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  • Homeowners fund private park at The Reserve at L’Esprit

    The county’s first private park is set to open later this month at The Reserve at L’Espirit.

    Improvements started recently on the 11-acre greenspace in the development’s center. 

    There’s a basketball court, walking paths, grills, picnic tables and a large stone waterfall — all within walking distance of nearby homes.

    Joe Pusateri, developer and president of Elite Homes, proposed the park as a way to increase sales at The Reserve. 

  • Planning officials criticized for open records violations

    Two rulings for open records law violations by county government were released in early November.

    Oldham County resident Judy Ponder filed the open records appeals with the Office of the Attorney General in September.

    Ponder asserted the county engineer and planning and development office both failed to fulfill records requests.

    State law requires public agencies to determine within three business days if an open records request will be granted. If denied, the agency is required to send notification of why.

  • That’s a wrap: Directors finish takes in Oldham

    Look for Oldham County in the credits soon — with three movie directors wrapping up filming recently, the county has been a filmmaking hot spot.

    In August, City On A Hill Productions came to Oldham County to shoot its latest film, “The Christmas Experience.”

    City On A Hill Productions is a Louisville-based non-profit production company that has produced a number of short dramatic films and multi-episode DVD series. 

  • Reading pays off

     It was Linnea Wieck’s lucky day. On Tuesday, she was presented with a $1,000 check. 

    Then again, 4-year-olds don’t think about money very often, which is OK since the money is in a college savings account she can use in 14 years.

  • Neighbors file suit against wildlife center

    The county’s only wildlife rehabilitation center for mammals faces more resistance as a civil lawsuit filed earlier this month seeks to shut down the center.

    Second Chances Rehabilitation Center founder Brigette Williams is one of three licensed wildlife rehabilitators in the county, but the other two people only treat birds. 

  • National Weather Service warns tornadoes possible today

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Oldham County and several counties in south central Indiana and central Kentucky.

    This afternoon and tonight, gusty southwesterly winds up to 35 mph will occur again as another low-pressure system moves into the southern great lakes region.

    Along with the gusty winds, thunderstorm chances will increase by late afternoon across southern Indiana and into central Kentucky and the blue grass through the evening. The main threats with any severe thunderstorms will be damaging winds.

  • Black and white and scanned all over

    Little black barcodes dot the Goshen Elementary library, where they’re taped to shelves, doors, desks and even book spines. 

    To the naked eye they just look like, well, barcodes. But scanned with a smart phone, the barcodes bring up text, videos and other information.

    They’re quick response codes — barcodes that can hold data for 4,300 alpha-numeric characters in one small square.

  • Brownsboro elementary changed to top district priority

    Plans to build a Brownsboro elementary inched forward Nov. 9 when the district’s local planning committee voted to make the project a top priority in the district facility plan.

    Committee members voted 18-2 to raise the Brownsboro school priority from 2a to 1b, a change school officials say will make about $1.9 million available in state funding previously restricted because of the prioritization.

  • Nationwide emergency alert test planned at 2 p.m. Wednesday

    Kentucky Emergency Management will join multiple federal agencies today to conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.

  • Just Dance: 57th International Choreographers’ Showcase planned this weekend

    For 17 years, La Grange’s Dance-Forms Productions has organized international choreographers for performances around the globe — and this weekend, the show returns home to the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    This event will be the 57th International Choreographers’ Showcase. Susana Williams has produced four or five a year since 1994, along with help from her husband, Larry Williams.