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  • Sheriff's Reports

    Warrant arrests Timothy Broughton, 18, 1412 Quire Joslin Lane, Bedford, arrested by OCSO Feb. 6, failure to comply. James W. Jones Jr., 37, 3502 Rock Rose Lane, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 9, failure to appear. Earles V. Johnson, 55, 104 Sauer Alley, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 11, failure to appear. Bobby L. Crabtree Jr., 21, 1603 Fitzgerald Court, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb. 11, failure to appear. Jerry D. Allen, 41, 110 E. Madison Street No. 1, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Feb.

  • 2009 is a good time to buy, realtors say

     La Grange mayor, county judge-executive, realtor and now bus driver. One of the most recognizable men in Oldham County, John Black, started driving a school bus earlier this month. 

  • News Briefs

    Crestwood man ejected from vehicle

    A Crestwood man driving southbound on Centerfield Drive Monday afternoon struck a culvert with his vehicle and it overturned.

  • Farm Service Agency announces emergency conservation program for ice storm damage

    Agricultural producers who suffered damage as a result of the January 2009 ice storm may request cost-share assistance from USDA to rehabilitate damaged farmlands. 

    The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), administered by Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides cost-share assistance when disaster damage is so severe that recovery without federal assistance is unlikely. 

  • Airport board has fulfilled duties

     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.

  • Magistrate wins court battle

     After a ruling by an Oldham County Circuit Court judge determining that Oldham County government violated the Open Records and Open Meetings Acts, fiscal court is ordered to pay about $5,000 in fines.

    Scott Davis, an Oldham County magistrate, filed a petition last year in regards to a $100,000 anonymous donation made to the court and a September closed session meeting.

  • 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.