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City News

  • Westport residents concerned about eroding road conditions

    After a particularly cold and wet winter and early spring, Westport residents are concerned their lifeline to the rest of the county may be impacted beyond repair.

    State Highway 524 is the main road into and out of the city of Westport, tucked in the northwest part of Oldham County. And currently the road and the terrain around it are in terrible shape, residents said.

    “On the uphill side, it’s the worst it’s ever been since I’ve been here,” Stephen Davis, a resident since 1995, said.

  • Crestwood to review proposed Walmart

    The Crestwood City Council has set a special meeting to take up an ordinance that would allow Walmart to return to the city.

    Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said the council would meet Wednesday, April 16 to consider a rezoning ordinance that would clear the way for a Walmart SuperCenter to be built at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as KY-392 Bypass.

    Deibel said the reason for the special meeting, instead of the council’s regular meeting, is due to the significance of the issue.

  • AT&T seeks tower in Ballardsville

    Two months after abandoning plans to build a cell tower in Pewee Valley, AT&T is looking to build one in another Oldham County location.

    The company is proposing a 199-foot tower to be built off Ky. 22 in Ballardsville, according to a public notice filed by Ansco and Associaties, a Georgia-based company. However, no application to build the tower has been given to the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission, Assistant Director Brian Davis said.

  • Bug causing damage to Pewee Valley scenery

     

    A destructive bug is causing major damage to the towering landmarks of Pewee Valley.

    The emerald ash borer is native to Russia, northern China, Japan and Korea. It first made an appearance in the U.S. in 2002. While it is not certain how the borer came to the U.S., it is suspected the insect migrated in shipping materials, according to information from the USDA Department of Forestry website on the ash borer.

    Now, 12 years later, the ash borer is ravaging ash trees in Pewee Valley.

  • City of Pewee Valley to help sponsor homeless children
  • County will be treated to some Cold Justice

     

    Frontier justice has been served on Main Street in La Grange.

    Through the magic of motion pictures, the famed train rail divided street will be featured in a local western entitled Cold Justice.

    Friends Zeb Son, Eddie Kinberger and David Huff wrote the movie after meeting as Wild West reenactors.

    The trio set out to write a commercial for their reenacting hobby and came away with a movie.

    “This is how you get to be 53 years old and still playing cowboy,” Son said.

  • Pewee Valley sets special meeting for new development in city core

     

    The Pewee Valley City Council has called for a special meeting to discuss new construction near the town’s center.

    The city will have a meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss a new building at the site of the currently unused PNC building on Foley Avenue.

    Hagan Properties is looking to demolish the current building and replace it with their headquarters. The real estate development company is seeking to relocate to Pewee Valley from Louisville.

  • Pewee deals with car break-ins

    Pewee Valley Police Chief Greg Larimore warned citizens about a string of car breaks-ins at the monthly Pewee Valley City Council meeting on Wednesday.

    Larimore said Oldham County Police arrested Jordan Martin of Bremin, Ohio, Wednesday morning around 2 a.m. after a resident heard a suspicious noise, went to investigate and found Martin taking things from vehicles.

  • Water boil advisory for Goshen in place

     The Louisville Water Company has put the city of Goshen under a water boil advisory for the next 24 hours.

    Customer service representative Daron McDonald said a 12 inch water main near US Highway 42 burst Monday night, causing a loss in pressure for nearly 3,400 customers in Goshen.

    "We are asking customers to boil their water as a precaution because of the loss of pressure," McDonald said.

  • Marker sought for black cementery

     

    A walk down Third Street in La Grange will bring you to a plot of land rich with history.

    The La Grange Historic African-American Cemetery is the final resting place for 115 people, according to the cemetery’s plot chart. Notable people dating back to the days of slavery are buried in the land where Third and Fourth Streets meet.

    With February being Black History month, the Oldham County Historical Society is applying for a historical marker that will be placed outside the gates of the cemetery next February if approved.