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Today's News

  • Dealing with emptiness

    My goal in life with my work at Hosparus and in my ministry projects is to care for others with great conviction and passion. But sometimes I have to be reminded by my dear wife to take care of myself. Sometimes I have to tell other hospice workers and ministers to take care of themselves.

    Many of us who are care providers are far more anxious about having to confront whatever will come up in the empty space, when we are quiet and alone. Who knows what terror lurks in the anonymous solitude? What voices will arise in the silence?

  • Midlife letter to Santa

    Dear Santa,

  • Ask the Expert: Arthritis

    Ed. note: Ask the Expert is a column submitted by the Oldham County Chamber. The question and answers are solicited by them.

    QUESTION: My arthritis is worse in cold-weather months. Tips on how I can manage this?

    ANSWER: “Many people experience a worsening of arthritis symptoms in cold, wet months during the fall and winter,” shared Jeremy Statton, MD, who is with Baptist Northeast Orthopedics, part of Baptist Health La Grange. “The arthritis itself isn’t worse but the pain associated with arthritis is often more intense.

  • Let God use you in a miracle

    I don’t know where this story came from, but I love the way an unsuspecting traveler finds himself in the middle of a miracle. Jerry is on his way to Chicago on business and prays, “Please God, do me a favor. Let there be an empty seat next to mine, I don’t need any distractions.” Instead, he is seated next to a young boy named Michael, who is traveling unattended and he is scared. As the jet prepares for takeoff Jerry says to Michael, “Right about now, I usually say a prayer. I ask God to keep the plane safe and to send angels to protect us.”

  • Cedar Lake ‘steals’ the show with production of ‘Grinch’

    It was back in 2007 when one of Cedar Lake Lodge’s residents, an aspiring actress, suggested to her caregivers that she wanted the adult day health care to perform a holiday classic.

    Fast forward to Christmas 2014 and Cedar Lake Lodge residents made Tammy’s dreams come true by performing, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

    Residents performed the Christmas spectacular late last week at Cedar Lake’s Enrichment Center.

  • Green wins prestigious science award

    One of Oldham County’s own is being honored for her work in promoting science throughout the area.

    Tracy Green, the director of communications and development for Oldham County Schools, will receive the designation of Ambassador of Science Literacy from the Kentucky Science Center at the end of January.

  • YMCA starts therapeutic yoga

    For those with cancer or other chronic illnesses, the local YMCA is ready to help.

    Oldham County’s YMCA is seeking community members with cancer or chronic disease to participate in their first-ever therapeutic yoga program, which is open to the public, thanks to a grant covering most of the program’s costs.

    The six-week program will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Buckner.

  • Goshen commissioner resigns

     

    Just a little over a month after being re-elected to the City of Goshen Commission, Terry Crotteau has resigned from his seat.

    Crotteau, who served on the commission for eight years, announced his resignation at the monthly City of Goshen Commission meeting last week and stated the reason as relocation.

    “I enjoyed doing it,” Crotteau said. “I thought I made an impression on the city.”

  • Davenport sworn in

    Incoming La Grange Mayor Joe Davenport officially took the oath of office on Monday night, starting his term as the chief executive of the county’s largest city. Outgoing Mayor Bill Lammlein administered the oath of office to Davenport. Afterwards, Lammlein, Davenport and other city officials participated in a private reception at Lammlein’s home.

  • Junior Guard students go through promotions

    Sixty students from all three Oldham County high schools were promoted at a ceremony for the Junior Guard program late last week.

    The ceremony, which was split into three sessions, promoted the students from cadets to cadet sergeants and cadet staff sergeants.

    Sergeant Major Tim Anderson, the instructor of the program, stressed the importance of several attributes to the program.

    “It is as much about academics as it is physical fitness and leadership,” Anderson said.