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Today's News

  • Sewer district board approves pay raises

    The Oldham County Sewer District’s nine employees will see a small raise this year despite the shadow of a $16 million debt.

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court stepped in this summer, telling OCSD officials they need to minimize their debt.

    Executive Director and Chief Engineer Vince Bowlin said the 2.5 percent raise is less than a cost of living increase.

  • La Grange man acquitted for murder, sentenced for robbery

    A La Grange man acquitted of a 1984 killing to which he was linked by DNA evidence is sentenced to 24 years in prison on a related robbery charge.

    An Indiana judge sentenced Kevin Mark Weeks, 44, Friday to a lengthy term even though a jury acquitted Weeks in the beating death of 89-year-old Loretta Keith of West Terre Haute, Ind.

    Weeks’ attorney has said she plans to appeal the robbery conviction.

  • Council designed to unify local law enforcement

    Consultants who studied law enforcement in Oldham County earlier this year recommend an oversight council to unify three local law enforcement bodies.

    The study, commissioned by Oldham County Fiscal Court, examined operations and functions of the La Grange Police Department, Oldham County Police Department and Oldham County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Pond preserved: City of Prospect celebrates purchase of Putney Pond

    On 25 acres in the middle of a city sits a pond, wooded area and homes for several different species of animals. It’s hidden off U.S. 42, just a moment’s drive from Prospect City Hall, and though it was going to be used for development, the city has purchased the land for preservation.

  • County events

    Thursday, Aug. 14

    Oldham-La Grange Development Authority. 2 p.m. Oldham County Arts Center, Crestwood.

    Oldham County Public Library Board of Trustees. 6:30 p.m. Administrative offices, 5895 Ky. 146. 241-9899.

    Suburbanites Homemakers. 10 a.m. Member’s home. 241-7683.

  • NOt ready: As classes are delayed, North students have three extra days to head south for vacation

    Summer will last just a little longer for North Oldham High School students. NOHS students did not start classes Wednesday with the rest of the Oldham County Schools’ district, based on Superintendent Paul Upchurch’s decision Monday afternoon.

    He said the school wouldn’t be ready for occupancy Wednesday, citing safety and security concerns.

  • Perspective on rising food prices

    During the last several months we have seen more attention focused on increasing prices of food products we use to feed our families. Some of the attention has accurately detailed market forces responsible for the majority of the price increases. However, some have painted a picture not completely accurate. We hope to share some facts about food and food prices.

    First, we need to remember that Americans enjoy the safest, most abundant and most affordable supply of food in the world.

  • What defines conflict of interest?

    Conflict of interest, noun. The circumstance of a public officeholder, business executive, or the like, whose personal interests might benefit from his or her official actions or influence.

    Note use of the word “might.” Not definitely, not guaranteed. Just “might.”

  • Education briefs

    Oldham County native earns degree from Bellarmine University

    Bellarmine University awarded 461 degrees during its 55th annual commencement in May.

    Recipients include Oldham County native Wesley Andrew Smith, who graduated magna cum laude with a double major in business administration and economics.

  • North Oldham High School delayed

    North Oldham High School will not start classes Wednesday with the rest of the Oldham County school district, Superintendent Paul Upchurch decided Monday.

    Upchurch said the school will not be ready for occupancy, citing safety and security concerns.