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Today's News

  • County Events

    Thursday, Aug. 21

  • Perfect weather complements 5K run

    By Mark Brockman

    Oldham Era guest columnist

    Raylene Blair, I don't know how you do it, but you Fastline folks always have terrific August weather for your event.

    What one would expect to be a typical steamy August morning turned out to be perfect - low humidity and a great temperature to run.

    Obviously, you thought the same thing because there was a large turn-out on Aug. 9 to benefit United Way, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity.

  • School bus driver arrested in July for DUI will not drive bus

    An Oldham County bus driver charged with DUI this summer will not drive a bus for the start of the school year.

    Oldham County Police arrested Deborah Stamper, 49, of Crestwood July 10 for DUI, improper signal and no seat belt. A pre-trial conference is scheduled Aug. 27 in Oldham District Court and a court date has been set for late September.

    She has not been convicted.

  • A scout's honor: Girl Scout creates Autism Awareness license plate

    A dream came true Aug. 7. It took 14 months of hard work, organizing 900 like-minded partners and a visit from Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo, but last week Natalie Pope held the fruits of that dream.

    Pope, a Girl Scout and senior at South Oldham High School, is the first recipient of Kentucky’s Autism Awareness license plate that she spearheaded a campaign to create.

  • Game bytes: A look at this week's sports in brief

    SWIMMING

    Hoskins wins title for Shelby team

    When: July 18.

    Where: Elizabethtown.

  • Letters to the editor

    Thanks to fair board, a job well done

    To the editor:

    I would like to commend the Oldham County Fair Board for a job well done. On Wednesday night, children’s game night, I took a friend and her three children to the fair and everyone had a great time. All the free games, activities and give-aways made it possible for us to afford the evening.

  • O'Bryan reels in first fishing title

    By Sharon Graves

    The Carrollton News-Democrat

    CARROLLTON – Kaoru O'Bryan of Crestwood took top honors Saturday in Carrollton in the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, catching four fish for a total weight of 11.1 pounds.

    O'Bryan has come in second nine times in similar tournaments, watching a lead vanish in the last minutes of a weigh-in.

    But Saturday as he stood on the stage with tournament director Dave Maxfield, handing him a trophy and a check for $3,878.00, O'Bryan looked relieved.

  • Developers gain hefty tax savings

    A recent decision means a multi-million dollar reduction in property tax assessments and a drastic reduction in taxes for some local developers.

    The developers may be happy, but Property Valuation Administrator Ron Winters is not. He plans to appeal a decision by the Oldham County Board of Assessment Appeals.

    First, some background.

  • Verizon leases space on county dispatch tower

    Leasing a portion of a Buckner cell tower will provide more than $22,000 in revenue for Oldham County Dispatch in the next year.

    Verizon Wireless recently proposed a co-location contract on the Oldham County Dispatch tower. Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the contract Aug. 6.

  • Fire departments annex land to create taxing district

    La Grange residents will see a tax for fire protection listed on their 2009 tax bill after two fire departments sought to annex territory in the city of La Grange.

    The additional tax comes after approval by Judge-Executive Duane Murner to annex territory for the La Grange Fire Protection District and Ballardsville Fire District.