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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Yew Dell Hounds on the Grounds

    Beginning Sept. 7, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens invites dogs and their owners to enjoy the gardens every Sunday (Sundays only) in September and October from noon-4 p.m. Dogs large and small are welcome to enjoy the gardens, arboretum and hiking trials with their owners. All dogs must be on a leash and picked up after. Pets are free with regular admission: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors over 55 and children under 12 are free. For more information, please visit: www.yewdellgardens.org or call 502-241-4788.

  • Baptist Health La Grange to hold prostate cancer screening

    One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s the most common cancer in men with more than 2,500 men in Kentucky being diagnosed annually. And, African-American men and men with an immediate family member – father or brother – diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 65 are at increased risk of developing the disease.

    Men aged 50 and older can find out their risk at a free Prostate Cancer Screening Saturday, Sept. 20 at Baptist Health La Grange. Appointments can be made from 8 a.m. to noon by calling 502-222-3627.