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  • Sheriff’s budget to reflect $21,000 in pay increases

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office budget for 2013 has been adjusted to reflect increases in deputies’ salaries that were inadvertently omitted.

    County magistrates approved the budget amendment March 7. More than $21,000 was added to the deputies’ gross salary line item.

    The change in the salary total also precipitated an uptick in the employer’s share of Social Security and hazardous duty retirement contributions.

  • School redistricting forums are March 26-28

    Parent input will play a major role in determining which Oldham County school students will attend as part of a new redistricting process.

    The process is unlike any other in the area and will begin with an initial round of public forums March 26-28.

    Because of changing enrollments and facility changes, Oldham County Schools officials are planning to redistrict students before the 2014-15 school year.

  • Oldham native, woman killed in Henry Co. crash

    An Eminence man and his passenger are dead after a crash Sunday night in Henry County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the crash occurred at 9:35 p.m. on Ky. 146 when a vehicle traveling east on Ky. 146 left the roadway and struck a tree.  

  • Public meeting planned about East End Bridge

    A public meeting and open house is scheduled March 12 to provide updated information on plans, progress and schedules for the Ohio River East End Bridge Project.

    The meeting is being jointly sponsored by WVB East End Partners, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana Finance Authority.

  • EVERY SECOND COUNTS: Heart attack patient is grateful for EMTs trained for cardiac care

    Debbie Clark knew something was wrong. The sharp pain radiated from her arms to her shoulders and neck—even up into her jaw.

    “But nothing in my chest,” she recalled.

    So, surely it couldn’t have been a heart attack, right?

    After about 15 minutes of extreme pain, a co-worker called 911. Oldham County EMS arrived at American Bank Equipment on Mattingly Road in Buckner where Clark works for her son.

    “They came in and it was like they knew,” the 60-year-old grandmother of four said.

  • North Oldham grad wins $10,000 on ‘Millionaire’

    A North Oldham High School graduate featured in Monday’s episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” chose to walk away with thousands when stumped by a question about cajones. 

    Derek McMahan, a law student at The College of William and Mary, made it to the seventh question of the game show. 

  • Oldham County EMS awarded grant to purchase bariatric stretcher

    Oldham County EMS has received a grant from the state board that oversees EMS units.

    The $10,714.28 grant was awarded to OC EMS by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services as part of its emergency medical services grant program.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele signed off on the grant Tuesday.

    The money will be used to purchase a bariatric stretcher. The equipment will be used to transport obese patients. It has a weight capacity of 1,000 pounds.

    Statewide EMS units can apply for the grants each year.

  • Prospect escapee attends court two days later with cuffs up his sleeve

    A drunk driver who fled into a wooded area while under arrest in Jefferson County resurfaced two days later for a domestic violence hearing in Oldham district court with handcuffs still attached to his wrist.

    According to police, Bradley R. Scherzinger, 29, was speeding Feb. 16 when a Prospect Police officer stopped him on U.S. 42. His blood-alcohol content registered .165, and the officer placed him under arrest.

  • UPDATE: Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane Feb. 28

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton to Madison will be reduced to one lane on Thursday, February 28 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

    Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections.

    The Cabinet implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations.  The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

  • Utility crew finds OCHS class ring missing since 1969

    It was the summer of ‘69 when La Grange native Bruce Duncan misplaced his senior ring.

    Duncan said the ring didn’t fit when he received it at the conclusion of his junior year at Oldham County High School.

    Despite his mother’s frequent suggestions that he take it to a jeweler to re-size, Duncan continued to wear it.

    He lost the ring just a few weeks after graduation.

    Now, more than 44 years later, the ring is back in Duncan’s possession.