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  • City charges 1.25% rental fee

    Rental property owners in City of Orchard Grass Hills will face a new expense come July 1 as the city council unanimously approved a business licensing fee at the April council meeting.

    The ordinance will require all owners of rental property within the city to purchase a business license for $100 plus 1.25 percent of rental income. There will also be a 10 percent fee plus interest assessed for failing to pay the fee on time, according to the ordinance.

  • Music 200 years in the making

    For two days last weekend, a group gathered from across the Eastern United States to carry on a tradition small groups like theirs have been carrying on since the time of Thomas Jefferson.

  • Business News Briefs

    Baptist Hospital Northeast announces 2008 board of directors

  • Sidewalk sales

    The owners of Norma Jean’s Trackside want to take it to the streets, or at least to the sidewalk.

    The co-owner of the Main Street restaurant, John Burley, asked members of La Grange City Council at their March meeting and again in April to allow alcohol sales to customers seated at tables along the sidewalk outside the restaurant.

  • Computer-savvy inmate allegedly diverts funds to 21 inmate accounts

    An enterprising inmate housed at the Kentucky State Reformatory allegedly created a computer program to divert about $6,800 to inmate accounts during a 13-month period.

    Employees of state auditor Crit Luallen’s office discovered the apparent theft after working with the state Department of Corrections to examine the agency’s inmate payroll processing system.

  • Reunion in Kuwait

    As Paul Scoskie describes it, the chances of his sons crossing paths while on the job is very slim.

    But on April 1, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Cpl. Zach Scoskie and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sam Scoskie met in Kuwait.

    Zach, a 2004 graduate of North Oldham High School, and Sam, a 2006 NOHS grad, are the sons Paul and Julie Scoskie of Goshen.

  • Time out

    Meet Matthew Montgomery. Like any 8-year-old he likes to jump, play and explore. Sometimes he’s giggly and affectionate, and yes, sometimes he gets angry. When he doesn’t want to do something, he usually flops his body on the floor in refusal. But other times, he gets aggressive — pinching or slapping.

    Jeanie Montgomery admits her motherly bias, but said, “He really is a sweet kid, very lovable.”

  • Schools have new leaders

    Oldham County High School and Camden Station Elementary School have new principals for the 2008-09 school year. Site-based decision-making councils at the schools selected Brent Deaves and Stuart Martin, respectively, to serve as principals effective July 1.

  • County pushes back payments on Oldham Reserve

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court chose to delay bond payments for Oldham Reserve April 15 by choosing to refinance $4.3 million worth of debt.

    This agreement ensures county government will not have to make their first payment from the general fund on that portion of the debt until 2012. The other $5 million worth of bonds is expected to be paid for out of real estate sale in the business park.

  • River road bridge to expand to two lanes this year

    Plans are under way to replace the crumbling 96 year-old one-lane bridge over Harrods Creek on River Road in Prospect. Louisville Metro Public Works will expand the bridge to two lanes, with construction scheduled to begin this summer and last about nine months to one year, Louisville Metro Engineering Supervisor Chris Phillips said. The road closure will divert about 8,000 cars a day, he said. The waterway will however remain open to boats. The cost is estimated at $2 million, he said.