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Today's News

  • McConnell reflects, looking forward to new Congress

    Last month, the people of Kentucky elected me to be their Senator for the next six years and in the process helped me become Senate Majority Leader. I am deeply honored and humbled by the faith the voters have placed in me.

    The message from the electorate in Kentucky and nationwide could not have been more clear: the public wants a change in direction and expects things to get done in Washington. I am pleased to report that just in the past several weeks, I have been able to fight for and secure a number of positive measures to help improve the lives of Kentucky families.

  • 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.”

  • Boys Basketball: South honoring ‘Coach Bob’ with tournament

    When South Oldham coach Steve Simpson started the team’s Christmas break tournament last year, he wanted to name the event each year after a different person who was important to the school.

    The 2013 event was named after John Fendley, a late county attorney who’d been a devoted South basketball fan.

    For the tournament’s second run, Simpson looked to his own coaching staff.

    The Dragons and seven other teams will compete this weekend in the Coach Bob Classic, named for South assistant Bob Simpson.

  • Nuernberger kicking in inaugural CFP

    The teams were going up on the TV screen at Sean Nuernberger’s girlfriend’s apartment at 12:45 p.m. on Dec. 7.

    First the University of Alabama. Then Oregon. Then Florida State.

    There was one slot left to be announced in the inaugural College Football Playoff bracket. Big 12 Conference co-champions Baylor and TCU and Nuernberger’s team, Big 10 Conference champ Ohio State, were the options to fill it.

  • North swim finishes 3rd at Woodford

    North Oldham swam to a combined third-place finish this weekend at the 13th Annual Woodford County Invitational in Versailles.

    North (410 points) trailed only Madison Central (561.5) and Elizabethtown (513) in the combined standings.

    North’s girls (247) finished third to E’Town (300) and Madison Central (263).

    The Mustang boys (163) were fifth to Madison Central (298.5), E’Town (213), Scott County (213) and Collins (192).

    North top five finishers were as follows:

  • Swimming: OC, South compete at Girls Night Out

    Oldham County and South Oldham’s girls swimming teams both competed at the Girls Night Out swim meet Friday in Louisville.

    South (100 points) finished fourth behind Notre Dame (212), Sacred Heart (203) and Cincinnati St. Ursula (178).

    OC (32) tied for seventh in the 14-team event.

    County top five finishers included:

    –100-yard breast: 4. Emma Skinner, Oldham County, 1:09.31

    –100 medley relay: 4. South Oldham, :57.62

  • Living Treasure: Noralee Moock