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  • Liquor may be quicker, but beer may be near

    Last year, the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development Board of Directors decided to pursue expanded alcohol sales for Oldham County and last week, its efforts were continued with a request for a special election that was sent out to approximately 30,000 residents.
    According to OCED, in order for a special election to take place nearly 6,000 signatures are needed.

  • A sip of Blue Hydrangea Tea

    Sponsored by Discover Downtown La Grange and Baptist Health, April 19 marked the 8th annual Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea Party in historic downtown La Grange. The event raises funds for O.A.K., Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky. Kathy McCann, event co-chair and registered nurse, reports that 100 percent of ticket sales and donations collected from the event go to O.A.K. for education and information about ovarian and other reproductive cancer symptoms.

  • Rawlings to add 700 jobs in La Grange

    Construction has begun on the 75,000 square-foot addition to the Rawlings Group campus. When completed the three-building campus will span 230,000 square feet.
    Rawlings Group, which handles health insurance payments, estimates that the construction will take a year to complete, aiming for an April 2016 deadline.

  • Highlights from Goshen City Commission

    The following are key points from the regular City of Goshen Commission Meeting held on April 20:

    Door rattling concerns
    Several citizens spoke of their concerns on their home’s front doors being rattled at night. Mayor Bobby Thacker said he was one of those concerned citizens. Thacker said the police were contacted in each of those incidents, but there are currently no leads. Thacker said he thought the events were isolated and would not happen again.

    Not another speed bump

  • Farmer of the year applications now being accepted

    The 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

  • Crestwood spa now open

      Pilar Varon is a licensed esthetician that was renting a room in Salon 146 as an independent contractor, but moved to her own space in February in Crestwood.

      Skincare By Pilar specializes in making skin healthier with facials for renewing, acne, vitamin C, microdermabrasion, O2 lit, rejuvenation cocktail facial, and ilma. New to the spa is micro-needleing and smart wave cavitation.

      Pilar also does lash and brow tint, glo-mineral make-up and waxing treatments.

  • Community briefs -- April 23, 2015

    Board of Health    meeting

    The Board of Health will convene in a special called meeting on Friday, May 29 at 7:15 a.m. This meeting will be held at the Oldham County Health Dept located at 1786 Commerce Parkway. The previously scheduled meeting was April 17.

    Burn ban

  • Pewee Valley gets town square update, offers tax relief

    The Pewee Valley City Council gave a first reading for two ordinances regarding the city’s tax rates and budget last week during its regular monthly meeting.
    The ad valorem and personal property tax rates for the fiscal year have been fixed at the rate of $0.1439 per $100 for the past nine years and will not change for the new fiscal year, according to council members.
    The ordinance said that January 1, 2015 was designated as the assessment date for all real and personal property subject to City taxation within the corporate limits of Pewee Valley.

  • Lifelong Oldham Countian and WWII vet laid to rest

    Paul M. Moore, 97, of Centerfield, died on Sunday, April 5, 2015, after a lifetime of service to his country and community.
    The Moore family has been in Oldham County for generations. Paul was born in a tiny house on the edge of Sligo near Patton’s Creek, which has since been torn down. Like his family before, Paul was raised in the humblest beginnings Oldham County could offer.

  • Regular registration rules and deadlines

    The deadline to register to vote in the May 19th primary election is April 20, 2015. County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20. Rules per Kentucky Secretary of State are as follows:
    ·         To be eligible to vote, you must:
    o   Be a U.S. citizen,
    o   Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election day,