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Today's News

  • Our thoughts become you

    What people think about determines what they are. Hawthorne tells about the boy, Ernest, who would look longingly at the great stone face on the side of the mountain. It was a strong, kind, honorable face that thrilled the heart of this boy. 

    There was a legend that some day a man would appear who would look like the great stone face. Through all his childhood, and even after he became a man, Ernest kept looking at the great face and for the man who was like it. 

  • Bryant, Houle are new directors at Baptist Hospital Northeast

    Justin Bryant is the new director of Environmental Services. He is employed by Aramark. He comes to Baptist Northeast from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va., where he worked in environmental services for three and a half years. 

    Prior to that, he worked in environmental services in nursing homes for Healthcare Services Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports entertainment and event management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I.

  • First-time competitor isn’t sure why he wants to participate

    Like a lot of things for people who like to test themselves, the Louisville Ironman competition was simply there for Todd Mullins.

    “Why I am doing this is a really good question,” Mullins said. “I think it’s probably the challenge of it, just to see if I can do it. I have watched it for years and now it is right here. I guess I just decided I couldn’t let it pass without trying it.”

  • Letters to the Editor

    Historic district guidelines are clear

    To the editor:

    I’m shocked at David  Voegele’s choice of adjectives when describing behavior of the La Grange Historic District Commission. (Letters to the Editor, Aug. 13 edition).

    The council meeting included an appeal of the decision by the LHDC to deny a certificate of appropriateness for a sign. 

    The historic district guidelines, available at the city of La Grange Web site, are clear.  

  • Ballardsville family loses home, pets to electrical fire

    The joy of seeing their two small dogs rescued from a house fire  became short-lived for a Ballardsville family. 

    When Ballardsville Fire Department Lt. Ryan Baker emerged from the Kinser family’s home carrying two Shih Tzus, Kathy Kinser  started hugging and thanking everyone in sight.

    Kinser had waited more than an hour Aug. 12 hoping to see her dogs alive after an electrical fire ripped through her home.

    “Everything else can be replaced,” she said that afternoon. 

  • Oldham Collision Center goes green

    Oldham Collision Center of Crestwood has become an ecological ambassador using AkzoNobel’s environmentally-friendly waterborne products.

    The company teamed up with AkzoNobel to become an environmental ambassador for the collision repair industry. 

    California law makers are requiring all collision repair shops to implement waterborne paint technology by the end of 2009 and other states are also considering similar legislation.  

  • Teams could have good seasons

    Believe it or not football season is here.

    Fantasy teams are drafting, UK and U of L fans are lining up against each other and the NFL started preseason games.

    Last, but not least, the local high school season is kicking into gear Friday. I think it’s going to be a good one.

    Oldham County and South Oldham face a big challenge in trying to win their district over what appears to be a loaded Anderson County team. 

  • Oldham Chamber seeks nominees for 2010 leadership class

     The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the 2009-10 class of Leadership Oldham County.

    Interested participants must live and/or work in Oldham County, or must be an Oldham County Chamber member.

    About 15 Oldham County business leaders and residents participate in this program annually. Leadership Oldham County is designed to educate members about the services, amenities and challenges in Oldham County. 

  • A new beginning

    The new classroom is nice – really nice – but for middle school science teacher Gary Webb, the best part of the new Saint Mary Academy building is that there’s only one.

    For the past two school years, since Mother of Good Council and Immaculate Conception schools merged to form Saint Mary Academy, Webb made the 18-mile drive between the two every day like various other teachers and administrators.

  • Robbers ask directions to middle school; visitors scrutinized

    Police are investigating reports of an armed robbery at a cell tower Monday in the 2400 block of Liberty Lane in Goshen.

    According to police, two men approached a T-Mobile technician working at the tower about 11:40 a.m. and asked for directions to Oldham County Middle School.

    Seconds later, one man brandished a small handgun and demanded money and tools.

    Witnesses said the men fled the scene in a 1970s gold- or copper-colored Plymouth Fury with missing hubcaps and drove north headed toward U.S. 42.