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  • OCPD asks for change to alarm ordinance

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is set to consider changes to its alarm ordinance in roughly a month.

    Currently, the ordinance gives homeowners a three strikes policy on false alarms before receiving a citation and fine from the county code enforcement board. But those strikes only count during a calendar year, resetting each Jan. 1.

    With Oldham County Police and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office still fielding more than 800 false alarm runs a year, OCPD Chief Greg Smith is petitioning the Fiscal Court for a change in the ordinance.

  • New build, still tough

    A local car dealership is cruising into 2015 by selling the first truck in what it calls the “wave of the future.”

    Tri-County Ford, located off Exit 17 in Buckner, recently sold a 2015 Ford F-150 to Oldham County resident Frank Durham. And while truck sales aren’t uncommon at Tri-County, the new F-150 is. According to Ford Motor Company, the truck is the first to use military grade aluminum, not steel, in its production.

  • Chamber panel addresses several Frankfort-related issues

     

    A discussion about the upcoming session of the General Assembly, hosted by the Oldham County Chamber, went from a conversation of issues like right to work to a full-blown political update.

    Panelists at the forum included Joe Gerth of the Courier-Journal, Greg Brotzge, a lobbyist, and State Rep. David Osborne, a Republican from Prospect.

    “Kentucky government has not been a proactive force for businesses in history,” Osborne said. “I think that’s why we continue to be at the bottom of the rankings in business.”

  • City of Goshen eliminates two movie events for budget reasons

     

    Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker and commissioners voted to eliminate two community movie showings at the City of Goshen Commission Meeting earlier this week.

    In the past, Goshen has hosted four movies a year, starting in June, at North Oldham Baptist Church, but to save money, the commission decided to take away some of the budgeted money for special events and add it to the new park fund.

    Movie licensing fees cost the City of Goshen $10,000 a year, but now because of the vote to reduce spending, that number will be cut in half.

  • Sewer group recommends no major changes

    By TOM BARR

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    LOUISVILLE -- While a luxury car might be preferred, a consulting firm looking at possible sewer facilities in a tri-county area has recommended something similar to what is now being driven.

    Strand Associates Inc. made its recommendation to members of the Salt River Regional Wastewater work group last week.

  • Chess tournament lands at CityPlace

    A host of kings and queens are set to inhabit downtown La Grange in early February, along with roughly 300 chess players who will dictate their every move.

    The participants will be competing in the Quad B regional tournament on Feb. 7 at CityPlace, a first of its kind event for the downtown event center. The tournament was awarded by the Kentucky Chess Association to regional coordinator John Simons.

  • Apple Patch searching for new leader

     

    Apple Patch has been providing a community of support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for years. Recently the facility has seen changes, including the exit of a long-time executive director and an appointment of an interim director.

    While Apple Patch’s board of directors are in the process of selecting a new executive director, Joe Spoelker, director of community affairs, has stepped into the role of interim director.

  • Free food, clothes at libraries as part of homeless count

    Several local agencies are teaming up to help accurately count the homeless in Oldham County.

    Led by Good News Homes and the Oldham County Public Library, the groups are hoping the area’s homeless will visit one of the three public library branches in Oldham County on Jan. 28 to be counted as part of a state and federal program.

    Stephanie Skeens, director of Good News Homes, said the issue of homelessness in Oldham County is a tricky one, because the county’s homeless don’t operate the same way as they do in urban areas.

  • Non-profit status granted to Crestwood group

     

    It may be the most affluent county in Kentucky, but that doesn’t mean Oldham County is excluded from the perils of the winter season and the hunger epidemic.

    Mission Crestwood, which just received its charity status, has served 24,000 hungry and needy people just this year and 76 percent of those people were Oldham County residents.

  • Mosley released from jail after serving one month

    A former police officer sentenced to nine months in jail will only spend one month there.

    Harry “Shane” Mosley, a Pendleton resident and former Oldham County Police officer, was sentenced in early December after being convicted of one count of official misconduct and taking an Alford plea on a second count of the same charge.

    He was sentenced to serve nine months jail time for each count, to be served concurrently, in addition to more than $1,200 in fines and court costs.