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Government

  • Louisville Councilman up against healthcare professional in House 36 race

     

    A Louisville anesthesiologist is trying to be a true political contender when she runs against a Louisville Metro councilman for election to the 36th House District.

    The 36th District was formerly a seat located in Eastern Kentucky, but the seat now makes up most of eastern Jefferson County and a portion of southwestern Oldham County, including Pewee Valley.

  • Fresh face vs. experience in district new to Oldham County

    Voters in southwest Oldham County will choose between a fresh face with experience as a non-profit attorney and a former doctor and 22-year veteran of the Kentucky House of Representatives when they hit the voting booths this fall.

    Thanks to redistricting, a handful of precincts in Briar Hill, Orchard Grass Hills and surrounding areas are now represented by House District 48, which encompasses mostly northeast Jefferson County.

  • Courthouse Square project begins quickly

    A historic re-do of part of the courthouse square is already underway.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the Courthouse Square Boulevard Project last week, including spending $107,000 out of the county’s parks budget to complete the project.

    The project will widen the current sidewalk closest to Main Street in downtown La Grange, as well as include brick pavers and new hardscape seating, County Judge-Executive David Voegele said.

  • Fiscal Court selects construction firms for new regional jail

    After months of waiting for a monetary dispute with the state to be resolved, the Oldham County Fiscal Court is once again taking steps to build a new regional jail facility.

    The dispute over whether the state will pay for engineer services for the new Oldham County Regional Detention Center is still unresolved, but that didn’t stop magistrates from approving an architect and construction manager for the project.

  • Republicans fire up faithful at multi-county rally

    The Republican focus for the 2014 general election was made abundantly clear at a regional GOP rally in Henry County over the weekend.

    “The No. 1 priority is to keep Mitch McConnell in office, and not as minority leader, but as majority leader,” said Kentucky State Senator Paul Hornback, of Shelbyville. “We’ve got to recover this country because it’s not going in the right direction.”

  • La Grange council approves changes to business licenses law

    The La Grange City Council has amended its business licensing ordinance after the Kentucky Attorney General said some recent changes were out of line.

    Months ago the council amended the ordinance to include attorneys or other businesses who did business within the city limits to apply for a license. At the time, city attorney Steve Emery said the law wasn’t specifically targeted to attorneys but rather strengthening language already in place.

  • La Grange chicken ordinance ready to roll

    After weeks of debate, things could get a little fowl-minded at the next council meeting for the city of La Grange.

    The council will take up two ordinances for possible passage, one allowing chickens in the city limits and the other codifying a rule about feeding geese at Wilborn Park.

  • Fiscal Court honored for cooperation

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is joining five other county governments who were honored for their participation in Kentucky Connected, a public-private partnership focusing on education, transportation and economic development in the region.

    The group received the 2014 Spirit of Kentucky award and was honored at the annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference in Louisville last week. Gov. Steve Beshear and Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder presented the award.

  • County opens cable franchise

    For the first time since 1996, Oldham County Fiscal Court is advertising for a new cable franchise agreement.

    The court approved the advertisement at its meeting last Tuesday after receiving a short presentation from county financial officer Stan Clark.

    Clark said the county had contracted with Insight Communications for nearly 20 years ago for the franchise, but it had recently lapsed with Time Warner Communications, which bought Insight.

  • Pewee Valley museum lets woman see family history for first time

     

    There’s not much Gin Chaudoin hasn’t seen in her 93 years.

    Last week, though, the lively born-and-raised Pewee Valley resident saw her family’s historical artifacts on display for the first time.

    Chaudoin is the granddaughter of infamous town blacksmith Jacob Herdt, who started a family business with Jacob and Son Blacksmith Shop. It eventually turned into a wagon shop, a Ford dealership, an automotive repair center and is now known as the Herdt Motor Co. building.