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City News

  • Pewee Valley changes sign law

     

    After its first reading in September, the Pewee Valley City Council voted to amend a city ordinance regarding street signs last week.

    Five years ago, the ordinance section dealing with special event signage was drafted so that it wouldn’t require a sign permit for an event. According to the city council, in the last few years it has become very common and effective to submit a sign permit request for special events signage.

  • City of Goshen authorizes new park near North Oldham Baptist

    A resolution authorizing Mayor Bob Thacker to sign land purchase documents was approved at a special meeting held by the Goshen City Commission late last week.

    The vote gives the mayor authorization to sign documents for the real estate transaction that will provide property for a new city park.

    The new park will be located by the North Oldham Baptist Church, after the city approved a purchase of two acres by the church to create the new park.

  • City of Pewee Valley holds several events

     

    Pewee Valley will be hosting many activities in the month of October, according to a list of events noted at the latest city council meeting.

    There will be a Meet the Candidates forum with local and state politicians at the Oldham County Library Oct. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    The Pewee Valley Fire Station 2 will open its doors with an Open House on Oct. 25. Times are still being discussed. The firehouse is located on Ash Avenue in Pewee Valley.

  • Gas line explosion disturbs Goshen

     The rupturing of a gas line in Goshen has caused traffic backups and outages for more than 2,000 people for several days.

    A gas line explosion off U.S. 42 injured three LG&E subcontractors on Sept. 17. Residents and witnesses reported an explosion and a dust cloud with evidence of what amounted to a low order explosion with no fire around 5 p.m., according to Don Dahl, North Oldham Fire Protection District Assistant Chief.

  • Pewee Valley warns of utilities scam, discusses fireworks

     

    Pewee Valley Police Chief Greg Larimore is warning citizens of a scam ran by a person/persons calling several houses claiming to be LG&E. The caller told residents that their “electric will be turned off in the next 45 minutes” if LG&E had not received a payment, he recently said at a Pewee Valley city commission meeting. The caller then requested a money order and left a callback number. If anyone has received a call like this, contact Pewee Valley Police at 241-8343.

  • Mayor upset with media

     

    A Goshen ordinance amending a pet law to include cats on leashes has become a local media hit but Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker isn’t too pleased.

    Thacker told attendees at a city commission meeting earlier this week that the press inaccurately portrayed the amendment to the ordinance.

  • City elections deadline near

    With only a few days left until the filing deadline, many of Oldham’s city governments are heading toward re-election by default.

    Mayor and city council positions in Goshen, Crestwood, Pewee Valley and Orchard Grass as well as School Board districts 2 and 5 are on the November general election ballot. And with an Aug. 12 4 p.m. deadline looming, as of Monday only incumbents had filed for election to those offices.

  • Pewee Valley Summer Festival
  • Pewee Valley hosts annual Summer Festival

     

    Summer is the season of cold drinks, live music and family fun and the City of Pewee Valley wants the community to experience all of that at its annual Summer Festival on Saturday.

    The Monarchs, a band who has been in Louisville since the 1960s, will perform live in the middle of Town Square for the young and the young at heart.

    While families enjoy live music, they can purchase food and refreshments from “Designed to a T” and the Homemade Pie Kitchen.

  • County fair entries due soon

    Anyone looking to win a blue ribbon in the Oldham County Fair should register their exhibits and food on Monday and Tuesday.

    This year, blue ribbon exhibitors will receive a premium of $6; second place will receive $4; third place will receive $2 for a total of $3,420 handed out over several categories.

    Registration for exhibits will take place on Monday from 2 to 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at the Home and Family Arts Center at the Fairgrounds.