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  • Rating change may equal discounts for some owners

    Property owners in the North Oldham Fire Protection District might soon enjoy a discount on their insurance rates, thanks to a revised ISO rating.

    ISO (Insurance Services Office) is a nation-wide subscription service that most insurance companies  use for establishing premiums for fire insurance based all or in part on the “Property Protection Class” (PPC) rating.  A PPC of “1” is the best you can get and a PPC of “10“ would typically be assigned to areas without any fire protection at all. 

  • Prospect dentist invents 'Frogglez'

    Christian Hahn’s insatiable appetite for innovation led him down a path to create something that he thinks will revolutionize children’s swim goggles.

    “Anything that frustrates me, I try to come up with a solution,” Hahn said. “I’m an incessant, invention-oriented, problem-solving person.”

  • Passing the cash

    WAVE 3’s own Dawne Gee was in La Grange Monday for the channel’s Pass the Cash give away.

    For those not familiar with the giveaway, Gee takes $300 with her and asks locals for help giving the money away to someone who really needs it. The only rule is that he or she can’t be a relative.

    Shannon Pottie, owner of a local restaurant in La Grange, saw Gee and her sign and instantly thought of one of her employees.

  • Rating change may equal discounts for some owners

    Property owners in the North Oldham Fire Protection District might soon enjoy a discount on their insurance rates, thanks to a revised ISO rating.

    ISO (Insurance Services Office) is a nation-wide subscription service that most insurance companies  use for establishing premiums for fire insurance based all or in part on the “Property Protection Class” (PPC) rating.  A PPC of “1” is the best you can get and a PPC of “10“ would typically be assigned to areas without any fire protection at all. 

  • It's back to school

    Oldham County students returned to school on Tuesday. East Oldham Middle School Principal Jim Ross high-fives a student as she enters the building for the first day of the 2013-14 school year.

     

  • Shiloh church sponsors seminar on state's Elder Law

    The Shilo United Methodist Church will be hosting a informational meeting for senior citizens or anyone who cares for one.

    Kentucky Elder Law will be giving a practical presentation on the complexities of legal information for seniors. The law office specializes in clearly explaining the legal process of Medicare and Medicaid as well as wills, guardianships and nursing homes.

    The meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Shilo Methodist Church located in Goshen.

    For more information contact Cheryl at the church at 417-8243.

  • Comprehensive plan takes step forward

    The comprehensive plan is making the rounds of the various local governments on its way to passage.

    Despite receiving approval from the planning and zoning committee in May, the plan must now receive approval from the city councils of La Grange, Pewee Valley and Crestwood – and Fiscal Court – before it becomes official.

    The plan cleared the first hurdle Aug. 5, when Pewee Valley approved the plan during their monthly meeting.

  • Ordinance oversight

    An oversight by La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein has cost the city more than $12,000.

    An ordinance passed by city council to increase employee contributions to the city’s health insurance plan was to go into effect in September 2012.

    But the change was never implemented.

    City employees continue to pay 5 percent of the cost of their insurance, rather than the 10 percent that was supposed to be taken from their pay starting in the fall.

  • Pageantry and lots of fun at Oldham County Fair

    Makenzie Brooke King was crowned Miss Oldham County Fair. Other winners were Victoria McKinney, first runner-up and Most Photogenic; Samantha Graziul, second runner-up and Miss Congeniality; Emily Kunce, third runner-up; Chassidy Monroe, People’s Choice; and Kristen Rowling, Trailblazer and Rising Star.

    Denise Rowling and Eric Kunce were named Mom of the Year and Dad of the Year, respectively.

  • Deputy completes course

    Oldham County Police Officer James R. Brown recently graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision. Also known as the sergeant’s academy, APS is a three-week, 120-hour training program for newly promoted sergeants or officers on their agency’s promotion list.