Oldham County Clerk – Julie Lentz

July 31, 2008 by  
Filed under Citizen Spotlight

Julie Lentz

What do you like most about living in Oldham County?
I love living in Oldham County. I have never lived any where else. My family has lived in this county for many generations. Some of the things that I feel make it such a unique and special place are you can go to Kroger, Cracker Barrel or any place for that matter, and talk with people whether you know them or not. It is not shameful to say that you are a Christian and you attend church. What a wonderful place to raise children. I cannot imagine living in any other place.

Please tell me more about the County Clerk’s office and what services it provides to Oldham County residents and your role.
The Oldham County Clerks Office provides many services to the residents of Oldham County. Probably the most common are the Motor Vehicle Department, Recordings (Deeds and Mortgages), Voter Registration. But the office also distributes tax money to the taxing districts, we keep the official records for the county, this office is responsible for putting on and securing elections, and one thing that is very dear to my heart, we assist people with a special notary for adoptions. My role is to make sure these services are provided in the most efficient, productive and helpful manner. That means a couple of things; first and foremost, I have a great staff, they make me look great everyday. It also means that you may come into any of the 3 offices of the County Clerk and I may be the one waiting on you, I could be sweeping, whatever needs to be taken care of, I do.

How do you spend your time outside of the office?
When I am not working, I spend a great amount of time with my family. That is no small task since my mother is the oldest of 14 children and I am the oldest of approximately 50 grandchildren, there are about 30 great grand children and there are even great-great grandchildren. I also am involved in church activities, South Oldham Rotary, the best thing…I LOVE TO FISH!!! Sometimes, I just like to relax!!

What do you hope to see for the future of Oldham County?
The future of Oldham County looks great. There are always going to be things that we wish were different, but that would be the case no matter where we live.

Name: Julie Klosterman Lentz
Title: Oldham County Clerk
Website: oldhamcounty.state.ky.us (Very helpful and full of information)
Office email & phone: julieklentz@yahoo.com 502-222-7645
Favorite Band/Song: Nickelback & Lifehouse
Favorite Restraunt/Food: Corner Cafe and Adriann’s. I will eat just about anything!

Oldham County Wired Grows Up

July 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Business

Growing up, just like a baby elephant!

As you can see, I’ve been hard at work here at Oldham County Wired. I’ve been tweaking the formatting and the color scheme. It is my high hopes that I eventually get things exactly as I want them. Please be patient with me as my baby grows up.

Have a suggestion or a comment? Please do not hesitate to write me at scott.hack@gmail.com

Citizen Spotlight – Bill Fischer

July 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Citizen Spotlight

What do you like most about living in Oldham County?

I guess I would have to say the convenience of being near everything Louisville has to offer but with the more laid back lifestyle that comes from the rural surroundings. You can see Oldham County getting more urban with each new subdivision. A walk down Main Street in LaGrange can still take me back though.

You’ve been known to pick up a microphone a time or two. How did you get involved with singing, and how did that lead to you running a karaoke business?

I’ve always been a singer. I started singing in church when I was about 6 years old, took chorus classes at Oldham County High way, way back in the day (When there was only one high school in the county). I’ve even served as minister of music for my church. I still sing in the choir, so standing in front of a crowd with a mic in my hand doesn’t scare me the way it might some. A lot of the songs I enjoy singing don’t go well in a church setting, so I found karaoke. Started picking up some karaoke disc so I knew I’d have the song I wanted to sing until I met a karaoke jockey who had all his disc loaded onto a computer. When some friends found a sound system at a yard sale, we purchased software and music and are now running a show two nights a week. I’m not sure you’d call us a business, we are just getting paid to have some fun and show off a little. We started with a core of family and friends who liked to sing and to listen to each other singing and each week we add some new folks to the play list.

As a lifetime Oldham County resident, what is the one change that has happened that you enjoy the most? What do you wish hadn’t changed over the years?

Wal-Mart! Okay, that might be stretching it, but it is hard to remember where we shopped before that. But I would say the thing that has changed has been the ability to find almost everything you want without leaving the county. And the moist vote rates up there too. What do I wish hadn’t changed? While I know times marches on, I miss seeing the natural beauty of the open fields and woods that are now subdivisions. But I won’t be one of those people that think all development should stop as soon as my new place is finished.

What do you hope to see for the future of Oldham County?

I’d like to see more places inside the county to give folks something to do. I got excited about the bowling/entertainment center that was supposed to be going in the old Crestwood Wal-mart but haven’t seen anything that looks like it’s moving forward.

When and where can we join you for karaoke?
We are doing two shows a week at Varsity Pizza and Pints, Wednesday and Saturday nights from 8PM until Midnight. The guys run the Wednesday night show and my daughter is in charge on Saturday nights.

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