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  • Construction ahead

    Improvements to Oldham County’s roads will happen sooner than expected due to $420 million of federal stimulus dollars directed to road improvements in Kentucky. That money frees up money in the state budget, State Sen. Ernie Harris said. Harris, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, said about $31 million will be directed to Oldham County in the next two years.

  • Farmers’ market opens April 4

     Norton Commons Farmers’ Market will open for the season April 4. Live music begins in May, along with children’s attractions and chefs demos. 

  • Camden Station has principal and counselor of the year

    In only his first year as principal, Stuart Martin of Camden Station Elementary has already been named Outstanding Principal by the Kentucky School Counselor Association. Camden Station Counselor Brittany Ford was named Kentucky Counselor of the Year and the Emerging Leader Award. Deputy Superintendent Charleen McAuliffe said in his first year Martin has really built a strong community of students and staff as he incorporated long time teachers at Camden with new staff replacing those who went to Locust Grove Elementary when it opened in August. 

  • Earth Hour 2009 involves lights out on Saturday night

     The City of La Grange will be participating in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour.  

  • The Oldham Era, Baptist Hospital Northeast, Mortenson Family Dental and a host of local businesses are teaming up to offer a makeover for one lucky Oldham County mom. 

  • Mayor’s veto comes a week after unanimous vote

     After a unanimous vote at the La Grange City Council’s March meeting approved the comprehensive zoning ordinance, the mayor decided to veto it more than a week later.

  • Stimulus funds are headed to Oldham County

    More than $1 million worth of economic stimulus money is headed to Oldham County for sidewalks and guardrails. At the last fiscal court meeting, Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner said he had problems with President Obama’s stimulus package, but OC is lining up at the feed trough like everyone else.

  • Screening is key to prevention, early detection of colon cancer

    As the nation marks National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March, the American Cancer Society is encouraging Americans to get lifesaving screening tests that have been proven to reduce the risk of the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.

  • La Grange civil engineer honored for service

    The American Society of Civil Engineers recently presented one of Oldham County’s own a Distinguished Service Award for his service to the Society.  ASCE is the premier engineering society serving civil engineers in the United States as well as other countries. Its membership consists of 146,000 civil engineers from all around the world. ASCE’s 2009 award recipient is David F. Garber, P.E., P.L.S. of La Grange.

  • Don’t be alarmed, it’s only $20

     Homeowners with a burglar or fire alarm programmed to alert Oldham County dispatchers are now required to register alarm systems with local police, and could be fined for more than two false alarms per year.