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Today's News

  • What defines conflict of interest?

    Conflict of interest, noun. The circumstance of a public officeholder, business executive, or the like, whose personal interests might benefit from his or her official actions or influence.

    Note use of the word “might.” Not definitely, not guaranteed. Just “might.”

  • Education briefs

    Oldham County native earns degree from Bellarmine University

    Bellarmine University awarded 461 degrees during its 55th annual commencement in May.

    Recipients include Oldham County native Wesley Andrew Smith, who graduated magna cum laude with a double major in business administration and economics.

  • North Oldham High School delayed

    North Oldham High School will not start classes Wednesday with the rest of the Oldham County school district, Superintendent Paul Upchurch decided Monday.

    Upchurch said the school will not be ready for occupancy, citing safety and security concerns.

  • 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