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La Grange honors former mayor

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By Kenny Colston

 

The City of La Grange has renamed a road in honor of a former mayor.

The city council unanimously approved creating L.T. Doty Lane, named after the mayor who served from 1958 to 1962.

The street currently runs behind the All Aboard liquor store, as well as behind the Oldham Era offices. Doty Lane is bounded by West Washington, South First, West Adams and South Second streets.

Current La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein said Doty was the youngest mayor in Kentucky at the time of his election. Doty was also responsible for getting money to install sewers in the city, which Lammlein said was a major achievement at the time.

“This is in gratitude to his service to the city and his country,” Lammlein said.

The city has also received grants totaling $24,000 from the Samuel Head Family Trust, Lammlein announced at the city’s monthly council meeting.

The grants will help with restroom equipment in Wilburn Park, as well as help with additional gooseneck lighting on Main Street in downtown La Grange.

The city also went into closed executive session to discuss the acquisition or sale of land, but the discussion did not produce an action once the council returned to open session.

Lammlein declined to comment further about what the council discussed in closed session after the council meeting adjourned.

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