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  • Chamber honors 2008 top achievers

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce presented the 2008 Oldham County Top Achievers Awards Tuesday to honor companies for outstanding performance in various industry and ownership categories.

    More than 30 companies were nominated for the awards. The awards and presentations are sponsored by Republic Bank.

  • 2008 Oldham Countian of the Year

    Capable, sharp, humble, a hard-worker, passionate, determined: these are the words friends and family use to describe the man chosen as the 2008 Oldham Countian of the Year.

    Gary Haupt, owner of the Tri-County Ford dealership in Buckner, received the award Tuesday from members of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Orchard Grass Hills to elect mayor

    Both women in the running to become the next mayor of Orchard Grass Hills agree – the city needs more community involvement.

    Though residents come to council meetings on occasion, Darlene Yarberry and Tracy Bowles – the candidates for mayor – say residents usually only come when there’s a problem they need the city to resolve.

  • News briefs

    Limbs littering Pewee Valley will have to wait until later

    Pewee Valley residents shouldn’t expect any lingering storm damage to be cleaned up anytime soon by city government.

    Council member Dick Filippini said the city has already spent about $4,500 clearing limbs broken off by the winds on Sept. 14, and has removed most of the dangerous ones.

  • Officials consider forming Pewee storm water district

    Pewee Valley City Council is considering forming their own storm water management district.

    John Maleug with the Stantec engineering firm, presented options to the council at their meeting Monday night.

    He made the case for why the city should form their own management district separate from the Oldham County Storm Water Management District.

  • Hosparus to close Baptist Northeast inpatient unit

    The Hosparus unit at Baptist Hospital Northeast will close in about 30 days, the organization announced Monday.

    Hosparus president and chief executive officer Phil Marshall said staffing an eight-bed inpatient unit 24 hours a day isn’t workable.

  • Survey isn't fly by night

    A sub-committee of the Oldham County Airport Board is continuing to meet to determine the best format for a public opinion survey.

    The survey – by phone and/or by mail – will provide feedback from residents throughout the county regarding a possible airport.

    Board member Bob Sargis said committee members are considering several formats.

  • Building a bridge

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Indiana Department of Transportation recently announced the kickoff of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

    The project will examine the need for the rehabilitation or replacement of the aging U.S. 421 span with an affordable Ohio River bridge that safely connects the historic communities of Milton, Ky. and Madison, Ind.

  • Goranflos hope to offer children a better quality of life

    Volunteers have raised more than $100,000 to help send two sick children to China for treatment. This weekend and last, Oldham County residents are pitching in to help.

    With a Motorcycle Bug Run last Sunday and a street festival planned for Saturday, many local residents are rallying support for Hailey and Carter Goranflo, the children of Miranda and Neil Goranflo.

  • Fewer students = less money

    It’s a mistake, but this Centerfield Elementary teacher doesn’t mind.

    As Nicole Robison gathers her second-grade class on an 8-by-12 rug for a lesson on plants, the group takes up barely half. The group looks small enough to catch in a butterfly net.