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  • 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.

  • City drainage problems will soon wash away

    Slowly but surely, drainage woes the City of Goshen has been trying to fix for three years are coming to an end.

    Within the next month and a half, drainage problems along Crestview Way should be repaired, Mayor Todd Hall said.

    Repairs on Rollingwood Lane, Hollendale Way, Forest Lane and the corner of Forest and Springmeadow Lane were completed recently to the tune of $27,611.

  • Greenways celebrates opening of community trail system

    Members of Greenways for Oldham County and Oldham County government broke ground Sunday on a new trail system within the county’s Wendell Moore Park in Buckner.

    The project represents a collaborative effort among Greenways for Oldham County, Oldham County Parks and Recreation, Oldham County Road Department, Scott-Klausing Company, Garber-Chilton Engineering, local Eagle Scouts and Oldham County Stone, among others.

  • Goshen may eliminate city office space

    Goshen city commissioners may eliminate city-leased office space for the city clerk and move operations to her home.

    Mayor Todd Hall said Monday he plans to find out if the move is legal, but such a move would save the city a significant amount of money.

    City clerk Joyce Morphew has worked from an unmarked office in Prospect for more than three years. Rent just increased to $583 per month.