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  • Greenways celebrates opening of community trail system

    Members of Greenways for Oldham County and Oldham County government broke ground Sunday on a new trail system within the county’s Wendell Moore Park in Buckner.

    The project represents a collaborative effort among Greenways for Oldham County, Oldham County Parks and Recreation, Oldham County Road Department, Scott-Klausing Company, Garber-Chilton Engineering, local Eagle Scouts and Oldham County Stone, among others.

  • Goshen may eliminate city office space

    Goshen city commissioners may eliminate city-leased office space for the city clerk and move operations to her home.

    Mayor Todd Hall said Monday he plans to find out if the move is legal, but such a move would save the city a significant amount of money.

    City clerk Joyce Morphew has worked from an unmarked office in Prospect for more than three years. Rent just increased to $583 per month.

  • Miss Oldham County Fair

    Brooke Radcliffe was the winner of the 2008 Miss Oldham County Fair pageant Tuesday night. Radcliffe is also the previous winner of the Little Miss, Princess, Preteen and Teen pageants at the fair. She will be a senior at Oldham County High School in the fall and aspires to be a United Nations adviser or state senator.

    She said she believes, “If you put your faith in Jesus and work hard, you can accomplish all that you set out to do in life.”

  • Top doc: Project Guild of La Grange honors Applegate for his work

    Sherry Malone has been a patient of Dr. Steven Applegate since the early 1980s.

    “You don’t find them like him anymore,” she said. Malone greeted Applegate at the Oldham County Day Grand Marshal Luncheon honoring him Tuesday.

  • Court accepts bid for dispatch consoles

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court accepted a bid for dispatch consoles Tuesday, subject to approval by Kevin Nuss, director of Oldham County Emergency Management. The consoles are used at dispatch for radio communication.

    The court received one bid for the consoles, from Radioland for $116,178.50.

  • OCPD announces personnel changes

    As one member of the Oldham County Police Department became a full-fledged officer, two members plan to leave OCPD.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved Officer Justin Flynn’s transition from probationary status to permanent status with OCPD.

    Sgt. Larry Congleton is resigning effective Friday and Detective Richard Harned is retiring Aug. 1.

  • Oldham County clerk presents excess fees

    After submitting more than $220,000 in excess fees earlier this year, Oldham County Clerk Julie Lentz submitted a second installment of fees to fiscal court Tuesday.

    Lentz presented the court $64,619.36 as the final installment of excess fees from 2007.

  • Photography contest offered at county fair

    Entries for the Oldham County Fair Open Photography Contest should be turned in between 2 and 7 p.m. Monday at the Oldham County Fair Office.

    All exhibitors must fill out entry forms for each individual listing the name and address. Entry forms and tags are available at the county extension office, 1815 N. Ky. 393, Buckner. Entry tags must be filled out and attached to each item prior to entry date.

  • La Grange residents face fire tax

    La Grange residents will likely see an extra fee on next year’s tax bill for a service they’re already paying for.

    For more than 20 years, the city of La Grange has operated a joint fire department with the La Grange Fire Protection District. Part of the city’s real estate tax funds the department, at no extra cost to city residents.

  • I-71 closure scheduled Sunday morning

    District 5 of the Department of Highways office announces intermittent closures on Interstate 71 in both directions Sunday. Interstate 71 will be closed intermittently, up to 15 minutes at a time, at the Ky. 712 overpass (mile point 23.2), from 3 to 6 a.m. for utility work.

    Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.