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Today's News

  • Battle of Perryville latest topic in author series

    “The Battle of Perryville was Kentucky’s most important battle,” according to author Stuart W. Sanders, former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association. But he also goes on to say that “Maney’s Brigade played the most critical part.”

    Sanders has spent countless hours researching Perryville and the battle that took place on Oct. 8, 1862. It was there that 40,000 Union and Confederate soldiers clashed in Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle.

  • Watershed planning meeting

    Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) and the Harrods Creek Watershed Team are hosting a public meeting on August 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Field Office of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. The goal of the meeting is to brainstorm ideas and begin planning for engaging community events in the watershed with a focus on Upper Harrods Creek. The events can be educational, social or both. Some preliminary ideas include nature walks, farm field days, lectures by local experts, and scavenger hunts.

  • Gallery 104 holding LACE show

    The Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists (LAFTA) in collaboration with the Arts Association of Oldham County (AAOC) present “LAFTA in LACE,” August 19 through September 13, at Gallery 104, La Grange. An open artist reception is Saturday Aug. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.

    LAFTA in LACE is a non-juried exhibition of original fiber or textile works created by LAFTA members.

  • Community briefs August 21

    Bourbon tasting

    The South Oldham Rotary Club presents the third annual Bourbon and Wine Tasting, Friday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. Distillers and winery owners will provide more than 25 stations of various samples.

    Proceeds benefits Apple Patch, Yew Dell and other projects. Tickets are $60 per person available at southoldhamrotary.org.

    Amateur dance

    Amateur Ballroom Dance Inc is a non-profit 501c3 organization that holds fundraisers to provide grants for children who qualify.

  • Finding healthy snacks once school begins

    It’s that time of year – back to school – and one of the challenges of family life during the busy school year is keeping you and your family on a healthy diet. Meals are rushed, lunches can be picked over and snacks are mostly grab-and-go. Here’s a few tips to keep kids eating healthy foods all school year round.

  • 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.

  • New shop in La Grange features bilingual barber

     

    For years women could choose to get highlights, haircuts and the latest gossip in a plethora of La Grange beauty shops, and now male residents will be happy to know there is now a barbershop providing back-to-basics services.

    George’s Barber Styling, named after its owner George Shunnarah, has been located in Crestwood since its beginnings as a barber school in 1999.

    Shunnarah turned the school into a successful barbershop in 2005, providing haircuts, straight razor shaves and beard trims.