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  • Open for discussion

    Business owners are calling for revisions to La Grange’s sign ordinance, arguing that city council’s incentive to preserve the historic look of the area is compromising the future of the economy and comes with a price for businesses already existing in the city. In May, council members unanimously approved an ordinance to ban pole signs, neon lighting and banners.

  • Business Briefs

    Bedford Loan and Deposit receives 5-star ratingBauerFinancial Inc., an independent bank rating and research firm, has announced that Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank has earned another 5-Star Superior rating, the highest award, for the 62nd consecutive quarter.

  • Ex-members interested in returning

    Members of the La Grange City Council will soon appoint a new council member to fill a seat vacated by the late James Beaumont.

    Beaumont died Dec. 12. He served two stints on the council and was the city's first African-American council member.

    Mayor Elsie Carter said she plans to present the council with a letter of interest from Denise Watts Wilson at the council's regular meeting on Monday.

    Though others have expressed interest, Carter said Wilson is the only candidate who had submitted a letter of intent as of Dec. 31.

  • KSP Post 5 steps up efforts to cite for seat-belt law violations

    The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 in Campbellsburg are stepping up seat-belt law enforcement efforts. The current seatbelt law allows Kentucky’s law enforcement to pull over a violator, even if that is their only violation. The driver will also be cited if one or more of the vehicles passenger(s) are not properly restrained with their seat belt. The law also targets those that do not have children 40 inches or below, in a proper child restraint seat. Those children over 40 inches but under 8 years of age should be in a proper “booster” seat.

  • Policy change allows students to test blood sugar level during class

    Blake Gerstner has always been able to test his blood sugar in the classroom, first at Camden Station then at Kenwood Station Elementary.When his blood sugar starts to get low, he knows — his legs start to get weak. And he can often guess his blood sugar level within a few points, his father said.Blake’s parents, Anthony and Tiffeny Gerstner, said they were surprised to learn this spring that when Blake progressed to middle school in the fall, he would be required to test his blood sugar level in the school office.

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  • A sure bet

    Rose Cooper guides a retired Thoroughbred around jumps inside a training ring at Alta Vista Farm. She’s wearing loose riding pants and a secure helmet on the top of her head, talking sweetly to the Bay horse as they cruise across wet sand.The sun is starting to peak through layers of clouds in Skylight, where U.S. 42 weaves through the rolling hills of the county’s prominent horse community – most notably the location of renowned Hermitage Farm. Cooper, 53, has fallen in love with horses for the second time in her life.

  • OCHS principal to retire in June

    For the last three years, Oldham County High School and Oldham County Career Center Principal Dave Weedman has considered retirement. Nov. 20, he told his faculty it’s official.“It’s not a rumor this time,” he said.He stayed on the last three years, each one possibly his last, because he wanted to see through the start of a high school culinary arts program and construction of an addition to OCHS.

  • A moving day

    After running to his new home in Celebration Park ahead of the moving truck and giving shoulder pats and hugs, Jon Weitharn suddenly plays it cool. A group of reporters and cameramen gather in his new room to see the reaction to the Cracker Barrel rocking chair his parents bought as a housewarming gift.

    He is led in with hands over his eyes. When the hands pull from his face to reveal the gift, he shrugs, "Oh, I knew that's not the photo-op they were looking for."

  • Board will support airport study, wants to know more

    The past few months have marked some historic decisions for the progress and future of Oldham County. In October, we officially welcomed the first tenant of the new Oldham Reserve (formerly Eden Park). The Rawlings Co. moved in bringing 550 good-paying, knowledge-working, quality jobs. We officially opened the doors of three other businesses in that month representing an additional 50 new professional positions.