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  • Road director resigns during investigation

    The county’s road superintendent has resigned in the midst of an investigation into the misappropriation of materials during his tenure, Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele announced.

    Lance Lashley resigned last Friday, Voegele said in a statement, after being put on paid leave on April 2 after allegations arose that Lashley had misappropriated materials from the road department.

    Voegele asked Oldham County Police to investigate and the matter is still ongoing, Voegele said.

  • School board approves security plan funding

    Oldham County Schools are undertaking a new district-wide security update, after the school board approved funding for the measure at Monday’s meeting.

    The board approved funding for phase 1 of the project, which will include installation of new electronic door hardware, video surveillance systems, emergency communications systems, electronic visitor management systems and new signage throughout the entire district.

  • Veteran organization takes recovery ride through Oldham County

    More than 100 injured veterans spent Monday on a wet ride through Oldham County, all in the name of raising awareness of their cause.

    The cyclists were part of the United Healthcare Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge, a weeklong, 450-mile cycling trip from Covington to Nashville, Tenn.

    Their trip led them down U.S. 42 on Monday for a quick lunch stop at the North Oldham Fire Department’s Skylight station. Kroger and the United Service Organizations (USO) provided lunch. It was the second day of the seven-day journey south.

  • Public gives input on La Grange parkway project

    La Grange residents got a renewed look at the proposed La Grange Parkway at a public information meeting held Monday night.

    The parkway, formerly called Ring Road, will connect the currently under construction overpass over Interstate 71 with Highway 53 south of La Grange and the Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    The road is currently designed to be four lanes, with sidewalks on each side. The road eventually will connect all the way to Highway 146, acting as bypass of traffic-clogged areas.

  • Public Records April 24

    La Grange Police Arrests

    April 14 -- David W. Turner, 32, La Grange was arreted on a Jefferson County warrant for probation violation.

    April 16 -- Derek J. Prather, 37, La Grange, was arrested for DUI, no insurance, expired registration, criminal littering.

    KSP Arrests

    April 18 -- Victor V. Black, 49, Crestwood, DUI 1st; Failure to comply with helmet law; Failure to produce insurance card.

  • Crestwood Civic to host firefighters appreciation dinner

    The Crestwood Civic Club is pleased to announce that it will host the 64th Annual Firefighters’ Appreciation Dinner for the South Oldham Fire Department on Monday, April 28 at the Clubhouse located on Kavanaugh Road in recognition for the countless service hours and dedication of the many full time and part time members of the unit, as well as members of the board.

  • North Oldham High’s new principal to start July 1

    Craig Wallace will begin as principal July 1 following the retirement of Lisa Jarrett. Jarrett served as principal for eight years.

  • Burn ban in effect May 1

    Due to being designated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as “non-attainment” air quality for ozone and particulate matter because pollution levels have exceeded those permitted by the Clean Air Act, beginning May 1 and continuing until September 30 open burning is prohibited in Oldham County.

    All questions concerning open burning should be addressed to the KY Division of Air Quality at 1-888 BURN LAW (287-6529) or at www.air.ky.gov and click on Open Burning.

  • Walmart receives final approval from Crestwood council

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting April 16.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

    Kevin Thompson, public affairs director for Walmart, said there currently isn’t a date set to break ground on the new development, since final approval just came from the Crestwood council.

  • La Grange wants to refinance bonds

    Buoyed by revenue from the recently imposed occupational tax, the City of La Grange is considering refinancing the bonds it holds as part of its agreement to develop Oldham Reserve.

    At a special meeting on Monday, the city council heard from Dwight G. Salsbury of Ross, Sinclaire and Associates about a refinancing plan that could significantly lower debt payments, eliminate an $8 million lump sum payment and help the city end debt payments early.