of bank robberies, was back in court last week and—as it turns out—he is a wanted man in several counties.
    William Gary Grubbs Jr., 36, was indicted in August by an Oldham County grand jury on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to robberies at Farmers Bank of Milton on Highway 53 on April 23 and June 1.
    Grubbs was arrested June 25 in Kenton County. Louisville Metro Police charged him with robbery first degree for a bank robbery in Jefferson County.

  • In memory of the Fallen

    Forty-two U.S. flags will fly high in La Grange from Memorial Day through Veterans Day and each of them memorialize the memory of an Oldham County veteran who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
    The American Legion Post 39 is responsible for placing the flags for each of the servicemen that gave his life in service beginning in WWI to the present. The event has continued since the early 1990s.