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  • Property transfers

    Buckner

    Donald and Barbara Gentry to Weichart Relocation Resources Inc., lot 9, Darby Pointe, 5016 Fox Run Road, Buckner, $191,750.

    Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. to Daniel and Shannon Pfaff, lot 9, Derby Pointe, 5016 Fox Run Road, Buckner, $191,750.

    Crestwood

    Robert and Angela Jones Jr. to Robert and Joann Jones Sr., lots 20 and 21, Camden Acres, 5934 Camden Acres Drive, Crestwood, $170,000.

    Stephen and Patricia Hunt to Howard and Tory Herron, lot 161, Kentucky Acres, 3015 Shady Trace Court, Crestwood, $220,000.

  • Rawlings’ donation used for skate park

    Without notifying the city council, the mayor of La Grange recently used donated funds to purchase equipment for the city’s skate park.  The city of La Grange – and Oldham County government – each received $200,000 in anonymous donations in 2008.

  • Car strikes couple on Ky. 329 bypass

    A Crestwood woman is dead and one man is injured after a vehicle traveling on the Ky. 329 bypass Friday struck the couple in the roadway. Police responded to an injury accident involving two pedestrians about 9:20 p.m.

  • Foxhollow Farm Market named certified roadside market

    Foxhollow Farm Market is one of 92 markets across the state – and two in Oldham County – named a member of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

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

    Foxhollow Farm Market sells farm fresh grass-fed beef, organic vegetables and a variety of relishes, salsa and baked goods at their market on Ky. 329 in Crestwood. 

    For information on Foxhollow Farm Market visit www.foxhollowfarm.com or call 241-9674.

  • Schools maintain tax rate

    School taxes aren’t going up in Oldham County this year as the Oldham County Board of Education voted to maintain the current property tax rate.

    Superintendent Paul Upchurch argued for a higher rate of 67.3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. That rate would’ve garnered about $225,000 extra for schools which have undergone drastic cuts this year, while only taxing each home-owner a few more dollars.

  • Property tax rate remains the same in Pewee Valley

    Pewee Valley residents will pay the same property tax as the last two years after the city council approved the rate at their Monday meeting.

    The council approved a rate of $.1439 per $100 of assessed property – the same rate as the previous two years. Bills should go out within the next month.

    As in the past, property owners can receive a 10-percent discount for early payment before Oct. 31. After Dec. 1, a 7-percent penalty plus interest will be added onto the bill.

  • OCEMS is drug-free certified

    Oldham County EMS is the first ambulance service in the state to be recognized by the Kentucky League of Cities as a drug-free certified workplace.

    To achieve the certification, OCEMS had to implement a variety of training and testing measures, many of which were already in place, Maj. Stuart Crawford said.

    “It’s saying to the public that we’re doing everything humanly possible to be drug-free,” Crawford said.

  • Prospect fencing ordinance may be too intrusive

    A proposed fencing ordinance in Prospect is being called too intrusive and unenforceable.

    Members of the Prospect city council are have been formulating new guidelines for fences since winter. 

    Residents’ latest concerns stem from two provisions in the ordinance.

    It states temporary fences are allowable for seasonal vegetable gardens, but shouldn’t be visible from the road. 

    Resident Peggy Mealey-Miles said with some effort, most backyards are visible from the street. 

  • Officer dove into I-71 median to avoid crash; driver charged, alcohol suspected

    A La Grange police officer is injured and another man is hospitalized after a crash on I-71.

    According to police, a pickup truck pulling a small trailer jackknifed and flipped on its side about 1:20 a.m. Sunday on I-71 southbound between milemarkers 20 and 21.

    Two officers from the Oldham County Police Department and La Grange Police Officer Jeremy Ferguson responded to the scene and prepared to close a section of the interstate.

    OCPD Lt. Col. Billy Way said Ferguson exited his vehicle and popped the trunk to retrieve emergency equipment and a reflective vest.

  • 2009 Guide to the Gridiron

    The Oldham Era is gearing up for this weekend's Kickoff Classic with our special preview section filled with stats, schedules, analyses and photos of North Oldham, Oldham and South Oldham high school football players.