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Today's News

  • OC Health Dept. cutting back staff

     

    A decline in funding, partnered with increasing retirement expenses is leading to reductions in personnel and services at the Oldham County Health Department.

    Starting July 6, the department will be releasing two contract employees and reducing three full-time employees to part-time, Teresa Gamsky, the director of public health, said.

  • Wild West Festival helps the hungry

    Christian Country Cowboy Church’s Wild West Day Festival partnered with the Foundation of Hope Food Pantry and The Henry County Help Center last weekend to meet the needs of hungry people in the community.

    The daylong festival raised money for the charities through Wild West reenactments, a knife-throwing exhibit and many games for children.

    Pastor Zeb Son said the day was to provide both fun and education.

  • Earley: When God answers prayer ‘Not yet’

    A pastor thought God gave him an idea and he presented it at the church board meeting. After giving his most impassioned plea and really “selling” the idea, the board voted down the pastor’s proposed changes 12-1. The head elder looked at the pastor and said, “Well pastor, its 12 votes to 1. It looks like you’ve been outvoted and it is time to go home. Will you please close in prayer?”

  • Recipients of Trent DiGuiro scholarship named

    Twenty years ago this month, our son Trent was murdered as he sat celebrating his 21st birthday on his front porch in Lexington. The aftermath of such tragedy was, as you can imagine, devastating to our family, but it was also devastating to our local community.

    Because Trent was a University of Kentucky football player and that the crime went unsolved for so long; this case played out over the following 20 years with many twists and turns, even making the local and national news as recently as last month.

  • The pen is mightier than the sword

    For the past quarter of a century, I have been with the same bank. It is a fine, loyal institution that has seen me through good times and bad. They were there for me with a low interest car loan when no one else would even look at the credit of a waitress struggling to make ends meet for her three kids.

    More than once, they removed overdraft charges when I inadvertently made a mistake in my checkbook.

  • Seminary lessons

    I spent 12 years in the seminary: six years at St. Thomas Seminary, a minor seminary here in Louisville and six years at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore. I ended up with a degree in philosophy and a master’s in theology. Most importantly the seminary experience taught many life lessons that far exceeded the degrees. Here are 10 of these life-changing insights that have guided my path.

  • Public Records July 10

    La Grange Police Arrests

    June 30 -- Karen M. Barnett Sparks, 49, La Grange, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place (first and second offense) and assault fourth degree (domestic violence) minor injury.

     

    June 30 -- Dalton C. Cundiff, 22, La Grange, was arrested for expired registration, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no registration, excess window tint, obstructed vision.

  • Buckner resident vying for Miss Kentucky crown

    Thirty-two contestants representing local scholarship pageants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky 2014, and this year one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the public, rather than the panel of judges. Hannah Estes of Buckner will be competing in the pageant as Miss Cardinal Country representing her school the University of Louisville.

    The pageant will be held at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

  • Hunter honored as July Artist of the Month at Gallery 104

    Having a lifelong love for photography, Kathy Seelbach Hunter has continued in her grandfather’s footsteps as a photographer. Self-taught and having shot pictures since her teens, she began to seriously work at her passion and in 2007 started her own business as a freelance photographer, doing wedding and portrait photography as well as exhibiting in local and regional art fairs.

  • Community briefs July 10

    Barn Dance

    Join author J.D. Wilkes as he discusses the history of barn dances in Kentucky Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This free event will be held at “Knock on Wood” - 7001 Main Street in Westport

    Book Signing

    Kentucky friends, neighbors and readers, please come and be a part of a Speak and Sign in Kentucky on Saturday, July 12, at 1 p.m. at Karen’s

    Book Barn & Java Shop, 127 E. Main St. La Grange. You’ll hear tales from the trails of an aviation career of over four decades, including personal accounts of two