Today's News

  • Prospect farmer wins Kentucky Forage Spokesperson contest

    Caldwell Willig of Rivercrest Farm in Prospect recently won the Kentucky Forage Spokesperson contest.

    Willig and his business partner Danny Jacobs have made many improvements on the farm in recent years, including implementation of a rotational grazing system and the use of warm season grasses and grazing type alfalfa. Caldwell’s contest presentation included an overview of the grazing system, plus highlighted their beef, egg and now broiler sales.

  • Property Transfers


    William and Kimberly Snoddy to Oldham County Board of Education, 0.15 acres on Ky. 329 for right-of-way, Crestwood, $4,125.

    Scott and Charyl Joslin to Roxane Brown, unit 5903-311, Madison Park Condominiums, 5903 Landers Ave., No. 311, Crestwood, $134,900.

    Federal Mortgage Association AKA Fannie Mae to Corey and Mamie Finewood, lot 19, Woods of Hillview, 5325 Highcrest Drive, Crestwood, $336,000.

    C. Richard and Terri Smith to Stephen and Harriet Wagner, 6600 Old Zaring Road, Crestwood, $153,500.

  • Southern States hosts annual meeting

    Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Cooperative Inc. – Kentuckiana Service,  Henry County and La Grange branches.

    Southern States will host its annual membership meeting Tuesday at 112 S. First St. in La Grange. Membership activities begin at noon and the business meeting begins at 1 p.m.

  • 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.