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Today's News

  • U of L president visits with South Oldham Rotary

    University of Louisville President James Ramsey gives a powerpoint presentation about his university’s success on Friday. Also, South Oldham Rotary President John Oliva presents Ramsey with a gift.

  • Ground broken for new OCEA plant

     

    The Oldham County Environmental Authority, the Oldham County Fiscal Court and others celebrated the beginning of construction of the South Oldham Regional Facility last week in a groundbreaking ceremony in Crestwood.

    The facility is OCEA’s third regional wastewater treatment facility. The construction of the state-of-the-art facility is the culmination of a regionalization plan the authority has been implementing since 2010, according to Vicki Miller, community relations manager for OCEA, which is operated by Veolia.

  • OCPD asks for change to alarm ordinance

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is set to consider changes to its alarm ordinance in roughly a month.

    Currently, the ordinance gives homeowners a three strikes policy on false alarms before receiving a citation and fine from the county code enforcement board. But those strikes only count during a calendar year, resetting each Jan. 1.

    With Oldham County Police and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office still fielding more than 800 false alarm runs a year, OCPD Chief Greg Smith is petitioning the Fiscal Court for a change in the ordinance.

  • Code Red system upgraded

    Oldham County Emergency Management has upgraded its Emergency Notification System.

    Code Red, the county’s current vendor, has developed a new platform that has several new features includING alerts through social media.

    Residents who follow Emergency Management’s Twitter or Facebook accounts can now get emergency alerts sent by Code Red. The Twitter account is @OldhamCoKyEMA and the Facebook account is Oldham County Central Dispatch.

  • New build, still tough

    A local car dealership is cruising into 2015 by selling the first truck in what it calls the “wave of the future.”

    Tri-County Ford, located off Exit 17 in Buckner, recently sold a 2015 Ford F-150 to Oldham County resident Frank Durham. And while truck sales aren’t uncommon at Tri-County, the new F-150 is. According to Ford Motor Company, the truck is the first to use military grade aluminum, not steel, in its production.

  • Officer Apprecation Service

    Life Church in La Grange will hold an “Officer Appreciation Sunday” on March 1 at 1 p.m. Life Church is located at 1901 Prestwick Drive.

    All area officers wherever they serve or have served (federal, state and local) are invited to come and bring family and friends to enjoy fellowship, fun and dinner.

    For more information contact Pastor William Goins at lifechurchky@live.com or (502) 265-3795.

  • Chamber panel addresses several Frankfort-related issues

     

    A discussion about the upcoming session of the General Assembly, hosted by the Oldham County Chamber, went from a conversation of issues like right to work to a full-blown political update.

    Panelists at the forum included Joe Gerth of the Courier-Journal, Greg Brotzge, a lobbyist, and State Rep. David Osborne, a Republican from Prospect.

    “Kentucky government has not been a proactive force for businesses in history,” Osborne said. “I think that’s why we continue to be at the bottom of the rankings in business.”

  • La Grange native completes Marine training

    Taylor E. Gelnett, a 2012 graduate of Oldham County High School, recently completed Marine recruit training at Parris Island, S.C. He will next attend Marine combat training at Camp Geiger in North Carolina. Proud parents are Larry Joe and Carla Ann Gelnett, of La Grange.

  • Stone popular pick as building material in Oldham County

    By HELEN E. MCKINNEY

    oldham co. history center

    With the stark, cold January landscape, natural features are easier to see. Take for example the many stone fences that dot Kentucky’s once well-farmed fields.

  • City of Goshen eliminates two movie events for budget reasons

     

    Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker and commissioners voted to eliminate two community movie showings at the City of Goshen Commission Meeting earlier this week.

    In the past, Goshen has hosted four movies a year, starting in June, at North Oldham Baptist Church, but to save money, the commission decided to take away some of the budgeted money for special events and add it to the new park fund.

    Movie licensing fees cost the City of Goshen $10,000 a year, but now because of the vote to reduce spending, that number will be cut in half.