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  • Red light for golf cart

     After a 7 to 1 vote by members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court, a red light was issued concerning a proposed ordinance to permit the use of golf carts on public roadways.

    The golf carts must be operated by licensed drivers and must within five miles of a golf course and on roadways with speed limits under 35 miles per hour.

  • Prospect tax rate remains steady

    Residents of the city of Prospect won't see a property tax increase this year as the Prospect City Council approved the same rate as last year, a rate of 21.25 cents per $100 of assessed property. At that rate, those residents of Prospect who live within Oldham County paid a higher rate than any other residents of Oldham. Other cities in the county have yet to approve a rate for next year.

     

  • Oldham PVA among 11 cleared for employing family

    Oldham County’s property valuation administrator and 10 others are cleared of allegations regarding misconduct by hiring of family members.

    A Franklin circuit court judge ruled on behalf of Oldham PVA Ron Winters and 10 other PVAs Monday in regards to allegations brought against them by the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission.

  • Sewer rate increase avoided

    Sewer district officials avoided having a second rate increase this year, but they’re telling customers to expect rate hikes during the next five years.

    Members of Oldham fiscal court reviewed the Oldham County Sewer District’s budget Tuesday and approved a revenue option that doesn’t  include an increase in rates but does include debt refinancing. 

  • Graduation 2009

     The Oldham Era was there. We came, we saw and we took LOTS of pictures! You will find them in our paper this week and at the bottom of this web page in the slideshow. See your graduate? Email John at: jfoster@oldhamera.com for a reprint!

  • School district cuts 4 more jobs

    Teachers aren’t the only employees losing their jobs due to budget cuts at Oldham County Schools. Two central office positions and two career center positions will be eliminated effective July 1. 

    Superintendent Paul Upchurch said he decided to eliminate positions for a district communications director and a facilities consultant. Those positions save a little more than $100,000 in district funds. 

    “It’s strictly a financial decision,” Upchurch said.

  • Baptist Medical Associates opens new practices

    Donna Gatewood, M.D., and Richard Hefner, D.O., both family practice, have joined Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood, which opened April 30 at 6106 Crestwood Station, Suite A.

    Jeffrey Reynolds, M.D., family practice; Robin Kindig, M.D., and Tonya Perkins, M.D., both internal medicine and pediatrics; and Sue Potvin, FNP, adult family nurse practitioner, have joined Baptist Medical Associates Eastpoint, which opened May 4 at 2400 Eastpoint Pkwy., Suite 550, in the Eastpoint Business Park.

  • La Grange Police remind juveniles of summer curfew

    The La Grange Police Deparment has set a city curfew for juveniles during the summer. 

    City ordinance states those under the age of 18 cannot be in any public place – including assemblies, buildings, streets, etc.) within the city during these hours: from 1 to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Friday.

    It also violates the ordinance for a parent to allow a juvenile to violate the curfew and they could face fines of up to $500 or jail time for more than one offense.

  • Heilman appearing on university’s TV show

    A local writer and historian who has worked with the Oldham County History Center will be featured on an upcoming TV program.

    At 5:30 a.m. Monday and 2 p.m. June 25, Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, chancellor of the University of Richmond, member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees and CU alumnus will appear on a show on the Kentucky Educational Television channel – the university’s “Dialogue on Public Issues” TV show, hosted by John Chowning.

  • Baptist Northeast plans outpatient center

    Baptist Hospital Northeast hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its Baptist Crestwood facility on June 10. 

    The $3 million, 12,450-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in January 2010 and will house outpatient diagnostic imaging and physical therapy.

    The facility is also the future home of the Baptist Medical Associates family practice of Donna Gatewood, M.D., and Richard Hefner, D.O., FAAFP and other physician offices. 

    Plans are to expand Baptist Medical Associates’ staff and hours to provide walk-in and after-hours care.