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Today's News

  • Walks, talks in cemeteries to remain remembered

    I snapped a picture of the black, wrought iron gate and sent it to my family along with the text, “Exploring this old cemetery.”

    My aunt responded, “Why?”

    My question is, why would anyone not want to explore an old cemetery?

    I first spied it while riding my bike through the countryside with hubby. Back during our dating years, he readily explored cemeteries with me. Together, we would point out unusual tombstones, read inscriptions and make observations.

  • Theodicy - justice and eternity

    Over the last two weeks I have looked at why there is evil in God’s world that is created good. This week I ask the question, “How long does God have to work out justice?” Rabbi Shraga Simmons says, “The question of ‘why do bad things happen to good people’ has a lot to do with how we look at existence. The way we usually perceive things is like this: A ‘good life’ means that I make a comfortable living, I enjoy good health and then I die peacefully at age 80. That’s a good life. Anything else is ‘bad.’ ”

  • La Grange Police participate in DUI campaign

    La Grange Police Department is joining other local and state agencies in launching a “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways.

    La Grange Police officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving under the influence. Enforcement efforts will include sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, etc. The special enforcement crackdown will run through Sept. 1.

  • Scout leader honored

     

    Karen Platt, center, was awarded the Toughest Cookie Award by the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana during a luncheon at the John W. Black Center last Thursday. Pictured with Platt is her daughter, Brittany, left, and Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana CEO Lora Tucker.

  • Showing thanks to employees

    As a student, I typically despised collaborative projects. Obsessed with getting good grades, I would inevitably end up doing most of the work myself because no one else in the group approached it with the same level of intensity that I did.

    I began each collaboration with high hopes, helping to divy up all the workload to group members and establishing deadlines for sections of the project. Invariably, deadlines weren’t met, work was shoddy and my streak of straight A’s was in jeopardy.

  • South Oldham football preview: South brings back big, talented roster

    CRESTWOOD – South Oldham was impressive across the field in its scrimmage against Shelby County Friday night at Dragon Stadium.

    Senior quarterback Michael McGee completed underneath throws, intermediate passes and deep balls in leading the Dragons on four touchdown drives.

    The Dragon defensive line dominated the Rockets’ front, sacking Shelby quarterback Britton Woolwine four times.

    And on the rare occasions Rocket ball carriers broke through the South line, linebackers Nick Bass and Connor John were there to make tackles.

  • North Oldham football preview: Mustangs set lofty goals for 2014

    GOSHEN – North Oldham players and coaches are keeping no secrets about their goals for this season.

    The Mustangs think they have a team that can overcome defending state champion Collins in their district and then make a deep playoff run.

    “We’re always shooting for that state championship and I feel like this year we know this is our last year to do it, so everyone’s stepping up their game a lot more,” senior wide receiver Matt Clark said. “There’s a lot more competing for spots in practice.

  • Oldham County football preview: Harding to lead Shatzer’s first OC team

    BUCKNER – First-year Oldham County coach Mike Shatzer’s quarterback philosophy is that if you have two, you don’t have any.

    Last year OC rotated three and the Colonels went 2-9.

    This year Shatzer hopes sticking to one signal-caller will lead to better play at that position and a better record.

    The quarterback who got the nod from his new coach is senior James Harding.

    “We’ve hung our hat on James and we’re going to ride him and hopefully it pans out,” Shatzer said.

  • Boys soccer: Dragons drop opener

    CRESTWOOD – A season South Oldham hopes will be a special one got off to a disappointing start Monday night.

    Fern Creek scored two second-half goals to beat the Dragons 2-1 at Dragon Stadium.

    Monday was a frustrating night for South, which lost despite out-shooting the Tigers 22-11. Thirteen of those Dragon shots came in the second half and none of them found the back of the net.

  • Girls golf preview: All three schools have full rosters

    North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham all have full varsity teams and high hopes for the 2014 season.

    The Lady Mustangs, Lady Colonels and Lady Dragons started play in recent days and will continue up through the region tournament in October.

    None of the three qualified for the state tournament last fall but North did send an individual competitor who returns this season in Katie Posto.
     

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