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City News

  • La Grange police crack down on street parking

    Park your car on La Grange streets and you may find surprise waiting when you return — a ticket, courtesy of city police.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said officers hope to reduce the number of illegally-parked vehicles lining city streets by issuing more parking tickets. 

    According to city regulations passed in 2011, vehicles must be parked in driveways or pull-off areas unless no space is available.

  • La Grange voters support expanded liquor sales 2-to-1

    La Grange residents voted to make the city “wet” by a more than 2-to-1 margin Tuesday, with more than 1,000 voters casting ballots.

    Of those voters, 751 voted for expanding alcohol sales in La Grange and 338 voted against.

    It is unknown what percentage of registered voters participated, according to Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr, because many of the voting districts extend beyond city limits.

  • Brownsboro residents hope to establish village

    Some Brownsboro residents hope to incorporate a portion of the community as the Village of Brownsboro, while others say incorporating the area as a sixth-class city could be costly. 

  • Residents petition for special election to expand liquor sales

    Alcohol sales in La Grange could expand, depending on the outcome of a special election this summer.

    More than 400 people signed a petition requesting the special election, which will allow La Grange voters to decide if they want to make the city “wet.”

    The special election is set for July 24.

  • City of Pewee Valley hosts crime prevention workshop for residents

    The City of Pewee Valley will host a mayor’s night in/home safety/crime prevention information session on March 27.
    The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 312 Mt. Mercy Drive in Pewee Valley.
    Presenters include Pewee Valley Police Chief Mike Losik, Oldham County Sheriff’sDeputy Michael Meece and the Better Business Bureau’s Louisville Vice-President of Operations Bruce Gadansky.

  • Library supporters urge land donation

    There’s a new chapter in the Goshen library story.

    In December, fiscal court voted to accept a proposal from the North Oldham Lions Club to donate property to the library and county parks and recreation department. 

    But now, library supporters are concerned that donation might be cut in half.

    The proposal, drafted by the club and approved by its members and board, would donate “approximately six acres directly to the library,” and about 18 acres to the parks department.

  • $1,000,000 Mega Millions ticket sold in La Grange

    Although no one hit the $51 million Mega Millions jackpot last night there was a ticket worth $1,000,000 sold in Kentucky.

    The $1 million ticket matched all five numbers but not the Mega Ball in Tuesday night’s drawing. The lucky ticket holder(s) also chose to play the Megaplier feature. The second prize would normally pay $250,000 but by selecting Megaplier, the prize is an automatic win of $1 million. Megaplier costs $1 per Mega Ball play.  

  • Crestwood's planning a comeback

    Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Crestwood Station is coming back to life.

    For 15 years, the shopping center has been dormant, with few but frequently changing tenants.

    But a revitalization in the center is taking hold, and a second All About Kids fitness facility will soon anchor the space.

    All About Kids is purchasing the 46,000-square-foot space and will remodel it to provide a place for gymnastics, cheerleading, tae kwon do, dance and swimming classes.

  • Get the flock out of town!

    Flocks of camera crews arrived in town Thursday to cover the city’s bird problem that many residents didn’t even know existed. 

    The large group of birds — reported by residents as “tens of thousands” — are roosting nightly in a wooded area of Jericho Road, just outside of downtown La Grange.

    Now, national media typically wouldn’t be interested in a large bird flock. But a down-to-earth, middle-aged couple shooting off a sound cannon to scare them away? Definitely.

  • La Grange house fire causes smoke damage, no injuries

    La Grange and Ballardsville fire departments responded to a house fire in the Woodland Lake subdivision Tuesday afternoon.

    Firefighters were met at the front door by an occupant and saw heavy smoke inside the home, said Major Keith Smith with LFD.

    A fire on the second floor of the house caused the smoke, but firefighters had the blaze under control within about 10 minutes, Smith said.

    The first fire truck arrived on scene within about 3 or 4 minutes of receiving the call, Smith said.