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  • 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.

  • P&Z commission continues hearing for Speer Lane development

    Oldham County Planning commissioners moved for a continuance during their meeting Sept. 23, on approval of a preliminary plan for Howard Farm subdivision.

    The continuance came after commissioner Joyce Albertson made the motion, citing the need for more information about road safety in the area and how it might be affected by the new development.

  • Judge-exec addresses magistrate's complaints

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner has issued a response to Magistrate Scott Davis’ complaint about a closed session meeting of Oldham County Fiscal Court.

    In his complaint, Davis requests the content of a Sept. 16 meeting be made public. The meeting concerned personnel issues, though Davis said he believes that was not the meeting’s true intent.

  • Commission questions Oldham PVA's hiring practices

    Oldham County’s PVA is one of 11 under investigation for nepotism, a violation of the state’s ethics code.

    The Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission alleges Oldham PVA Ron Winters violated the code by “using his official position or office to obtain financial gain for a member of his family.”

    The complaint claims this violation occurred when Winters promoted his wife to chief deputy in the Oldham County PVA office.

  • Officials discuss proposed improvements for Ky. 53 from Ky. 22

    More than 30 residents attended a recent public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to Ky. 53 from Ky. 22 to I-71.

  • Honor takes flight

    It’s a military thing, Fred Balke explains. Without a military background, you probably wouldn’t understand why he had a half-way choked up feeling the whole day.

    It was like when he returned from fighting in the Pacific theater of World War II. Sure he was glad to be home with his newlywed wife, Bonnie, and away from the Japanese dive-bombers, but oddly felt homesick, longing to hang out with all his Navy buddies.

  • Flu shots available at health department

    The Oldham County Health Department reminds residents to practice good health habits to prevent the spread of flu at home, work and school.

    Leanne Kommer, health department director, said covering a cough or sneeze and frequent hand-washing are two ways to fight spread of the flu.

  • Board chooses make-up schedule for days missed due to power outage

    Oldham County students made up one of their missed days Friday, but they still have four days of electricity-free, sunny day freedom to pay for in the coming months. School will now last until May 29, barring any more missed days.

    Power outages caused by remnants of Hurricane Ike knocked out power to most Oldham County Schools for close to a week, although the storm caused no significant damage to school facilities.