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City News

  • City of Goshen selects Hammon as new commissioner

     

    In a closed session last week, the City of Goshen Commission selected Robert Hammon to fill the vacant seat formerly occupied by Terry Crotteau.

    Although he was born in Jefferson County, Hammon told the Era he has “deep roots” in Oldham County.

    Hammon’s mother was born and raised in La Grange along with her six siblings, some of who lived in the county at one time or another during their adult lives. Hammon’s grandmother was once postmistress of La Grange.

  • City of Goshen eliminates two movie events for budget reasons

     

    Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker and commissioners voted to eliminate two community movie showings at the City of Goshen Commission Meeting earlier this week.

    In the past, Goshen has hosted four movies a year, starting in June, at North Oldham Baptist Church, but to save money, the commission decided to take away some of the budgeted money for special events and add it to the new park fund.

    Movie licensing fees cost the City of Goshen $10,000 a year, but now because of the vote to reduce spending, that number will be cut in half.

  • Goshen commissioner resigns

     

    Just a little over a month after being re-elected to the City of Goshen Commission, Terry Crotteau has resigned from his seat.

    Crotteau, who served on the commission for eight years, announced his resignation at the monthly City of Goshen Commission meeting last week and stated the reason as relocation.

    “I enjoyed doing it,” Crotteau said. “I thought I made an impression on the city.”

  • Goshen commission votes to move playground equipment from Creasey Mahan

    A dispute between the City of Goshen, some of its residents and the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve over playground equipment was mostly resolved, but not immediately.

    During a very contentious city commission meeting on Monday night, more than 30 residents of the city showed up to voice displeasure after the commission recently spent $150,000 to buy two acres of land and move their current playground, called Harmony Landing Park, from Creasey Mahan to the acquired land by North Oldham Baptist Church.

  • Pewee Valley Town Square renovation price tag revealed

     

    There hasn’t been much information coming out of Pewee Valley about its renovated Town Square concept since July, but at last week’s regular meeting, a dollar amount needed to fund the project was laid on the table.

    Council member Bethany Major told the council that the given estimate of the project from the architects with all the bells and whistles would be approximately $494,000. She said the city is hoping to get the amount paid for in full by grants.

  • City of Crestwood unveils Purple Heart designation

    One day before the nation remembers its veterans, the city of Crestwood held a ceremony to honor those who left a little more on the battlefield.

    The city unveiled a new sign claiming it to be a Purple Heart City, a tribute to the Purple Heart Award, whose recipients are wounded or killed in battle.

  • 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.