City News

  • City of Goshen residents complain about speeding

    Despite speed bumps being placed, speeding is “still a problem” according to residents on Harmony Landing Road.

    Several Goshen residents stated their case to commissioners at the City of Goshen Commission meeting last week, saying everyone living in between the speed bumps, which were placed last fall, is still having issues with reckless drivers.

  • La Grange approves new code enforcement board members


    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    The La Grange City Council has approved the new members of the La Grange Code Enforcement Board. Former Mayor Lammlein passed an ordinance establishing the board in a Dec. 1 meeting of the city council, although members of that board were not appointed until the Mar. 2 meeting.

    The council appointed former La Grange City Council member Beverly McCombs, and La Grange firefighter Lee Phillips.

  • Public meeting to discuss development of Westport Park to be held

    There will be a public meeting on the development of Westport Park held on Thursday, March 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Westport Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 6415 Washington Street, Westport.

  • 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.”

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.