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Today's Features

  • We learn about love in the family first, and that is not always a good thing. I found these notes from an anonymous mother in Austin, Texas. No information is given what kind of loving response she gave her children as they were experimenting their way through life. She simply lists these as, “Things I’ve learned from my children.”

  • Mikalah Schmidt, daughter of Jay and Becky Schmidt of Bardstown, granddaughter of Jerry and Pat Schmidt of Rapid City, S.D., and Bennie Kay Reed of Versailles has been accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing.

  • Diane Harrington, of Milwaukee, Ore., had just lost her job. Money would be very tight for awhile. When she returned to the copy store she was so relieved that an honest clerk had set her wallet under the counter with all her money in it. She left the store only to find her car missing. No one had seen it stolen. While she was on the phone with the police a couple hurried into the store, with big smiles they declared, “Your car is not stolen. Come out and see this.”

  • Rachel Catherine Cranfill

    Rachel Catherine Cranfill, a 2010 Oldham County High School graduate, graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 28 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Rachel has been selected to attend flight school and will begin her pilot training in Pueblo, Colo., and then Del Rio, Texas. Her parents are Chad and Lois Cranfill of La Grange.

  • Oldham County Extension Homemakers honored Rita

    Stephenson (right) as the 2014 Homemaker of the Year at the annual meeting.

    Crossroads Homemaker Club, of La Grange, received the Club of the Year Award,

    and the Poplar Grove Club, of Brownsboro, received the Community Service

    Award. Peggy Townsend, Vangie Faith, Angela Morris, and Betty Miller

    received their 25th Anniversary Awards.

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    Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin J. Long has been named Federal Employee of the Year - Heroism/Valor.

    Long is currently serving as a Explosive Ordnance Disposal Craftsman with 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. He has served in the military for eight years.

    Long is the son of James and Allie Long of Pendleton and son-in-law of John Weakly of La Grange. He is the brother of Trent Long of Louisville and grandson of Barbara Long of Westport.

    Long is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School.

  • Last Sunday we lifted up our prayer requests and celebrations. There were a lot of prayers for people whose loved ones had died or were dying. There were a couple of 40-something parents who were dying of cancer. We prayed for them and their children. There was the infant who died in a tragic accident. She was the only child her older parents were able to have.

  • It is said that Christians are being martyred for their faith more frequently than ever before in human history. All over the world, in countries run by kings, tyrants and dictators, it is dangerous to be a Christian. It is common for family members to turn their own children or spouse into the religious police for discipline when they find out that he or she has become a Christian.

  • Benjamin Northrup of Goshen was presented a Congressional award last week by Congressman Thomas Massie.

    It was the first award Massie has given, he said, and the first for the Northrup family.

    Present at the ceremony was his father, Dave, mother, Angie, and sisters Chloe and Rebecca.

  • Blake Benefield, son of Kim Benefield of Prospect, received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His is the grandson of Jim and Brenda McNuer of Laurens, South Carolina.