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  • NOt ready: As classes are delayed, North students have three extra days to head south for vacation

    Summer will last just a little longer for North Oldham High School students. NOHS students did not start classes Wednesday with the rest of the Oldham County Schools’ district, based on Superintendent Paul Upchurch’s decision Monday afternoon.

    He said the school wouldn’t be ready for occupancy Wednesday, citing safety and security concerns.

  • North Oldham High School delayed

    North Oldham High School will not start classes Wednesday with the rest of the Oldham County school district, Superintendent Paul Upchurch decided Monday.

    Upchurch said the school will not be ready for occupancy, citing safety and security concerns.

  • Punctual paying Pewees will save pennies on property tax

    Any resident of Pewee Valley who pays his or her property tax by Oct. 31 will receive a 10 percent discount, the Pewee Valley City Council voted Monday when they approved their property tax rate.

    The rate will be the same as last year — $14.4 per $100 of assessed value.

  • La Grange also offers tax discount

    Members of La Grange City Council hosted a first reading Monday for the city’s tax rate.

    The rate is the same as the previous fiscal year – 22 cents per $100 of real property and 26 cents per $100 of personal property. Residents who pay their tax bill before Oct. 20 will receive a 2 percent discount and any bill unpaid by Nov. 20 will add a 10 percent penalty.

  • City garbage contract renewed

    Members of La Grange City Council renewed a contract for city garbage collection Monday and residents will see a price increase.

    The contract includes an 8 percent price increase, which Mayor Elsie Carter attributes to rising fuel costs. Residents will pay $10.97 per month for curbside pickup and $12.89 per month for rear-door pickup.

  • Residents request televised La Grange City Council meetings

    Members of La Grange City Council may soon appear on the small screen.

    La Grange residents requested during Monday’s city council meeting to have council meetings televised on Insight Channel 25.

    Oldham County Fiscal Court and Planning and Zoning meetings are shown on the channel, and take place in the same room where the city council meets.

  • Four schools miss No Child Left Behind goals

    Four Oldham County schools failed to make their yearly improvement goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    Oldham County and South Oldham middle schools and La Grange and Kenwood Station elementary schools did not meet all of their goals for improvement in 2008-09. Test scores show each school met its math goals, but each had one group of students miss their reading improvement goals.

  • Engineer's work with city OK'd

    A man who performs contract engineering work for the city of La Grange and holds the title of city engineer is not in violation of the city’s ethics code because he isn’t a city employee, commissioners ruled last month.

    Members of the La Grange Ethics Commission determined since David Garber is not a salaried employee with the city – he doesn’t receive benefits, insurance or retirement – he is not in violation of the ethics code while working for the City

  • Cram session: Crews work overtime to finish school construction

    Someone call Ty Pennington, there’s an extreme amount of construction to finish in the next six days.

    Although school board architects say all school buildings will be usable by the start of school Wednesday, it will be a race down to the wire.

  • Helm resigns from city attorney post

    La Grange City Attorney Wade Helm has resigned.

    Mayor Elsie Carter said Helm submitted a resignation letter July 23 but offered no reason for his resignation.

    Helm said he wants to explore other employment opportunities and be closer to his family. He no longer plans to work in La Grange.