For nearly four years now the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, and subsequently the Oldham County Airport Board have been studying the feasibility of a general aviation airport in Oldham County as a potential tool to attract more economic development to Oldham County in an effort to reduce the dependence on residential property taxes for county income.
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.
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.