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Today's News

  • Football: North, South start district play

    North Oldham and South Oldham will start trying to improve their playoff positions this Friday when they begin district play.

    The Class 4A No. 7 Mustangs (3-1) will play the first of their four District 3 games at Spencer County (2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Class 5A No. 6 South (3-1) will start the defense of its 2013 District 5 crown when it goes to Hebron to take on Conner (0-4) at 7:30 Friday night.

  • La Grange businessman recognized by trade publication

     

    A La Grange businessman is being recognized for making waves as vice president of his company.

    Early in his career, Ben Bowman is already the vice president of Parts Unlimited based IN La Grange, and was also recently selected as “35 under 35” by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

    Bowman joined PUI, an offshoot of SEMA, in 2010, where he was hired to globalize the restoration company.

  • Public Records Sept. 25

    KSP Arrests

    Sept. 15 -- Robert Amore, 48, Crestwood, registered sex offender school restrictions.

    Sept. 18 -- Brett Goodrich, 50, Frankfort, promoting contraband.

    Sept. 18 -- Donnie Bentley, 39, Shepherdsville, DUI firs offense, no seatbelt, operating on suspended license, possession of open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle.

    Sept. 19 -- Dennis Amber, 36, Bedford, DUI first offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

  • Old-fashioned obituary for modern mom

    Several years ago, I was given my great-grandmother’s scrapbooks. They are filled with newspaper clippings, including many obituaries from the 1920s and 30s and I am thoroughly enjoying them.

  • The twist of being human

    “Love your crooked neighbor with your crooked heart” (W. H. Auden). Our hearts are not necessarily crooked in the criminal sense; but they are battered and bruised and wrenched – or likely to become so without much warning. They need compassion, even from themselves, for themselves.

  • Earley: Do you hate sin?

    I think one of the best definitions of sin is anything we do that separates us from God. When we talk about sin we find that humans make very little of sin and God makes so much of it. People joke about it, even brag about their sins. Much of our entertainment glorifies sinful life choices.

    God hates sin (Proverbs 6:16ff.). God says that the “wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). God says that sin is a very serious matter.

    A fellow named Willie was deep in debt and was thinking of committing suicide.

  • Courthouse Square project begins quickly

    A historic re-do of part of the courthouse square is already underway.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the Courthouse Square Boulevard Project last week, including spending $107,000 out of the county’s parks budget to complete the project.

    The project will widen the current sidewalk closest to Main Street in downtown La Grange, as well as include brick pavers and new hardscape seating, County Judge-Executive David Voegele said.

  • Safety Festival adds new features to annual event

    One of Oldham County’s largest Halloween events is celebrating its fifth year, while increasing its focus on safety.

    Oldham County’s Largest Halloween and Safety Festival, organized by the La Grange Fire Department, will take place Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Chris Smith, president of the La Grange Fire Auxiliary, said this year’s festival would feature even more safety aspects from different organizations than in the past.

  • Domestic violence focus of St. James’ forum

     

    Domestic violence is not just a family issue, it’s an epidemic that has affected almost everyone. One in three women in the state of Kentucky will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.

    Even in an area considered “safe” by most, Oldham County is not excluded from the high numbers, according to Rev. Dr. Mary Abrams of the St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley.

  • History Center partners with Encompass for renovations

    On Aug. 8, the Oldham County Historical Society launched a two-year fundraising campaign to raise $2 million for an overhaul of its historic campus. In January, a special group of History Center supporters came together to develop a Vision Plan that was formalized by Solid Light Museum Consultants in Louisville. Recently a partnership was made between the History Center and Encompass to embark upon the first phase of construction plans and costs for the project.