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Today's News

  • Election 2014: cheers and jeers

    For the first time in at least a decade, roughly 20 people will vie for eight seats on the La Grange City Council. Additionally, three people are running for La Grange mayor and many county government positions will see contested primaries.

    This newspaper applauds that type of civic engagement, hopefully rooted in good intentions.

    Rest assured, this is not an indictment of current officeholders. We applaud them for their service, past, present and possibly future.

  • State contest proves Era is worth it

    Each year, the Kentucky Press Association (KPA) hosts a statewide contest, Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers, among newspapers that awards reporters, editors, photographers and advertising designers in several categories. Newspapers are grouped by size into different divisions, then each entry is judged by out-of-state professionals who name the winners.

  • The gentle art of caring

    My growing up in first and second grade was done in a small Midwestern town – Decatur, Ill. As I think back, it seems to me we kids had the modern psychologists figured out before our time.

  • Truitt: Finally out of my annual holiday fog

    During the holidays, I begin to lose any semblance of control over my life. Late night chats with Santa’s elves cause me to lose sleep. Cheeseballs and egg nog cause me to gain weight (15 pounds this year). And for some inexplicable reason, between Thanksgiving and Christmas I steadily lose the mental capacity to accomplish even the most basic household tasks. It’s like I’m on Santa’s naughty list, and instead of putting coal in my stocking, he chooses to sabotage my life.

  • Senator: Legislative session warming up

    This week in Frankfort, the Senate passed key pieces of legislation that help our students and school districts, provide economic development and give law enforcement time-saving investigation procedures.

    Two Senate Bills regarding Education and Education Funding passed the Senate this week.

  • Four seniors in running for Presidential Scholar program

    Four Oldham County Schools seniors have been invited to apply for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

    South Oldham High student Sydney Allen and North Oldham High students Christopher Chen, David Glenn and William Strench were selected based on their academic achievements and join about 3,000 other students selected from across the country.

  • County middle schools, students perform well in academic competitions

    Middle school students showcased their intellectual prowess at academic team district competitions in recent weeks.

    North Oldham Middle finished first overall in District 37, which also includes Oldham County Middle and South Oldham Middle. OCMS finished third and SOMS fourth.

    And, despite weather delays causing the competition to be rescheduled twice, East Oldham Middle finished third in District 38.

  • OCHS KMEA performances
  • The Odd Marriage of Hosea and Gomer

    The prophets of the Old Testament spoke for God. Sometimes they spoke with actions more than words. The Prophet Hosea loved God and would do anything God asked him to do. God wanted to communicate that His love for Israel was unconditional so God called Hosea to marry a prostitute named Gomer. She was not a woman looking to become better. Even when Hosea showed her unconditional love that she did not deserve, she deserted him and returned to her prostitution.

  • Public Records Feb. 6

    KSP ArrestS

    Feb. 2 -- Hunter S. Taylor, 20, Lucedale, Miss., DUI 1st; Careless driving; Failure/Improper signal

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Jan. 29 -- Larry G. Marsee, 50, Louisville, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place 3rd or more offense in 12 months.

    Feb. 2 -- Steven R. Birch, 39, Louisville, was arrested on a Jefferson County bench warrant for failure to notify address change to Dept of Transportation.