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Today's News

  • The twist of being human

    “Love your crooked neighbor with your crooked heart” (W. H. Auden). Our hearts are not necessarily crooked in the criminal sense; but they are battered and bruised and wrenched – or likely to become so without much warning. They need compassion, even from themselves, for themselves.

  • Earley: Do you hate sin?

    I think one of the best definitions of sin is anything we do that separates us from God. When we talk about sin we find that humans make very little of sin and God makes so much of it. People joke about it, even brag about their sins. Much of our entertainment glorifies sinful life choices.

    God hates sin (Proverbs 6:16ff.). God says that the “wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). God says that sin is a very serious matter.

    A fellow named Willie was deep in debt and was thinking of committing suicide.

  • Courthouse Square project begins quickly

    A historic re-do of part of the courthouse square is already underway.

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court approved the Courthouse Square Boulevard Project last week, including spending $107,000 out of the county’s parks budget to complete the project.

    The project will widen the current sidewalk closest to Main Street in downtown La Grange, as well as include brick pavers and new hardscape seating, County Judge-Executive David Voegele said.

  • Safety Festival adds new features to annual event

    One of Oldham County’s largest Halloween events is celebrating its fifth year, while increasing its focus on safety.

    Oldham County’s Largest Halloween and Safety Festival, organized by the La Grange Fire Department, will take place Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oldham County Fairgrounds.

    Chris Smith, president of the La Grange Fire Auxiliary, said this year’s festival would feature even more safety aspects from different organizations than in the past.

  • Domestic violence focus of St. James’ forum

     

    Domestic violence is not just a family issue, it’s an epidemic that has affected almost everyone. One in three women in the state of Kentucky will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.

    Even in an area considered “safe” by most, Oldham County is not excluded from the high numbers, according to Rev. Dr. Mary Abrams of the St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley.

  • History Center partners with Encompass for renovations

    On Aug. 8, the Oldham County Historical Society launched a two-year fundraising campaign to raise $2 million for an overhaul of its historic campus. In January, a special group of History Center supporters came together to develop a Vision Plan that was formalized by Solid Light Museum Consultants in Louisville. Recently a partnership was made between the History Center and Encompass to embark upon the first phase of construction plans and costs for the project.

  • Baptist Health to celebrate 90th birthday with party

    Birthday parties will break out across Kentucky on Sept. 28 when Baptist Health celebrates its 90th anniversary of caring for families throughout the commonwealth.

    The events will be Sunday, Sept. 28, 2 to 4 p.m., at each of the seven Baptist Health hospitals: Louisville, La Grange, Lexington, Richmond, Corbin, Paducah and Madisonville. Each location will hold drawings to give away an iPad and a Fitbit® to lucky winners, and each will have a photo booth to capture family photos.

  • Former Ky. Secretary of State, Harvard leader to headline Chamber breakfast

    The Oldham Chamber & Economic Development is excited to host Trey Grayson, former Secretary of State, for their October Business and Biscuits. This will be the first chamber event in the new CityPlace Pavilions. Please join the Chamber for this very special breakfast event Friday, Oct. 3 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at CityPlace, 112 South First Avenue, La Grange. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for guests

  • OCPD hosts drug take back

    On Sept. 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Oldham County Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Oldham County Police Department at 1855 N. Hwy 393, La Grange. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

  • Chainsaw artist returns for art fair

    Submitted photo