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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Pursuing political dreams in the nation's capital

    La Grange student Sean Atkins forwent a traditional summer and followed his passion for political systems and interest in freedom to Live, Learn and Intern in the nation’s capital.

    Atkins was selected for a competitive spot at the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems from an impressive pool of applicants from around the world. ICPES is an educational program offered by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University.

  • 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.

  • District ready for new year

    On Aug. 13, Oldham County will begin school with about 12,000 students attending our elementary, middle and high schools.

  • Athlete of the week: Stephanie Rowland

    School: South Oldham Middle School

    Age: 11

    Hometown: Pewee Valley

    Team: Oldham County Thoroughbreds

  • Letters to the editor

    Grand marshal thanks community

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people that were involved in the Oldham County Day parade and banquet. Being named grand marshal of the parade was both humbling yet exciting. I appreciate all of the hard work that made the event so memorable.

  • Athletes deal with rising temperatures

    It’s August and it’s hot.

    It’s humid, the air is sometimes polluted and high school athletes are dealing with it the best way they can.

    While temperatures soared into the upper 90s last week, it hasn’t been a bad year as far as the heat and humidity go for the local athletes.

  • Game bytes: A look at this week's sports in brief

    Gathof makes OVC preseason team

    When: Friday.

    Where: Eastern Kentucky University.

    What: Former Oldham County High School star Brandon Gathof of La Grange has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference preseason first-team as a safety.