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Local News

  • Oldham County is a disaster

    President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for Kentucky – including Oldham County – in the wake of the recent ice storm that left thousands without power and took down trees and power lines.

    According to a press release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, because of the president’s declaration, aid is now available for the state to supplement recovery efforts. 

  • Prospect offers debris clean-up options

    A special pickup for debris caused by the ice storm will continue until at least Feb. 16 for Prospect residents. 

    Branches should be placed at the curb, in 4 foot or shorter lengths, bundled and not more than 40 pounds.

  • Airport board plans to depart from study

    Members of the Oldham County Airport Board voted Feb. 4 to end the study of bringing a general aviation airport in the county.

    After results from a public opinion survey showed a majority of respondents are opposed to the possibility of an Oldham County airport, the board chose to recommend that the project be suspended.

  • Growth is good

    Here’s a surprise:  2008 was a popular year to open a new business in Oldham County.

    Although no one keeps hard and fast numbers about business openings and closings, Oldham County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Joe Schoenbaechler said about 50 businesses opened in the past year. Many of them are home-based, one briefcase and one computer operations, but others are more visible.

  • Police Reports

    Sheriff’s reports

    Arrest warrants

    Dennis Mattingly, 55, 206 N. Third Ave. No. 6, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 5, failure to appear.

  • Digital transition delayed

    Those rabbit ears have a couple more months of life in them, thanks to the U.S. Congress.

    Analog TV signals were scheduled to end Feb. 17 for the last three years, but Congress moved that date back to June 12 out of concern that consumers weren’t ready.

  • Two charged in shooting death of La Grange man

    Two men are charged with the shooting death of a La Grange man Feb. 1. 

    La Grange Police responded to a 911 call at 9:24 p.m. Feb. 1 where a shooting took place. Upon arrival at Creekside Apartments in La Grange, police found a white male, James E. Bailey, 33, dead at the scene. 

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    David and Kelli Swinney to Kim George and Delores Duff,  5611 Old Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, $172,000.

    Roger and Cindy Hack to Steven and Jan Dykes, lot 184, Lakewood Valley, 1015 Moody Lane, Crestwood, $88,000.

  • Oldham County Republican Party hosts fundraising dinner

    The Republican Party of Oldham County hosts an annual Lincoln Day Dinner as the organization’s only annual fundraising event. 

    This year is the 21st annual event and will commemorate the bicentennial celebration of Republican President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. 

  • Goshen will hire chipping service

    The City of Goshen has scheduled a spring chipping service to help residents deal with trees and limbs scattered by the January ice storm.