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  • Relay for Life is May 10 at Oldham Co. High

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will return to Oldham County this spring.

    The fundraising event will be held 7 p.m.-7 a.m., May 10-11, at the Oldham County High School football field. It is the 12th year for the event here.

  • New contract for recycling could save $6,720 in Oldham tax dollars

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele has signed off on a new contract to haul away the county’s recyclable materials.

    A two-year contract with Republic Services Corporation began Friday. The company will haul recyclables that residents drop into self-serve containers at the Oldham County Recycling Center in Buckner.

  • Alvey promoted at Oldham Planning and Development

    Amy Alvey has been promoted to community planner for Oldham Planning and Development. 

    Oldham County magistrates approved her promotion Tuesday.

  • Southeast Christian appoints pastor to lead Oldham campus

    Long-time staff member Greg Allen has been selected as campus pastor for the Oldham campus of Southeast Christian Church in Crestwood.

    Allen has been on staff with the church for 30 years and served in capacities such as student pastor, worship pastor, lead team pastor and now, campus pastor in Oldham County.

  • Sheriff’s budget to reflect $21,000 in pay increases

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office budget for 2013 has been adjusted to reflect increases in deputies’ salaries that were inadvertently omitted.

    County magistrates approved the budget amendment March 7. More than $21,000 was added to the deputies’ gross salary line item.

    The change in the salary total also precipitated an uptick in the employer’s share of Social Security and hazardous duty retirement contributions.

  • School redistricting forums are March 26-28

    Parent input will play a major role in determining which Oldham County school students will attend as part of a new redistricting process.

    The process is unlike any other in the area and will begin with an initial round of public forums March 26-28.

    Because of changing enrollments and facility changes, Oldham County Schools officials are planning to redistrict students before the 2014-15 school year.

  • Oldham native, woman killed in Henry Co. crash

    An Eminence man and his passenger are dead after a crash Sunday night in Henry County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the crash occurred at 9:35 p.m. on Ky. 146 when a vehicle traveling east on Ky. 146 left the roadway and struck a tree.  

  • Public meeting planned about East End Bridge

    A public meeting and open house is scheduled March 12 to provide updated information on plans, progress and schedules for the Ohio River East End Bridge Project.

    The meeting is being jointly sponsored by WVB East End Partners, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana Finance Authority.

  • EVERY SECOND COUNTS: Heart attack patient is grateful for EMTs trained for cardiac care

    Debbie Clark knew something was wrong. The sharp pain radiated from her arms to her shoulders and neck—even up into her jaw.

    “But nothing in my chest,” she recalled.

    So, surely it couldn’t have been a heart attack, right?

    After about 15 minutes of extreme pain, a co-worker called 911. Oldham County EMS arrived at American Bank Equipment on Mattingly Road in Buckner where Clark works for her son.

    “They came in and it was like they knew,” the 60-year-old grandmother of four said.

  • North Oldham grad wins $10,000 on ‘Millionaire’

    A North Oldham High School graduate featured in Monday’s episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” chose to walk away with thousands when stumped by a question about cajones. 

    Derek McMahan, a law student at The College of William and Mary, made it to the seventh question of the game show.