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  • Grand jury indicts nine

     An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Juliette House, 46, is indicted for second-degree forgery, theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300, tampering with physical evidence and tampering with public records.

  • Ky. 22 will be reduced to one lane

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces that Ky. 22 in Oldham County will be reduced to one lane at the Curry’s Fork Bridge, commonly known as Bridge Hill (mile point 4.5) to allow for installation of a high friction pavement coating at this location.  This coating is being applied to improve traction on this section of roadway. 

    The lane closures on Ky. 22 are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 8  p.m. Saturday Traffic will be flagged through the work zone.

  • Drug use on the rise

    Drug use and sale is on the rise in Oldham County public schools, with a 45 percent increase in incidents during the 2008-09 school year according to district officials.

    Current policies aren’t changing the trend so Oldham County Schools officials are considering a more involved policy to stop the increase. Assistant Superintendent Dan Orman said they plan to get more to the root causes of drug use by students.

  • Oldham County Fair continues
  • Local purse proprietor probated

    A Louisville woman charged with selling counterfeit purses at her Crestwood store earlier this year will not serve jail time.

    Stacey Hayes, owner of The Brick House on Ky. 22 in Crestwood, faced charges of counterfeiting intellectual property after investigators discovered wallets and purses with counterfeit designer labels.

    Investigators found several items with a fake Coach label.

    Oldham District Court Judge Diane Wheeler sentenced Hayes to 12 months in jail, two years conditionally discharged. 

  • Oldham’s property tax rate unchanged

    For the fourth year, members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court have kept the county’s property tax rate at nine cents per $100 of real property.

    Shawn Boyle, the county’s chief financial officer said this year new growth in the county is at $105 million.

    “We’ve seen a deceleration of new growth,” he said. “(A property tax rate of) 9.0 puts us in line with our budget philosophy of holding steady and watching what happens.”

  • Dog tracks burglary suspect four miles

    A burglary at Apple Patch Community in Brownsboro led to a four-mile search of the area for a suspect by officers and OCPD’s canine unit.

    Officers headed to the scene about 2 a.m. July 16 to the scene of a burglary in progress after Oldham County Police received information from La Grange Police.

    At the scene, officers detained a male suspect later identified as Michael K. Rogers, 19, of the 200 block of South Cedar Street, La Grange.

  • Chamber extends deadline for award nominations to 5 p.m. Friday

    The deadline to nominate your picks for Oldham Countian of the Year and the Oldham County Top Achiever Awards has been extended. 

    At the request of members, the chamber will accept nominations for the awards through 5 p.m. Friday. 

    Awards will be presented in the fall. 

    For information, call 222-1635 or e-maill DEKarem@OldhamCountyChamber.com

  • Dog is master of his I-71 domain

    There’s a big white dog hanging out in the median of the interstate, and yes, officers from Oldham County Animal Control are aware.

    The agency has received more than 300 calls in the past two weeks from people who have spotted the dog along I-71, director Barbara Rosenman said.

    That amount doesn’t count the hundreds of calls fielded by employees at Oldham County Dispatch, Oldham County Police and La Grange Police, she said.

  • Oldham County Fair