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Today's News

  • Mayor ‘sorry’ for killing of geese

     

    After weeks of community uproar, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein apologized for the killing of 22 geese in Wilborn Park on July 22 and created an ad-hoc committee to deal with the park’s geese issue at this month’s city council meeting.

    A larger than normal crowd attended the meeting to make their opinions heard on the issue of the park, which is overrun with geese, city officials said. The geese aren’t fearful of people and their droppings are a health hazard, Lammlein said.

  • Local deli expanding Crestwood business into frozen treats

     

    Finding a place to get dessert will now be just steps away at one Crestwood eatery.

    Red Pepper owner Joe Heitz recently opened up the Red Peppermint, a frozen yogurt bar, next door to his Crestwood location. And while the two are branded differently, there’s nothing separating the inside of the restaurants, save different designs and menu options.

    At a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Red Peppermint, Heitz said the decision to open the yogurt bar was because his family wanted to “get crazy” again.

  • Soccer: Revised schedule for 2014 Mustang Classic

    North Oldham’s boys and girls soccer teams were scheduled to host the Mustang Classic next week to start the 2014 regular season.

    But issues involving the Bermuda grass at Mustang Stadium have changed those plans.

    The tournament will still be conducted but it will take place at four sites – North’s soccer field, the Oldham County Youth Soccer fields at Oldham County Middle School, Kentucky Country Day and Collins.

    The revised schedule for the boys and girls tournaments is as follows:

    Boys:

  • Girl scout troop 458 soap drive
  • Community briefs August 14

    Church services

    Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 7533 Ballardsville Rd., Smithfield, invites everyone to their annual fall “old Kentucky camp meeting” Aug. 18 – 21. Services will be held in the tabernacle on the church grounds. There will be a host of Bible preachers and special gospel singing every service. Service times are 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Meal will be served in the church dining hall. For more information call 502-845-0311.

    Tri-County CAA

  • Theodicy - evil and human free will

    The pastor goes to visit a new parishioner. The man has cancer of the liver. He openly expresses his anger at God for letting this happen to him. “Why me?” he wants to know. He never mentions that before the pastor met him he had been a heavy drinker for over 30 years. It never dawned on him that his actions could be the obvious answer to the question of his cancer.

  • Restoration of felon’s voting rights bill has flaws

    Over the past couple of months, I’ve written some “feel good” columns about worthy causes in our community.

    It’s about time to step back into politics and take up something a bit more controversial, like cat leash ordinances – wait, not even petty tyrants would be foolish enough to try to leash cats. So moving on…

    Spinning the big wheel of controversy, we have: abortion, guns, taxes, immigration, felon voting rights, Israel, gay marriage, click, click, click, and we come to rest on – voting rights for felons.

  • Summer no break for OCS

    I’ve been a bit jealous watching our neighboring school districts get started this week — I’m ready and excited to welcome everyone back to school here in Oldham County. We’ve had a very active summer with major renovations finishing at Oldham County Middle School and other building projects at South Oldham Middle and the Arvin Center, where we created new space for our OCS Engineering Academy. We also completed numerous facility projects across the district’s 22 schools and facilities.

  • Going through hell and hot curlers

    Last week, my dad gave me all the pictures from my childhood. Among them are seven snapshots of the Pittsboro Kindergarten graduation of 1976. I can still remember the coolness, and slightly musty smell, of the church basement where the ceremony was held. I also recall the battle I had with my mom beforehand while she was trying to fix my hair.

  • Oldham County Schools has new principals, central office changes

    Students are welcomed back to school by a new teacher each fall, but there are often other staff changes that occur over the summer. Oldham County Schools is excited to welcome three new principals in the fall, along with several other administrative changes.

    At North Oldham High, Craig Wallace will move into the principal post from his role as associate principal, which he has held since 2006. Wallace began his teaching career at South Oldham High 16 years ago.