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Today's News

  • Community Briefs Feb. 12

    SOFD fundraiser

    Please join us at Rikishi Japanese Restaurant Sunday Feb. 22 (4 to 9 p.m.), Tuesday Feb. 24 or Wednesday, Feb. 25. A portion of every sale generated by this fundraiser will be given back to the South Oldham Fire Department Auxiliary. Mention SOFD with your dine-in or carryout order. Come enjoy some good Japanese food and help SOFD Auxiliary support our fire department.

    Health screenings

  • Can something happen by chance?

    I am not sure where I found these, but I was entertained. Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their pews. Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors. When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there. People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church. Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn’t belong. If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has. Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.

  • Local option tax will affect more than just one county

    As I write this, there is a bill moving through the Kentucky Legislature concerning what is known as a “local option tax.” It would allow local governmental units, both cities and counties, to put the question of an increase in local sales tax for specific capital projects to a vote of the citizens.

    The mayor of Louisville, Greg Fischer, has been a vocal proponent of such a tax and has been working hard to help push it through the legislature.

  • Uncle Bob’s Cookin’

    Certain cities in America are known for a particular food item. For example: Philadelphia cheesesteaks, Chicago deep dish pizza, New Orleans gumbo, Cincinnati chili, Baltimore crab cakes and New York deli sandwiches.

  • State Senate quickly back to work in 2015

    The 2015 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly began “part two” of the 2015 session on Tuesday, which made for a busy week for legislators in Frankfort.

    Continuing the goal of “creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families,” the Senate Majority Caucus wasted no time introducing our next five priority bills and giving them a first reading on the Senate floor Tuesday.

  • Public Records Feb. 12

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Feb. 1 -- John P. Simpson, 21, Crestwood, was arrested for disregarding stop sign and operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense.

    Feb. 1 -- Jeremy G. Cox, 22, La Grange, was arrested for assault fourth degree (minor injury).

    Feb. 2 -- Mark T. Williams, 20, Bedford, was arrested for careless driving, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense,

    failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance first offense, no operator’s license.

  • History Center creates Lincoln, Bibb exhibit

    Known as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln also carries with him the nicknames “Honest Abe” and “The Great Emancipator” for the accomplishments he earned in his lifetime. His story is a remarkable one of rising from the most humble of beginnings to presiding over the land as President of the United States of America.

    Also born from humble beginnings was Henry Bibb, a slave who escaped to freedom and founded the first black newspaper in Canada. Bibb’s story has roots in Oldham County through his first wife, a mulatto slave named Malinda.

  • Local author showcases book at Karen’s Book Barn

    Above left, co-author of Clayton’s River Adventure, Frank J. Feger, joined fellow author Linda M. Penn at Karen’s Book Barn for the signing of their book last Saturday. Feger signed books for fans (from left to right) Ellie Diamond, Carol Hillebrandt, Clara Williams, Sharon Prince and Lucy Diamond. Above right, William Chapman, author of The Wake of the Pina Colada, speaks to Josie Wiseman and her dog, Truffle, about Chapman’s book.

  • Murner presents Caleb Powers story

    On January 30, 1900, Caleb Powers (Kentucky Secretary of State) was thrown into the center of a high profile assassination case in Frankfort. The victim was William Goebel, President of the Kentucky Senate. Goebel, who had just been defeated in the governor’s race, was contesting the results. The day following the shooting on the Capitol grounds, Goebel was sworn in as governor. Three days later, Governor Goebel died.

  • Marine completes training