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  • Window to the past: A glimpse into The Oldham Era’s archives

    35 Years Ago

    Arctic Joe wins big at Hardscuffle Steeplechase

    Augustin Stables’ Arctic Joe left with the big money Saturday following the inaugural running of the Hardscuffle Steeplechase on Rose Island Road.  The $10,000 purse was earned with a winning time of 10 minutes, 58 seconds before an estimated 2,500 spectators.  Riding the winning horse was Leo O’Brien of Ireland. 

    Fifty-four of the nation’s top steeplechase horses were entered in the five races of the afternoon. Purse monies amounted to $17,000.

  • Public Records

     Sheriff’s reports

  • Sewer district proposes rate increase

    County officials will take a vote at the next fiscal court meeting on whether to approve a proposed rate increase for sewer district customers. The proposed increase could mean around $6 added onto the average bill – a 23-percent increase.

    Oldham County Sewer District Board chair Horace Harrod said the proposed increase is what the district’s budget shows is needed to meet debt service requirements in the district’s loans.

  • Oldham student earns alumni award

    Matthew Parker of La Grange was recently honored by Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, with an Alumni Award for Excellence.

    Parker, who graduated from Western May 8 with a degree in biology, was one of nine students honored by the WSC Alumni Association.

    During his time at Western he was a Thornton research scholar, participated in the summer research program at the University of Kentucky, was an instructor for the college’s Wilderness Pursuits outdoor recreation program and mentored local youth through the local Partners organization.

  • Prospect passes 2010-11 budget

    The Prospect city council passed a $2.75 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, a $79,216 reduction from last year’s budget total.

    Cuts are anticipated largely across three expenditures – general government, police and public works. Mayor Todd Eberle said there won’t be a cutback to direct services such as garbage pickup or police patrols but rather a delay to nonessential administrative functions such as recodifying ordinances next year instead of in this year’s schedule.

  • Business News

    Orthodontists donate books to Oldham County libraries

    Dr. and Mrs. Eric Bednar, orthodontists at BracesBracesBraces, recently purchased and donated books to three libraries in Oldham County.

    Dr. and Mrs. Bednar – who practices orthodontics at two locations in Oldham County – said they want to make sure that the libraries in Oldham County have plenty of books on the shelves for children to read.

    They purchased three sets of the same books, so each branch could have a set.

  • Davis files suit against U of L assistant coach

    A ticket broker who resides in Oldham County has filed suit against a University of Louisville men’s basketball coach, alleging that the coach “unjustly” kept $50,000 in cash related to the procurement of Kentucky Derby tickets.

  • News In Brief

    Marriage workshop offered Saturday

    The Marriage Education and Resource Center will offer a workshop, “Love and Respect,” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange.

    The workshop is free but donations are accepted.

    To register, call  939-0121, e-mail:  pdhud9@aol.com or visit kymrc.com.

    St. Francis Episcopal Church hosts vacation Bible school

  • One of county’s most dangerous roads gets much-needed improvements

    One of Oldham County’s most dangerous roads is getting some much-needed safety improvements, according to county officials.

    County engineer Beth Stuber said Hawley Gibson Road is undergoing an expansion during the next few weeks, a project similar to those done recently on Locke Lane and Cedar Point Road.

    The plan, she said, is to widen the road to 20 feet of pavement with black asphalt and an 18-inch roll curb on each side.


    Voegele, who ran against former Deputy Judge-Executive Paula Gish for the nomination, celebrated the win Tuesday night at the John Black Community Center in Buckner.

    No Democratic candidate filed for candidacy for the office, so Voegele runs unopposed in the November general election.

    “This is a great night for me and my family. Everyone here has helped me achieve this,” Voegele said to the crowd of well-wishers. “You find out when you do something like this, you have to be picked up and carried and be helped to accomplish this.”