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  • Drug Take Back Day

    The next Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by Sheriff Steve Sparrow and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will be Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the La Grange Fire Station 2, 3637 West Highway 146, Buckner.

    The national intiative is a program of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

  • Sparks wins photography contest

    Keri Sparks of LaGrange, was named the first place winner at Gallery 104’s new show, “Old vs. New” Photography contest. The show was judged by Max Heath of Landmark Community Newspapers. 

    Show chairperson and artist Ann Stroth said the show, sponsored by an anonymous donor, included 34 works by 14 local artists.

    The winners are:

    1st Place – Reflection by Keri Sparks

    2nd Place – The Small Boy by Barbara Manley Edds

  • Art show gives back to community-Part Two

    As an annual event that’s been going on for more than 14 years, Arts & Crafts Day in Pewee Valley continues to raise money for worthy community causes.

    The Pewee Valley Woman’s Club will host an arts and crafts show featuring over 60 juried artists on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church, while other shows will be held at St. James Church, St. Aloysius Church and at 314 Exchange on Mt. Mercy Drive.

  • La Grange passes fireworks law, gets donation

    Those wishing to sell or set off fireworks in La Grange must now comply with new laws limiting when such activities can occur.

    The La Grange City Council passed new fireworks laws at its October meeting, restricting the use of fireworks from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on all but a few select days.

    The exceptions will allow fireworks to be set off within city limits between 10 p.m. and midnight on the following days: New Year’s Eve, July 3rd, July 4th and Memorial Day.

  • Art show gives back to community-Part One

     

  • Presidential Visit

    University of Louisville President James Ramsey  speaks to the La Grange Rotary Club about the university’s future and it’s 2020 plan. Ramsey also addressed the budget situation in Kentucky and how it affects higher education.

  • Residents upset with sewer bills

    A group of residents near Orchard Grass have been caught up in a billing dispute over water and sewer charges, leading one to consider filing a lawsuit.

    Members of the Willow Creek subdivision, which is off U.S. 22 and straddles the Oldham County – Jefferson County line, say they have received utility bills charging for water and sewer from entities in both counties for more than a year.

    And efforts to resolve the issue have been futile so far, Alvin McIber, one of the concerned residents, said.

  • NOHS teacher up for top award

    For Craig Grimm, teaching is a competition.

    “I’m a pretty competitive person,” Grimm, a social studies teacher at North Oldham High School, said. “I want to get the best out of myself and my kids every single day.”

    That daily drive is likely one of the reasons Grimm has been named a semifinalist at the high school level for the 2014 Teacher of the Year award.

    The award is given annually to one elementary, middle and high school teacher by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland, Inc.

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  • Rawlings quiet about Southern States purchase

    Soon after the Rawlings Foundation purchased the former Southern States building for $650,000, demolition began as did rumors about what might take the place of the farm supply store.

    George Rawlings, of the Rawlings Group and the Rawlings Foundation, would not say specifically what his intentions were for the buildings that comprise the property, but did speak in general terms, referring first to the loss of a community-oriented business.