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Government

  • Mayor scraps proposal for 1% tax on employee wages

    UPDATED >>> Mayor Bill Lammlein announced today (Thursday, Aug. 16) that he is taking the compensation tax off the table.

    "I'd like to give my city council members more time to find other ways to resolve this fiscal issue," he said.

    The proposed ordinance will not be on the Sept. 4 city council agenda.

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    If you work in La Grange, you may soon pay a tax on your wages to the city.

  • La Grange council to discuss proposed compensation tax Monday

    If you work in La Grange, you may soon find yourself paying a compensation tax to the city government.

    La Grange City Council is considering adding a 1 percent occupational tax to help pay down the city's bond used to purchase Oldham Reserve.

    The $6 million bond is now $8.2 million including interest, and payment is due in two years.

    The tax will be levied on each person working inside city limits. Under state law, some businesses are exempt, including banks, election workers and life insurance companies.

  • Total burn ban lifted

    The total burn ban for Oldham County has been lifted.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele, in agreement with Oldham County fire chiefs, has lifted the total burn ban effective immediately. 

    This means that while a ban on most outside burning continues statewide until at least Sept. 30, it is now permissible in Oldham County to resume agricultural and recreational burning, including campfires and outside cooking. 

  • PVA fined $5,000

     A state commission has ruled Oldham County’s property assessor violated ethics laws by hiring and promoting his wife.

    Ron Winters is one of 11 property valuation administrators across the state accused of nepotism in a case that began in 2008, although several others have since left their posts or were defeated in elections.

    Winters faces a $5,000 fine and must display the state law he violated in a prominent place in his office.

  • Former bike ordinance expanded, traffic disruptions and safety are focus of proposed event ordinance

    A proposed event ordinance for the county will be voted on by fiscal court members next month.

    The previously-named “bicycle ordinance” now includes all events utilizing public right-of-ways, not just cycling events. Public safety committee members approved the ordinance Tuesday and presented it for a first reading at fiscal court that afternoon.

  • Primary election 2012: Candidate and voting info

    The primary election is Tuesday, May 22. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    For information on polling locations and for a sample ballot, visit the Oldham County Clerk's website.

    Races:

    U.S. 4th Congressional District

    Oldham County Circuit Clerk

  • Two seek GOP nod for state representative

    Republicans will also vote on a candidate for state representative in the 47th district, choosing between T.K. Broecker and Charity Wolf-Edmonston. 

    Democratic incumbent Rick Rand is running uncontested.

    Broecker emphasizes his business experience and said it is time for the legislature to change and make Kentucky a better place to live.

  • Four seek circuit clerk’s position

    The four Republican candidates for Oldham circuit court clerk all have one thing in common – a lengthy career in various public service roles. 

    In recent weeks, the candidates, Steve Greenwell, Steve Kaelin, Suzette Kimbell and Rick Rash, have participated in two candidate forums in order to meet voters. 

    Some of the most interested voters are those who currently work in the Oldham County courthouse.

  • Residents petition for special election to expand liquor sales

    Alcohol sales in La Grange could expand, depending on the outcome of a special election this summer.

    More than 400 people signed a petition requesting the special election, which will allow La Grange voters to decide if they want to make the city “wet.”

    The special election is set for July 24.

  • Oldham EMS chooses finalist for management outsourcing

    Oldham County EMS board members voted Monday to formalize a contract with Baptist Health Affiliates, Inc. to outsource OCEMS management duties.

    Baptist Health Affiliates is part of the Baptist Health Care system, which also operates Baptist Northeast in La Grange.

    A team of six evaluators considered the five responses received after the board released a request for proposals April 9.

    The evaluators reviewed the submissions independently, and board member Stan Clark, also the county's CFO, said evaluators agreed Baptist stands out as the best fit.