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Government

  • Chamber hosts Frankfort preview

     

    The Oldham Chamber and Economic Development will bring together business leaders and legislators to ensure better economic conditions in Oldham County later this month.

    On Jan. 22, the Oldham Chamber will host a legislative preview panel to discuss important legislative issues impacting business throughout the Commonwealth.

    “One of the most important things a Chamber can do is represent its businesses on important public policy issues,” Deana Epperly Karem, Executive Director of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development, said.

  • Group works to reform area sewer facilities

    By tom barr

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    Coming up with a regional sewage treatment plan could be a very costly situation.

    But, on the other hand, it might be just as costly to do nothing.

    The second in a series of public meetings on the Salt River Watershed sewer work group was held recently in Louisville. The few who attended listened as engineers with Strand and Associates outlined some of the options and the costs.

    Bullitt, Jefferson and Oldham counties have the only agencies that are part of the work group.

  • Mayor taking things ‘one day at a time’

    With a new mayor and four new members of the council, things are likely to start slow when it comes to new legislation in La Grange, Mayor Joe Davenport said.

    The new council met for the first time Monday night, with Davenport, who spent 20 years as a councilman, in the mayor’s seat this time. Joining Davenport were first-time council members Shannon Pottie, Ann Zimlich, Stephanie Chalfant and Trey Kamer, as well as former mayor Bill Lammlein, who is now a councilman.

  • Pewee discusses 2015 goals

     

    It was just the first meeting of the year for the city council in Pewee Valley Monday, but the members were already prepared with ideas for the New Year.

    Council members agreed that they would like to focus most on the reformation of the Town Square.

    Mayor Bob Rogers said the biggest goal for the year would be trying to gain outside funding for the project.

    “We’re focusing our resources on the project,” Rogers said.

  • Lashley indicted on multiple charges

    The former county road superintendent and his father have been indicted on a handful of charges, relating to an investigation into the misappropriation of county materials that started in April.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, and his father Jack Eric Lashley, were indicted by an Oldham County grand jury in December. The two were directly indicted by the grand jury and have not been arrested or appeared in court on the charges.

  • 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.”

  • Davenport sworn in

    Incoming La Grange Mayor Joe Davenport officially took the oath of office on Monday night, starting his term as the chief executive of the county’s largest city. Outgoing Mayor Bill Lammlein administered the oath of office to Davenport. Afterwards, Lammlein, Davenport and other city officials participated in a private reception at Lammlein’s home.

  • Part of Walker case resolved with settlement

    An agreement to settle some of the legal issues between the City of La Grange and a local construction businessman has been reached, freeing up any more delays in the Courthouse Square Boulevard project.

    Earl Walker, as both an individual and through his business, Earl Walker Concrete Construction, had been sued by the city in regards to non-payment of a city business license fee from 2012. The city had been successful in getting stop work and restraining orders on Walker, culminating in a one-hour hearing last week before Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad.

  • Contractor questioned over role in courthouse square project

    A contractor for the Courthouse Square Boulevard project has come under more scrutiny for its relationship with Earl Walker, a businessman in a legal dispute with the city of La Grange over the city’s business license fees.

    During a hearing on whether Walker violated stop work and restraining orders from Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad as a result of not paying the licensing fees to the city since 2012, Walker’s role with L and E Construction, one of several contractors on the Courthouse Square project, was called into question.

  • Lammlein gives ‘final remarks,’ new council members sworn in

    Five new members of the La Grange City Council were publicly sworn into their new posts on Monday, in anticipation of their duties officially starting Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m.

    Led by current mayor Bill Lammlein, who did not seek re-election to that office but chose to run for city council instead, four others were all sworn in at the city council’s last meeting of the year.