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  • Council will host public hearing on sign

    The fate of an $11,000 city sign that doesn’t meet the city’s historic district commission guidelines is still up for debate.

    Members of the La Grange Historic District Commission met May 21 to discuss a sign outside La Grange City Hall and community center.

    The sign, which reads, “James T. Beaumont Community Center,” is internally illuminated and members of the historic commission say it doesn’t comply with guidelines.

  • Shakespeare behind bars

    Prison inmates bring personal experiences to the tale of ‘Macbeth’ Every year, dozens of groups perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” But few, if any, actors understand the lead role at the level of Ron Brown.  Unlike other actors portraying the murdering Macbeth, Brown knows what it’s like to feel the weight of a man he murdered.

  • Athlete of the Week

    Name: Kadiesha Streble

    School: South Oldham Middle School

    Postition: Outfield

    Age: 13

    History: Streble, an eighth-grader at South Oldham Middle School has been a part-time starter in the outfield for the South Oldham High School varsity softball team this season.

    A solid defensive player with good range she has shown an improved arm through the season.

  • Trail cleanup needs volunteers

    The National Trails Day event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 6 at Oldham County’s Morgan Conservation Park, 1200 E. Ky. 524 in La Grange.  Volunteers will meet in the morning and work until lunch time. Lunch will be provided. Projects include putting in a new trail, mounting and placing bluebird boxes and removing invasive plants.  Register by Friday so organizers can plan lunch accordingly.

  • Norton Commons Farmers’ Market open through November

    The Norton Commons Farmers’ Market is open for the season, with new attractions, including crepes and coffee from Gelato Gilberto, omelets made fresh by Earth’s Promise farm, Great Harvest Bread Company and Holy Branch Gourds.  There’s live music, along with children’s attractions and chefs demos.

  • Norwegians visit Oldham County

    Norwegian Aina Lundon is an avid shooter – so much so that when it came time to bet money on a recent horserace at Churchill Downs – the clear choice for her was “Shot Gun Cliff.” A couple minutes later, after her horse had won the race, she was $39 richer, much to the chagrin of her fellow Group Study Exchange team members.

  • Despite economy, expo for Prospect area businesses thrives

    Holding a recently groomed, red-bowed Pomeranian in her arms at last week’s Prospect Community Expo, Marguerite Norton is faring well even during uncertain economic times. “Business has been tremendous,” Norton said, who owns Star Quality Pets, a grooming and boarding center in Prospect.

  • Oldham County Chamber of Commerce hosts career fair

    The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce will host a career/job fair next month. 

    3 p.m. – 6 p.m. June 22 John Black Community Center 1551 N. Ky. 393 The cost for a booth is $175 for chamber members and $275 for non-chamber members. Call the chamber office at 222-1635 or dekarem@oldhamcountychamber.com for more information and registration forms. Sponsorships are also available for $500 and $275. This price includes booth space.   

  • Swine flu confirmed in Oldham

    Health officials confirmed that a 41-year-old Oldham County man contracted the H1N1 virus earlier this month.  His symptoms began May 3, and he has since recovered, Oldham County Health Department Public Information Officer Chad Lynch said. The man received treatment at Norton Immediate Care Center for mild symptoms including fever, cough, runny nose and shortness of breath.  Health officials say the man hadn’t traveled out of the country recently. There have been 13 cases of swine flu confirmed in the state, including fou

  • Memorial Day service planned Monday

     Oldham County American Legion Post 39 will host a Memorial Day program Monday at the corner of Main Street and Ky. 53 in La Grange.  The Oldham County Community Band will perform prior to the 10 a.m. ceremony.