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  • 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.

  • 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.