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Today's News

  • Election 2014
  • Grant from utilities helps county plant more trees

    Last week, the Oldham County Fiscal Court Road Department planted 22 Yoshino cherry trees and 22 redbud trees along the Oldham County Parkway in LaGrange.  These ornamental blooming trees were selected to provide residents and visitors with a colorful vista as they travel through the heart of the community while also providing valuable ecosystem services.

  • Fiscal Court takes up comprehensive plan again

    The county’s comprehensive plan is back on the table.

    The plan, which was rejected in August, had been modified and must again be approved by four legislative bodies in Oldham County.

    The plan was originally rejected over language about accessory dwelling units. Critics of the old proposal said the plan was encouraging ADUs and the Oldham County Fiscal Court rejected the August plan on those grounds.

    Based on that rejection, a new plan was created and passed by but the planning and zoning commission 11-0.

  • New book highlights core values of Kentuckians

    In the 1950s, Edward R. Murrow’s radio program “This I Believe” gave voice to the core values and treasured beliefs of Americans around the country. Sixty years later, the popular update of the series, which has been featured on NPR and now continues on Bob Edwards Weekend on satellite and public radio, explores the beliefs that people hold dear today.

  • Baptist Health La Grange gets certification

    Baptist Health La Grange has been named a Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). The designation means Baptist Health La Grange meets national quality standards for excellence in stroke care.

  • News Briefs Nov. 21

    KSP Checkpoint

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Nov. 25 - Dec. 9.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide high visibility of public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • CAN’T WE ALL JUST NOT GET ALONG?

    I recently had the opportunity to attend a meeting of the Oldham County Fiscal Court.  I have lived in Oldham County for 37 years, yet this was the first meeting I was able to attend.  These meetings are currently held at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, but fortunately for the past 37 years, I have had a job. 

  • YOUR GREATEST ASSIGNMENT

    Loving yourself is your greatest assignment in life.  At the end of the day, it’s not about them, it’s about you believing you’re worthy of being loved and seen for who you really are.

    Loving yourself is a quiet thing.  You don’t need blaring trumpets or a billboard to announce it to the world.  Instead, when you’ve learned how to love yourself, you will feel the quiet inward turning of your consciousness toward you, to your value, to the unrepeatable beauty that you are. 

  • The Auntie Blessing

    When life gets too busy, our peripheral relationships often fall to the wayside.  Acquaintances go first and then friends who aren’t part of everyday life.  After that, family relationships begin to suffer: cousins, sisters-in-law and eventually uncles and aunts.  Sadly, we don’t always have time to spend cultivating these relationships, so they begin to fade. 

  • How can I live life with passion?

    In a devotional recorded in A Fifth Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul (© 1998), an encounter at the airport is shared by Michael Hargrave.  He tells of a man who is met by his family after his flight. 

    He hugs and kisses each as if he has been gone a long time, but with great passion he gives his wife the longest kiss Mr. Hargrave had ever witnessed, and then stares longingly into her eyes and then mouths the words, “I love you.”