City News

  • Heating assistance funds available for residents in need

    As the region’s unusually mild temperatures decline into those more typical of the season, some area residents may have trouble keeping their homes comfortable. For many, it’s during these times that we could all use the support of those around us. 

  • Waist circumference could predict health risks

     To see into the future of your health, look at your waist. Some research indicates that waist circumference can predict possible health risks better than your BMI (body mass index). The reason: Abdominal fat is linked to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, and a change in BMI may not accurately reflect an increase or decrease in fat concentrated around the waist. 

  • Community in Brief - Feb. 11 2016

     Blood donors requested

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

  • History Center to host murder mystery dinner fundraiser

     If you’re in the mood for a good spine tingling whodunit, then you will certainly want to be a part of Murder at the History Museum, on Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. at Rails Restaurant, 117 E. Main Strret in La Grange. The Oldham County History Center will present this Murder Mystery Dinner Show as a fundraiser to benefit its $2 million Campus Renovation Campaign project. 

  • Ladyfingers Catering takes trip to Cayman Islands

     Six Ladyfingers Catering culinary team members recently experienced a culinary dream trip to the Cayman Islands, complete with a beach barbeque and cookout with celebrity chefs Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, Tom Colicchio (Top Chef), Hubert Keller, José Andrés, Florian Bellanger, Dean Fearing, Cindy  Hutson, Ludo Lefebvre and Dean Max.

  • Public records - Feb. 11 2016

     La Grange Police


    Shaquil L. Wynn, 21 of Elsmere — arrested Jan. 26 for careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first; possession of an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle


    Gabriel D. Orman, 33 of La Grange — arrested Jan. 26 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first


  • Author to present on local African-American communities

     Carridder  “Rita” Jones was raised on a small farm outside of Timmonsville, S.C., where her parents were sharecroppers on a farm that grew cotton, tobacco and other crops. She attended a Rosenwald School, Chaney Grove Elementary, six miles from her home. 

  • Bethay earns pilot’s license

     Barry Bethay earned his sport pilot certificate on Jan. 14. To obtain his sport certificate, Barry passed an oral exam and a flight exam with a Federal Aviation Administration designated flight examiner. 

    Bethay, a resident of Ballardsville, completed his flight training at Sporty's Academy, located at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio.

  • History Center offers History Hounds program for children

     It’s time for History Hounds again!  

    Children ages birth to preschool can visit the Oldham County History Center each Thursday morning to explore history. There will be all kinds of activities to help them learn about the world around them and their place in it. 

  • Community in brief - Feb. 4, 2016

    Planet Fitness Opens in La Grange

    Planet Fitness recently opened the La Grange location at 406 S. 1st Street  next to Dollar Tree and Rite-Aid. 

    The LaGrange club spans approximately 16,500 square feet in the Oldham Plaza Shopping Center with a variety of cardio and strength equipment as well as a 30-minute circuit workout area and full service locker rooms. 

    The club also features tanning, hydromassage beds and massage chairs for its Black Card members.