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Today's News

  • Light Up La Grange scheduled Friday

    An old-fashioned holiday extravaganza is scheduled Friday as residents celebrate Light Up La Grange. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Courthouse Square in La Grange. 

    Santa Claus and Mayor Elsie Carter will arrive by carriage and kickoff the festivities by lighting up the town. Activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, dancing, musical entertainment, shopping and dining.

    Several local roadways will be closed in order for the City of La Grange and local merchants to host the event. 

  • McGuire graduates from basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Lance M. McGuire recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas.

    He completed an intensive, eight-week program of training in military discipline and studies, USAF  core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    McGuire is the son of Sean and Holly McGuire of La Grange. He is a 2007 graudate of Trinity High School in Louisville.

  • Court hears bids for cleaning crew

    The bids include cleaning  the Administrative Office of the Courts’ building and the Oldham County Fiscal Court building. Both are one-year contracts.

    The contract for the AOC building went to Modern Maintenance for $43,000, which is paid by AOC. The cost is up from last year because the crews needed additional manpower to clean the building.

  • Holiday bazaar planned at Locust Grove

     Locust Grove Elementary will host a holiday bazaar from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at the school. 

    The event includes holiday gifts, candles, jewelry and crafts. The Santa Shop for kids will be open and Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be sold. 

  • American Red Cross hosts blood drive Sunday

    American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Crestwood Baptist Church, 6400 Sweetbay Drive, Crestwood.

  • Life’s mysteries: Admit you don’t know

    Sorting clothes and wondering what happened to my other sock is my cue to practice mystery. Passing a funeral home or a cemetery, I am reminded to contemplate mysteries. 

    Whenever I hear someone apply a system of explanations for good fortune or illness, I vow to respect the complexity and mystery of life.

    I have an abiding respect for the great mysteries of life – the profound distinctiveness of other souls, the strange beauty of nature and the animal world, the complexity of our inner selves, the unfathomable depths of the Inexplicable One. 

  • Baptist Eastpoint to host Santa Dec. 13

    Santa Claus will be listening to the Christmas lists and sharing cookies with all the good little boys and girls who come to Baptist Eastpoint from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13. 

    The free community event will include photos with Santa, kid-friendly crafts and activities (such as face painting, making ornaments and reindeer food, story time with Mrs. Claus and a cake walk), a holiday bazaar for parents to browse and a chance to win a Nintendo Wii. Cookies, popcorn, and juice will be served.

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church hosts second Advent service

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host its second Advent service at 7 p.m. Dec. 9.

    A soup supper will be served. Members will bring their favorite soups.

    The church is located at 2416 S. Ky. 53 in La Grange.

  • Former OCHS runner dies in crash on Cedar Point Road

    One man is dead and another is hospitalized in critical condition after a vehicle veered off Cedar Point Road in Buckner Tuesday night and collided with a tree.

    According to Oldham County Police, the crash occurred about 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 2700 block of Ky. 1817 (Cedar Point Road) when a 1997 Lexus traveling north left the roadway.

  • Feelings of being overwhelmed lead to transformation

    Transformation usually involves the shedding of old ways, especially those that have become burdens. This practice proclaims that no matter who you are, no matter what has already happened to you, no matter what you have done, it is still possible to be and do something new.

    Watching ice melt into water is a cue for me to practice transformation. When I witness the movement from sickness to health, I vow to be happy with all the changes I have undergone. Looking at photographs of myself when I was younger, I vow to be happy with all the changes I have undergone.