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  • Superintendent to request property tax increase

    Facing an additional $3.5 million in expenses over the next two fiscal years, Oldham County Schools Superintendent Will Wells signaled his intention to ask the Oldham County Board of Education for another property tax increase this year.

  • Courthouse sidewalk to undergo renovations

    A portion of Main Street in front of the county courthouse is getting a historic look, thanks to donations and money from the Oldham County Fiscal Court.

    The project, initially approved by the Fiscal Court last week, will double the width of the sidewalks, as well as provide more landscaping and seating in the courthouse square section of Main Street in La Grange.

  • Lightning sets Goshen home ablaze

     

    Saturday’s storms may have spared most of the region from severe weather, but not every home came away unscathed.

    The North Oldham Fire District responded to a call around 10:34 p.m. Saturday after lightning struck a Fairway Lane home in Goshen.

    Firefighters arrived at the home around 10:45 p.m. to find an already well-involved fire with low visibility, according to Assistant Chief Don Dahl.

    The family who lived in the home was at the scene at the time of the fire but was able to escape the home without injury, he said.

  • Prospect resident dies in Interstate 71 crash

    A two-vehicle accident on Interstate 71 last Thursday has claimed the life of a Prospect resident.

    Zarifa Malawi, 77, was pronounced dead late Thursday night, after the Chrysler minivan she was a passenger in apparently rear-ended a tractor trailer around mile marker 14 on I-71 southbound.

    The driver of the tractor trailer, Joshua Roth, 28, of Sidney, Ohio, was uninjured in the accident.

  • Pageant kicks off county fair
  • Pewee Valley hosts annual Summer Festival

     

    Summer is the season of cold drinks, live music and family fun and the City of Pewee Valley wants the community to experience all of that at its annual Summer Festival on Saturday.

    The Monarchs, a band who has been in Louisville since the 1960s, will perform live in the middle of Town Square for the young and the young at heart.

    While families enjoy live music, they can purchase food and refreshments from “Designed to a T” and the Homemade Pie Kitchen.

  • Goshen man sentenced in Carroll County accident

    By Kristin beck

    LANDMARK COMMUNITY

    NEWS SERVICE

    A Goshen man pleaded guilty to charges including three counts of first-degree assault and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    Donald S. Jefferies, 51, was involved in a motor vehicle accident Feb. 26, that injured a Carroll County family.

  • One dead from crash on I-71

    A two-vehicle accident on Interstate 71 has left one dead and several others injured, according to Oldham County Police.

    Around 9 p.m. Thursday night, OCPD officers responded to an accident between a semi-truck and another vehicle on I-71 Southbound, near the 14 mile marker. According to OCPD, the preliminary investigation shows the vehicle rear-ended the semi-truck.

    One person in the vehicle was killed and several others injured, but OCPD said they will not release the names of those killed or injured pending further investigation.

  • New paved trail open at Wendell Moore park

     

    Seventeen years ago, Paul and Ann Clinton placed an ad in the Oldham Era asking if anyone in the community would be interested in preserving green space. More than 70 people showed up at the first meeting forming Greenways for Oldham County.

    Fast forward to last week, when Greenways celebrated the ribbon cutting of the 2.5-mile trail-paving project at Wendell Moore Park.

    “We take a lot of pride in this (project),” said Judy Hall, a Greenways board member. “We are a tiny organization. It was a big undertaking for us.”

  • Two arrested, charged with escape from county jail

    Two inmates are being charged with escape after one took a 10-minute trip to get alcohol and tobacco and bring it back to the Oldham County Jail.

    Jacob Fields, 22, of La Grange, and Dallas Dennison, 19, of Crestwood, are being charged with escaping the jail on July 7 around 8 p.m.

    According to the arrest report, Fields left the jail while on work detail, sneaking out through a back door of the work release cell. The report cites video evidence that Fields left then returned to the cell 10 minutes later with alcohol and tobacco.