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  • I-71 exit ramp will close

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the southbound Interstate 71 to KY 329 ramp (Exit 14) in Oldham County will be closed for concrete pavement replacement.  The exit ramp is scheduled for closure September 6-11.

     KYTC recently awarded a contract to Gohmann Asphalt and Construction, Inc. to remove and replace the concrete pavement at the exit and entrance ramps on southbound Interstate 71 at KY 329.   The contract amount for this project is $772,000 and has a completion date of September 30, 2013.

  • Storm Breaks Poles, Knocks Out Power in Oldham

    Storms late Saturday into Sunday morning knocked out power for 6800 Oldham County residents this weekend, according to LG & E.

    The heaviest hit areas were in Crestwood, the power company said. Weather reports said 65 to 70 mph winds hit Oldham during the storms, leading to 13 broken poles along LaGrange Road.

    There were also reports of wires down and some damaged equipment, the company said.

  • Animal Control employee fired

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has officially fired an animal control officer for admitting to official misconduct, but is locked into a battle with a state agency over money due to the former employee.

    Fiscal Court officially fired Animal Control officer Elmer "Jim" Nichter on Aug. 20.  Nichter was arrested on May 15 for forgery, official misconduct and theft relating to a missing dog case. Earlier this month, Nichter pled guilty in court to official misconduct. This admission prompted Judge-Executive David Voegele to let him go.

  • 'Smooth' Triathlon, some still upset

    Another Louisville Ironman Triathlon has come and went with no major incidents, according to several police departments in the county.

    Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow said his deputies did not have anything “out of the ordinary” with Sunday’s triathlon. La Grange Police Department reported no problems as well.

    Oldham County Police say they also did not have any problems with the competition, while coordinating with Kentucky State Police and Louisville Metro Police.

  • SECOND STATION APPROVED FOR PEWEE VALLEY

    After years of preparation, the plans for Station Two for the Pewee Valley Fire Protection Department were finally approved during a special meeting Monday night.

    The station will be built in Shelby County to allow for faster response time for people living out there. While no contract has officially been agreed on, the board approved the final specs of the new building and agreed on a price. They will begin finalizing a contract with E and H Construction for the project, which will cost $1.59 million.

  • SMALL BUSINESSES CAN SUCCEED IN TOUGH ECONOMY

    Tom McShane has had a lot of jobs in his lifetime – construction worker, carpenter, farmhand, biodiesel engineer, teacher, manager, performer, musician and more. But it was his love of music, his sense of community, and his family’s needs that led him to take the plunge into trying his hand at becoming a small business owner, despite the recent shaky and uncertain economy.

  • Blasting continues on Highway 42

    The East End Bridge project, which will connect the Gene Snyder Freeway with Utica, Ind. finally got underway this summer. Eventually, the bridge will allow travelers to cross the Ohio River and access Interstate 65 or Interstate 71 without having to drive through Louisville.

    Before completion though, construction crews will be shutting down parts of Gene Snyder as well as U.S. 42 daily in order to do some blasting. The Gene Snyder will have to be extended to the river, approximately a 1.5 mile addition.

  • Irish Rover Closing, New Restaurant Will Open Soon

    The Irish Rover Too is closing this week ending roughly a decade on La Grange’s Main Street.

    A sign on the door of the restaurant says the business will close this Saturday, August 31st, but another restaurant will take its place.

    Irish Rover owner Michael Reidy says he has enjoyed his time running his second location in Oldham County, saying the community has “supported us, we felt loved and needed” during 10 years in the area.

    Reidy’s first location, the Irish Rover, is located in Louisville.

  • Local Ironman will lead to road closings in Oldham

    The annual Ironman Louisville triathlon will be held this Sunday, Aug. 25. That means Oldham County residents can expect some heavy delays if trying to travel on several roads in the county.

    As in years past, the main portion of the 112-mile bike ride will go through Oldham County which leads to the closing of many roads.

  • KSP checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of August 26, 2013 – September 9, 2013.

     The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.