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Today's News

  • Words we live by

    One of the joys of my life has been the opportunity to speak to various groups about “Positive Living,” “Inner Peace,” and similar topics. Along the way I have met some wonderfully generous individuals who shared articles, books and quotes they knew I would enjoy.

    I recently received the 1947 classic Words To Live By. This book was published at a time when Americans were readjusting from wartime conditions to the uneasy terms of atomic peace.

  • An uncomfortable election experience

    Election day was a bit unsettling for me. As I stood in line at the polling place at North Oldham High School, I noticed that there was someone sitting between the two election workers writing in a spiral notebook and typing on an iPad. As I got a bit closer, it was apparent that this fellow was writing down the names of everyone who was voting. He would raise up and look at the identification card the voter produced and write down their name.

  • Ich bin ein Berliner: I am a Berliner

    With broad grins, and open hearts, they tell their stories to anyone who takes an interest.

    “I was six years old when I woke in the middle of the night, and found that my parents were gone. They were at the wall…celebrating!”

  • Public Records Nov. 13

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Nov. 4 -- Steven N. Brainer, 23, Louisville, was arrested for failure of owner to maintain required insurance second offense, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited and four Jefferson County e-warrants for operating on suspended or revoked license, failure of owner to maintain insurance, speeding 26 mph over, operating on suspended or revoked license.

    Nov. 5 -- Andrew K. Perkins, 28, Louisville, was cited and released for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy/possession.

  • Veterans Affairs office sets up hours in La Grange

    Veterans and their families seeking benefits assistance in north central Kentucky will now be able to find help and advice in La Grange.

    Beginning today, Angela Worley, the veterans benefits field representative (VBFR) for Oldham, Trimble and Henry Counties, will provide assistance in La Grange. This will allow Worley to help veterans and their families more effectively from this central location closer to residents than her main office in Louisville.

  • Farm Bureau names Goshen agent

    Michael Bleau has been appointed as a new agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance at the Oldham County Farm Bureau–Goshen Agency. Bleau’s appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for KFB Insurance.

    Bleau, a native of Detroit, pursued pre-med studies at Millspas College and Georgia State before graduating with a bachelor’s degree at the University of Tampa. Prior to joining KFB Insurance, he worked for State Farm, AAA and owned his own printing and graphic design business.

  • Hope Health Clinic gets grant

    Hope Health Clinic, 1025 Sanibel Way, Suite E, is working to raise $100,000 by the end of December. Janet Warren, Clinic Administrator, and Marsha Biven, Chairman of the Board, are shown accepting a $2,000 donation from members of the South Oldham Lions Club Foundation. The seed money for Hope Health Clinic came from a generous grant by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky expired at the end of September 2014. Our community came together in 2011 to plan for and open this clinic, which now serves over 1,800 patients, so support from the community has never been more important.

  • Local author speaks on iconic country ham

    ByHELEN K. MCKINNEY

    oldham county history center

    Kentucky has long been labeled the heart of “America’s Country Ham Belt,” an area that includes Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Missouri. Considered a vital ingredient of Southern cuisine for quite some time, author Steve Coomes has penned a book about the makings of country ham.

  • Wreath making workshop

    If you want something unique and handmade to decorate with for the Thanksgiving holiday, look no fUrther than the Oldham County History Center. The History Center is offering a special Holiday Wreath Making Workshop with a focus on using natural items for decoration. The workshop will be held on Nov. 15 from 1-3 p.m. in the Rob Morris Educational Building.

  • Community briefs Nov. 13

    Santa Paws

    Capture your pet’s photo with Santa! Bring the kids and make it a family portrait. Packages start at $10. We will have refreshments, a bake sale and unique items from local artists for Christmas gifts.

    Hours are Friday, Dec. 5, 6 -9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Dec. 6 and 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information and reservations, please call 502-222-7537. Walk-ins welcome. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Oldham County. Event at 2417 S. Hwy 53 – located next to the Cherry House.

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