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Today's News

  • Soothing Yourself

    Sometimes a problem looks and feels severe when I am hungry, exhausted, overwhelmed or stressed.  It’s hard to trust who I am when I feel pushed around by my own moods and emotions.

    Knowing how to soothe myself can radically change the situation.  Soothing yourself is a skill that is easily learned but must be practiced.  It switches off the response in the brain that produces a racing heart, limited thinking, tense muscles, sweaty hands, sleeplessness and even panic, anxiety and depression. 

  • Sharing the signs of God in nature

    Paul writes in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” 

    Some of the examples of this also include Christian symbols found in nature that inspire people.

  • Eat your veggies!

    When I was a child there were quite a few vegetables that I didn’t like. My parents often told me to sit there until I finished eating my vegetables or worse yet no dessert until I finished eating everything.  

    How about those poor starving kids in China or Africa?  

    I was able to learn which vegetables my dog would eat under the table.  I also learned ways to hide the vegetables under the plate, in a napkin, or in a pocket.  

  • Now Open: Fall Beau Hunting Season

    Hubby recently asked, “Have you ever gone bow hunting?” 

    “Oh, certainly!  It used to be one of my favorite pastimes.”

    “Really? I didn’t know that.”

    “Yes, I went every weekend; sometimes with a group of girlfriends and sometimes by myself. I loved the thrill of the hunt!  I would get the prey within my sight, and in no time flat, I had him bagged.”

    “I don’t understand.  If you were such an avid bow hunter, how come I never knew about it?”

  • Locust Grove Elementary turns to recycling to help fund programs

    With state funding for schools lagging behind needs, one local elementary school is coming up with a creative way to fund one of its programs.

    Locust Grove Elementary will host a massive recycling opportunity on Nov. 9, America Recycles Day, to help fund its Leader in Me program.

    The school is partnering with ECS Refining to take unused electronics and recycle them. For every pound of electronic equipment the school brings in, they will receive a nickel for their program.

  • Changes coming to GED Testing

    Deadlines for those hoping to finish up their GED are rapidly approaching before the test changes and progress is lost.

    The test for the GED changes roughly every 10 years and a new test will be implemented in January, Suzette Ertel, director of Oldham County Adult and Community Education said.

    To brace for those changes, Ertel’s department is holding an “Official Practice Test (OPT) blitz” on Nov. 1 to help potential GED test takers squared away from the last test in December before the new one takes effect.

  • South Oldham Rotary donates to Apple Patch

    The South Oldham Rotary Club and Apple Patch hosted a joint cookout at the Apple Patch Apex facility for Apple Patch clients, staff and board members, as well as South Oldham Rotarians.

    Apple Patch Executive Director and South Oldham Rotarian Arthur Avitabile manned the grill for the hungry crowd. 

    “The cookout went really, really well from our point of view.  Our clients enjoyed it very much and the staff were emailing each other and talking about how nice it was.” Avitablie said. 

  • New option for local sportswear

    As a parent, Nadia Miller understands wanting to support a child with some school pride, be it a t-shirt, car flag or a bleacher seat.

    And she also understands that currently, Oldham County doesn’t have a great wealth of places to buy spirit stuff for Oldham County school teams.

    Which is why Miller is opening Oldham County Sportswear in Crestwood on Nov. 1.

    “These parents want to see something that is actually for their school,” Miller said.

  • Utility increases winter donation program match

    In an effort to help the community’s most disadvantaged citizens pay heating bills during the winter months, Kentucky Utilities Company  announced that – retroactively effective Oct. 1 through March 31, 2014 – it will match $2 for every $1 donated by residential customers to Wintercare, the utility’s primary heating assistance program.

  • Watch for food allergy scares

    For the six million children with food allergies, haunted houses and spooky costumes aren’t the only scary parts of Halloween. An allergic reaction  from sweet treats can be frightening for both kids and their parents alike. 

    Food allergies are on the rise, and traditional Halloween candy often contains peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg and soy.  These are all common  triggers of a serious reaction known medically as “anaphylaxis.”