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Today's News

  • Site picked for EMS substation

    A site has been preliminarily selected for a new ambulance substation in La Grange.

    At a special meeting Monday afternoon, members of the Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District met with officials from Baptist Health La Grange to discuss the selection of a new ambulance substation somewhere on the hospital’s property.

  • Vet recounts war in new book

    Rummaging through a closet of half moth-eaten clothing and once-lost memorabilia, Daniel Durbin found something he hadn’t been looking for.

    Fastened to a hanger and placed in a dusty plastic bag was Durbin’s decorated uniform from the Vietnam War.

    Knowing he had to one day explain to his son what the uniform and his service meant, Durbin began to finally come to grips with what happened to him all those decades ago.

    Not too long after, Durbin sat down to write his experiences as a combat soldier in Vietnam in his book, The Legacy.

  • Montessori preschool is first of its kind in county

    Dropping a kid off at preschool for the first time is often an emotional time for parents who aren’t quite sure what to expect, but a new school with an old approach to learning could change all that.

    Montessori Family Co-op is the first of its kind in Oldham County. This style of education promotes independence and builds self-esteem within the children, according to Alison Filippini, founder of the Montessori school.

    “This education sets kids up with skills for life,” Filippini said.

  • Pewee Valley Town Square renovation price tag revealed

     

    There hasn’t been much information coming out of Pewee Valley about its renovated Town Square concept since July, but at last week’s regular meeting, a dollar amount needed to fund the project was laid on the table.

    Council member Bethany Major told the council that the given estimate of the project from the architects with all the bells and whistles would be approximately $494,000. She said the city is hoping to get the amount paid for in full by grants.

  • New culinary program gives students a boost

    A new partnership with restaurant officials could give Oldham County Schools students a leg up on other school districts when it comes to culinary skills.

    The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Kentucky Restaurant Association, is bringing its ProStart curriculum to Kentucky, starting with the Arvin Education Center in Buckner.

    The program helps partner state industry associations, like the KRA, with local high school culinary programs, according to the NRAEF.

  • County Fiscal Court approves new cable franchise with Time Warner

    After weeks of negotiations, the Oldham County Fiscal Court has once again awarded the county’s cable franchise agreement to Time Warner Cable.

    The court opened up its franchise agreement months ago, in hopes of securing a better agreement with Time Warner or another cable provider. But with a non-exclusive agreement and a near monopoly on cable lines, there wasn’t much negotiating, County Judge-Executive David Voegele had previously said.

  • Goshen commission votes to move playground equipment from Creasey Mahan

    A dispute between the City of Goshen, some of its residents and the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve over playground equipment was mostly resolved, but not immediately.

    During a very contentious city commission meeting on Monday night, more than 30 residents of the city showed up to voice displeasure after the commission recently spent $150,000 to buy two acres of land and move their current playground, called Harmony Landing Park, from Creasey Mahan to the acquired land by North Oldham Baptist Church.

  • Five-year-old uses harmonica to raise funds to fight cancer

    Five-year-old Nathan Storey is aware of how cancer affects families and lives, and determined that he could personally make a difference for those on a cancer journey through a wish and a song. His offer to those interested in helping him is to play an original tune on his harmonica—for a donation of $1 per performance.

  • Where did we get the New Testament?

    Last week I gave a very brief overview of where we got the Old Testament. There are just as many questions about the New Testament and just as many theories that seek to undermine the authority of the New Testament as a reliable witness to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and the emergence of the Christian Church.

  • Experience leads to thanking our veterans

    I was in college getting ready to head to campus for finals when I got the phone call no military wife wants to get.

    “There’s been an accident. Eight of our men are dead. Your husband could have been one of them.”

    I waded through the rest of my day as if I were walking through quicksand. I took my finals, but have no idea what I answered. And I spent every break in between classes in the bathroom crying. I couldn’t even verbalize what was wrong to all those well-meaning friends who noticed my demeanor.