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Today's News

  • Chamber, OCEDA reach crossroads

    Board members for the Oldham County Economic Development Authority and Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will vote in January on a proposed merger. 

    Officials from OCEDA and the chamber have been in discussions to merge since July 2008 and preliminary plans included the county’s tourism commission as well.

    Members originally planned to vote on the merge Friday. 

  • Case against pastor arrested at Thunder Over Louisville dismissed

    Charges against a former La Grange pastor arrested for impersonating a police officer during Thunder Over Louisville festivities have been dismissed.

    Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wayne D. Shemwell just before 9 p.m. April 18 in a parking lot off River Road.

    According to police, Shemwell, 51, of Louisville, displayed a badge from the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office, and when approached by deputies, he claimed he was “with the sheriff’s office.”

  • Oldham County Public Library features live music today

    The Oldham County Public Library will feature violin music by Eva Kaufman and her students at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday).

  • Bank branch design like train station

    Citizens Union Bank recently decided to build CUB’s first Oldham County branch in La Grange. 

    CUB Vice President Jim Zimmerman, a long-time Oldham County resident, said he envisioned a branch bank reminiscent of 100-year-old train stations. 

    With the support of CEO Billie Wade and President David Bowling, Zimmerman began design for the new branch working with architects at Scott-Klausing and engineers at Garber-Chilton, firms in La Grange.

  • Deadline for Safe Sitter course is Dec. 23

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will offer a Safe Sitter course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the hospital, 1025 New Moody Lane, La Grange. The deadline for paid registration is Friday, Dec. 23. 

    Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. 

    The fee for the class is $45, which includes a messenger bag, manual and other useful items, as well as breakfast, lunch, snack and refreshments for the graduation ceremony. 

  • CPA Society recognizes new CPAs and exam excellence

    The Kentucky Society of CPAs recently recognized newly certified public accountants at an awards banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. 

    Also recognized in the program were those seeking eligibility for certification whose performance on the uniform CPA examination was exemplary.

    Among the newly-certified CPAs – who have met all requirements for certification and have taken the oath of the certified public accountant are Sasha E. Pavoni of Crestwood and Joseph A. Weisenberger of Prospect.

  • Dragons end it early

    BUCKNER – The South Oldham Dragons got an early start on their holiday party with a 65-46 win over Owensboro Apollo Saturday in the McDonalds Classic.

    Fueled by their perimeter game, the Dragons roared out to a 29-9 first quarter lead on Apollo.

    “I think we finally started playing together today,” senior swingman Casey Jackson said. “We shot the ball a lot better.”

  • Marcum helps Campbellsville to title

    CAMPBELLSVILLE – Brooke Marcum got an early Christmas present this year.

    Marcum, a La Grange resident, is a member of the Campbellsville University volleyball team that won the National Christian College Athletic Association national title Dec. 5.

    “It was very exciting, the whole school was really supportive and excited about it,” Marcum said. “It was our best winning season ever and first national title.”

    Marcum, a 2007 Oldham County High School graduate, had a solid tournament and regular season as a junior outside hitter.

  • Residents will be storm water fee free for four months in 2010

    Members of the Oldham County Storm Water Management Board have proposed a change to the fiscal year that would give residents four months free in 2010.

    Chairman Kevin Eldridge spoke to Oldham officials at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting about the change. He said to get the district on the same fiscal year and schedule as the county, the district’s current fiscal year will need to moved from March to July.

    In the past year, the district has collected $836,000 in storm water management fees from the county. More than $86,000 in fees are delinquent.

  • Clerk’s annual budget approved

    County clerk Julie Barr presented her 2010 budget Tuesday to members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court.

    Before she asked for final approval on the budget, Barr told officials the clerk’s salary had not been received yet, so it was estimated. The clerk’s salary is a statutory amount. Barr also said there are two county-wide elections that will be included this year.