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Today's News

  • CUB officials announce leader's departure

    Citizens Union Bank announced Friday that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991 has retired from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a terse press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.

  • Game Bytes

    East edges North in GOCB opener

    When: Saturday.

    Where: Peggy Baker Park, Crestwood.

    What: The Greater Oldham County middle school baseball league started play Saturday with the four local middle school teams opening against one another.

    In the first game, North Oldham edged East Oldham 11-10 in nine innings. The score was tied at 10-10 at the close of the eighth inning before NOMS  scored the game winner. NOMS pitcher Michael McCarthy pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the win for the Mustangs.

  • Poll workers needed for primary, general elections

    Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr recently announced the opportunity for county residents to work at several voting locations during the primary election May 18 and general election Nov. 2.

    Barr said a one-day class to learn what to do Election Day will take place beginning at 10 a.m. May 10 in the fiscal court courtroom.

    Workers are paid $25 to attend the class and $100 for working election day.

    For information, call 222-0047.

    –Laura Hagan

    Fablehaven author to visit Camden Station

  • House is crowned Oldham Icon

    Singer Tanisha House earned the title of Oldham Icon during competition at Showcase Oldham County March 13. She received $350 cash.

    The lights were bright, the audience was packed and singers took the stage March 13 during Showcase Oldham County in a fight for the title of Oldham Icon. eeBy the end of the afternoon, Tanisha House was named the winner of Oldham Icon. Clinton Spaulding earned runner-up and Brandy Neelly earned third.

  • Title IX allegations are disappointing 40 years later

    To the editor:

    Back in the 1970s I worked in the Detroit area as a parent volunteer  implementing the guidelines of Title IX when the law was still fairly new and understandably not yet fully implemented in school systems. 

    I was amazed to read in the article “No Girls Allowed” that some 30 years later our Oldham County school board and school administrators still do not seem fully informed about and prepared to implement the provisions of this far reaching law. 

    Jane A. Lapinski

  • A community connected

    Oldham residents making their way down Main Street in La Grange now have the opportunity to surf the Web while they’re at it.

    A project launched by the graduates of Leadership Oldham County’s Class of 2009 has reached completion, bringing wireless internet capabilities to Main Street in La Grange.

    Lis Schwedler, store manager at The Treasured Child, said customers have been able to use the Internet on their phones in the store and have been happy to have the opportunity.

  • Community Holy Week services announced

    La Grange Christian Church will host Holy Week services March 29 through April 2.

    Services are planned daily from noon to 1 p.m. at the church, 214 N. First Ave.,  La Grange.

    Everyone is invited to join this ecumenical gathering. 

    Worship is scheduled daily from noon to 12:30 and local churches provide lunch daily from 12:30 to p.m.

  • Prospect Latin Preschool hosts preview night

    Prospect Latin Preschool will host a summer preview night for families from 3:45 to 6:15 p.m. today (Thursday).

    The event includes activities for children, a Harrods Creek fire truck on display, refreshments and door prizes.

    For information, call 292-0123 or visit prospectlatinschool.org.

  • Wassel graduates from basic training

    U.S. Army Pfc. Andrew S. Wassel recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

    During the nine weeks of training, he received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

    Wassel is the son of Donald Wassel of La Grange. He is a 2004 graduate of Oldham County High School.

  • Make the right wish

    Some of the more popular self-help bromides and old sayings include:

    • Keep all your options open.

    • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

    • Leave nothing to chance.

    • Climb every mountain.

    • Dream the impossible dream.

    • You can’t change occupations because you’re past your prime.

    • Refuse to accept second best.

    • Don’t take no for an answer.

    • Treat your children like adults.

    • Keep a stiff upper lip.