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Today's Features

  • Despite a chilly spring morning the streets of La Grange were filled with the feet of over 150 walkers as part of La Grange Elementary’s annual walkathon Saturday. This year’s walkathon was held to raise money for the La Grange Elementary library expansion and the YMCA Spirit campaign.

  • “Like writing history with lightning,” were the words used by President Woodrow Wilson to describe the first movie shown in the White House in 1915.

    That movie, "Birth of a Nation," was created by La Grange native D.W. Griffith, whose initials, carved by his own hand in concrete, are still visible in La Grange today. 

  • DID YOU KNOW?
    Alexis de Tocqueville stopped in Oldham County during his historic tour of America and included details of the visit in his landmark book, “Democracy in America.”
    An excerpt from Dec. 6, 1831:

  • Due to the efforts and generosity of many volunteers, work resumed this winter on the historic Westport schoolhouse.

    Larry Hedges, a local contractor, launched the rehabilitation, turning the old one-room school originally built in 1882 into a museum and community center.

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation matched money for the design efforts.

  • Our Christian faith is an outward directed faith.  From the very beginning early Christians sought to tell unbelievers about the good news of Jesus Christ and convert them to the faith.  However, individuals and churches can easily become inward directed, so preoccupied with their own needs, that they forget about those who have no faith, or no church home.  

  • The American Cancer Society is encouraging Oldham County residents to help fight cancer, and have some fun, too, by signing up for Relay for Life.
    Relay for Life is an all-night event established to raise funds “so that everyone can celebrate another birthday,” said event Chair Lisa Austin.

  • Oldham County Cooperative Extension Services presented the Leader of the Year Award to a dedicated community volunteer Tuesday morning.
    Extension Leader of the Year Faye Korthaus of Smithfield has served as president of Poplar Grove Homemakers, which was the first homemaker club in Oldham County, and of Oldham County Homemakers.

  • A cool rain greeted performers as they entered the Oldham County Arts Center Feb. 24. The event drew talent of all ages during auditions for the second-annual Oldham Icon contest.

  • A North Oldham High School student who got a golden ticket to Hollywood in July left American Idol during Thursday's episode. 

    Brandy Neelly, who appeared on the Hollywood week episodes of American Idol made it to the Top 100.

  • A family that fell on hard times last month is getting by with heaps of support from their community, and an auspicious contest win.
    Traci Fawbush’s house was destroyed Jan. 5 after a space heater caught fire in an upstairs bedroom.
    A neighbor called her at work that day, saying there was smoke emanating from the upper floor of Fawbush’s River Bluff home.