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Today's News

  • New agreement would merge county GIS mapping system

    Fiscal Court’s IT Committee met on Sept. 17 to discuss a new inter-local agreement allowing the sharing of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps.

  • Duets, Karaoke and Grammys

    I wish I had included on my bucket list “sing in the street with a hobo” because I would now be able to mark that item accomplished. 

    While strolling the cobblestone of Vilnius, Lithuania, we happened upon an elderly gentleman. He had a long white beard and blue eyes that sparkled as he sang.  His age and the fact that he had no musical instrument, save his voice, set him apart from other street musicians.  He stood with outstretched hands and upturned face while singing traditional folk songs from the Baltic region. 

  • La Grange man arrested on porn charges

    A La Grange man has been arrested on charges alleging he distributed and possessed child pornography.

    Richard Wayne Johnson, 35, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 17, after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

    Johnson is charged with two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 12 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    He was lodged in the Oldham Co. Jail and has been released on bond.

  • The essentials we need as humans

    There are several essentials which we all must possess.  The first one of these is identity.  We want to be known.  We want people to call our names.  We like to see our names in print.  One of our greatest fears is the fear of anonymity.  When people feel that they are nobodies (nobody knows them, nobody cares about them, nobody thinks of them) then defeat becomes very real for that person.

  • Prospect-ive Growth and Progress

     

  • Henderson's death impacts bourbon community

    Lincoln Henderson, a man well known in the bourbon industry, passed away on Sept. 10 after a battle with melanoma.

    Henderson worked for forty years at Brown Forman distilleries under Steve Thompson as their chemist and blend selector. Thompson, now a part owner of the Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, said Henderson was in charge of sampling all various bourbons so they continued to manufacture a consistent product.

  • Occupational tax on 'honor system'

    The much discussed La Grange compensation tax will go into effect on Oct. 1 with the hope of pulling the city out of debt.

    While the plan starts in October, the amount the city will bring in won’t be known until February. That’s because the tax will be collected quarterly, city attorney Steve Emery said. The tax is also solely dependent on the businesses keeping track of their employees’ wages.

  • Elite Feats

    On a cool, crispy morning last week, two FBI snipers laid on top of the press box at Oldham County High School’s football field.

    Their target was an angry man inside a white truck, parked at the edge of the grounds at the field, who had “kidnapped” a member of Oldham County Schools Junior Guard.

    After about five minutes of tracking the man inside his vehicle, the snipers executed the suspect after he put a gun to the student’s head.  A FBI SWAT team then moved in to clear the truck and “rescued” the student.

  • School redistricting down to one proposal

    After a long process triggered by the eventual closing of Liberty Elementary, school officials have narrowed the latest round of redistricting proposals to one each for elementary, middle and high school boundaries.

    Oldham County School District officials presented the narrowed down plans to the school board at their monthly meeting on Monday, taking the map drawing out of the district’s hands and into board member’s. The final proposals largely affect the northeast corridor of Oldham County, from Westport to the Henry County line. 

  • Player of the Week

    The CUB Bank Player of the Week is kicker Sean Nuernberger, who has been recruited by Ohio State. He kicks 60 yard field goals in practice. He is pictured here with Chuck Harper of CUB Bank.