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Today's News

  • Stone popular pick as building material in Oldham County

    By HELEN E. MCKINNEY

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    With the stark, cold January landscape, natural features are easier to see. Take for example the many stone fences that dot Kentucky’s once well-farmed fields.

  • Do you struggle with acquired situational narcissism?

    Celebrities tend to misbehave in tiresome and predictable ways, like tantrums, affairs and addictions, and we tend to think they’re spoiled. But one psychiatrist, Cornell’s Robert B. Millman, says they’re not spoiled, they’re sick. The affliction is Acquired Situational Narcissism.

  • Self-evaluations: learning how to accept it all

    Like a lot of twenty-somethings out there, I struggle with self-perception. But it’s not my physical appearance that I have the most trouble accepting.

    What I mean by this is that, often times, I have trouble with my self-evaluation of me.

    Me: at this very moment in my life.

    My usual routine when I first sit down at 9 a.m. in my oh-so-yellow office at the Era is to drink my freshly brewed coffee while scrolling all three of my favorite social media websites.

    Nothing was unusual about my routine the other day.

  • Authentic flavors half a world away

    Thanks to my in-laws’ kind willingness to babysit for a week, I was able to visit hubby in Berlin sans kids. I had never been apart from them for more than three days, so leaving was a bit of a struggle. They cried, I cried and we counted the number of bedtimes until I would be home again.

    But once I got on the plane, it was like, “Kids? What kids?”

    Three days into the trip, hubby asked, “How are the children doing?”

    “Um, I assume they’re doing okay.”

  • Public Records Jan. 29

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Jan. 16 -- Russell L. Tindall, 24, La Grange, was cited for theft by unlawful taking, unlawful access, third degree.

    Jan. 17 -- Cathy A. Sears, 41, Verona, was arrested for no registration plates, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense.

    Jan. 17 -- Christopher S. Steinmetz, 34, Pendleton, was arrested for failure to signal, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense.

  • Kentucky State Police name new cadets for region

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 69 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 910 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • Local resident helps Lions Eye Foundation

    Above left, Oldham County resident Ralph Richardson (right in photo) presents a trophy he made to Chuck Carlson, president of the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. Above right, Richardson, honored as Kentucky Mr. Basketball in 1958, also took a picture with Donna Murphy, the first-ever Kentucky Miss Basketball, at the event.

  • History hounds restarting

    It’s almost time for History Hounds again! Children ages birth to preschool can visit the Oldham County History Center each Thursday morning to explore history. There will be all kinds of activities to help them learn about the world around them and their place in it.

  • South Oldham Fire holds annual awards ceremony
  • Community Briefs Jan. 29

    Deadline soon for Watson Scholarship

    The H. Glenn Watson Conservation Scholarship is given in memory of conservation educator Glenn Watson who served on the Oldham County Conservation District Board (OCCD) for 14 years.

    The H. Glenn Watson Conservation Award was established to benefit students who, like Glenn, see the importance of caring for the environment and who regularly give back to their community by volunteering in Oldham County.