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  • 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.

  • KSR warden plans retirement

    Larry Chandler’s name has become synonymous with Kentucky Corrections. Twenty-six years ago he walked through the doors of the Kentucky State Reformatory and went to work as a correctional officer.

    At the end of August when he retires as warden of KSR, he will walk out those same doors leaving his mark on not only that prison, but the entire state correctional system.

  • OCTANE offers course on PC repair, troubleshooting

    The Oldham County Technology Advancement Network will offer intermediate computer classes at the Oldham County Arts Center in Crestwood beginning Aug. 4.

    Classes are 6 to 8 p.m. and designed for individuals who are responsible for maintaining computers and networks in small offices, or those interested in networks, and the Internet, with considerable experience.

    Participants will learn about:

  • Study: Smoke's out, air's cleaner

    With tobacco smoke gone, visitors to Oldham County businesses and restaurants are breathing in significantly cleaner air.

    It’s been more than a year since the county enacted a smoking ban in restaurants and other entertainment venues. Now, the results on how the air has changed are in.

  • Study: Police merger isn't best option

    A law enforcement merger, consolidation or an oversight committee – those are three options presented by a study on law enforcement in Oldham County.

    Two consultants from the American Crime Prevention Institute, Dan Keller and Bill Carcara, presented findings Tuesday to members of Oldham County Fiscal Court.

  • Council members consider on-time tax discount

    Pewee Valley council members heard the first reading of a property tax rate Monday night that will allow punctual residents to receive a 10 percent discount on their taxes.

    If the council passes the budget at its Aug. 4 meeting, the tax rate will be $.1440 per $100 assessed property, the same as last year.