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Today's News

  • Senate starting quickly

    “Creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families” -- this is how our caucus defined the overall goals of the Senate this session, and I’m proud to report that four of our priority bills to accomplish those objectives passed the Senate in our first week, and are now on the way to the House.

    As the Senate has done in previous sessions under the direction of Senate President Robert Stivers, members of leadership were elected prior to the start of session so when the 2015 General Assembly convened, we were able to get straight to business.

  • Considering the heavens

    Have you ever wondered why the world is so beautiful, so impressive, so big? Nobody knows how big the heavens are with millions, maybe billions, of stars. Why is it that every morning the glory of a sunrise comes over the earth and every evening the quiet beauty of a sunset? It could have been arranged so the day would come and go in some less impressive manner.

  • Family and powerful necessities

    Seven-year-old Hudson hugged his daddy goodbye and exclaimed, “This is the day the power goes out!”

    Indeed, every year as hubby begins his January travel schedule, our household experiences weather related trauma. He manages to escape the frigid temps just in the nick of time.

  • Public Records Jan. 15

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Jan. 5 -- Corey R. Steinbach, 22, La Grange, was cited for failure to or improper signal, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license.

    Jan. 8 -- Christopher L. Rahm, 43, La Grange, was cited for operating vehicle with expired operator’s license.

    Jan. 9 -- Margaret E. Gibson, 26, Lexington, was arrested for speeding seven mph over, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs first offense, careless driving.

  • Jones named Student of the Month by South Rotary

    The South Oldham Rotary Club had the pleasure of honoring the South Oldham Rotary John Longstreet Student of the Month at their Jan. 9 meeting.

    Sydney Nicole Jones is the daughter of Keith and Joyce Jones and is a senior at South Oldham High School where she is active in girls basketball, Link Crew, National Honor Society, volleyball and is a class officer. She was chosen because she is the best example of a student/athlete that you could hope for. She excels in and out of the classroom.

  • OCHS grad to study overseas
  • Farm Bureau scholarships available

    The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 83 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

  • Community briefs Jan. 15

    Lions Club

    The North Oldham Lions Club will hold their Lions Super Weekend, which will include a Texas Hold ’Em poker tournament on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. The tournament has a $50 buy-in and a $50 re-buy. The event also includes a $5 bean soup, corn bread and dessert supper starting at 5:30 followed by a bonfire in the park. All events are at the North Oldham Lions Club in Goshen at 12414 W. U.S. 42. For more information call Fred Royce at (502) 472-8676.

    Comedy Night

  • NOMS student honored by Gilda’s Club

    More than 160 teens, grades 6-12, across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Southern Indiana shared their personal experiences and reflections of what it is like to live with cancer – either their own or someone close to them – through essays, poetry and artwork for Gilda’s Club Louisville’s “Write Stuff” contest. Gilda’s Club, 633 Baxter Ave., is a free cancer support community for men, women, teens and children.

  • New senior living facility to service Oldham County

    Seniors in Eastern Jefferson County, Oldham County and the surrounding areas will have a new, exciting alternative for senior living services this summer when Forest Springs Health Campus opens early this year. Forest Springs is located at 4120 Wooded Acre Lane, at the intersection of Westport Road and La Grange Road.