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  • Kentuckiana Works board size reduced

    Oldham officials approved an interlocal agreement with Kentuckiana Works Tuesday.

    The agreement between Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties for a Greater Louisville Workforce Investment area and board allows cooperation between the counties on a basis of mutual 

    advantage.

    As part of the amended agreement adopted on Tuesday, the court voted to reduce the size of the Kentuckiana Works Board from 47 to 33.

  • Despite some tacky distractions, organizers call triathlon a success

    Aside from a couple incidences of mischief, Sunday’s Ironman bike leg ran smoother than ever, race officials report.

    Race officials, law enforcement personnel and government officials met Tuesday to discuss problems from the race and plan for next year. In all, the consensus is Ironman competitors and organizers encountered fewer problems than expected.

  • Property transfers

    Crestwood

    Barry and Dana Brumfield to American International Relocation Solutions LLC, lot 63, Lockwood Estates, 3703 Barbara Ann Blvd., Crestwood, $232,000.

    American International Relocation Solutions LLC to Amy and Randall Phillips, lot 63, Lockwood Estates, 3703 Barbara Ann Blvd., Crestwood, $232,000.

    Tracy and John Fischer to Harry Hays and Kathleen Hayes, lot 92, Grand Dell, 4711 Grand Dell Drive, Crestwood, $360,000.

    Fine Home Builders LLC to Jon Kaltman, lot 54, Poplar Wood, 12509 Poplar Wood Drive, Crestwood, $1,017,000.

  • A brand-new Norton

    Norton Brownsboro Hospital opened Aug. 26 – the not-for-profit system’s fifth hospital in Louisville. The hospital is located in northeastern Jefferson County in Old Brownsboro Crossing, a retail, office and medical space development off Brownsboro Road, near Interstate 71 and the Gene Snyder Freeway, just east of The Summit shopping center. 

  • Residents appointed to local posts

     Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court made the following appointments at their meetings Aug. 19 and Sept. 1:

    • Vickey Grace, appointed to the Oldham Planning Commission, four-year term. 

    • Loren Kloft, appointed to Oldham County Code Enforcement Board, three-year term.

  • Planning commission recommends parks plan

    A new plan for parks in Oldham County passed a hurdle Aug. 25 as members of the Oldham County Planning Commission gave approval. 

    The plan calls for nearly doubling the park acreage in the county with a wish list of about 600 new acres of parkland at a cost of about $72 million. While not all the elements of the plan may come to fruition in the near future, it is a blueprint of what’s desirable. 

  • Williams joins the staff of The Oldham Era

    The Latest: A newspaper professional with strong connections to Kentucky is the new general manager of The Oldham Era newspaper, The Marketplace shopper and OldhamEra.com.

    Clarissa Williams joined the staff of The Oldham Era as general manager Aug. 5. 

  • Sheriff's reports

    Joel M. Rivenburg, 24, Roederer Correctional Complex, arrested by OCSO Aug. 20, failure to pay fines.

    Joshua B. Durbin, 21, 4418 W. Ky. 146, Buckner, arrested Aug. 19, flagrant non-support.

    Wayne E. Kindrick, 33, 721 Jericho Road, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 19, failure to comply.

    Mary K. Koontz, 19, 8420 Todds Point Road, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Aug. 19, failure to appear.

    Corey B. Wayne, 18, 7306 Lark Road, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Aug. 18, failure to comply.

  • Ideal Dentistry office entered in national healthcare design contest

    Cosmetic dentist Dr. Christian Hahn of Ideal Dentistry in Prospect believes most dentist’s offices aren’t designed with visitor experience in mind.

    Dr. Hahn set out to create a contemporary, European-inspired design for his pracitce that was soothing and welcoming. He chose Louisville-based design firm Rowland Design because of its portfolio of exceptional healthcare designs.

  • Learning capacity

    When officials announced plans in April to tighten the school district’s budget and layoff more than 50 teachers, they speculated that employing fewer teachers would increase the student-teacher ratio for Oldham County Schools district-wide by one student. Students, teachers and parents are now seeing evidence of it. At OCMS and other schools, fewer teachers means 32 students (or more) in a classroom equipped for 25.