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Today's News

  • Refinance plan avoids sewer rate increase

    County officials approved a general obligation bond ordinance Tuesday allowing the Oldham County Sewer District to refinance $7.4 million of its debt.

    According to the ordinance, by refinancing through a general obligation bond, the county is avoiding another rate increase for OCSD customers.

    In addition, OCSD will agree to provide revenue to the county to make principal and interest payments.

    Public response to the ordinance has been mixed and several spoke up at the public hearing after receiving a flier from Magistrate Scott Davis.

  • Students from Oldham named Sen. Jeff Green scholars

    By earning a 4.0 grade-point average all four years of high school and scoring a 28 or higher composite on the ACT, 52 students from Oldham County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars.The title honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992-97.

  • OC volleyball wants a step further

    BUCKNER – The memory of last year’s regional final loss has been a driving force for the Oldham County High School volleyball team.

    After rolling to the district crown, the Lady Colonels fell in a hard fought, emotional regional championship game to cross county rival North Oldham leaving them short of an anticipated first trip to the state tournament.

    “It has been on their minds, obviously North is a big rival,” OCHS coach Callaway Logan said. “It’s a big goal of ours to get past that regional and move on to state.”

  • I-71 crash with parked semi leaves La Grange man dead

    A fiery crash on I-71 in the wee hours of Sept. 30 left a La Grange man dead. 

    Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-71 north near milemarker 13 at 3:18 a.m. Sept. 30. Witnesses told police a red 1992 Ford Explorer traveling northbound swerved into the right shoulder, striking a parked semi and causing the Explorer to burst into flames. The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Terrance Klein, of La Grange, died at the scene. 

  • Partial burn ban recently expired

    A partial burn ban for the county expired earlier this month. According to the Kentucky Division of Forestry, though there is no local ban in place, outdoor burning is illegal from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. “in or within 150 feet of any wood land or brush land through Dec. 15.

    For information about fire hazard seasons, outdoor burning laws and safe burning practices, visit forestry.ky.gov.

  • Continuing a tradition of excellence

     ACT scores above the national level. The district and 11 of 17 schools above the state’s 2014 goal of 100 – certainly a clear signal that Oldham County students continue to demonstrate strong academic success as seen in recent national and state assessment results. 

    A brief look at two sets of recent test reports absolutely give students, parents, teachers and administrators reasons to celebrate. 

  • November fiscal court meeting date changed

    The regularly scheduled fiscal court meeting Nov. 17 has been moved to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. 

    The court voted on the meeting date change due to a Kentucky Association of Counties Conference taking place Nov. 17 that several magistrates and Judge-Executive Duane Murner will be attending. 

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Dre Rochet.

    School: East Oldham Middle School.

    Sport: Cross country.

    Age: 13.

    Hometown: Centerfield.

    Accomplishments: Rochet has emerged as a leader on the improving EOMS cross country team this fall  as the Patriots prepare for the state championship in a two weeks.

    Last week Rochet led the Patriots to a second place finiish in the South Oldham state tune-up meet and earned third in the individual results with a time of 15:21.27.

  • Residents recommended for openings on tourism commission

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner gave first-step recommendations for Cheryl D. Sabin and James F. Zimmerman for the tourism commission at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. The two would take the place of Liska Coggeshall and Kay Webb, who each asked to be relieved of their positions. The court will vote on the recommendations at their next regular meeting, Oct. 20.

  • Letters to the Editor

    There’s no place like home for Rocket man

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce for selecting Rocket Man Inc. as the winner in the large business category of the OCTA Awards.  

    We sincerely appreciate this recognition and are proudly displaying the award in our new offices.