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  • Oldham County GED program ends after 15 years

    The Oldham County Adult Education program is now closed, leaving many students with no way of continuing their education.

    According to former Kentucky Adult Education educator Megan Klein, the program was unable to apply for the grant that had been sustaining it financially for 15 years.

  • La Grange proposes smoking ordinance

    The City of La Grange has proposed the same smoke-free ordinance that the county recently passed.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court passed an updated smoking ordinance that bans smoking electronic cigarettes, hookahs and other devices inside workplaces and indoor public spaces April 17. The last countywide smoking ordinance was passed in 2006 and did not include electronic devices.

  • Pewee proposes mayor, council salaries

    The Pewee Valley City Council is proposing a $12,000 salary for Mayor Bob Rogers and a $600 salary for city council members.

    The pay ordinance was proposed at the Aug. 6 city council meeting and will be voted on at the Sep. 3 meeting. If approved, it will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.

  • Issues between NOFD board and firefighters continue

    For the fourth month in a row, firefighters and residents filled every seat at the North Oldham Fire Board meeting.

    The discussion surrounded around hiring a new chief and the firefighters having a say in that process.

    Board member Gary Gerdemann said a job posting for the fire chief is now online.

  • City mayors have easy re-elections

    The deadline to file in the general election has now passed and several are running unopposed in Oldham County. Both the City of Crestwood and the City of River Bluff did not have enough candidates file.  

  • Prospect councilors violated open meetings law

     Attorney General Andy Beshear found that members of the Prospect City Council violated the Open Meetings Act.

    The decision was issued Aug. 7 after Prospect resident John Simpson sent an appeal to Attorney General Beshear July 23.

  • 3-year-old's death under investigation

    Oldham County Police are conducting a death investigation after a three-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a vehicle today. 

    Oldham County Police, Oldham County EMS and the North Oldham Fire Department were dispatched to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple around 4 p.m. today. 

  • Three running for Prospect Mayor, other filings

    Editor’s note: This list of candidates was current as of Aug. 6.

    The deadline to file for city elections is approaching.

    Crestwood

    No one had filed in the City of Crestwood at the time of press.

    Goshen

  • Cedar Lake plans for future without pickup service

    Cedar Lake canceled their pick-up service July 27, but has thrifty plans for the future.

    Cedar Lake, a nonprofit organization with Oldham locations, supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Cedar Lake relied on Savers, a company owning and operating Unique Thrift store on Preston Highway in Louisville, to buy and sell their pick-up items.

  • Downing court case could be settled soon

    An agreement could be reached soon in a Crestwood woman’s criminal case.

    Anne Downing, 38, was initially arrested Nov. 12 at her home in Crestwood after police showed up looking for a missing minor. Oldham County Police then arrested her again Dec. 27 after an investigation.