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Today's News

  • Christian vs. secular music

     I was riding in a car with a younger friend and her pack of teen and pre-teen kids.  One of the kids hollered, “Turn up the radio, Mom, I love this song.”  It was a Christian rock song singing about Jesus.  

  • Author to present on local African-American communities

     Carridder  “Rita” Jones was raised on a small farm outside of Timmonsville, S.C., where her parents were sharecroppers on a farm that grew cotton, tobacco and other crops. She attended a Rosenwald School, Chaney Grove Elementary, six miles from her home. 

  • Bethay earns pilot’s license

     Barry Bethay earned his sport pilot certificate on Jan. 14. To obtain his sport certificate, Barry passed an oral exam and a flight exam with a Federal Aviation Administration designated flight examiner. 

    Bethay, a resident of Ballardsville, completed his flight training at Sporty's Academy, located at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio.

  • History Center offers History Hounds program for children

     It’s time for History Hounds again!  

    Children ages birth to preschool can visit the Oldham County History Center each Thursday morning to explore history. There will be all kinds of activities to help them learn about the world around them and their place in it. 

  • Community in brief - Feb. 4, 2016

    Planet Fitness Opens in La Grange

    Planet Fitness recently opened the La Grange location at 406 S. 1st Street  next to Dollar Tree and Rite-Aid. 

    The LaGrange club spans approximately 16,500 square feet in the Oldham Plaza Shopping Center with a variety of cardio and strength equipment as well as a 30-minute circuit workout area and full service locker rooms. 

    The club also features tanning, hydromassage beds and massage chairs for its Black Card members. 

  • Work at love

     I have had the privilege and the honor of celebrating over a thousand weddings over the years with many wonderful couples.  My goal is to personalize each wedding by meeting with the couple several times, leading the rehearsal and officiating at the wedding ceremony. My wife and I find it very exciting meeting couples in love, pledging their love and commitment to one another.

  • A bridge to peace

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     Sometimes, when I am out and about, I realize that I am not quite ready to go home. And by “go home” I don’t mean die and go to heaven. I just mean I need to find some stillness within myself before jumping back into the midst of the household. 

  • Senator Ernie Harris' legislative update

    By Ernie Harris

     The success of a legislative session is often defined on an issue that emerges out of committee meetings, floor debates and rallies that punctuate the lawmaking process. Last year it was the heroin epidemic. This year Kentucky’s burgeoning pension crisis is the marque issue facing lawmakers.

  • Middle school academic teams compete in districts

     Oldham County Schools’ four middle schools were well-represented at district-level Governor’s Cup competitions as students compete in a variety of academic challenges.

  • Sawyer Blair named Presidential Scholar

     A South Oldham High School senior has been invited to apply for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

    Sawyer Blair was selected based on his academic achievements and joins about 4,000 other students selected from across the country.