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Government

  • City of Pewee Valley officially starts fight against cell tower

     

    The city of Pewee Valley has taken its first step in the battle against a proposed cell tower.

    The city unanimously voted at its December meeting to “actively and rigorously oppose the location” of a wireless telecommunications facility, according to documents provided by the city attorney, John Singler.

    The tower would be constructed at 209 La Grange Road, behind the Salem Assembly of God church.

    “We are going to jump into the fight against this with both feet,” Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers said.

  • Election 2014 filings Dec. 19

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.

  • Paul talks economic zones, health care during La Grange visit

     

    Standing in one of the wealthiest counties in Kentucky, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul pitched his latest policy initiative last week that aims to help impoverished areas pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

    Paul, a Republican who has expressed an interest in running for president in 2016, is promoting the idea of economic freedom zones for struggling cities and counties across the U.S.

    It’s an idea first proposed by former Congressman Jack Kemp, who also ran for president and vice president as a Republican, but slightly modified by Paul.

  • Election 2014 filings

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.

  • Litter pick up program a success

    The Litter Abatement Program was fully funded by the State of Kentucky through the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

    Oldham County received $70,020.71 for calendar year 2013. Oldham County hires non-profit groups based only in Oldham County to pick up litter along the community’s roadsides. They are paid a specific stipend if they collect all litter but can receive a higher stipend if they segregate recyclables (aluminum cans, whole glass bottles, and plastic bottles) from the litter into separate, marked bags.

  • Fiscal Court approves comprehensive plan

     

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has approved the latest edition of the county’s comprehensive plan, after rejecting a previous version in August.

    The newest version changes the most controversial part of the previous attempt, dealing with accessory dwelling units.

    The plan said the county should develop and adopt regulations for those units, called ADUs, rather than suggest they be allowed, as a previous version of the plan said.

    The new change was approved by the court, as was the plan as a whole, at its meeting on Tuesday.

  • La Grange honors former mayor

     

    The City of La Grange has renamed a road in honor of a former mayor.

    The city council unanimously approved creating L.T. Doty Lane, named after the mayor who served from 1958 to 1962.

    The street currently runs behind the All Aboard liquor store, as well as behind the Oldham Era offices. Doty Lane is bounded by West Washington, South First, West Adams and South Second streets.

  • Election 2014

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.

  • Congressman brings listening tour to Goshen, La Grange

    As Congress enjoys a Thanksgiving break, U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie spent part of his time in the western half of his district this week on a two-day listening tour.

    Massie, a Republican who represents Oldham County and most of northern Kentucky in Congress, made two stops in Oldham County, at the Goshen General Store and One Nineteen West Main in La Grange.

    At his Goshen stop, Massie fielded questions on the Affordable Care Act, the government shutdown, climate change and other federal issues.

  • BILLING ISSUE OVER SEWERS RESOLVED

    A double-billing issue affecting residents of the Willow Creek subdivision in Oldham County has reached a formal resolution.

    According to Oldham County Magistrate Bob Dye, whose district includes the Willow Creek Subdivision, the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) in Louisville has agreed to a process to stop their billing and provide refunds of up to two years to residents affected by the double billing.

    “It’s a conclusion,” Dye said. “It solves a problem. As people are aware, Willow Creek is unusual.”