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  • County candidates to speak at Chamber forum

    Candidates for county positions ranging from property value administrator to county judge will take part in a candidate forum as the 2014 primary inches closer.

    The forum, hosted by the Oldham Chamber and The Oldham Era, will feature candidates vying for county attorney, sheriff, PVA, coroner, magistrate and county judge-executive.

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the chamber, said the candidate forum is important for an informed voter base.

  • Crestwood to review proposed Walmart

    The Crestwood City Council has set a special meeting to take up an ordinance that would allow Walmart to return to the city.

    Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said the council would meet Wednesday, April 16 to consider a rezoning ordinance that would clear the way for a Walmart SuperCenter to be built at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as KY-392 Bypass.

    Deibel said the reason for the special meeting, instead of the council’s regular meeting, is due to the significance of the issue.

  • AT&T seeks tower in Ballardsville

    Two months after abandoning plans to build a cell tower in Pewee Valley, AT&T is looking to build one in another Oldham County location.

    The company is proposing a 199-foot tower to be built off Ky. 22 in Ballardsville, according to a public notice filed by Ansco and Associaties, a Georgia-based company. However, no application to build the tower has been given to the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission, Assistant Director Brian Davis said.

  • Goshen man sent to grand jury

     

    A Goshen man has been referred to a Carroll County Grand Jury after a district court found probable cause that he drove under the influence during an early March crash in Carroll County.

    Donald Jefferies, 50, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after admitting he took too many prescription pills before being involved in the accident on Hwy. 36.

  • Private school handles any issue

     

    The definition of necessity took a whole new meaning for Heather Peavler when one of her children was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    When Peavler’s children were enrolled in an area private Christian school, the diagnosis became an issue when the school went on to say it “was ill-equipped” to teach the child in question.

  • After long winter, county solicits bids to restore road salt levels

     

    At the end of a long winter full of snow and ice, the Oldham County Fiscal Court would like someone to pass the road salt.

    The court has advertised to buy 4,500 tons of road salt, after this past winter depleted its resources, Judge-Executive David Voegele said.

    “We’re pretty well all used up,” he said.

    According to county Road Superintendent Lance Lashley, road crews have plowed or salted 16 times this winter and used more than 3,000 tons of salt to clear county roads.

  • Sheriff hosts another drug take back event

    In partnership with the DEA, Sheriff Steve Sparrow and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Drug Take Back program on Saturday, April 26, as part of the National Drug Take Back Day Initiative.

  • Baptist Health needs community’s help to receive grant
  • Oldham County play hits the high seas
  • Oldham man arrested, charged with sexual abuse

    An Oldham County man has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual abuse related to an alleged incident at his home.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Michael P. Berry, 36, of Drifton Drive in the Willow Creek subdivision, last Thursday after interviewing him at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    According to the arrest report, Berry admitted to a KSP officer that he committed sexual abuse of a female minor during a two-week period at his Oldham County home in late February.