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Today's News

  • Court reduces fees for alarm ordinance

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court heard a first reading of an ordinance to rescind an ordinance passed in March that requires home and business owners to register their alarm systems with local police.

    The new ordinance eliminates an annual charge – $20 for a residence, $40 for a business – associated with registering the alarm systems with local police. 

    A permit is still required for alarm users and permits must be updated or renewed only if the property changes hands.

    Fines associated with false alarms still stand.

  • Budget includes raises for county employees

     Oldham County’s $19 million budget for 2009-10 includes raises for county employees at the end of 2009.

    Chief Financial Officer Shawn Boyle calls it a “maintenance budget,” meaning there’s no significant growth or reduction, and officials are maintaining county services. 

    The county went to a high-deductible health care plan, which Boyle said allows county government to maintain the rates at a level of zero growth. 

  • Odyssey of the mind teams move on to world competition

     Several local students recently competed in the Kentucky State Odyssey of the Mind Competition.  

    Odyssey is a creative, problem-solving competition for kindergarten-through college-aged students. Only the first- and second-place winning teams at the state competition are invited to move on to the next level of competition.

    One Harmony Elementary and two North Oldham Middle School teams have been invited to represent Kentucky at the World Odyssey of the Mind Competition at the University of Iowa in Ames.

  • Godoy graduates from basic training

    U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Godoy recently graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    He is the son of Roseann Franzo of Louisville and a 2006 graduate of Henry County High School in New Castle.

  • Oldham County police officer graduates from sergeant’s course

     Oldham County Police Sgt. Neil Johnson and law enforcement officers from 17 other agencies in the state recently graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.

    APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 120-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.

  • Remembering why we’re free

    ’ve spent the past two Memorial Days the same way. Both years, I’ve headed to La Grange to attend – and photograph – the county’s annual Memorial Day service, honoring those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom in the armed forces.

    I’ve listened as the names are read of the soldiers who have lost their lives fighting in our country’s wars. I’ve watched as veterans stand to salute the flag as the Oldham County Community Band plays a medley of each song representing the armed forces.

  • Oldham girls dominate
  • Simpson

    Owen Simpson Jr. and Shirley Kerby Simpson are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

    They married May 29, 1959. 

    They have three-daughters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

  • Relay for Life

    The American Cancer Society’s Oldham County Relay for Life took place May 15-16 at Oldham County High School. While inclement weather moved the event indoors, participants representing 28 local fundraising teams packed the gym to honor cancer survivors and remember those who fought cancer.

  • Game Bytes

    Baseball

    Oldham County vs. Carroll County

    Score: 4-3 Carroll County.

    When: Monday. 

    Where: Shelby County High School. 

    Key players: Oldham County’s Dylan Chisholm, Nick DeNise and Blaine Whitehouse. Carroll County’s Zach Wise and Jesse Proctor.