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Today's News

  • County opens cable franchise

    For the first time since 1996, Oldham County Fiscal Court is advertising for a new cable franchise agreement.

    The court approved the advertisement at its meeting last Tuesday after receiving a short presentation from county financial officer Stan Clark.

    Clark said the county had contracted with Insight Communications for nearly 20 years ago for the franchise, but it had recently lapsed with Time Warner Communications, which bought Insight.

  • Pewee Valley museum lets woman see family history for first time

     

    There’s not much Gin Chaudoin hasn’t seen in her 93 years.

    Last week, though, the lively born-and-raised Pewee Valley resident saw her family’s historical artifacts on display for the first time.

    Chaudoin is the granddaughter of infamous town blacksmith Jacob Herdt, who started a family business with Jacob and Son Blacksmith Shop. It eventually turned into a wagon shop, a Ford dealership, an automotive repair center and is now known as the Herdt Motor Co. building.

  • Challenge hopes to raise water awareness

    Eager to highlight the county’s various creeks and watersheds, county government is partnering with several conservation groups to launch the first ever Amazing Watershed Challenge.

    The event, set for Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is “loosely based” on the hit show The Amazing Race, organizer Carolyn Cromer said. It will take place at Sherwood Acres Farm, 3001 Ballard School Road in La Grange, she said, and feature various stations with conservation information.

  • Dog days turn into playtime for local canines

     

    The dog days of summer will end with an annual tradition in Oldham County: reserving the last open day of the pool for local canines.

    The John W. Black Aquatic Center is closing its doors to the public Sept. 6, but the pool will host one last summer celebration with the 16th annual Puppy Party on Sept. 7.

    The park invites dogs, owners and kids to swim and jump off the diving board for an afternoon of family fun, Laura Feese, aquatic director, said.

  • 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