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Today's News

  • Football: Mustangs, minus Heckenberg, play at North Bullitt

    The momentum North Oldham gained by beating OC 42-7 in its opener came to a halt last week when quarterback Taylor Heckenberg separated his throwing shoulder in a 24-21 loss at Class 2A No. 4 Christian Academy-Louisville.

    With Heckenberg out for at least a couple of weeks, sophomore Bryce Webb and/or junior T.C. Falkner will handle quarterback duties at 7:30 Friday night at North Bullitt (1-1).

    “(The difference is) experience more than anything,” Mustangs coach Billy Martin said. “They can run our offense.”

  • Prospect swimmer goes for gold at world events

    When Patty Sweetall of Prospect turned her athletic efforts from competitive running and triathlons to swimming, she never thought she could be a world champion.

    Sweetall, 54, recently won ninth place in the 100-meter breaststroke, sixth place in the 200-meter breaststroke and participated in the 50-meter at the FINA World Masters Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada in August.

  • Pewee Valley warns of utilities scam, discusses fireworks

     

    Pewee Valley Police Chief Greg Larimore is warning citizens of a scam ran by a person/persons calling several houses claiming to be LG&E. The caller told residents that their “electric will be turned off in the next 45 minutes” if LG&E had not received a payment, he recently said at a Pewee Valley city commission meeting. The caller then requested a money order and left a callback number. If anyone has received a call like this, contact Pewee Valley Police at 241-8343.

  • La Grange council approves changes to business licenses law

    The La Grange City Council has amended its business licensing ordinance after the Kentucky Attorney General said some recent changes were out of line.

    Months ago the council amended the ordinance to include attorneys or other businesses who did business within the city limits to apply for a license. At the time, city attorney Steve Emery said the law wasn’t specifically targeted to attorneys but rather strengthening language already in place.

  • La Grange chicken ordinance ready to roll

    After weeks of debate, things could get a little fowl-minded at the next council meeting for the city of La Grange.

    The council will take up two ordinances for possible passage, one allowing chickens in the city limits and the other codifying a rule about feeding geese at Wilborn Park.

  • Residents buzz about facility’s first year

     

    Barbara Mendenhall came in “kicking and screaming” to BeeHive Homes in early April. Ten days in, though, she knew she was “home.”

    Mendenhall was one of 15 residents that celebrated the assisted living facility’s one-year anniversary in Goshen last week.

    “When I came in, I thought it was a nursing home, but it’s more like a country club,” Mendenhall said as she sat with friends, including a 99 year-old former Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player and a former professional dancer from New York City.

  • North Oldham Fire trustee awaiting opinion on eligibility

     

    After being elected to the North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees in July, property trustee Derek Wade Russell is still waiting to be seated.

    The board has questioned Russell’s position as both a property owner in Goshen and an active firefighter in Jefferson County, per KRS 75.0311, which states that an active firefighter may not be elected as a property trustee.

  • Have you been born again?

    One day, when Vice President Calvin Coolidge was presiding over the Senate, one senator angrily told another to go “straight to hell.” The offended senator complained to Coolidge as presiding officer and Coolidge looked up from the book he had been leafing through while listening to the debate and wittily replied. “I’ve looked through the rule book,” he said, “You don’t have to go.”

  • Separating smoke from fire at NOFD

    As any good firefighter knows, where there’s smoke, there could be a fire.

    The problem for residents of North Oldham is that the smoke is currently coming from their own firehouse.

    It started weeks ago, when the contract of current North Oldham Fire Chief David Stoltz wasn’t renewed. A 30-year veteran of the department who started as a volunteer, it seems unnatural that Stoltz would depart out of the blue.

  • Gay marriage a ‘foregone conclusion’

    I don’t have any gay friends. At least I don’t think I do. I don’t really even know any gay people. I have some acquaintances who I suspect may be gay or that someone may have told me were gay. But no one has ever personally told me they were gay, so I don’t “know.” How would I know unless I asked them and that would just be rude and none of my business.

    So I have no close knowledge of the gay marriage issue and no personal knowledge of gay people yearning for marriage equality.