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Today's News

  • Active lifestyle can help fight diabetes

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and in recent years the spotlight has been on Type 2 Diabetes and its precursor – known as prediabetes. Both conditions have been increasing at startling rates in the adult population.

    New statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 86 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes, up from 79 million people in 2010. The number of type 2 diabetes cases also continues to grow, fueled in part by a continued rise in the rate of obesity.

  • Tune into four channels

    Every day I get older, but am I really wiser? I think most of us carry on being just as clueless, still making plenty of mistakes. It’s just that we make new ones and different ones. We do learn from experience and may not make the same mistakes again, but there is a whole new world of fresh ones just lying in wait for us to mess up and fall into. The secret is to accept this and not to beat yourself up when you do mess things up. Be forgiving and accept that it’s all part of that growing older but no wiser routine.

  • Muffin top: a love story

    I often reference my weight struggles in this column, and then sometimes, when I meet someone, they will say, “You are not fat. I don’t know why you wrote that.”

    I accept their words with a smile, but in my mind I am insisting, “three weeks ago when I wrote it I weighed at least 12 more pounds than I do now! You should see me naked. It’s hideous.”

  • Public Records Nov. 20

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Nov. 9 -- Patrick J. Doud, 46, Cincinnati, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense.

    Nov. 11 -- Jorge A. Tunchez De Paz, 33, La Grange, was cited for no operator’s license.

    Nov. 10 -- Wesley, K. Stults, 36, Crestwood, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense.

    Nov. 14 -- Patrick S. Moore, 30, Smithfield, was cited and released for no operator’s license.

  • Mahan Manor to be included in Holiday Home Tour

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 22 for the Crestwood Civic Club Annual Holiday Home Tour and Luncheon. This year’s tour will feature three distinctive homes, two landmark homes in the Goshen area and one expansive home in Pewee Valley, all located in Oldham County.

  • Chili cookoff winners named

    People’s Choice awards and runner-up awards were given in three categories:

    Best Firefighter’s Chili:

    1st Place South Oldham 3rd platoon

    2nd Place- Adrian Rahiya

    Best Local Restaurant’s Chili:

    1st Place – Texican’s

    2nd Place – El Nopal

    Best Individual’s Chili:

    1st Place- Joe and Sasha Haunz

    2nd Place – Holly McClay

    Proceeds to support the South Oldham Fire Auxiliary & the WHAS Crusade for Children.

  • Children’s Colonial Day Camp

    Join in the fun as the Oldham County History Center celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday with a Children’s Colonial Day Camp. Held Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children will be able to experience the 18th century lifestyle by learning how early settlers in Kentucky celebrated the holiday and what their everyday life was like.

  • Community briefs Nov. 20

    Blood Drive

    The holidays are always a critical time for blood supply. To help, Baptist Health La Grange will host a blood drive Friday, Nov. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. in its Conference Center.

    All types of blood are needed. Appointments are requested and can be scheduled by calling (502) 222-3340.

    Board meeting

    The Oldham County Board of Health will convene in a regular meeting on Friday at 7:15 a.m. at the Oldham County Health Department, located at 1786 Commerce Parkway, La Grange. The public is welcome to attend.

    Checkpoints

  • Education Briefs Nov. 20

    The King and I

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s Youth Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” on Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. Adults $10, children and students $6. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (502) 241-6018. The Arts Center is located at 7105 Floydsburg Rd.

    Graduate

  • North High honors heroes

    North Oldham High School continues with the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. In the last two years the students at North have collected over 4,000 cards donated by parents. The students write encouraging words to soldiers and the Red Cross will distribute them to soldiers. The cards will go to Walter Reed Hospital where wounded soldiers are recovering and to active duty soldiers serving all over the world. As of today, there are 1,763 signed cards and the deadline to take them to the Red Cross is Dec. 5. The picture d at left is of Nancy Martin’s health class.