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City News

  • 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.

  • City tracking down delinquent taxes from 2005 and beyond

    For years, La Grange officials have let delinquent property taxes slide — but not any longer.

    City attorney Steve Emery said the city has filed a lawsuit to collect back taxes from 2002 through 2005.

    There are 34 properties with delinquent tax bills according to Emery. 

  • Golf course could serve alcohol as early as this spring

    Golfers should be able enjoy a cold one this spring at Eagle Creek Golf Course.

    Members of La Grange City Council voted Monday night to approve the golf course to begin the process to obtain a license for alcohol sales.

    City officials hope the alcohol sales will increase revenue at the city-owned golf course.

  • Case against former La Grange mayor continues

    La Grange city officials filed a motion Dec. 1 for a judge to reverse his decision in their case against a former mayor.

    City officials claim Elsie Carter, whose term ended last December, left office with more than $4,500 in city property. 

    City Attorney Steve Emery requested default judgement after Carter failed respond within 20 days to a May court order. Carter filed a response several days after the deadline.

    But Oldham Circuit Court Special Judge Bailey Taylor denied default judgement and called the May court order ambiguous. 

  • Prospect mayor honored by Ky. League of Cities

    The 2011 Kentucky League of Cities' annual convention brought a great honor to the City of Prospect and Mayor Todd Eberle.

    The 2011 annual KLC “Elected Official of the Year Award” was bestowed upon Mayor Eberle at the closing day luncheon.

  • Lack of sewer capacity halts development until 2013

    Plans for expanding La Grange Utility Commission wastewater treatment continue with a public hearing on Oct. 10.

    After the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet identified several violations in June 2010, the LUC signed an agreed order to significantly increase the volume of waste water handled per day.

  • Residents will honor fallen Confederate soldiers

    What exactly does it mean to hold a "Confederate Memorial" and how can anyone who believes in equal rights for all attend such an event?
    Some people might ask why we should have anything to do with the word "confederacy" at all.

  • Design students unveil vision for La Grange

    Usually when a small town like La Grange asks professionals for an urban design and planning assessment, the cost is between $150,000 to $200,000.

    Linda Goin, executive director of Discover Downtown La Grange, said the city is lucky to obtain the expertise from the University of Cincinnati students for only $10,000.

    And, taxpayers aren’t footing the bill.

  • Pewee town council meeting rescheduled

    Due to scheduling conflicts, the regular June meeting of the Pewee Valley Town Council is a few days earlier than originally scheduled. 

    The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at town hall on Mount Mercy Drive.

  • Students propose parking, other improvements during charrette

    Plans for the revitalization of La Grange came a step closer to reality last weekend as residents met with planning students to develop new ideas for an old city.

    About 100 residents stopped by the La Grange Community Center Saturday to offer their two cents about local themes, such as housing, entertainment, economic development, connectivity and environment.