Today's News

  • Blood drives scheduled

    Inside the 58 hospitals served by American Red Cross, River Valley Blood Services Region, blood needs are constant for patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious illnesses; victims of automobile and other accidents; infants born prematurely; and many others.

    Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. However, the average blood donor in the 68-county service area donates blood an average of only one time each year, although many individuals can donate blood as often as every 56 days.

  • Local bands tune up for regional competition


  • Community Briefs

    Holiday Bazaar

    The annual Holiday Bazaar at Covenant United Methodist Church will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Shopping from 10 to 1, lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Come when the doors open for best selection. Christmas decorations, decorated trees, handmade items and baked goods and more available.

    The bazaar will be located at 909 West Jefferson Street (Hwy. 146) in LaGrange.

    Christmas Bazaar

  • Public Records

    La Grange Police Dept. Arrests

    10/18/13 - Desiree Ison, 30, of Pleasureville, KY was cited and released.  The charge was TBUT or DISP Shoplifting u/$500. She shoplifted $11.07 worth of merchandise.

    10/22/13 - Gary L. Donovan, 37 yrs old from LaGrange, KY was arrested for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place at 12:56 a.m.

    Oldham County Property Transfers Week of Oct. 14-18

    Georgia Ermis Watson to James and Georgia Watson, quitclaim, lot 30, Harmony Lake, 1210 Hollendale Way, Goshen, FCV $180,000

  • Soothing Yourself

    Sometimes a problem looks and feels severe when I am hungry, exhausted, overwhelmed or stressed.  It’s hard to trust who I am when I feel pushed around by my own moods and emotions.

    Knowing how to soothe myself can radically change the situation.  Soothing yourself is a skill that is easily learned but must be practiced.  It switches off the response in the brain that produces a racing heart, limited thinking, tense muscles, sweaty hands, sleeplessness and even panic, anxiety and depression. 

  • Sharing the signs of God in nature

    Paul writes in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” 

    Some of the examples of this also include Christian symbols found in nature that inspire people.

  • Eat your veggies!

    When I was a child there were quite a few vegetables that I didn’t like. My parents often told me to sit there until I finished eating my vegetables or worse yet no dessert until I finished eating everything.  

    How about those poor starving kids in China or Africa?  

    I was able to learn which vegetables my dog would eat under the table.  I also learned ways to hide the vegetables under the plate, in a napkin, or in a pocket.  

  • Now Open: Fall Beau Hunting Season

    Hubby recently asked, “Have you ever gone bow hunting?” 

    “Oh, certainly!  It used to be one of my favorite pastimes.”

    “Really? I didn’t know that.”

    “Yes, I went every weekend; sometimes with a group of girlfriends and sometimes by myself. I loved the thrill of the hunt!  I would get the prey within my sight, and in no time flat, I had him bagged.”

    “I don’t understand.  If you were such an avid bow hunter, how come I never knew about it?”

  • Locust Grove Elementary turns to recycling to help fund programs

    With state funding for schools lagging behind needs, one local elementary school is coming up with a creative way to fund one of its programs.

    Locust Grove Elementary will host a massive recycling opportunity on Nov. 9, America Recycles Day, to help fund its Leader in Me program.

    The school is partnering with ECS Refining to take unused electronics and recycle them. For every pound of electronic equipment the school brings in, they will receive a nickel for their program.

  • Changes coming to GED Testing

    Deadlines for those hoping to finish up their GED are rapidly approaching before the test changes and progress is lost.

    The test for the GED changes roughly every 10 years and a new test will be implemented in January, Suzette Ertel, director of Oldham County Adult and Community Education said.

    To brace for those changes, Ertel’s department is holding an “Official Practice Test (OPT) blitz” on Nov. 1 to help potential GED test takers squared away from the last test in December before the new one takes effect.