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City News

  • 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.

  • Oldham County Day celebration one week away

    Local organizations, businesses, marching bands, food vendors and artists are preparing to greet participants at the 44th annual Oldham County Day celebration on Saturday, July 19, on the Oldham County courthouse lawn and surrounding streets in historic downtown La Grange.

    Oldham County Day, hosted annually by the Project Guild of La Grange, is designed to celebrate community pride and to create fun for all ages, a reunion for classmates and neighbors and a source of income for local charities.

  • Deputy honored by City of Goshen

     

    The City of Goshen has honored Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Fitzner for his work.

    Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker recognized the deputy for pulling over countless impaired drivers in his career and said Fitzner “goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

    “He’s keeping you safe and more importantly he’s keeping your kids safe,” Thacker said at a ceremony before the city’s Movie Night Series.

  • Pewee Valley to redesign city center

     

    The City of Pewee Valley is requesting help from its residents to choose a plan to rebuild the Town Square.

  • Pewee Valley City Council keeps property tax steady, approves budget

     

    The Pewee Valley City Council voted Monday night not to increase the property tax rate for the fiscal year 2014-2015.

    The tax rate will remain at .1439 percent per every $100 of property, the same rate it has been for nine years.

    The council also approved the new fiscal year budget. The income is projected to be $997,510 with $221,000 of the total coming from the collection of property taxes.

    Both items only took roughly 20 minutes for the council to complete at its monthly meeting, which is the first Monday of every month.

  • Twenty vie for La Grange council

    While many county offices will effectively be decided on May 20, the election fun will just be beginning for those running for elected offices in La Grange.

    Thanks to a 20-person council primary and a 3-person mayoral primary, candidates for council and mayor will be whittled down to 16 and 2, respectively, this primary election day.

  • Candidate bios: La Grange Council

    Name: Jean Knight

    Campaign Phone: 502-494-6429

    Education: Mount Clair High School, California

    Relevant experience/Community involvement: Volunteered for hospital, traveled 25 years with the high school band, first female president of Kiwanis, president of the Oldham County Fair Board, 12 years as a council member.

    Why are you the best candidate?

  • Candidate bios: La Grange Mayor

    Name: Elsie Carter

     

    Campaign website/Facebook page: www.Elsieformayor.com

    Campaign phone:  639-1098

    Education:  Fern Creek High School graduate and graduate of Bryant Stratton School of Business

  • City of Goshen greenlights pay increases

    The City of Goshen has given its future commissioners and mayor a raise for the first time in at least six years, Mayor Bob Thacker said.

    Starting in January, the mayor of the City of Goshen will make $300 a month, up from $150 and city commissioners will make $150 a month, up from $100.

    Thacker said the city passed a new ordinance with the increases in hopes of attracting more people to serve on the small city commission.

    “We’re not going to be here forever,” Thacker said. “We need to entice people to run.”

  • Walmart receives final approval from Crestwood council

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting April 16.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

    Kevin Thompson, public affairs director for Walmart, said there currently isn’t a date set to break ground on the new development, since final approval just came from the Crestwood council.