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City News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Crestwood residents participate in Boston Marathon

    Two Crestwood natives joined thousands of others this week in showing the resolve of Boston by running in this year’s Boston Marathon.

    This year’s marquee race took place on Monday, roughly one year after bombings took place at the finish line that killed three and injured more than 200.

    Melissa Christensen and Ande Gorce, neighbors in the Magnolia Place subdivision, joined more than 36,000 in running the 2014 marathon.

    Christensen, who ran the marathon in 2012 as well, said the atmosphere this year was “incredible.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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