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Today's News

  • Residents buzz about facility’s first year

     

    Barbara Mendenhall came in “kicking and screaming” to BeeHive Homes in early April. Ten days in, though, she knew she was “home.”

    Mendenhall was one of 15 residents that celebrated the assisted living facility’s one-year anniversary in Goshen last week.

    “When I came in, I thought it was a nursing home, but it’s more like a country club,” Mendenhall said as she sat with friends, including a 99 year-old former Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player and a former professional dancer from New York City.

  • North Oldham Fire trustee awaiting opinion on eligibility

     

    After being elected to the North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees in July, property trustee Derek Wade Russell is still waiting to be seated.

    The board has questioned Russell’s position as both a property owner in Goshen and an active firefighter in Jefferson County, per KRS 75.0311, which states that an active firefighter may not be elected as a property trustee.

  • Have you been born again?

    One day, when Vice President Calvin Coolidge was presiding over the Senate, one senator angrily told another to go “straight to hell.” The offended senator complained to Coolidge as presiding officer and Coolidge looked up from the book he had been leafing through while listening to the debate and wittily replied. “I’ve looked through the rule book,” he said, “You don’t have to go.”

  • Separating smoke from fire at NOFD

    As any good firefighter knows, where there’s smoke, there could be a fire.

    The problem for residents of North Oldham is that the smoke is currently coming from their own firehouse.

    It started weeks ago, when the contract of current North Oldham Fire Chief David Stoltz wasn’t renewed. A 30-year veteran of the department who started as a volunteer, it seems unnatural that Stoltz would depart out of the blue.

  • Gay marriage a ‘foregone conclusion’

    I don’t have any gay friends. At least I don’t think I do. I don’t really even know any gay people. I have some acquaintances who I suspect may be gay or that someone may have told me were gay. But no one has ever personally told me they were gay, so I don’t “know.” How would I know unless I asked them and that would just be rude and none of my business.

    So I have no close knowledge of the gay marriage issue and no personal knowledge of gay people yearning for marriage equality.

  • It’s fresh veggie season

    This is the perfect time of year to cook with fresh vegetables. Most vegetables are in season now, so cook, can and freeze those vegetables. What is in season? Squash, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, cabbage, greenbeans, peppers and cucumbers... almost every vegetable.

  • Public Records Sept. 11

    Grand Jury Indictments

     

    William G. Grubbs Jr. – two counts of robbery in the second degree, one count persistent felony offender in the second degree.

    Kathryn J. Bent – one count of controlled substance endangerment to child in the fourth degree, one count of manufacture/package/advertise non-controlled substance as a simulated controlled substance, first offense, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of possession of marijuana.

  • Learning academy workshops to begin at La Grange Elementary

    La Grange Elementary in La Grange is one of 14 schools statewide launching new early childhood learning programs this fall with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky. Called United Way Born Learning® Academies, driven by Toyota. The program takes aim at the fact that half of Kentucky’s children are not prepared for kindergarten, according to research by the Kentucky Board of Education.

    Along with the 14 new schools, Toyota will continue to fund 20 veteran academies at schools across the state through a five-year, $1 million investment.

  • South Oldham Middle teacher wins national award

    Oldham County Schools is excited to announce that Mr. Ron Adkisson, eighth grade social studies teacher at South Oldham Middle School, has been chosen as a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Master Teacher Fellow. This is a national award and recognition. Mr. Adkisson is one of only seven Fellows chosen this year.

  • Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat celebrate 16th year

    When looking for a permanent spot for a settlement along the Kentucky frontier, pioneer adventurer and explorer Squire Boone selected what he thought was one of the prettiest locations in the world, Shelby County. More specifically, he intended to build a fort along the banks of Clear Creek. He did so in 1779/1780. What he didn’t count on were the increasing hostile actions of Native Americans and the effects of the Revolutionary War on this small, isolated wilderness in America.