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  • 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.

  • Group sets $100,000 scholarship goal

    A fund that helps dole out scholarships to local students is hoping to push its total giving to more than $100,000 this year.

    The Oldham County Community Scholarships has been giving out scholarships since 2013 officially, but was born out of the Oldham County Dollars for Scholars program, which started in 2004.

    This year, OCCS gave out $78,600 to 68 recipients, but with increased demand, wants to increase the total scholarship numbers into six figures.

  • Creasey Mahan starts process for new park

    Facing a nearly two-year deadline before losing playground equipment currently on their land, the leaders of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve are hoping to “re-imagine” the current Harmony Park into a bigger and better space.

  • 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.

  • Collision Course

    A semi-truck full of empty cardboard boxes found out just how hard it is for a moving train to stop after being struck Tuesday morning on North Camden Lane. The driver of the truck, who declined to give his name, said he was stuck on the tracks when he saw the train coming from La Grange. Knowing the train wouldn’t have enough time to stop, the driver said he jumped out of the vehicle and ran across Old La Grange road as the train sliced his truck in half.

  • La Grange Police complete move to Main Street

    After some delays, the La Grange Police Department has officially moved into the old firehouse on Main Street.

    The new police station was fully operational on Nov. 10, La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said, after the department moved in “waves.”

    “So far so good,” Collett said of the move. “There are little kinks we’re working out. But overall, we’re 85 percent there.”

  • Lost and Found

     

    Peggy Edmonson always knew she was adopted. Her parents never kept anything a secret from her. Just because it wasn’t secret, though, didn’t mean it wasn’t a mystery.

    Edmonson, a La Grange resident, was always curious about the story behind her birth in France in June 1950. Where was her mother? And did she have any siblings?

  • Humane Society has big Christmas wish

    One local organization is hoping for a big Christmas gift this holiday season: 10 acres of land.

    The Humane Society of Oldham County, an independent no-kill shelter not affiliated with any other Humane Society groups, is hoping for the land to open a new community center, adoption location and spay/neuter clinic, the volunteers who run the organization said.

  • Prospect ready to showcase ‘stars’ again

     

    The spotlight will soon shine on 10 of Prospect’s finest ‘stars’ when the Chamber of Commerce hosts a night of dancing and charity.

    In its second year, Dancing with the Prospect Stars will follow a successful inaugural year with even more dancers and fundraising.

    “It’s a lot of fun,” Kathy Jacobs, executive director of the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC) said. “It’s a very intimate, fun, friendly social event.”

  • 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.