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Today's Features

  • Roughly 50 years to the day, 14 women in their 20s gathered in La Grange with a similar goal in mind, one focused on improving their community by tackling smaller, but necessary, projects.

    Little did they know that decades later, that first official meeting of Project Guild would lead to numerous fundraising events, a day-long festival or even a parade where they will be honored as grand marshals this year.

  • One of Oldham County’s oldest services is celebrating its 100th birthday this year with a float in the annual Oldham County Day Parade.

    The Oldham County Extension Office was first opened by John T. Taylor in 1914 and has grown from a rural agriculture outreach service to one available to any resident of the county, extension agent Traci Missun said.

    “We’re open for anybody,” Missun said. “We have a diverse client base. Our mission is to serve people and be a non-biased point of information for people.”

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    At just nine years old, Oldham County resident Hayley Fiegle is a national champion.

    Fiegle placed first out of 70 people in the 2013 United States Trampoline and Tumbling Association National Championship in both the Novice Trampoline division and Novice Double-Mini Trampoline division.

    “It’s great to be in the Top 10, and here she comes with two national first place trophies,” Coach Nick Young said. “She was on cloud nine.”

  • Seeing a train in downtown La Grange isn’t unusual, but having one with a fresh coat of paint was until recently.

    Thanks to more than two dozen youth from La Grange Baptist Church, the train located outside of the La Grange Railroad Museum looks as good as new after a month of work.

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    A La Grange man is partnering with a well-known Oldham County restaurant for a fundraiser to help combat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

    Mike Hamilton was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, almost two years ago. And he’s partnering with Gustavo’s in Crestwood for a fundraiser to improve his quality of life while sick.

  • One South Oldham High School grad is making the trip of a lifetime — nearly 3,000 miles.

    Luke Sparks joined 11 of his Western Kentucky University Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers on a bike ride to raise $100,000 for Alzheimer’s research.

    It’s the third trip for the fraternity. In 2010, a grandfather of a brother passed away from the debilitating disease causing the fraternity to ban together for the cause.

    The team traveled from in two different bike rides, where they raised close to $100,000, said Sparks.

  • Human resources is often referred to as “the business of people” and no one knows people better than Trasee Whitaker, senior vice president of human resources at Masonic Homes of Kentucky.

    Whitaker, of Crestwood, was chosen as one of “20 People to Know in Human Resources” by Business First, a Louisville publication.

    “It is an honor to be included along with other talented and influential HR colleagues that I admire as well,” Whitaker said.

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    Duane Murner is no stranger to acting like a politician.

    Having spent 12 years as one, after two terms as a fiscal court magistrate and one term as County Judge-Executive, Murner, a Prospect native, has the inside knowledge of what is expected of an elected official.

    But having retired from politics himself in 2010, Murner now just acts as a politician, namely former Kentucky Secretary of State Caleb Powers, as part of the Chautauqua program.

  • Pastor Bob Russell writes in his book Jesus, Lord of Your Personality, that having a lot doesn’t tend to produce a grateful spirit.

  • A pastor thought God gave him an idea and he presented it at the church board meeting. After giving his most impassioned plea and really “selling” the idea, the board voted down the pastor’s proposed changes 12-1. The head elder looked at the pastor and said, “Well pastor, its 12 votes to 1. It looks like you’ve been outvoted and it is time to go home. Will you please close in prayer?”