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  • County’s CFO announces resignation

    Oldham County’s chief financial officer is resigning at the end of the month to work in Florida.

    CFO Shawn Boyle’s last day as a county employee is Feb. 28.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner read Boyle’s resignation letter to members of fiscal court Tuesday. Boyle said he’s leaving to “further a career in financial management.”

    Murner said Boyle has turned down several offers in the past to move on and has “rendered incredible services to us as CFO.”

    “We will all miss him,” he said.

  • Candidates file for 2010 election season

    The 2010 election season has attracted 59 Oldham residents campaigning for 30 elected positions. 

    From constables and magistrates to judge-executive and jailer, this election year brings seasoned veterans and newcomers alike to the political arena for what promises to be an exciting ride.

    Let the countdown to the May primary begin.

    The filing deadline for candidates in the 2010 election season was Tuesday.

  • La Grange to refinance golf course bonds

    La Grange city officials recently discussed refinancing bonds for Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    The city intends to approve the issuance of general obligation refunding bonds for $1,750,000 to acquire and improve the Eagle Creek Golf Course. 

    The bonds are dated March 1, 2000, and officials have determined substantial interest savings may be obtained through refinancing.

    The La Grange City Council will decide at the city’s March council meeting. 

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church hosts voters assembly

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host a voters’ assembly at both the 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. Main items of business include the acceptance or rejection of the revitalization program and the election of a treasurer.

  • Girl Scout troops host father/daughter dance

    Girl Scout Troops 197 and 300 are hosting the 14th annual father/daughter Valentine’s Day dance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Camden Station Elementary School.ee

    Admission is $10 per couple and includes snacks, patch, crafts, a photo of the couple and dancing.ee

    Corsages can be purchased at the event for $5.ee No registration is required. 

    Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Family and Community partnership campaign.ee For information, call Terri at 222-0646 or 435-4853.

     

  • Newspaper teams to sponsor ‘Oldham Icon’ contest for local singers

     Whether you’ve written an original song like “Pants on the Ground” or plan to perform a familiar tune like “My Heart Will Go On,” a new contest aims to identify Oldham County’s crop of vocal talent.  

    Auditions for Oldham Icon – a singing talent show – are 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood. 

    Advance registration and a $10 fee is required. Space is limited. 

  • Property transfers

    Crestwood

    John and Linda Smith to John and Linda Smith Joint Revocable Trust, quitclaim, lot 49, Arbor Ridge, 6508 Westwind Way, Crestwood, Value $52,000.

    Heather and William to Michael and Dorothy McClain, gift, lot 1, Frances Avenue, Crestwood, FMV $48,000.

    Sheila and Reed Lee to Mary Bramblett, lot 11, Lakewood Valley, 3805 Georgie Way, Crestwood, $128,000.

    Jon and Janice Gulley to Jon Gulley, quitclaim, lot 22, Clark Pointe, 2102 Clark Pointe Drive, Crestwood, FMV $213,000.

  • Second Street crossing gates will be installed soon

    Gates will soon be in place and in working order at the Second Street railroad crossing in La Grange. 

    Mayor Elsie Carter said Monday that crews from CSX will be in the city this week working on finishing the gate installation. She said the gates should be working later this week.

    City officials chose to install gates on Second Street to prevent the city from losing it’s quiet zone or having to close the street.

  • County joins effort to manage scrap tires

    Oldham officials passed a resolution Tuesday to support the state’s Waste Tire Trust Fund.

    According to the resolution, four million scrap tires are generated annually in Kentucky and the fund gives counties the opportunity to manage those tires.

    Solid Waste Coordinator Linda Fountain said of the four million generated, only about two million are collected for removal. Many are often discarded along roadways and in streams.

  • Derby City Lighthouse Club meets Feb. 14

    Derby City Lighthouse Club invites Oldham County lighthouse enthusiasts to join the club for its meeting, 2 p.m. Feb. 14. at Douglass Hills City Hall, 219 Moser Road, Louisville.ee

    For information, call 897-3117 or 384-9477.