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Today's News

  • Theodicy - evil and human free will

    The pastor goes to visit a new parishioner. The man has cancer of the liver. He openly expresses his anger at God for letting this happen to him. “Why me?” he wants to know. He never mentions that before the pastor met him he had been a heavy drinker for over 30 years. It never dawned on him that his actions could be the obvious answer to the question of his cancer.

  • Restoration of felon’s voting rights bill has flaws

    Over the past couple of months, I’ve written some “feel good” columns about worthy causes in our community.

    It’s about time to step back into politics and take up something a bit more controversial, like cat leash ordinances – wait, not even petty tyrants would be foolish enough to try to leash cats. So moving on…

    Spinning the big wheel of controversy, we have: abortion, guns, taxes, immigration, felon voting rights, Israel, gay marriage, click, click, click, and we come to rest on – voting rights for felons.

  • Summer no break for OCS

    I’ve been a bit jealous watching our neighboring school districts get started this week — I’m ready and excited to welcome everyone back to school here in Oldham County. We’ve had a very active summer with major renovations finishing at Oldham County Middle School and other building projects at South Oldham Middle and the Arvin Center, where we created new space for our OCS Engineering Academy. We also completed numerous facility projects across the district’s 22 schools and facilities.

  • Going through hell and hot curlers

    Last week, my dad gave me all the pictures from my childhood. Among them are seven snapshots of the Pittsboro Kindergarten graduation of 1976. I can still remember the coolness, and slightly musty smell, of the church basement where the ceremony was held. I also recall the battle I had with my mom beforehand while she was trying to fix my hair.

  • Oldham County Schools has new principals, central office changes

    Students are welcomed back to school by a new teacher each fall, but there are often other staff changes that occur over the summer. Oldham County Schools is excited to welcome three new principals in the fall, along with several other administrative changes.

    At North Oldham High, Craig Wallace will move into the principal post from his role as associate principal, which he has held since 2006. Wallace began his teaching career at South Oldham High 16 years ago.

  • Arts Center Open House

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. This annual event offers parents and children the opportunity to watch demonstrations, meet instructors and ask questions about class offerings in music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts. Fall classes begin the week of Sept. 2 and registration will be available the day of the open house.

  • Goshen student awarded scholarship

    At their recent meeting, the Trustees of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation voted to award a scholarship for the 2014 - 2015 academic year to Christopher C. Amstutz of Goshen. Christopher will attend the Hanover College in Hanover, Ind., in the fall. He is the grandson of former FBI Agent Charles E. Ricketts, Jr.

  • Public Records August 14

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Aug. 4 -- Troy Lamont Johnson Jr., 18, Louisville, was arrested for criminal trespass first degree.

     

    Aug. 4 -- Kahlil Twyne, 18, La Grange, was arrested for criminal trespass first degree.

     

    Aug. 5 -- Shannon Willis, 43, Louisville, was arrested for disregarding stop sign, no insurance, suspended license, warrant for failure to appear in Jefferson County.

    Aug. 7 -- Christopher S. Abbott, 36, La Grange, was arrested for possession of marijuana.

  • Watershed public meeting

    Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) and the Harrods Creek Watershed Team are hosting a public meeting on Aug. 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.

  • Hays earns Eagle Scout honor

    Connor Hays of Crestwood has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

    He completed his Board of Review on Jan. 23 and was recognized in ceremonies on Saturday, July 26, at Covenant United Methodist Church.

    A member of Troop 153, chartered to Covenant United Methodist Church, Connor is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Mark Roup.