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  • Parks at peak performance

    Picture this: 13 new parks sprinkled throughout Oldham County on 600 acres, enough to nearly double park space in the county. Include a horse park, a new aquatics center, an indoor aquatics center and a new gym. Then sprinkle around several basketball and tennis courts plus football, softball and soccer fields, including an indoor soccer facility.

    That’s what the committee behind the Oldham County Parks and Recreation Master Plan has already been picturing, detailing them in a 313-page plan that will soon undergo planning commission and fiscal court scrutiny.

  • Discussion of golf cart ordinance continues

    Following confusion at the last fiscal court meeting, County Attorney John Fendley sought to settle the debate concerning the usage of golf carts in Oldham County.

    Fendley decided – based on new measures recently passed – that fiscal court and the county should take no action.

    The law concerning the operation of low-speed vehicles on highways took effect June 25 and enforced more restrictive measures. If golf carts meet all requirements, then operation of a golf cart is legal, but only on roadways with a speed limit not exceeding 35 miles per hour.

  • Goshen couple, houseguests hold burglar at gunpoint

     

    A man police describe as a career criminal found more than he bargained for when  he invaded a Goshen home with two retired FBI agents inside.

     

    Homeowner Wes Johnson told police he awoke to the sound of his garage door opening about 1:30 a.m. Friday.  Minutes later, he found 34-year-old Sherman Ellis of Louisville hiding in a closet.

     

  • Burning truck blocks Covered Bridge Road

    A truck burned Thursday in Prospect blocking Covered Bridge Road for nearly an hour. 

    Crews from the South Oldham Fire Department worked to contain the blaze. The truck was being used by a Southern Pipeline Construction Co. crew working on gas lines in the area. 

  • Time for workin' on the railroad is running out

    Three hundred twenty nine days and counting.

    If the City of La Grange fails to implement safety measures to railway crossings by June 3, 2010, train operators will begin blaring horns as cars roll through the city.

    City council members voted unanimously Monday on a resolution to close a crossing at Second Street and install medians on First Street in order to adhere to Federal Railway Administration safety requirements.

  • Work starts, stops on Harrods Creek bridge

    Work started two weeks ago on long-anticipated repairs to the bridge over Harrods Creek on River Road, but now that work has stopped indefinitely.

    U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson issued a temporary restraining order Monday, halting work on the popular commuting route for Oldham residents until a lawsuit is resolved.

  • Sherwood Acres Beef named certified Farm Bureau roadside market

    Sherwood Acres Beef is one of 92 markets across the state named as a member of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Market program.

    In joining the program, the market has committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

    Sherwood Acres Beef sells all-natural Belted Galloway freezer beef that is USDA-inspected, dry-aged and in vacuum-sealed individual cuts at their market on Parker Drive in La Grange.

    For information, visit www.sherwoodacresbeef.com or call 222-4326.

  • Crosby appointed to regional post

    An Oldham County district judge who serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties is moving to a regional post. 

    District Court Judge Jerry D. Crosby has been appointed vice chief regional district judge for the Northern Region. 

    The region consists of Anderson, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Mason, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. 

     Judge Crosby is one of 30 judges Chief Justice Minton named to regional posts across Kentucky. 

  • Oldham County hosts ‘Freedom Celebration’ July 4

    Wendell Moore Park is the site of Oldham County’s Freedom Celebration on Independence Day. 

    From 2 to 4 p.m., the John Black Aquatics Center will host pool games.

    Country music band Long Shot will perform from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the park. The Oldham County Community Band will perform patriotic music from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. and the fireworks show begins at 10 p.m. 

    Park festivities are free. 

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    Jerry W. Burns, 46, 136 Salem View Road, London, arrested by OCSO June 18, failure to appear.

    John E. Lee, 50, 96 Flat Creek Road, Dry Ridge, arrested by OCSO June 19, failure to appear.

    Donald L. Moore, 45, 987 Vance Road, Turner Station, arrested by OCSO June 22, failure to comply. 

    Jose S. Arceta, 32, 2114 Liberty Lane, Goshen, arrested by OCSO June 22, failure to comply.

    Allison M. Bunnell, 18, 1908 Jericho Road, Apt. F2, La Grange, arrested by OCSO June 24, failure to appear.