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Today's News

  • May you walk in beauty

    The sight of a vibrant red or green or blue (or the color of your choice) is a cue for me to notice something beautiful in my environment. When I see a stunning sunrise or sunset, I’m reminded to cherish beautiful experiences. When I encounter someone in need, I’m reminded to cherish within me an act of generosity. The Navajo blessing “May you walk in beauty” catches the essence of this spiritual practice. Beauty is both a path you travel and what surrounds you on the path. In the splendor of the creation, we see its outer forms.

  • Feigel named to fire board

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to approve the appointment of Phil Feigel to the La Grange Fire Protection District Board.  Feigel will fill the unexpired term of the late Ricky Rahm. The term expires June 30.  Feigel is employed by the La Grange Police Department.

  • BBB warns against text donations for earthquake relief

    In the wake of the earthquake disaster in Haiti, Americans are donating via text message more than ever before.

  • Oldham police officer graduates from DOCJT’s basic training academy

    Oldham County Police Officer Dwaine M. Durrett was among law enforcement officers from 22eeagencies across the state to graduate recently from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

  • New warden will lead women’s prison

    The state’s only prison for female offenders has a new warden.  Janet Conover has been promoted to warden at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Pewee Valley. Conover has served as interim warden of the prison since October. Commissioner La Donna Thompson said Conover has served the department of corrections in a multitude of jobs and has excelled.  “She is a very effective manager and an asset to this agency,” Thompson said.

  • Oldham County Day needs a grand marshal

    The Latest: Members of Project Guild of La Grange are planning for Oldham County Day on July 17. One of the first orders of business is to seek nominations from the community for the grand marshal of the Oldham County Day parade.  Nominations may be sent to Project Guild, P.O. Box 31, La Grange, Ky., 40031, or by e-mail to  AnnBrownOldhamClerk@yahoo.com before March 12. Project Guild members will choose the grand marshal. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 16. 

  • Veterans’ wounds aren’t always physical

    To the editor:   The wounds of war are not always easy to see. In addition to the physical injuries sustained in conflict, countless servicemen and women have experienced psychological symptoms directly related to their deployment.  Recent studies estimate that 300,000 men and women have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with severe depression or post-traumatic stress. And there are 18 suicides on average each day among America’s 25 million veterans.

  • Fire truck crash injures 3

    When a fire truck slammed into a series of utility poles early Sunday, an Oldham County dispatcher coordinating rescue efforts had no idea her husband would be the firefighter loaded into a medical helicopter bound for Louisville. Three North Oldham firefighters were injured as their vehicle crashed about 1:20 a.m. in the 11950 block of U.S. 42 in Goshen.  The crew was one of several responding to Paramont Estates subdivision on the report of a residential fire alarm.

  • Game Bytes

    TENNIS   Quigley reaches SEC semifinals When: Sunday.  Where: Lexington.  What: Former South Oldham High School tennis star Eric Quigley reached the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Indoor tourney. Quigley, a sophomore from Pewee Valley, fell to Javier Garrapiz of Georgia 6-3, 2-6, 2-6. Quigley defeated Sekou Bangoura of Florida 6-3, 7-5 in the quarter-finals.

  • Sheriff’s report

     Justine D. Feagans, 20, 4900 18 Mile Creek, Westport, arrested by OCSO Dec. 17, indictment.