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  • Community briefs Feb. 6

    Free tax services

  • Cell tower no longer an issue in Pewee Valley

     

    Concerned citizens of Pewee Valley can rest easy as telecommunications tower will not be installed in their town, according to the pastor of the church where the proposed tower would have been located.

    Salem Assembly of God Pastor Dan Collard said AT&T notified him approximately two weeks ago that they had not chosen the lot behind his church to erect a new telecommunications tower.

    “It’s over, it’s done and I’m sure its nothing these folks will have to worry about again,” Collard said.

  • Community briefs Jan. 30

    Health department wellness series

    The Oldham County Health Department will host the following: The New Definitions of Wellness Series with Dr. Carl Paige of Paige Primary Care Center at the Oldham County Health Department, 1786 Commerce Parkway, La Grange 40031, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m.

    Topic: Heart Health: Prevention and treatment of cardiac disease with nutrition and lifestyle.

    Life Line Screening

  • Familiar names to square off for La Grange mayor

    One out of a trio of familiar names hopes to become the next mayor of La Grange.

    Former mayor Elsie Carter, city councilman Joe Davenport and resident Brian Oerther all have filed to run for mayor this year. Current Mayor Bill Lammlein, who’s keeping a promise to serve only one term as mayor, is vacating the seat.

    And while he’s leaving the mayor’s office, Lammlein doesn’t plan to stay away from city council meetings after his term ends, because he’s one of 22 who filed to run for La Grange city council.

  • Construction on bridge over I-71 begins this week

    Work on a long-awaited bridge over Interstate 71 near La Grange has finally begun.

    The bridge will connect New Moody Lane and Commerce Parkway in La Grange over the interstate roughly one mile south of Exit 22 on I-71.

    “This project will improve connectivity as well as reduce delay and congestion on adjacent roadways,” Matt Bullock, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways Office 5, said. “The bridge will also reduce response times for emergency vehicles and improve the safety of the roadway network in Oldham County.”

  • All-American Tune

     

    A visit to Oldham County has been a top priority for Kim Miller.

    The 1991 graduate of Oldham County High School plays clarinet for the concert and ceremonial bands in the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America.

    When Kentucky was recently added to the band’s touring schedule, Miller put a plan to perform back home into action.

  • Prospect business makes dealing with disaster easier

     

    One Prospect family hopes to ease the pain when it comes to dealing with a disaster.

    Tom and Lori Hawkins have started Bluegrass Home Inventory, a business that helps photograph and catalog a person’s belongings for use in insurance claims or disasters.

    It’s a service that comes from their own experiences in dealing with disaster.

    “We had a home fire 10 years ago,” Tom Hawkins said. “Having to go through that whole process, trying to figure out what we lost and determining values, it took weeks.”

  • Joint operation leads to arrest
  • Raise a Glass: Voters approve alcohol at Yew Dell

    It will be easier for patrons of a popular Crestwood event center to consume alcohol, thanks to the results of a special election.

    The election, held Tuesday at the South Oldham Fire Station on Old La Grange road, will now allow Yew Dell Botanical Gardens to sell alcohol by the drink during events. The change was passed by an 87 percent margin.

    Yew Dell is host to many business events and weddings year-round, but previously could only make alcohol available by hiring a licensed caterer to provide it.

  • Businessman elected to new hall of fame

     

    Jerry McCandless typically isn’t seen.

    Whether it’s his business, often represented by “guys in white suits” cleaning up after traffic accidents or his work in higher education, McCandless typically eludes the spotlight.

    But in March, McCandless will be center stage as one of 27 inductees into the new Kentucky Veteran’s Hall of Fame, located in Frankfort.