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  • Pewee to pave Central Avenue sidewalk

    During the next year workers will lay $20,000 worth of sidewalk in Pewee Valley and stop when the money runs out, however far that is.

  • Hiatus ends for ‘new business’ in La Grange

     La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter said she removed new business from city council agendas after what she called an “ambushing” by council members.

    Yet despite differences, the familiar item returned to their meeting Monday after a three-month hiatus.

    New business will be included in La Grange City Council meeting agendas until further notice following a June 29 meeting between Council members Jason Taylor, Tom Goldsmith, Melanie Woosley and Carter.

  • Historic schoolhouse spared

    Following wind and ice storms in the past year, Kathy Hockersmith found her aging barn on the verge of a collapse. Determined to keep the barn, Hockersmith worked tirelessly to repair it. 

    “It should have been on the ground,” Hockersmith said, due to the severe damage the barn endured during the storms. “But it has withstood all the tests that nature has given it and it’s destined to be something great.”

  • OCSD spending $25K with hopes to secure $1.5M in grant funds

    Oldham County Sewer District will pay grant writers nearly $25,000 to write grant applications for necessary funding.

    Sewer District board members held a special meeting Monday and approved allowing grant writers from two different companies to handle grant applications in hopes of securing more than $1.5 million in funds.

    Rob Nicholas, a representative of Veolia Water, which oversees Oldham County’s sewer system, said the grant writers will be paid between $20,000 and $25,000.

  • Sheriff’s reports

    Arrests

    Jess Deckel, 23, 407 Oakview, La Grange, arrested by OCSO July 9, fourth-degree assault.

    Christopher M. Westmoreland, 33, Roederer Correctional Complex, La Grange, arrested by OCSO July 10. 

    Christopher Meadors, 24, Luther Luckett, La Grange, arrested by OCSO July 10, Jefferson County warrant. 

    Marcia J. Kelly, 51, 14001 Harbour Place, Prospect, arrested by OCSO July 9, failure to appear. 

  • Extra police cruised into town for sheriff’s meeting

    Many eyebrows rose last week as numerous law enforcement vehicles ventured through Oldham County. But no one was in trouble.

    Instead, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and the Louisville Metro Police Department hosted a multi-state law enforcement conference providing interview and interrogation training for law enforcement investigators at the John Black Community Center June 30 through July 2.

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    Anne Moser to John Moser Jr., quitclaim, 10.01 acres on Ky. 146 at the corner of Magnet Wire, Crestwood, FCV $550,000.

    Richard and Ann Selvage to Ann Selvage, lot 31, Harrods Crossing, 2913 Harrods Crossing Blvd., Crestwood, FMV $750,000.

    The William Smukler Revocable Trust to Larry and Lynn Weeden, lot 3, Whit Acres, 1615 Whittaker Road, Crestwood, $152,000.

    Mattingly-Jones LLC to The Jones Group LLC, lot 40, Heritage Hills, Crestwood, $62,900

  • Rescuing Summer

    Despite rainy weather, half a dozen multi-color unchained bicycles scatter along the side of Harmony Hills Country Club and familiar sounds echo throughout the Goshen facility Sunday.

    But these familiar summertime features almost didn’t happen.

    Tears were plentiful this spring when Brigitte Oldaker realized her business for four decades would close due to steep costs.

  • 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.