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Government

  • La Grange Historic Commission to Meet Tonight

    The La Grange Historic District Commission will be meeting tonight at 7 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall on 307 West Jefferson Street, La Grange, KY 40031

    Items on the agenda include two properties:  

    The board will decide whether or not to issue a historical placard for 101 West Main Street.

  • 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.

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  • New "I voted" stickers come to Oldham

    Voters will soon receive a new sticker when they turn out to the polls later this year.

    This is the second time that the stickers, sometimes used to tell employers that their employees took time out to vote, has undergone cosmetic changes over the years, said Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr.

    Barr wanted to create a new sticker to enhance voter turnout and to engage voters.

  • Massie files new bill to repeal Patriot Act

    Congressmen Thomas Massie, R-KY, and Mark Pocan, D-WI, have introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act, H.R. 1466, legislation that would repeal several federal mass surveillance laws enacted in the 2001 Patriot Act.

    The bill falls just short of full-scale repeal, though goes after the heart of the act by targeting controversial provisions, several of which are already up for renewal by Congress this year.

  • Backyard Politics: Rand's plans unveiled, state candidates vetted and county leadership put to the test at Oldham County GOP Women's Club

    Eager to piggyback on an expected wave of statewide Republican momentum, the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club will be sponsoring a gubernatorial debate among all four Republican candidates--Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will Scott--on Tuesday, April 7.

    The same day, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, is expected to announce his decision to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.

  • Traffic system being developed

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is in the process of potentially approving a system to alert local drivers to interstate backups and delays.

    The idea, first brought up by County Judge-Executive David Voegele months ago, would provide local drivers the decision to divert to other local roads if a wreck delays or shuts down Interstate 71.

    The problem is that no such system currently exists… yet.

  • County will consider right to work ordinance

    After weeks of consideration, the Oldham County Fiscal Court is planning to move forward with a right to work ordinance, while talking to surrounding counties about joining them.

    The Oldham Fiscal Court had a first reading of the measure at its meeting Wednesday, which was rescheduled due to weather. Such an ordinance would forbid unions from forcing employees to pay union dues whether they want to or not. Critics of the idea call it “right to work for less” because they claim it would lower union membership, thereby hampering collective bargaining.

  • Fiscal Court donation helps seal new Carrollton campus

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is authorizing more than $100,000 of its funds over the next three years to help build a new community college building in Carrollton.

    The Fiscal Court approved pledging $120,000 over three years to the new Carrollton campus project of Jefferson Community and Technical College at its Feb. 3 meeting.

    “The financial committee feel like we can support it and we should support it,” Magistrate Wayne Theiss said. “We felt like it would be good for us and good for them.”

  • Bridge Hill construction begins

    Six years after its initial planning, the reconstruction of Bridge Hill will begin this week.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the restructuring of KY 22 between Veterans Memorial Parkway and Abbott Lane, nicknamed the Bridge Hill project, will begin this week after a bid was awarded and easement payments completed.