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Government

  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

    “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday.

  • Ambulance board wants to build new EMS station

    The Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District is looking to build a new substation for Oldham County EMS. They just don’t know where yet.

    Members of the taxing district’s board looked at several potential substation sites on and around the Baptist Health La Grange campus last week. Baptist Health manages the county EMS in a partnership with the taxing district.

  • Grimes promotes military voting bill

    With the backdrop of “Military Monday” at the Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes championed a law she got passed to make voting for Oldham County’s veterans and active service member more seamless.

    Called the Military Heroes Voting Initiative, the state law allows active duty members to electronically request and receive absentee ballots, register to vote and change voter registration information. The 2013 law also extends special election time frames for local elections for service men and women.

  • River Bluff meeting moved

    The City of River Bluff will move its monthly council meeting to Tuesday, Aug. 19 due to a scheduling conflict. The meeting is usually the fourth Tuesday of the month.

    Also, due to a conflict the regularly scheduled meeting of the La Grange Fire Department Board of Trustees has been moved to Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m

    -Submitted info

  • Woosley resigns from council, chicken ordinance tabled

    The La Grange City Council will be short a member for a few days, due to the resignation of councilwoman Melanie Woosley.

    Woosley resigned July 30, Mayor Bill Lammlein said, because she moved to a property outside the city limits. Woosley did not return a call seeking comment and was not present at the council’s Monday meeting.

    In a letter read by Lammlein, Woosley said her move led her to resign as a councilwoman and to withdraw from her re-election bid this November. Lammlein said the city would miss Woosley’s dedication.

  • City mayors have easy re-elections

    Several local mayors are all but promised another four-year term this election after the filing deadline for cities passed without much fanfare.

    Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel, Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers, Goshen Mayor Bobby Thacker and Orchard Grass Mayor Doug Lalli all filed for re-election and are unopposed this fall.

    La Grange will feature a race between Councilman Joe Davenport and Brian Oerther for its open mayoral seat. And no one filed for the office of mayor of River Bluff as of the Tuesday deadline.

  • City elections deadline near

    With only a few days left until the filing deadline, many of Oldham’s city governments are heading toward re-election by default.

    Mayor and city council positions in Goshen, Crestwood, Pewee Valley and Orchard Grass as well as School Board districts 2 and 5 are on the November general election ballot. And with an Aug. 12 4 p.m. deadline looming, as of Monday only incumbents had filed for election to those offices.

  • Mayor ‘sorry’ for killing of geese

     

    After weeks of community uproar, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein apologized for the killing of 22 geese in Wilborn Park on July 22 and created an ad-hoc committee to deal with the park’s geese issue at this month’s city council meeting.

    A larger than normal crowd attended the meeting to make their opinions heard on the issue of the park, which is overrun with geese, city officials said. The geese aren’t fearful of people and their droppings are a health hazard, Lammlein said.

  • Effort to allow expanded alcohol sales in Oldham County begins

    A vote to expand alcohol sales in the county is forthcoming, after the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development confirmed to county leaders they would spearhead the effort.

    Chamber Executive Director Deana Epperly Karem said her organization is targeting a March 2015 special election for county voters to decide whether to allow package alcohol sales throughout the county. An educational campaign will take place from August until October, before a petition drive to get the initiative on the ballot starts in November.

  • Courthouse sidewalk to undergo renovations

    A portion of Main Street in front of the county courthouse is getting a historic look, thanks to donations and money from the Oldham County Fiscal Court.

    The project, initially approved by the Fiscal Court last week, will double the width of the sidewalks, as well as provide more landscaping and seating in the courthouse square section of Main Street in La Grange.