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  • Oldham Reserve unlikely to impact 2008 county budget

    The county’s investment in Oldham Reserve, a business and retail campus designed to promote economic development in Oldham County, was scheduled to cut into the 2008 county budget.But county financial officers plan to postpone a payment scheduled for Dec.

  • County officials host open house

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court, the Oldham County Clerk and the Oldham County Sheriff invite to a “Community Connection” event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the John W.

  • Business owners continue to contest city sign ordinance

    Business owners asked a committee to toss out La Grange’s sign ordinance Jan. 10, complaining the ordinance, which many call “anti-business,” deters growth and economic development in the city. More than 30 business owners suggested members of the ordinance review committee create a grandfather clause to protect pre-existing signs. Many also complained about selective enforcement and a lack of communication between the city council and business community. The committee includes Wally Nay, Lucy Ricketts, Tadd Humble and Debbie Pollard.

  • La Grange woman discovers juveniles burglarizing home

    Two boys are charged with burglary after a woman found the juveniles in her living room about 7:20 p.m. Jan.

  • Board releases boundaries for school assignments

    The Oldham County Board of Education has released the tentative district boundaries for the new Locust Grove Elementary School scheduled to open in August on the same campus as East Oldham Middle School on Ky. 22 near Ballardsville. Locust Grove is scheduled to open with about 590 students pulled from the southeastern end of the county.

  • Budget story in Jan. 10 edition included inaccurate information about county clerk, sheriff

    Despite higher demand for services and tough economy, county officials have tightened their 2008 budgets and are returning a record number of excess fees to Oldham County Fiscal Court for operations in 2007. The Oldham County Clerk’s Office’s return to fiscal court increased by 264 percent in 2007. County Clerk Julie Lentz will return a record $352,809 to fiscal court from 2007.

  • Utilities merger could boost efficiency, cut costs

    A marriage between the La Grange Utilities Commission and Oldham County Sewer District may result in less competition for grant funding and fewer treatment plants across the county. But while Oldham County magistrates are calling for the regional services, La Grange Utilities officials see a benefit to keeping services local.A committee that researched questions put forth by the Vision Council, a group of residents appointed by Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner to create a vision for the county’s future, submitted a report to fiscal court on Jan.

  • North Oldham class is anti-senioritis

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  • Oldham County 2008-09 Elementary Redistricting Guide

    Below is a street listing for the county and its assigned schools for the 2008-2009 school year based on the proposed elementary redistricting plan. This plan will be presented publicly at the January 28 school board meeting. Any revisions to this proposed plan will be released following the meeting.

    Abbeydale Ct - Gleneagles Estates - Locust Grove Elementary - Oldham County Middle - Oldham County High - LaGrange - 40031

  • Chilewich zoning change denied

    La Grange council members knocked down a zoning request for an “affordable” apartment complex Monday, arguing the city needs to end its reputation as the core of low-income housing in the county. Council members unanimously denied a zoning change for Chilewich Apartments, a 34-apartment development proposed for 5.6 acres off Ky. 146 with 11 units designated for people with physical and mental disabilities.