Local News

  • Prospect passes 2010-11 budget

    The Prospect city council passed a $2.75 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, a $79,216 reduction from last year’s budget total.

    Cuts are anticipated largely across three expenditures – general government, police and public works. Mayor Todd Eberle said there won’t be a cutback to direct services such as garbage pickup or police patrols but rather a delay to nonessential administrative functions such as recodifying ordinances next year instead of in this year’s schedule.

  • Business News

    Orthodontists donate books to Oldham County libraries

    Dr. and Mrs. Eric Bednar, orthodontists at BracesBracesBraces, recently purchased and donated books to three libraries in Oldham County.

    Dr. and Mrs. Bednar – who practices orthodontics at two locations in Oldham County – said they want to make sure that the libraries in Oldham County have plenty of books on the shelves for children to read.

    They purchased three sets of the same books, so each branch could have a set.

  • Davis files suit against U of L assistant coach

    A ticket broker who resides in Oldham County has filed suit against a University of Louisville men’s basketball coach, alleging that the coach “unjustly” kept $50,000 in cash related to the procurement of Kentucky Derby tickets.

  • News In Brief

    Marriage workshop offered Saturday

    The Marriage Education and Resource Center will offer a workshop, “Love and Respect,” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange.

    The workshop is free but donations are accepted.

    To register, call  939-0121, e-mail:  pdhud9@aol.com or visit kymrc.com.

    St. Francis Episcopal Church hosts vacation Bible school

  • One of county’s most dangerous roads gets much-needed improvements

    One of Oldham County’s most dangerous roads is getting some much-needed safety improvements, according to county officials.

    County engineer Beth Stuber said Hawley Gibson Road is undergoing an expansion during the next few weeks, a project similar to those done recently on Locke Lane and Cedar Point Road.

    The plan, she said, is to widen the road to 20 feet of pavement with black asphalt and an 18-inch roll curb on each side.


    Voegele, who ran against former Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish for the nomination, celebrated the win Tuesday night at the John Black Community Center in Buckner.

    No Democratic candidate filed for candidacy for the office, so Voegele runs unopposed in the November general election.

    “This is a great night for me and my family. Everyone here has helped me achieve this,” Voegele said to the crowd of well-wishers. “You find out when you do something like this, you have to be picked up and carried and be helped to accomplish this.”

  • Gish resigns


    Deputy judge-executive Paula Gish said she will resign from that post Friday after a federal agency found her job duties conflict with her candidacy for the county’s top office. 

  • Prospect Expo is Thursday

     The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host our 6th Annual PACC Community Expo – “Home Grown Commitment” on May 13th. We invite the community to join us for an exciting evening of entertainment, delicious and mouth watering samples from our restaurants and caterers and the oportunity to visit many of the area’s most successful businesses. Take the time to talk to their representatives and find out more about what each business offers the Prospect and surrounding area.

  • Oldham grand jury indicts eight

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments: • Cynthia Mendoza, 30, is indicted for second-degree assault. According to the indictment, on Jan. 28, she allegedly intentionally caused physical injury to Tonya Schagene with a concrete yard ornament. • Frederick C. Montgomery Sr., 60, is indicted for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. According to the indictment, between Nov. 1, 2009 and Feb.

  • Retail secured for Oldham Reserve

     Louisville-based Hocker Group, LLC will develop a number of retail businesses at Oldham Reserve off Ky. 53 in La Grange, according to reports from county government and business officials.