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Today's News

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  • Community briefs Jan. 30

    Health department wellness series

    The Oldham County Health Department will host the following: The New Definitions of Wellness Series with Dr. Carl Paige of Paige Primary Care Center at the Oldham County Health Department, 1786 Commerce Parkway, La Grange 40031, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m.

    Topic: Heart Health: Prevention and treatment of cardiac disease with nutrition and lifestyle.

    Life Line Screening

  • Push for education doesn’t end with governor’s proposal

    Previously, in theJan. 9 edition of the Oldham Era, Dr. Will Wells, Superintendent, Oldham County Schools, submitted an article calling for legislators to step up for education. His voice ignited a spark in the Oldham community, and potentially further, that started people talking.

  • Mueller: ‘Tis a gift to be simple

    “Tis a gift to be simple,” sang the Shakers, and the lyric still rings true. Simplicity in its essence neither demands a vow of poverty nor a life of rural homesteading. It requires neither a log cabin nor a hairshirt. It does require a deliberate ordering of priorities to distinguish between the necessary and the superfluous, the useful and the wasteful, the beautiful and the vulgar.

  • Public Records Jan. 30

    Grand Jury Indictments

    January 2014

    Robert H. Miller, one count operating motor vehicle under the influence, fourth offense with aggravating circumstances, one count operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended for driving under the influence with aggravating circumstances, first offense, one count failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, one count possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle.

  • Al Earley: Can You Define Humility?

    How humble are you? I think of humility as one of those things that is easier to recognize than it is to define. For example, my dictionary defines humility as a state or quality of being humble of mind or spirit. It is the absence of pride or self-assertion. That doesn’t really capture the power of encountering a truly humble person, does it?

  • Familiar names to square off for La Grange mayor

    One out of a trio of familiar names hopes to become the next mayor of La Grange.

    Former mayor Elsie Carter, city councilman Joe Davenport and resident Brian Oerther all have filed to run for mayor this year. Current Mayor Bill Lammlein, who’s keeping a promise to serve only one term as mayor, is vacating the seat.

    And while he’s leaving the mayor’s office, Lammlein doesn’t plan to stay away from city council meetings after his term ends, because he’s one of 22 who filed to run for La Grange city council.

  • Construction on bridge over I-71 begins this week

    Work on a long-awaited bridge over Interstate 71 near La Grange has finally begun.

    The bridge will connect New Moody Lane and Commerce Parkway in La Grange over the interstate roughly one mile south of Exit 22 on I-71.

    “This project will improve connectivity as well as reduce delay and congestion on adjacent roadways,” Matt Bullock, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways Office 5, said. “The bridge will also reduce response times for emergency vehicles and improve the safety of the roadway network in Oldham County.”

  • All-American Tune

     

    A visit to Oldham County has been a top priority for Kim Miller.

    The 1991 graduate of Oldham County High School plays clarinet for the concert and ceremonial bands in the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America.

    When Kentucky was recently added to the band’s touring schedule, Miller put a plan to perform back home into action.

  • Prospect business makes dealing with disaster easier

     

    One Prospect family hopes to ease the pain when it comes to dealing with a disaster.

    Tom and Lori Hawkins have started Bluegrass Home Inventory, a business that helps photograph and catalog a person’s belongings for use in insurance claims or disasters.

    It’s a service that comes from their own experiences in dealing with disaster.

    “We had a home fire 10 years ago,” Tom Hawkins said. “Having to go through that whole process, trying to figure out what we lost and determining values, it took weeks.”