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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Don’t forget small business Saturday

    Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions.

    According to the survey, only 7 percent of Americans said they trusted Congress a great deal or quite a lot, compared with 29 percent who trusted the presidency.

  • Sometimes, you can’t have it your way

    As I sit here at my favorite local restaurant, I am reminded how nice it is to live in a place where I can order what I want and the servers never argue with me. This might seem odd in a country where “have it your way” is a major marketing slogan, but after two months in Berlin, Germany, I realize we are truly lucky.

    The German people tend to be very rigid and that carries over to the food service industry. Hubby noticed it first.

  • Taking lessons from flight

    Some time ago I was in another city and a friend offered to fly me home in his little two-seater airplane. On the way he suddenly realized we had gotten off course and were lost. We couldn’t see any landmarks to guide us, the ground below was rough and there was no place to land. My friend was concerned we could run out of gas. There was no radio in the plane to check our course. For a time, life for us was a very uncomfortable experience.

  • Public Records Nov. 27

    Grand Jury Indictments

    November

    Miles J. Matthews – one count of murder, one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of tampering with physical evidence, one count of fraudulent use of a credit card under $500

    Lawrence E. Alleman – one count of complicity to promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the first degree

    Joseph L. Davidson – one count of promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the first degree

  • Meet the Grinch during Light Up La Grange

    Children of all ages are welcome to visit the Oldham County History Center on Friday, Dec. 5 when the Grinch will be in the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum from 5:30 until 9 p.m. during Light Up La Grange.

  • Kentucky State Police launch annual food donation drive

    The Kentucky State Police kicked off its fifth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive today. Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state and at the agency’s headquarters location in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 16 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during the 2013 campaign.

  • Polar Express, skating rink add to city’s annual Christmas festivities

    The 28th annual Light Up La Grange celebration, powered again this year by LGE-KU, is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in downtown La Grange. This year’s theme is “the La Grange Polar Express” and integrates the La Grange Railroad Museum into the activities along with a synthetic ice rink on Second Street, and festivities and music in five locations around town including strolling carolers.

  • NOMS group volunteers at Uspiritus

    Groups from North Oldham Middle School volunteered at Uspiritus – Brooklawn Campus Friday, Nov. 21. The group shown, from Stephanie Van Eps’ eighth grade language arts class, cleaned the gym in preparation for the Nov. 25 Thanksgiving dinner for the youths who reside on the Brooklawn and Bellewood campuses. When they finished, they did cleanup on the grounds. The entire eighth grade class volunteered at various locations on Nov. 21, which was National Philanthropy Day.