• ‘Pervious parking’ may come to city hall

    In an effort to reduce hydrocarbons in surface runoff, Pewee Valley city officials are planning a “pervious parking” lot next to City Hall.

    Council members unanimously voted May 2 to award $3,500 to Environs Inc., a Louisville-based landscape architecture firm, to design the lot.

  • Statewide election takes place May 17

    Secretary of State Elaine Walker, the chief elections officer of the Commonwealth, is encouraging all registered voters to cast their ballots on Primary Election Day, May 17, 2011 and is encouraging residents to prepare before doing so.

  • Sewage rates could hike 11.5 percent

    The Oldham County Utilities Commission has proposed a sewage fee increase for La Grange residents in an effort to offset costs of implementing a sewage maintenance plan.

    John Bennett of the La Grange Utilities Commission proposed the increase of sewage rates by 11.5 percent.

    The average cost per customer, per month would rise from $23.12 to $25.78.

  • County renews parochial school 
transportation agreement

    Oldham County Fiscal Court has renewed a resolution facilitating payment of expenses by the state of Kentucky for transportation of parochial school 

    The county has acted as a conduit for reimbursement of transportation for parochial school students for three years, and does not pay for the transportation directly.

  • City to negotiate with homeowner who purchased property from ex-mayor

    La Grange will negotiate with a man who purchased a home from the city as sold unlawfully by the city’s former mayor. 

    In December, George Richard Hall, a public works employee, bought a city-owned home on the 400 block of First Avenue from former La Grange Mayor Elsie Carter.

  • La Grange restaurants allowed to cater alcohol

    La Grange City Council passed an ordinance Monday night permitting La Grange restaurant owners to acquire a supplementary catering license, which would allow them to cater alcoholic beverages within city limits.
    Mayor Bill Lammlein explained that businesses outside La Grange have catering licenses that allow them to serve alcohol in the city.

  • La Grange amends fines and penalties for most violations

    La Grange City Council agreed Monday to have a uniform set of fines and penalties for city code violations.
    City attorney Steve Emery said “law enforcement” requested a uniform set of rules, which would enable them to explain penalties more easily to offenders.
    The specific penalties for each city code violation are:

  • Salacious lawsuit, morale issues prompt change at Oldham County EMS

    A salacious lawsuit, a series of financial mistakes and past improprieties continue to haunt Oldham County EMS as morale deteriorates.

    Earlier this month, board members of the Oldham County Ambulance Taxing Dsitrict asked EMS director Ron Wilder to resign. The next day, Judge-Executive David Voegele asked board chair, David W. Thompson, a Middletown firefighter, to resign.

  • Playground will be nestled in mulch of recycled tires

    Children who fly too high on the swings or slide too far from the slide at Wendell Moore Park will no longer land in a splintery heap of wood mulch.
    Oldham County Parks and Recreation plans to funding from a state grant to install a new playground surface in one of the county’s most used parks.

  • Sheriff’s office to host drug take-back event

    In partnership the Drug Enforcement Administration,  Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office will host a drug take back event Saturday as part of National Drug Take Back Day.