Today's News

  • Education in Brief - Sept. 24, 2015

     Passafiume semifinalist

    Tanner Passafiume, a former student at La Grange Elementary and Oldham County Middle School who is now a student at St. Xavier in Louisville, has been named as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

  • Students can enter prevention contest

     Attorney General Jack Conway and his Keep Kentucky Kids Safe partners today announced the start of their annual prescription drug abuse prevention public service announcement (PSA) contest for Kentucky high school students.  The competition is part of Attorney General Conway’s statewide public awareness initiative to warn Kentucky kids about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs.

  • Healthy choices for kids

    By Karen Wyatt

     September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their children’s habits with the ultimate goal of improving health. 

  • Mornings at Grandma’s

     I was lying in bed in that state just before full awareness and had the distinct sensation of being at my grandma’s house. It lasted only a few seconds, but it felt so good that I closed my eyes and tried to imagine it again.

    Listening carefully, I breathed in deeply and tried to determine what had caused my brain to momentarily transport me to the most comforting place of my childhood.

  • Improving your self-esteem takes work

     Years ago when I was a chaplain for an all-girls high school, I was amazed that often the most talented, gifted and beautiful girls had the lowest self-esteem.  It made me realize that reasonable self-esteem has much to do with one’s overall happiness in life and that it is important for our achievement and success.  

    Various psychological studies show that self-esteem is a key factor in a wide range of emotional problems.

  • Public records - Sept. 24, 2015

     La Grange Police


    Samuel A. Hill, 24 — arrested Sept. 15 on a Bullitt County bench warrant for non-payment of fines


  • Wells and OCS reach agreement

     Suspended superintendent Will Wells has parted ways with Oldham County Schools.

    The Oldham County Board of Education and Wells agreed to a settlement in a special school board meeting last Tuesday night.

    This comes after Wells was suspended June 24 pending an investigation after falling short in standards concerning “professionalism, ethics, honesty and integrity” in a recent evaluation.

  • Walk it out
  • La Grange Police Department sets up phone tip line for community

     Residents of La Grange can now work together with police to ensure a safer community.

    The La Grange Police Department has had an anonymous crime and drug online tip line for several years, but a few months ago, it installed a phone tip line for those who feel it necessary to give police information on the illegal activities in their neighborhood.

  • Creasey Mahan hosts haunted hike for family fun

     Creasey-Mahan Nature Preserve’s annual Haunted Hike will be held Oct. 3.  

    The hike takes families through a mile-long Halloween-themed trail, featuring 18 stations where they can get candy from volunteers, who will be dressed in costume.  The stations also feature elaborate sets designed and built by volunteers.  Each station has its own theme.