Today's News

  • Fire departments annex land to create taxing district

    La Grange residents will see a tax for fire protection listed on their 2009 tax bill after two fire departments sought to annex territory in the city of La Grange.

    The additional tax comes after approval by Judge-Executive Duane Murner to annex territory for the La Grange Fire Protection District and Ballardsville Fire District.

  • Imagewest leaves its mark on Malaysia

    Students from Imagewest, the only full-service, student-run advertising and public relations agency in the nation recently spent four weeks in Malaysia working with their first international client and living at the International Islamic University Malaysia.

    Crestwood resident Samantha Hughey, a student at Western Kentucky University, is a member of Imagewest International. She is one of seven Imagewest students and leaders who participated.

  • Mustangs in new corral

    GOSHEN – North Oldham football coach Billy Martin has become a prophet of sorts without intending to.

    “I always tell our kids at practice it’s hard hat, lunch pail, roll up your sleeves, time to go to work,” Martin said. “The way things are going around here, I think I am the one who needs the hard hat.”

  • Storm water fees will be $36 to $80 per year

    Residents throughout most of the county will soon pay $36 to $80 per year to improve local water quality, thanks to a pair of ordinances passed by members of fiscal court Aug. 6.

    The program comes from an unfunded federal mandate to improve local water quality as part of the Clean Water Act.

  • Sewer district board approves pay raises

    The Oldham County Sewer District’s nine employees will see a small raise this year despite the shadow of a $16 million debt.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court stepped in this summer, telling OCSD officials they need to minimize their debt.

    Executive Director and Chief Engineer Vince Bowlin said the 2.5 percent raise is less than a cost of living increase.

  • La Grange man acquitted for murder, sentenced for robbery

    A La Grange man acquitted of a 1984 killing to which he was linked by DNA evidence is sentenced to 24 years in prison on a related robbery charge.

    An Indiana judge sentenced Kevin Mark Weeks, 44, Friday to a lengthy term even though a jury acquitted Weeks in the beating death of 89-year-old Loretta Keith of West Terre Haute, Ind.

    Weeks’ attorney has said she plans to appeal the robbery conviction.

  • Council designed to unify local law enforcement

    Consultants who studied law enforcement in Oldham County earlier this year recommend an oversight council to unify three local law enforcement bodies.

    The study, commissioned by Oldham County Fiscal Court, examined operations and functions of the La Grange Police Department, Oldham County Police Department and Oldham County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Pond preserved: City of Prospect celebrates purchase of Putney Pond

    On 25 acres in the middle of a city sits a pond, wooded area and homes for several different species of animals. It’s hidden off U.S. 42, just a moment’s drive from Prospect City Hall, and though it was going to be used for development, the city has purchased the land for preservation.

  • County events

    Thursday, Aug. 14

    Oldham-La Grange Development Authority. 2 p.m. Oldham County Arts Center, Crestwood.

    Oldham County Public Library Board of Trustees. 6:30 p.m. Administrative offices, 5895 Ky. 146. 241-9899.

    Suburbanites Homemakers. 10 a.m. Member’s home. 241-7683.

  • NOt ready: As classes are delayed, North students have three extra days to head south for vacation

    Summer will last just a little longer for North Oldham High School students. NOHS students did not start classes Wednesday with the rest of the Oldham County Schools’ district, based on Superintendent Paul Upchurch’s decision Monday afternoon.

    He said the school wouldn’t be ready for occupancy Wednesday, citing safety and security concerns.