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  • Ag Agents Awarded
  • OC senior uses big trucks to combat bullying

    Macey Nichter likes to drive big trucks.

    Not the tricked-out Chevys and Fords, with lift kits and larger than normal tires. Macey likes the tires to be around 64 inches tall and weight about 700 pounds each.

    That’s because Macey likes monster trucks and at 17-years-old, the Wesport resident is the youngest driver in the national Monster X circuit.

    “Full size monster trucks like you see on TV crushing cars and vans, I drive that!” Macey said.

  • Mayor on insurance mix-up: ‘It’s over’

    A prolonged fight over $12,000 in uncollected insurance contributions from La Grange city employees has seemingly run its course.

    After an hour of discussion, the La Grange City Council voted 5-4 against a committee proposal to authorize reclamation of the missing payments from the checks of city employees, with Mayor Bill Lammlein breaking a tie on the council.

  • Enriching lives for 25 years

    A young woman puts a load of laundry in the washer.

    A young man writes the next chapter in his book.

    Another young man explores an aquarium in Florida via the internet.

    Roommates sit down at the table to share dinner.

    All slices of life for the residents and clients of Apple Patch, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

    Today Apple Patch serves nearly 300 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through a variety of programming. Its beginnings, however, were quite humble.

  • Festival gives veterans day weekend discounts

    An almost 60-year tradition is getting more of a Veterans Day feel to it this year.

    The annual Fall Festival at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is already well known for a variety of reasons, the first being it’s famous turkey dinner.

    But the church is also offering discounts for veterans. And active duty military in their uniforms will eat for free on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the festival.

    Church deacon David Hotz said the idea to give discounts and free meals is a recent decision by the church.

  • Keeping memories alive: learning a lot from those who served

    Every year we celebrate Veteran’s Day during the month of November. Although it may have different meanings to different people, at the urge of American citizens, November 11 became a legal Federal holiday in the United States on May 13, 1938.

    The holiday was first known as Armistice Day, the name change to Veteran’s Day not occurring until after the Korean War. Armistice Day was first recognized on November 11, 1918. This date was embedded in the public’s mind as the date that marked the end of the Great War, or World War I.

  • M.S. Pumpkin Derby

     

  • KSP Checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Nov. 11 – Nov. 25, 2013.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers. 

    Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Pewee ready for cell tower fight

    The City of Pewee Valley is gearing up for a fight against a familiar opponent.

    At their monthly meeting Monday night, council members learned of a plan to construct a cellular tower behind the Salem Assembly of God, a church at 209 La Grange Road.  Although no formal application has been filed with planning and zoning for the construction of the cell tower, the intent to do so has been declared. It is the same scenario at the same location council members successfully opposed 12 years ago.

  • Getting back on the horse: Cancer doesn’t stop rider

    Susan Corwin learned how to be brave from riding a horse.

    Her first horse, Brandy, was a “horrible appaloosa” that was more successful throwing Susan off his back than keeping her in the saddle. The day he broke her arm, Susan said, was a watershed moment.

    “I looked up at that horse and knew that I was either going to decide to get back on him or never ride again,” Corwin said.

    She’s been riding ever since.