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  • Massie: Deal likely on debt ceiling

    Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie believes a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling is on the horizon, despite a lingering government shutdown over funding.

    Speaking to local reporters today, Massie said House GOP leadership informed him yesterday that the debt ceiling debate would be over before next week’s deadline.

    “Based on my conversations with House leadership yesterday I believe a short-term debt increase will be passed in the House by Saturday without too many clauses,” he said.

  • Community Briefs Oct. 10

    For Retired Teachers

    Attention Oldham County Retired Teachers: On Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the John W. Black Community Center in Buckner, the Oldham County Retired Teachers Association will present a speaker from Kentucky Teachers Retirement System to discuss important changes in your insurance coverage for 2014. You are urged to attend this very important meeting. For more information, call David Ricketts at (502) 222-1150.

    Call for Volunteers

  • Dollars for Scholars Meeting Tonight

    The annual meeting for Oldham County Dollars for Scholars/Oldham County Community Scholarships will be held tonight at 6 pm.  It will last less than an hour and light refreshments will be served.  We'll share who we are, what we do, what we've accomplished so far and our goals for this year.  We can also answer any questions you may have about our transition to Oldham County Community Scholarships.

  • Support Group Instills HOPE in Others

    When Vicki Phillips faced two separate cancer diagnoses, her husband was by her side each time to help her through what she referred to as “some very dark days.”

    “There are days when you can’t see past it,”  Phillips said. “I found it encouraging to see people who had made it past those dark days.”

  • News Briefs for 10-3 through 10-10

    Ag Tag Nets $900

    In February, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer asked farmers across the Commonwealth to step-up and make the “Ag Tag” donation.

    For the second time, the proceeds from voluntary donations to the Agricultural Program Trust fund would be divided equally among 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud. Farmers had the option to donate $10 when they renewed their license plates in March.

  • Community Briefs

    Cornhole Tourney

    The LaGrange Railroad and Bluegrass Festival is pleased to announce the newest addition to the activities schedule on October 12th, ” The Club Car Invitational.”

  • Public Records

    KSP Arrests                          Week of Sept. 23-29

    9/24 – Richard W. Johnson, 35, La Grange – Rape 1st, Incest 1st, Sodomy, Sexual Abuse 1st
    9/24 – Virginia S. Oleary, 53, Louisville – Promoting Contraband 1st, two counts

    Oldham County Property Transfers Week of Sept. 23-27

  • OCS Scores Well on State Tests

    Recently realeased data shows the majority of Oldham County Schools have once again scored well above the average on state testing.

    The district as a whole scored in the 96th percentile, ranking as distinguished, the top ranking the state gives.  District superintendent Will Wells said he was proud of the overall work of the county.

  • Doctor Sees Different Kind of Problem in OC

    Dr. Charity Whitehill said she thinks this county is facing a serious crisis. Not a health crisis, government conspiracy or a impending terror strike, but a communication crisis.

    Whitehill recently opened a new business in La Grange called Dr. Charity Communications that specializes in helping people understand communication better.

    She said many problems today, such as suicide and divorce could be solved if people understood their emotions and could express them well. Cases of domestic violence especially upset her.

  • Shelter Waives Some Adoption Fees for the Month

    Many of the dogs and cats at the Oldham County animal shelter are just neglected or abandoned pets looking for a new home. Animal Control Officer Barbara Rosenman is doing her best to find them the homes they deserve.