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Today's News

  • OCPD officer terminated

    A patrol officer employed by Oldham County Police since 2002 has been terminated.

    Effective May 25, Tom P. Douglas is no longer employed by OCPD.

    OCPD Lt. Col. Billy Way said he could not provide details related to Douglas’ termination. Douglas has 10 days to appeal the decision to the OCPD Merit Board.

    Douglas worked as a patrol officer assigned to second shift. 

  • County collects $780K in storm water fees; 15 percent still unpaid

    Though the Oldham County Storm Water Management District budget was approved in January after the fiscal court set the $41.16 per year rate, on Tuesday members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the budget through June 30, 2010. 

    Art Henson, a member of the Storm Water Management District Board said about 15 percent of the storm water bills sent out a few months ago are still unpaid. 

    The district has collected about $780,000 in fees. 

  • City budget includes $50K donation to school

    Members of the La Grange City Council heard a second reading of the city’s annual budget at their meeting on Monday. Since its first reading, at the council’s meeting in May, there have been some line item changes.

    Revenues and expenses for the 2009-10 budget each total $4,481,290. 

    Council member Jason Taylor said those line items changed are in areas that are already “well-padded and well above what has actually been spent in those areas the past few years.”

  • Four $1,500 paramedic training scholarships now available

    The Community Foundation of Louisville is now accepting applications to the Brian Jennemann Memorial Scholarship Fund, a perpetual endowment fund created by Brian’s parents to honor his life and commitment to helping others. 

    On July 20, 2001, Brian died after a brief battle with meningococcal meningitis. Brian was an emergency medical technician employed by Jefferson County EMS and known for his love of the profession. 

    His mother, Debbie Newton, lives in Crestwood.

  • A Saturday tradition

    As the weather heats up, so does the action at the North Oldham Little League

    The Rangers and the Orioles went at it Saturday in the North Oldham Little League rookie division.

    The Rangers defeated the Orioles 10-2 behind a triple from Caleb Jones and a double from Donavan Schneider. For the Orioles, Trent Mills and Denver Trimble each had two hits.

     

  • La Grange City Council meets regarding city's historic district

    While some say the city’s historic district ordinance is undermining property values in La Grange, others say the ordinance is the city's only hope for preservation. Guidelines for new or renovated property in the historical district include restrictions regarding work to awnings, cornices, decks, doors, fencing, gutters, brickwork, porches, driveways, sidewalks, retaining walls, roofs, siding, signs, skylights, and windows.

  • Kline is still the ace

    LEXINGTON – Lauren Kline didn’t play a lot of high school tennis this year, but when it really counted she came through.

    Kline, a North Oldham High School senior, won her second straight state singles tennis title Saturday with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Samantha Maddox of Lexington Catholic. Kline took the title after deciding at the last minute to play and barely making the minimum four regular season matches to qualify for the regional tourney.

  • OCHS falls to Shelby 6-3 in finals

    SHELBYVILLE – A return to the regional finals is familiar territory for the Oldham County High School softball team, but it may have come a year early.

    The Lady Colonels fell 6-3 to Shelby County May 27, in a year in which many felt they were building toward a third regional title in the last four years.

    “We lost and we didn’t play our best game, but I am in no way upset with the girls,” OCHS coach Dennis Summitt said. “We expect to be right back here again next year, right back into contention.”

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Keith Henry.

    School: Oldham County Middle School.

    Sport: Track/football.

    Age: 14.

    Position: Sprinter in track and running back/linebacker in football.

    Hometown: La Grange.

    Accomplishments: A two-sport star for OCMS, Henry is a standout in track and in football for the Colonels.

    In track, he set a new school record this spring in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.96 seconds.

    He also ran the 100-meter dash and was a member of the relay teams.

  • New community brand revealed

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Oldham County Fiscal Court, Oldham County Tourism Commission and The Oldham Era unveiled a new community brand Tuesday. The new brand is expected to be recognized throughout Oldham County and utilized on community and business letterheads, public signage, economic development, tourism and other community marketing materials.  More than 100 slogans/logos were submitted through a contest facilitated by the 2007 and 2008 classes of Leadership Oldham County.