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Today's News

  • KET spotlights local group

    Lights, camera, action! Again.
    Operation: PARENT, an organization located in La Grange that provides resources and education for local parents raising teens and pre-teens, welcomed Kentucky Educational Television (KET) into its office last week for an upcoming documentary entitled, “What Does Every Teen Need?”

  • Backyard Politics: Rand's plans unveiled, state candidates vetted and county leadership put to the test at Oldham County GOP Women's Club

    Eager to piggyback on an expected wave of statewide Republican momentum, the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club will be sponsoring a gubernatorial debate among all four Republican candidates--Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will Scott--on Tuesday, April 7.

    The same day, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, is expected to announce his decision to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.

  • Vet hopes to raise money for service dog

    Veterans sometimes come back after serving overseas feeling helpless, anxious, fearful and sometimes guilty because of the trauma he or she endured. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, hasn’t been all that uncommon in recent years.
    After two tours in Iraq, Nick Milburn came home to Oldham County and his wife and two kids with both PTSD and debilitating seizures.

  • Portrait of endurance

    An Oldham County mother got the shock of her life when her daughter, an eighth-grader who was complaining of neck pain, was later diagnosed with a rare brain disease and was told she would be dealing with the disease for the rest of her life.
    Macy Paradis thought her heavy backpack was giving her the neck pain, loss of balance, numbness in her limbs and dizziness, but after her mother, Nancy Schema Paradis, noticed how often her daughter was complaining about the pain, she decided to seek medical attention.

  • Region 8 baseball tournament: Dragons offense goes off in 17-2 win over Grant County in regional semifinals

     SHELBYVILLE — If hitting is contagious then the South Oldham was happy to share Wednesday as they rolled to a 17-2 win over Grant County in the Region 8 tournament semifinals.

    After scoring three runs in the top of the first inning, the Dragons (17-17) exploded for seven runs in the second and five more in the third to put the Braves (18-15) away.

  • Satan exposed: a diabolical portrait from hoof to horn

    Two little boys were walking home from Sunday School where the lesson had been on the Devil and one asked the other “What do you think of this Devil business?”
    “Well,” replied the other boy. “You know how Santa Claus turned out--it’s either your mother or your father.”

  • Grow your best tomatoes yet

    Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care.

  • Kentucky cuts to higher education place it among worst in country

    By Kenny Colston

    A new report on state trends in funding for higher education places Kentucky at or near the bottom in several categories for its continued cuts to public college and university funding. That disinvestment threatens to limit access to higher education and opportunities for economic growth.

  • Turkey run with Australian Sam

       Last Saturday, my teen daughter and our houseguest, Australian Sam, decided it was time to get outside and explore nature. I’ve recently hit a rough patch in life, and while I was initially uncertain about going along, they convinced me that fresh air and sunshine were exactly what I needed.  

  • Letter to the Editor -- May 28, 2015

    Voter Turnout

    Our County Clerk, Julie Barr, posted on her social media page that voter turnout was a mere 16 percent. Even after considering those voters who are registered as Independents and not able to vote in this primary, this means that four out of five registered voters did not care enough to exercise their rights and obligation as citizens of the greatest country ever developed by rational humans.
    What ever happened to our educational system that taught people that voting was most important?