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  • Vegetable garden prompts change in Prospect

    One family’s small vegetable garden could lead Prospect officials to change the city’s fence ordinance. 

    During the two years he’s tended to a vegetable garden in his yard, Bob Westerman said he’s received no complaints from his neighbors, especially since they enjoy the fresh tomatoes, squash and peppers he shares. 

    But complaints made their way to the city council about the 6-foot tall row of trellises  staked around the garden to protect his produce from deer. 

  • Cowboy church event will take place Friday

    The Christian Country Cowboy Church will host their third annual “Great Cowboy Church Robbery and Old West shoot-out” beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at 4401 N. Camden Lane in Crestwood.

    They have invited Six Gun’s Entertainment – a professional group of western re-enactors for this unique fundraiser.

    The audience members are asked to bring a generous donation and during the event, they will be “robbed” by the re-enactors. The event also includes an authentic, old west style gun fight. Ashli Spaulding is the featured vocal guest.

  • Magistrate hosts town hall meeting

    Oldham County Fiscal Court Magistrate Rick Rash will host a town hall meeting beginning at 6 p.m. June 25 at Briar Hill Park.

    Several local officials are invited to attend to meet with residents.

    County treasurer Stan Clark will offer tethered hot air balloon rides. Representatives from Industrial Disposal will be signing up recycling customers and Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr will be registering voters.

  • Fiscal court again has balanced budget

    For the second time in the past three years, the Oldham County Fiscal Court has a balanced budget. After the second reading of the court’s budget on Tuesday, county officials approved the budget that includes a $203,101 ending balance surplus.

    There are few changes from the first reading of the budget ee" all state-required changes that affect eight line items.

    Most of the line items, like training benefits, Social Security and the retirement match, saw an increase. Truck licensing fees decreased by almost $50,000 due to state-required changes.

  • Schools consider energy conservation policy

    Oldham County Schools may become more energy-efficient if new policies are enacted Monday.

    The Oldham County Board of Education is considering an energy conservation policy that includes setting room thermostats to 72 degrees in the winter and 74 degrees when air-conditioned and dropping building temperatures to 55 degrees in unoccupied buildings during the winter, and shutting off air conditioners during summer break.

    The policy also stipulates water temperature levels, acceptable lighting and directs that personnel shut off all electronic items when not in use.

  • Alarm owners face fines for false alarms

    Oldham homeowners and business owners are now required to register alarm systems with Oldham County Police.

    According to an ordinance approved by Oldham fiscal court, alarm owners must obtain a permit within 30 days of obtaining an alarm system.  Permits must be updated or renewed only if the property changes hands.

  • 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.