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Today's News

  • School board bans E-Cigs

    The use of electronic cigarettes, hookahs and other vapor products for tobacco are now banned on Oldham County Schools property, after the school board approved a policy change at its monthly meeting.

    The board was presented with the potential policy change at its April board meeting. At that time, OCS general counsel Anne Coorssen called the policy change “substantial” while noting the use of e-cigarettes and other vapor products for tobacco usage was increasing.

  • Goshen resident earns Congressional award

    Benjamin Northrup of Goshen was presented a Congressional award last week by Congressman Thomas Massie.

    It was the first award Massie has given, he said, and the first for the Northrup family.

    Present at the ceremony was his father, Dave, mother, Angie, and sisters Chloe and Rebecca.

  • Prospect Area Chamber hosts health fair

    On Saturday, May 31, the Prospect Area Chamber will host a free Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Falls of Goshen Event Center.

    PACC members representing the health and wellness sector will be on hand to answer questions, provide screenings and give out information. This event is free and the community is encouraged to attend. Lifetime TV’s Double Divas will also be doing indiviual bra fittings from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. by appointment only.

    Both events will be held at Falls of Goshen Event Center, 1602 S. Hwy. 1793, Goshen.

  • Earley: Knowing the full cost of faith

    It is said that Christians are being martyred for their faith more frequently than ever before in human history. All over the world, in countries run by kings, tyrants and dictators, it is dangerous to be a Christian. It is common for family members to turn their own children or spouse into the religious police for discipline when they find out that he or she has become a Christian.

  • Public Records May 22

    La Grange Police Arrests

    May 10 -- Edward C. Sullivan, 34, La Grange, was arrested for operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance 2nd offense.

    May 13 -- Jamie B. Henley, 34, La Grange, was arrested for TBUT (shoplifting) u/$500

     

    May 13 -- Jessie DeJesus, 33, La Grange, was arrested for TBUT (shoplifting) u/$500

    May 13 -- Breanna M. Doyon, 22, La Grange, was arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor

  • Academy lands two with experience in teaching and engineering

    Finding a teacher with professional engineering experience is rare. Finding a team of two? Even rarer still. But that is exactly what Oldham County Schools has done, Superintendent Will Wells has announced.

    The district’s new Engineering Academy will launch in the fall, with instruction led by Lynn Campbell and Terri Tinnell — two teachers with 25 combined years of engineering experience and eight years of teaching experience.

  • Former U of L star Siva visits OCS

    Peyton Siva, current Detroit Pistons player and former U of L basketball star, visited four schools last Thursday — Goshen, Centerfield, Camden Station and South Oldham Middle School. Siva talked about the importance of education, hard work and respect. He encouraged students to find their niche and be passionate about it.

  • Students learn unique dance

    Flamenco took center stage last month, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn about this cultural tradition that incorporates both dance and music. Flamenco Louisville performed for Oldham County Middle School students in Megan Cronin’s dance classes and Margaret Barrio’s Spanish classes at the OCS Arts Center April 30.

    Originating in the Andalucia region of southern Spain, flamenco utilizes distinct chants, claps, and guitar sounds reflecting the soulful system of dance and music.

  • Mueller: Choosing to ‘pray, grunt and giggle’ in life

    I love words and catchy phrases. I especially like the following letter from a man named Robert Pirosh applying for a job requiring verbal skills.

  • Truitt: What’s your tribe?

    We were looking through pictures taken at a writer’s conference I recently attended.

    “She has really nice hair,” hubby remarked about my friend Jill.

    “Isn’t it gorgeous?” I responded. “It’s like pure, black silk. She said her mom is Native American.”

    “What tribe?” he asked.

    I gave him my best “are you serious?” look. Only a boy who has grown up on a reservation would even think to ask that question.