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Today's News

  • Local students named to dean’s list at Transylvania University

    The dean’s list at Transylvania University for the spring term included two students from Oldham County; Gregory Finch, a sophomore and the son of John and Cecilia Finch of Crestwood; and David Akers, a junior studying mathematics and psychology, the son of Carol Akers of Pewee Valley.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Another Oldham interchange on I-71?

    To the editor:

    So the Hocker Group wants an interchange to connect Oldham Reserve with I-71?  If anything ever really does happen there, I think that would be a great idea.  At the same time, I can’t help but find it laughable that it would give Oldham County five interchanges with I-71, while Jefferson County still has only one.

    Rob Dupin, La Grange

    Council to discuss CSX impact on city

    To the editor:

  • Local student graduates from Transylvania University

    North Oldham High School graduate Kelly Lynne Spratte-Lennington recently earned a bachelor’s degree from Transylvania University. 

    Spratte-Lennington graduated magna cum laude with honors in biology and psychology. 

    She is the daughter of Stephen and Kay Spratte-Lennington of Goshen.

  • Magistrate hosts town hall meeting

    Oldham County Fiscal Court Magistrate Rick Rash will host a town hall meeting beginning at 6 p.m. June 25 at Briar Hill Park.

    Several local officials are invited to attend to meet with residents.

    County treasurer Stan Clark will offer tethered hot air balloon rides. Representatives from Industrial Disposal will be signing up recycling customers and Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr will be registering voters.

  • Fiscal court again has balanced budget

    For the second time in the past three years, the Oldham County Fiscal Court has a balanced budget. After the second reading of the court’s budget on Tuesday, county officials approved the budget that includes a $203,101 ending balance surplus.

    There are few changes from the first reading of the budget ee" all state-required changes that affect eight line items.

    Most of the line items, like training benefits, Social Security and the retirement match, saw an increase. Truck licensing fees decreased by almost $50,000 due to state-required changes.

  • Schools consider energy conservation policy

    Oldham County Schools may become more energy-efficient if new policies are enacted Monday.

    The Oldham County Board of Education is considering an energy conservation policy that includes setting room thermostats to 72 degrees in the winter and 74 degrees when air-conditioned and dropping building temperatures to 55 degrees in unoccupied buildings during the winter, and shutting off air conditioners during summer break.

    The policy also stipulates water temperature levels, acceptable lighting and directs that personnel shut off all electronic items when not in use.

  • Alarm owners face fines for false alarms

    Oldham homeowners and business owners are now required to register alarm systems with Oldham County Police.

    According to an ordinance approved by Oldham fiscal court, alarm owners must obtain a permit within 30 days of obtaining an alarm system.  Permits must be updated or renewed only if the property changes hands.

  • Red light for golf cart

     After a 7 to 1 vote by members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court, a red light was issued concerning a proposed ordinance to permit the use of golf carts on public roadways.

    The golf carts must be operated by licensed drivers and must within five miles of a golf course and on roadways with speed limits under 35 miles per hour.

  • Piranhas open season with a split

    BUCKNER – There’s not an “under new management” sign around the Oldham County Piranhas swimming scene – but there could be.

    For the first time in the history of the program, John W. Black Aquatics Center director Laura Feese isn’t leading the team. Instead, a trio of swimmers who came up in the Piranhas’ program, Erin Esterle, Shane Wisecarver and Nicole Althoff along with Cy Tucker and Megan Burns are running the show.

    Tucker is a long-time assistant leaving Burns as the only newcomer.

  • Prospect tax rate remains steady

    Residents of the city of Prospect won't see a property tax increase this year as the Prospect City Council approved the same rate as last year, a rate of 21.25 cents per $100 of assessed property. At that rate, those residents of Prospect who live within Oldham County paid a higher rate than any other residents of Oldham. Other cities in the county have yet to approve a rate for next year.