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Government

  • $600K ruling against OCPD weighs heavy on budget

    A federal jury has ruled that the Oldham County Police Department discriminated against a Ky. National Guardsman in 2008 when officials cited his commitment to military service as the reason for withdrawing a job offer.

    It's a $600,000 mistake, and only half is covered by the county's insurance.

  • Nay steps down from La Grange council

    The Oldham Era received a letter from La Grange resident Wally Nay on Friday morning indicating that a health condition has forced him to make a tough decision. 

    Nay has had a long career in public service and law enforcement in Oldham County. But an ischemic stroke recently has forced him to resign from the La Grange City Council.

  • Pewee Valley welcomes new council member

    Pewee Valley council members braved snow and ice Jan. 20 to appoint Otis R. Florence as its newest member.
    Florence replaces Dana Barrette who is relocating out of the city. Florence will assume the city’s insurance, finance and water quality reporting responsibilities, he said.

  • Flow of information is a point of contention

    “Half-truths and lies” are two accusations that stand out from Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.
    In a modest and unassuming manner, members of fiscal court moved through their agenda to the spot on the list for public comment.

  • Gift of gavel marks the start of Voegele's leadership

    District 4 Magistrate Steve Greenwell stood Monday as Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele
    took a seat at the helm of county government for the first time.
    “A tradition is not a tradition until it’s done at least twice, “ Greenwell said, with a large gift in hand.

  • A term in review: Fiscal court members reflect on success

    Leaders from a handful of local boards and agencies publicly thanked Oldham County Judge-Executive Duane Murner for his community service Tuesday during his last meeting at the helm of county government.
    After touting a two-page, 32-point memo on the accomplishments of his administration, Murner offered some advice for future officials.

  • Plans for Brownsboro campus bring heated debate

    Concrete details are vital for the future of a proposed Brownsboro school campus, and Oldham planning and zoning commissioners will defer their decision on the three-school project until at least January.

    After nearly three hours of eyeing graphs, charts and architectural renderings and hearing testimony about the multi-million dollar project, a number of commissioners said they still lacked adequate information about it.

  • P&Z upholds Brentwood decision

    An attorney representing opponents of a planned Crestwood subdivision on says he plans to file multiple lawsuits in a last-minute effort to thwart construction of the 345-home development.

  • Magistrates-elect divvy committee posts

    With six new members and a new judge-executive, the Oldham County Fiscal Court is in the midst of planning, training and organizing themselves before taking office in January.
    After attending a recent training with current Judge-Executive Duane Murner, the magistrates chose spots on the court’s nine committees.

  • South Oldham Library has room to grow

    After the recent expansion and renovation of the Oldham County Public Library’s main branch, it looks as if the library hopes to do something similar with it’s South Oldham location.