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Today's News

  • Goshen to install speed bumps

     

    Vehicles hoping to speed their way down a popular Goshen road will soon be facing speed bumps to slow them down.

    The Goshen City Commission decided last week at their monthly meeting that adding speed bumps to Harmony Landing Road would be the best defense against future traffic violators.

    The road is currently a 20 mph speed zone, but many travelers disregard signs, said Harmony Landing residents who were present at the meeting.

  • Theodicy - trusting in the goodness of God

    Over the last three weeks we have looked at the problem of evil. We have seen how the Bible explains evil as rising out of the personified presence of evil that we call Satan, that our world is fallen due to the original sin of Adam and Eve and how the justice of God allows Him to solve the injustice of evil over eternity. Today I look at the most difficult challenge for us: Trusting in the goodness of God no matter what the circumstances in life that we face.

  • Public Records August 28

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Aug. 19 -- Todd K. Adkins, 34, Paris, was arrested for operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., second offense, failure to or improper signal and excessive windshield/window tinting.

    Aug. 21 -- Shelby N. Grant, 20, Simpsonville, was arrested for operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., under 21, failure to wear seat belt, speeding 7 miles over limit.

    Aug. 22 -- William Beal, 58, La Grange, was arrested on Oldham County bench warrant for alcohol intoxication.

  • Cemetery Hunts: Fall best time of year to dig into family tree

    By HELEN E. MCKINNEY

    OLDHAM COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

    Most researchers working on their family tree will tell you that finding cemeteries where their ancestors are buried is a key factor to unlocking their relatives past. Whether it be public cemeteries, church graveyards or private lots located on what was once a family farm (and may now be an overgrown hayfield), the joy in discovering that long-sought after grave which might reveal the final clue in confirming your ancestor’s existence, is worth the hunt.

  • Community briefs August 28

    DDL Volunteers

    Discover Downtown La Grange is looking for volunteers to man the new Visitor Center at City Place, beginning mid-September. The center will be open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. DDL is interested in any hours or days. Background checks will be required. Please contact Nancy Griffin for details, 502-269-0126 or director@discoverlagrange.org.

    Call to artists

    This is a Call to Artists for the fall Harvest Moon Show, Sept. 23 – Nov.1 at Gallery 104, La Grange. Entry deadline: Friday, Sept. 12 (midnight)

  • Goats place in fair contest

    Michaela Bales, 16, from La Grange, is pictured here with “Simp” (short for ‘Simply Irresistible’) and “Doreen,” two yearling La Mancha Dairy Goats from Oldham Family Farms, owned by Darrell Oldham in Buckner. This was Michaela’s first year working with and showing dairy goats and both “Doreen” and “Simp” took Reserve Grand Champion awards

  • Ask the expert: Questions about buying a home

    How can I

    negotiate a price?

    One of the best ways to negotiate the best price is to hire an experienced Realtor that is a strong negotiator. A Realtor can research the sold homes in your area to tell you the average the list price/sale price ratio. They can also research similar homes that have sold to confirm a fair sale price.

    Which loans might be best?

  • Lifelong friendships should not be taken for granted

    When I posted my kindergarten graduation photos on Facebook, I was pleasantly surprised to receive messages and friend requests from people I last saw at the age of five. Through the miracle of social media, I now have the ability to learn what my kindergarten classmates have been up to for the past 40 years.

    Cherub-faced Eric, who walked next to me in the processional, now has a full beard and a family of five.

    Becky, the girl I envied for her pretty mass of curls, is a doctor and apparently uses a hair straightener every day.

  • Things I’d like to see

    There are many things I have had the joy of seeing in my lifetime – the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, some of the great cathedrals of Europe, the isle of Capri and the Canadian Rockies. There are many things I would still like to see – the Holy Land, Australia and New Zealand, the Greek isles, Germany and Victoria Falls. I want to continue to see my home happy and peaceful. I want to see the difference between right and wrong. Most of all, I want to see my Higher Power.

  • County ACT scores stay steady, AP scores improve

    Students in Oldham County Schools continue to outpace state and national averages for achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to 2014 results presented to the board of education on Aug. 25.

    “It’s great to see gains,” Brent Deaves, Interim Secondary Level Director, told the board. Deaves showed data that the district not only had more students take exams and had more exams given, but more students also received scores high enough to earn college credit.