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Today's News

  • Former minister pleads not guilty

     

    Howard “Key” Chambers, 62, a former minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange pleaded not guilty to all counts of child enticement at an arraignment hearing earlier this week at the U.S. District Court in Louisville.

  • Prospect ready to showcase ‘stars’ again

     

    The spotlight will soon shine on 10 of Prospect’s finest ‘stars’ when the Chamber of Commerce hosts a night of dancing and charity.

    In its second year, Dancing with the Prospect Stars will follow a successful inaugural year with even more dancers and fundraising.

    “It’s a lot of fun,” Kathy Jacobs, executive director of the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC) said. “It’s a very intimate, fun, friendly social event.”

  • Dispute spilling into Courthouse Square project

    A lawsuit over a business license from the city of La Grange has spilled its way into the county’s Courthouse Square project.

    The conflict is between Earl Walker, head of Earl Walker Construction, and the city of La Grange, over the city’s business license fee for 2012-2013, City Attorney Steve Emery said.

  • CityPlace holds open house to showcase pavilions

    La Grange’s newest attraction opened its doors to the public last week in an attempt to attract new events to CityPlace.

    The event center, located on First Street, is made up of two pavilions and the visitor’s center, which also houses the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development offices.

    The Rawlings Foundation, which owns CityPlace, held an open house last Thursday to help local and regional companies and organizations see the pavilions staged in various ways to host events.

  • Cable franchise passed to Charter, pending merger of current operator

    Two weeks after approving a new franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable, the Oldham County Fiscal Court voted to transfer that agreement to Charter Communications.

    The vote comes as Time Warner is in the middle of a merger with Comcast Communications and in the process, Comcast has decided to spin off several of the markets it’s acquiring to another cable operator.

    That operator is Charter Communications, who will take Time Warner’s position as the second largest cable operator in the U.S., if the Time Warner-Comcast merger takes place.

  • CityPlace to unveil Nativity scene for Christmas

    The Rawlings Foundation has commissioned renowned sculptor, artist Guy Tedesco to sculpt a life-sized Nativity which will be displayed at CityPlace during the Christmas season. The Nativity at CityPlace will be unveiled during Light Up La Grange at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, with music performed by an ensemble of the Louisville Chorus.

    All are invited to join in the unveiling ceremony and to visit The Nativity at CityPlace, as additional figures are added to the life-sized Nativity scene during the weeks of Christmas.

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  • Metro United Way will hit Oldham for ‘Giving Tuesday’

    “Giving Tuesday” will mean feet on the street next week as the Metro United Way Oldham Advisory Council launches a “100 for $100” campaign.

    The campaign will encourage 100 local businesses to each give $100, according to Tracy Green, council vice-chair.

    “We know Oldham County is filled with vibrant small businesses that each contribute to the success of our community,” Green said. “This is a way for them to get involved with Metro United Way and all it does for Oldham County residents.”

  • Local wins ‘friend of the library’ award for work on legal case

    The Friends of Kentucky Libraries (FKL) has presented the “2014 Outstanding Library Advocacy Award” to Virginia H. Snell of Oldham County and Mark Overstreet of Franklin County. The Friends of Kentucky Libraries is a nonprofit organization made up of individuals and local Friends chapters who support and celebrate Kentucky’s libraries.

  • The Word of God: Read it, not about it
  • Being thankful for some, not all, technological advances

    As I was driving to work last week on one of those particularly cold mornings, my car beeped at me and alerted me to the fact I only had enough gas to get 10 more miles down the road.

    I pulled into the next closest gas station, fought the frigid gusts of wind to get the pump started, then hightailed it back into the car to snuggle into my heated seat. Then I texted a co-worker on my cell phone that I would be just a few minutes late getting to the office.

    Later it occurred to me the scene would have been entirely different just 20 years ago.