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  • County collects $780K in storm water fees; 15 percent still unpaid

    Though the Oldham County Storm Water Management District budget was approved in January after the fiscal court set the $41.16 per year rate, on Tuesday members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the budget through June 30, 2010. 

    Art Henson, a member of the Storm Water Management District Board said about 15 percent of the storm water bills sent out a few months ago are still unpaid. 

    The district has collected about $780,000 in fees. 

  • City budget includes $50K donation to school

    Members of the La Grange City Council heard a second reading of the city’s annual budget at their meeting on Monday. Since its first reading, at the council’s meeting in May, there have been some line item changes.

    Revenues and expenses for the 2009-10 budget each total $4,481,290. 

    Council member Jason Taylor said those line items changed are in areas that are already “well-padded and well above what has actually been spent in those areas the past few years.”

  • Four $1,500 paramedic training scholarships now available

    The Community Foundation of Louisville is now accepting applications to the Brian Jennemann Memorial Scholarship Fund, a perpetual endowment fund created by Brian’s parents to honor his life and commitment to helping others. 

    On July 20, 2001, Brian died after a brief battle with meningococcal meningitis. Brian was an emergency medical technician employed by Jefferson County EMS and known for his love of the profession. 

    His mother, Debbie Newton, lives in Crestwood.

  • La Grange City Council meets regarding city's historic district

    While some say the city’s historic district ordinance is undermining property values in La Grange, others say the ordinance is the city's only hope for preservation. Guidelines for new or renovated property in the historical district include restrictions regarding work to awnings, cornices, decks, doors, fencing, gutters, brickwork, porches, driveways, sidewalks, retaining walls, roofs, siding, signs, skylights, and windows.

  • New community brand revealed

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Oldham County Fiscal Court, Oldham County Tourism Commission and The Oldham Era unveiled a new community brand Tuesday. The new brand is expected to be recognized throughout Oldham County and utilized on community and business letterheads, public signage, economic development, tourism and other community marketing materials.  More than 100 slogans/logos were submitted through a contest facilitated by the 2007 and 2008 classes of Leadership Oldham County.

  • County renews agreement for One Call Now service

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court plan to extend the county’s agreement for the One-Call Now service.

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner will sign the agreement after officials from the county’s six incorporated cities sign an interlocal agreement to extend service for four years. 

  • On the other side of the story

    While I drearily stood in the grass near a train car early Saturday morning, South Oldham Fire Department Sergeant John Fekete placed his hand on my shoulder and smiled.

    “So you’re gonna be the victim, huh?”

    Dumbfounded by his question, I politely smile and nod.

    “Yep, that’s me,” I say. “The victim.”

    Little did he know how little I knew of the situation I was getting myself into.

  • Golf cart owners want green light for road use

    Cautiously creeping up to the intersection of Ky. 146 and Third Street, La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter looks to each direction before crossing the street.

    “Yee haw!” she yells as she firmly presses the gas pedal of her E-Z-Go golf cart – a $4,000 investment she made a year ago, which includes padded seats, flames on the side, chrome wheels, two tall orange flags and no seat belts.

    “You oughta get yourself a golf cart because it’s fun,” Carter said, chuckling. “You see things you never see when driving a car.”

  • Residents appointed Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court made the following appointments at their meeting May 19:

    • George Chapman, appointed to Assessment Appeals Board, three-year term;

    • Chris Haunz, currently an alternate, appointed to Code Enforcement Board, one-year term;

    • Stephen Moss, first-step recommendation to be alternate on Code Enforcement Board; and

    • Steve Shultz, re-appointed to Oldham County Ethics Commission, three-year term.

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    Francis and Agnes Gladwin to James and Shannon Howell, lot 242, Kentucky Acres, 3113 Setting Sun Court, Crestwood, $238,000.

    Christine Wheeler and Asa Kemplin to Kristin and Robert Wilson, lot 12, Moody Heights, 1201 Amy Ave., Crestwood, $157,000.

    Kevin and Kelly Markle to Scott and Tammy Blevins, tract 30, Borowick Farms, 4200 Evergreen Road, Crestwood, $251,000.

    Pamela Sample, executrix for Alice Povey to Darrell and Theresa Oldham, 2601 Povey Lane, Crestwood, $60,000.