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Today's News

  • Black and white and scanned all over

    Little black barcodes dot the Goshen Elementary library, where they’re taped to shelves, doors, desks and even book spines. 

    To the naked eye they just look like, well, barcodes. But scanned with a smart phone, the barcodes bring up text, videos and other information.

    They’re quick response codes — barcodes that can hold data for 4,300 alpha-numeric characters in one small square.

  • Centerfield Elementary employee charged with theft of student's medication

    The office manager of Centerfield Elementary School is charged with stealing a drug similar to Ritalin from a student.

    Shelly Marie Settle, 43, of La Grange, is charged with narcotics theft and endangering the welfare of a minor. According to police, Settle allegedly removed 10 dexmthylphenidate pills from a student's prescription bottle and replaced the pills with baby aspirin on Monday afternoon.

    Dexmthylphenidate, like Ritalin, is a Schedule II narcotic commonly prescribed for children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  • GINGER: The tapestry of time

    I distinctly remember that moment, 12 years ago, when I plunked my final diaper purchase onto the conveyor belt at Wal-Mart.
    My 2-year-old daughter was potty-trained, and I had decided that after she finished one more pack of diapers, I would let her wear undies.
    I etched the moment into my mind because I knew it was a milestone in life.
    There are many “last times” that go unnoticed when you are parenting, but because she was my last child, I did my best to pay attention and burn those moments into my memory.
    Fast forward eight years.

  • BOB MUELLER: When we have blessedness within our soul, nothing on earth can touch us

    Today’s Americans have more to make their lives easier than any people who have ever lived. We live in the finest houses, wear the nicest clothing and eat the best food that any generation has ever known.

    Yet, at the same time, so many of us take it all for granted instead of for gratitude.

    Why do we take for granted the many blessings we have? Why do we fail to be more thankful?

  • Brownsboro elementary changed to top district priority

    Plans to build a Brownsboro elementary inched forward Nov. 9 when the district’s local planning committee voted to make the project a top priority in the district facility plan.

    Committee members voted 18-2 to raise the Brownsboro school priority from 2a to 1b, a change school officials say will make about $1.9 million available in state funding previously restricted because of the prioritization.

  • GINGER: 90 years of a life well-lived

    I’m awake before dawn, trying to get this article zipped up and submitted so I can focus on the tasks before me.

    I’m thankful for the greeting of a crisp, clear, autumn morning, for this is the day we will bury my grandmother.

    I was blessed to have been born with eight living grandparents. Over the years, I have watched as one by one they went on to their eternal reward.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why drivers ride the bus

    According to Advertising Age, a top magazine for trend analysis, the automobile is rapidly becoming less relevant to an increasing number of people younger than 30. 

    Reasons for this change include telecommuting, high fuel prices and environmental concerns.

    Bad news for the auto industry may be good news for public transportation services. But, not so fast, that doesn’t mean everyone endorses the need for public transit.

  • North boys, South girls win region championships, Oldham girls runner-up

    From the beginning of the Class 2A Region 3 cross country championship race on Saturday, North Oldham senior Taylor Sanders had a certain mindset.

    Sanders made it through the first two miles in 10:23, breezing to a time of 16:10.15 to win the boys’ race at Shelby County High School. His next closest competitor was South Oldham junior runner-up Leonard Faul, who finished in 16:49.00.

    Thanks to Sanders’ run, the Mustangs took the boys’ team championship with 25 total points.

  • Nationwide emergency alert test planned at 2 p.m. Wednesday

    Kentucky Emergency Management will join multiple federal agencies today to conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.

  • Just Dance: 57th International Choreographers’ Showcase planned this weekend

    For 17 years, La Grange’s Dance-Forms Productions has organized international choreographers for performances around the globe — and this weekend, the show returns home to the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    This event will be the 57th International Choreographers’ Showcase. Susana Williams has produced four or five a year since 1994, along with help from her husband, Larry Williams.