Local News

  • P&Z approves plan for cell tower

    T-Mobile customers in Oldham County will soon get better reception while talking on their cell phones.Powertel/Memphis Inc., the company that owns T-Mobile, will construct a telecommunications tower on Dispatchers Way in Buckner to improve wireless service for T-Mobile users. The 260-foot tower will include a 15-foot lightning rod and four satellite dishes near a 300-foot tower for Oldham County Central Dispatch.Oldham County Planning and Zoning commissioners unanimously approved the development plan for the tower Tuesday.

  • Residents unite to oppose airport

    On Jan. 10, residents met at the John Black Community Center to organize opposition to construction of an airport in Oldham County.

  • Second phase of Pond Creek to include 110 lots off Ky. 1793

    Planners approved development plans for a second section of Pond Creek subdivision on Tuesday. The 110 lots, where home prices will range from $300,000 to $500,000, are located on 78 acres on Ky. 1793.

  • OCPD celebrates 30 years

    Former Oldham County Judge-Executive Wendell Moore’s hands trembled as he inspected a thick gold band adorning the Scales of Justice on a deep blue emblem.Seated at the head table as the honorary guest of the Oldham County Police Department’s 30th anniversary celebration, he sli

  • 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.