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Government

  • Pewee Valley ready for Yule Log

     

    The City of Pewee Valley will host the annual Yule Log Celebration this Sunday to ring in the holiday season.

    The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Town Square and will include a bonfire, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

    Also at the event, the Pewee Valley Women’s Club will be serving cookies and hot chocolate, which was announced at the Pewee Valley City Council Meeting earlier this week.

  • La Grange Council approves changes to Wilborn Park

    With more than half the members not returning for a new term in January, the La Grange City Council had a quick, but busy, final meeting of 2014, capped off with expenditures to help reduce the geese problem in Wilborn Park.

    On a voice vote, with no audible no responses, the council approved more than $8,000 in expenses to enclose parts of the park to help combat aggressive geese and their droppings all over the park.

  • Dispute spilling into Courthouse Square project

    A lawsuit over a business license from the city of La Grange has spilled its way into the county’s Courthouse Square project.

    The conflict is between Earl Walker, head of Earl Walker Construction, and the city of La Grange, over the city’s business license fee for 2012-2013, City Attorney Steve Emery said.

  • Cable franchise passed to Charter, pending merger of current operator

    Two weeks after approving a new franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable, the Oldham County Fiscal Court voted to transfer that agreement to Charter Communications.

    The vote comes as Time Warner is in the middle of a merger with Comcast Communications and in the process, Comcast has decided to spin off several of the markets it’s acquiring to another cable operator.

    That operator is Charter Communications, who will take Time Warner’s position as the second largest cable operator in the U.S., if the Time Warner-Comcast merger takes place.

  • McConnell lays out legislative agenda in La Grange

    The next leader of the U.S. Senate made a stop in Oldham County this week to update business leaders on his legislative agenda come January.

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, fresh off re-election as Kentucky’s senior senator and recently selected again as leader of the soon-to-be Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, spoke to a joint meeting of the La Grange Rotary and Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development groups at the John Black Community Center on Tuesday.

  • Local group retires old flags with ceremony

    A local organization is hoping to properly retire old American flags throughout Oldham County with a new ceremony.

    Members of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus held the first such flag disposal ceremony on Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in La Grange.

    The group, known as the patriotic degree of the Knights, retired more than 140 worn, torn or older flags during the ceremony with the help of a local Boy Scout troop.

  • County Fiscal Court approves new cable franchise with Time Warner

    After weeks of negotiations, the Oldham County Fiscal Court has once again awarded the county’s cable franchise agreement to Time Warner Cable.

    The court opened up its franchise agreement months ago, in hopes of securing a better agreement with Time Warner or another cable provider. But with a non-exclusive agreement and a near monopoly on cable lines, there wasn’t much negotiating, County Judge-Executive David Voegele had previously said.

  • Veterans Affairs office sets up hours in La Grange

    Veterans and their families seeking benefits assistance in north central Kentucky will now be able to find help and advice in La Grange.

    Beginning today, Angela Worley, the veterans benefits field representative (VBFR) for Oldham, Trimble and Henry Counties, will provide assistance in La Grange. This will allow Worley to help veterans and their families more effectively from this central location closer to residents than her main office in Louisville.

  • Paul wants to tackle corporate tax rate, justice system in 2015

    With multi-state travel, especially to states that vote first in a presidential primary, it’s no secret that U.S. Senator Rand Paul is on the forefront of possibilities for president in two years.

    In recent weeks, Paul has traveled to Iowa, North Carolina and Michigan, mostly to campaign with U.S. Senate candidates in those states. And he’s been pegged the “most interesting man in politics” by Time magazine and grabbed headlines for a wide-ranging foreign policy speech.

  • County alcohol vote delayed until June

    A proposed countywide alcohol vote will be pushed back until the end of June, proponents of overturning the ban on alcohol sales, said.

    Scott Whitehouse, the chair of a committee stemming from the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development organization, said conflicts with Oldham County Schools and poll workers is the reason for pushing back the vote from its original March date.