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  • Centerfield Elementary principal to retire March 28

    For a dozen years, students have been greeted by name at Centerfield Elementary by the smiling face of Principal Diane Morgan. 

    But now, after 27 years in education, Morgan is stepping down at the end of March.

    “I feel I’ve done the very best work I can do for these kids and these families,” said Morgan, who oversaw a major renovation of the school last summer because she wanted to leave the building better than she found it.

  • Oldham County Police offers Citizens’ Academy

    Residents have an opportunity to learn more about the operations of the  Oldham County Police Department.

    OCPD will offer a 10-week Citizens’ Academy starting April 16. 

  • Oldham fiscal court awards fuel, oil bids

    Fuel and oil for Oldham County Road Department vehicles will now be supplied by companies in neighboring counties.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court unanimously approved bids from Southern Petroleum Inc. in Pendleton to supply diesel fuel to the road department. Oil for the department’s vehicles will be supplied by Louisville-based Apollo Oil.

  • Relay for Life is May 10 at Oldham Co. High

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will return to Oldham County this spring.

    The fundraising event will be held 7 p.m.-7 a.m., May 10-11, at the Oldham County High School football field. It is the 12th year for the event here.

  • New contract for recycling could save $6,720 in Oldham tax dollars

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele has signed off on a new contract to haul away the county’s recyclable materials.

    A two-year contract with Republic Services Corporation began Friday. The company will haul recyclables that residents drop into self-serve containers at the Oldham County Recycling Center in Buckner.

  • Alvey promoted at Oldham Planning and Development

    Amy Alvey has been promoted to community planner for Oldham Planning and Development. 

    Oldham County magistrates approved her promotion Tuesday.

  • Southeast Christian appoints pastor to lead Oldham campus

    Long-time staff member Greg Allen has been selected as campus pastor for the Oldham campus of Southeast Christian Church in Crestwood.

    Allen has been on staff with the church for 30 years and served in capacities such as student pastor, worship pastor, lead team pastor and now, campus pastor in Oldham County.

  • Sheriff’s budget to reflect $21,000 in pay increases

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office budget for 2013 has been adjusted to reflect increases in deputies’ salaries that were inadvertently omitted.

    County magistrates approved the budget amendment March 7. More than $21,000 was added to the deputies’ gross salary line item.

    The change in the salary total also precipitated an uptick in the employer’s share of Social Security and hazardous duty retirement contributions.

  • School redistricting forums are March 26-28

    Parent input will play a major role in determining which Oldham County school students will attend as part of a new redistricting process.

    The process is unlike any other in the area and will begin with an initial round of public forums March 26-28.

    Because of changing enrollments and facility changes, Oldham County Schools officials are planning to redistrict students before the 2014-15 school year.

  • Oldham native, woman killed in Henry Co. crash

    An Eminence man and his passenger are dead after a crash Sunday night in Henry County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the crash occurred at 9:35 p.m. on Ky. 146 when a vehicle traveling east on Ky. 146 left the roadway and struck a tree.