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Today's News

  • Gallery 104’s ‘Coffeehouse’

    Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Opening of Poetic Justice II- artwork honoring the poems of  e e Cummings and Ogden Nash. Free, bell bottoms encouraged. Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St., La Grange. 222-3822.

  • Mini-Triathlon draws 161 racers

    BUCKNER – Candy Hawks and Bob Poston were the women’s and men’s division winner in the Oldham County Mini-Triathlon sept. 19 sponsored by the Oldham County Parks and Recreation Department.

    A total of 161 individuals swam 400 meters, ran a 5K race and biked eight miles in the competition in Wendell Moore Park and the surrounding roads.

    Female winner

    Candy Hawks - 51:07.5 

    Female age group winners

    14 and under

    Savannah Strange - 1:23:27.1

    15 to 19

  • Two important lessons I’ve learned in 20 years

    In my 20 years as a chaplain and as vice president of development at Hosparus, there are two important lessons I’ve learned.

    Back in the early 1990’s I was in a training session for hospice workers where I learned my first vital lesson. Each of us was given 16 index cards and asked to write on each the names of people, abilities, things and values we hold dear. In the course of our imagined life-limiting illness, we had to surrender cards or somewhat abruptly have them taken from us.

  • South Oldham Middle begins ‘One School, One Book’ program

    This year, the entire South Oldham Middle School community read the book, “Rules” by Cynthia Lord. Literary Coach Kathy House and Reading Specialist Becky Goetzinger said the purpose of the activity was to build the sense of school community, encourage parent involvement in classroom activities and foster a love of reading.

  • Kids’ Balloon Walk is Saturday morning

    The South Oldham Rotary Club is sponsoring a Kids’ Balloon Walk 9  a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    Children will earn balloons for each lap they walk.  Face painting, balloon animals and other activities are planned. 

    Oldham County businesses will showcase their services at the event. Participation for businesses is $30 and a canned good for the South Oldham Inter-Church Council food basket program.

  • Grand jury indicts 10

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • John T. Johnson, 27, is indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, enhanced, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and possession of marijuana, enhanced.

  • Author writes of Kentucky’s ghost stories in newest book

    Author Thomas L. Freese has released a new book. His newest work is “Ghosts, Spirits and Angels: True Tales from Kentucky and Beyond.” The 253-page book is hardbound and features 51 illustrations. 

    Freese will sign copies of his book from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Karen’s Book Barn in La Grange.

    The book presents tales from more than 75 people with stories set in Kentucky and several other states. Freese shares their stories of experiencing the paranormal, whether it be ghosts, spirits or angels.

  • Scoskie graduates from basic training

    U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Evan R. Scoskie recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, 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. He also received training in development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics.    

    He is the son of Julie and Paul Scoskie of Goshen and a 2009 graduate of Trinity High School in Louisville.

  • Angel Food Ministries announces October Menu

    Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.  

    Anyone of any income level can purchase the food.

    The $30 October box includes: 

    • 1.5 lbs. New York strip steaks – three 8-ounce;

    • 1 lb. steak fajita strips;

    • 2 lbs. chicken stir-fry skillet meal;

    • 1 lb. lean ground beef;

  • High school junior can win scholarship, photo shoot from KHEAA

    One Kentucky high school junior will win a $500 scholarship to use at a Kentucky college of his or her choice — and a photo shoot for the winner’s school. All the junior has to do is tell about the biggest challenge high school students face in 200 words or less.

    The “Promote Your School” scholarship contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Photos from the winning school will be used in KHEAA books and other publications.