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  • Pewee branch of PNC Bank scheduled to close in February

    The Pewee Valley branch of PNC Bank will close in February.

    Bob Rogers, mayor of Pewee Valley, announced the closure Monday during Pewee’s monthly town council meeting.  PNC Bank is located on Ky. 146 in Pewee Valley near the Oldham-Jefferson border.

  • Pewee Valley to add speed hump on Mount Mercy Drive

    To slow traffic outside Pewee Valley Town Hall, officials decided Monday to purchase a removable speed hump to install on Mount Mercy Drive. 

    Mayor Bob Rogers said speeding on Mount Mercy Drive near town hall and the doctor’s office next door puts pedestrians at risk. The town council lowered the speed limit on Mount Mercy from 25 to 15 mph, but Rogers and other council members agree that speeding continues to be a problem. 

  • Officials discuss response to H1N1

    Representatives from emergency services and other officials met recently to discuss how local agencies are handing the H1N1 virus.

    Dory Livy of the Oldham County Health Department explained what many already know about the virus " H1N1 cases are reported throughout the U.S., state and Oldham County. She said no specific age group has been significantly affected.

  • Refinance plan avoids sewer rate increase

    County officials approved a general obligation bond ordinance Tuesday allowing the Oldham County Sewer District to refinance $7.4 million of its debt.

    According to the ordinance, by refinancing through a general obligation bond, the county is avoiding another rate increase for OCSD customers.

    In addition, OCSD will agree to provide revenue to the county to make principal and interest payments.

    Public response to the ordinance has been mixed and several spoke up at the public hearing after receiving a flier from Magistrate Scott Davis.

  • I-71 crash with parked semi leaves La Grange man dead

    A fiery crash on I-71 in the wee hours of Sept. 30 left a La Grange man dead. 

    Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-71 north near milemarker 13 at 3:18 a.m. Sept. 30. Witnesses told police a red 1992 Ford Explorer traveling northbound swerved into the right shoulder, striking a parked semi and causing the Explorer to burst into flames. The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Terrance Klein, of La Grange, died at the scene. 

  • Partial burn ban recently expired

    A partial burn ban for the county expired earlier this month. According to the Kentucky Division of Forestry, though there is no local ban in place, outdoor burning is illegal from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. “in or within 150 feet of any wood land or brush land through Dec. 15.

    For information about fire hazard seasons, outdoor burning laws and safe burning practices, visit forestry.ky.gov.

  • November fiscal court meeting date changed

    The regularly scheduled fiscal court meeting Nov. 17 has been moved to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. 

    The court voted on the meeting date change due to a Kentucky Association of Counties Conference taking place Nov. 17 that several magistrates and Judge-Executive Duane Murner will be attending. 

  • Residents recommended for openings on tourism commission

    Judge-Executive Duane Murner gave first-step recommendations for Cheryl D. Sabin and James F. Zimmerman for the tourism commission at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. The two would take the place of Liska Coggeshall and Kay Webb, who each asked to be relieved of their positions. The court will vote on the recommendations at their next regular meeting, Oct. 20.

  • Officials consider nuisance rules

    La Grange officials are once again considering a nuisance ordinance to kick garbage cans back from the curb.

    City officials heard a first reading Monday night of a nuisance ordinance tabled in December 2007. 

    The ordinance aims to limit accumulation of debris and abandoned or unused objects or equipment. 

    The ordinance outlines examples of that equipment and provides that garbage containers left on the street either 24 hours before or after scheduled pickup will be declared a nuisance. 

  • Shooting threats prompt new protocols at NOHS

     Students, teachers and staff at North Oldham High School noticed an increased law enforcement presence at the school Monday amid the threat of a shooting at the school. 

    A student discovered a written threat last month in a girls’ restroom at NOHS warning of a shooting Oct. 5. 

    Another student discovered a similar threat in a boys’ restroom a few weeks earlier warning of a shooting Sept. 21.