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Today's News

  • Community briefs June 5

    Walmart fundraiser

    Through June 11th, all Walmart stores are challenged to raise a set amount of money for CMN, Children’s Miracle Network worldwide. We have several things planned and are well on our way to our goal but we are hosting a huge cookout/carnival celebration on our front sidewalk Saturday June 7 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. There will be food, games, prizes, a dunk booth and music from a local band called BANSHE.

  • Philanthropist helped fund local African-American school

    By helen e. mckinney

    OLDHAM COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

    Julius Rosenwald (Aug. 12, 1862-Jan. 6, 1932) was an American businessman, well-known philanthropist and close friend of Booker T. Washington. He may best be remembered as part-owner and founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company, becoming its president in 1909. He is important to Oldham County history because he established the Rosenwald Fund, an entity which donated millions in matching funds to support the education of African-American children in the rural South during the 1920s and 1930s.

  • La Grange Police receive grant

    The La Grange Police Department received a grant with Partnership For Success (PFS) funded by Seven Counties Services and the Department for Behavioral Health Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.

  • Pewee Valley City Council keeps property tax steady, approves budget

     

    The Pewee Valley City Council voted Monday night not to increase the property tax rate for the fiscal year 2014-2015.

    The tax rate will remain at .1439 percent per every $100 of property, the same rate it has been for nine years.

    The council also approved the new fiscal year budget. The income is projected to be $997,510 with $221,000 of the total coming from the collection of property taxes.

    Both items only took roughly 20 minutes for the council to complete at its monthly meeting, which is the first Monday of every month.

  • Packing DOUBLE the punch
  • County sees settlement funds cut in half this year

    Since 2001, local farmers have been encouraged to move away from tobacco and into more diverse agricultural production involving livestock, vegetables and even wineries, using monies made available through a lawsuit against tobacco companies. This year, many farmers won’t see much, if any, of those funds as a result of a lawsuit.

    And only an act of the General Assembly has made it possible for counties to receive any funds at all.

  • Residents cry foul over smell from treatment plant

     

    Residents of one Oldham County subdivision are having trouble stopping and smelling the roses every day due to smells from a nearby sewer plant, they said.

    Scott Pullen, a resident of the Cardinal Harbour subdivision, said the nearby Ohio River wastewater treatment plant, operated by the Oldham County Environmental Authority (OCEA), has made life pretty terrible for fellow residents.

  • Annual Arts Association event looking to ‘go green’

     

    For the 15th year, arts lovers from Oldham County and beyond will be able to converge on downtown La Grange for the annual Arts on the Green.

    The event has become a community staple over the years with as many as 10,000 residents and visitors ogling the more than 125 national and local works of art to benefit the Arts Association of Oldham County (AAOC).

    “We do the best of the best,” Mary Klausing, director of the Arts Association of Oldham County, said. “It’s the most prestigious event in Oldham County.”

  • La Grange votes to refinance bonds

     

    The City of La Grange will refinance its current bonds related to the Oldham Reserve property in hopes of lowering payments and havng a quicker payoff.

    At the monthly city council meeting Monday, the council approved an ordinance authorizing the refinancing through the Kentucky Bond Corporation, an offshoot of the Kentucky League of Cities.

  • Voegele puts deputy judge in charge of county road department

     

    With its last director leaving amid an investigation, the Oldham County Road Department will now get direct supervision from the judge-executive’s office.

    Deputy Judge-Executive John Black will see his responsibilities expand to direct supervision of the county road department, County Judge-Executive David Voegele announced last week, adding the move is effective immediately.