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Today's News

  • La Grange mayor candidates focused on economy

    The two men hoping to become the next mayor of La Grange say their most important priority is economic development, they just disagree on how to go about it.

    Current councilman Joe Davenport will face off against Brian Oerther on Nov. 4 to replace the outgoing Bill Lammlein as mayor. Davenport has spent 19 years on the city council, while Oerther is running for the mayor’s office for the second time.

    The two men were the top vote getters in the May primary, which former mayor Elsie Carter also ran in.

  • Two men charged in armed robbery at Thornton’s

    Two men have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery at the Thornton’s on Highway 146 in Buckner.

    Douglas A. Orr, 28, from Pleasureville, was arrested and charged with first degree robbery, first degree assault and receiving stolen property. John Manning, 47, from La Grange, was arrested as an accomplice in the crime and charged with complicity to robbery, first degree and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

  • Academy helps parents prepare preschoolers

    A partnership with Toyota and United Way is helping prepare incoming students to La Grange Elementary for their first day of school.

    The United Way Born Learning Academy, driven by Toyota, is starting its first year at La Grange, with 33 similar academies set up across Kentucky.

    The program is set up for children five years old and younger to attend workshops with their parents to help develop early learning techniques, Graham Reynolds, the coordinator of the La Grange academy, said.

  • Friday football primer: Teams set to finish regular seasons

    It’s tune-up week for the county’s three football programs.

    North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham will all play their regular season finales Friday before beginning the state playoffs on Nov. 7.

    For OC and South, Friday is a chance to fine-tune things and go into the playoffs with some momentum.

    North will have that objective Friday too, but can also improve its playoff seeding with a win and a little help from a school in a neighboring county.

    North Oldham

  • Region 8 volleyball: North sweeps OC, wins title

    CARROLLTON – North Oldham completed a three-set and four-match sweeps Thursday night against its county rival.

    The Lady Mustangs beat the Lady Colonels in straight sets at Carroll County for the Region 8 championship, defeating OC for the fourth time in four tries this season.

    No. 12 North (26-3) also beat No. 8 OC (34-6) during a regular season meeting in Buckner, a title game of a tournament in Louisville and in the District 29 championship match last week in Buckner.

  • Ghosts,mediums and the occult

    What did one ghost say to the other ghost? Answer: Do you believe in people? People in our country wonder if there are really ghosts. In most of the rest of the world, where the cultures are older by hundreds, even thousands of years, most people are certain there are ghosts. However, popular wisdom is a poor source of authority. There are many things that a majority of people believe in that time and/or science have proven wrong. The wisdom of the scriptures has proven to be reliable, so that is where we should turn for an answer.

  • The British Perception: blending in across the pond

    The interesting thing about being in certain parts of Europe is that as a white, middle-aged, American woman it is entirely possible to blend. There are a few dead giveaways: blonde highlights, chubbiness and loudness are stereotypes that Europeans immediately attribute to American women. But if I wear the right coat, hat and scarf, keep my mouth shut and don’t make any sudden movements, chances are no one will know I was not born and bred here.

  • Being caught up in the ‘seven deadlies’

    The “seven deadly sins” are seven common ways many people continue to deaden themselves to life’s goodness. They often use pride, lust, laziness, envy, anger, covetousness, and excess to gain satisfaction and fulfillment in areas where they will never find it.

  • Public Records Oct. 30

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Oct. 17 -- Kerry D. Lee, 31, Pinson, Ala., was arrested for DUI.

    Oct. 20 -- Twyne Kahlil, 18, La Grange, was arrested on a Jefferson County bench warrant for TBUT/contents from vehicle $500 or more but under $10,000.

    Oct. 21 -- Camie N. Bramblett, 31, Bedford, was arrested on Kentucky State Police bench warrant from Henry County for TBUT/shoplifting under $500.

    Property Transfers

  • County awarded for pedestrian bridge over Interstate 71

    Oldham County’s new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Interstate 71 has been named ‘Project of the Year’ in the Greenways category by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

    Greenways for Oldham County President, Leann Komer, along with Kevin Dant and Greg Groves, project engineers with URS; and Belinda Dimas, representing Oldham County Fiscal Court, were present in Owensboro last week (October 15th) to receive the award.