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Today's News

  • Community briefs August 28

    DDL Volunteers

    Discover Downtown La Grange is looking for volunteers to man the new Visitor Center at City Place, beginning mid-September. The center will be open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. DDL is interested in any hours or days. Background checks will be required. Please contact Nancy Griffin for details, 502-269-0126 or director@discoverlagrange.org.

    Call to artists

    This is a Call to Artists for the fall Harvest Moon Show, Sept. 23 – Nov.1 at Gallery 104, La Grange. Entry deadline: Friday, Sept. 12 (midnight)

  • Goats place in fair contest

    Michaela Bales, 16, from La Grange, is pictured here with “Simp” (short for ‘Simply Irresistible’) and “Doreen,” two yearling La Mancha Dairy Goats from Oldham Family Farms, owned by Darrell Oldham in Buckner. This was Michaela’s first year working with and showing dairy goats and both “Doreen” and “Simp” took Reserve Grand Champion awards

  • Ask the expert: Questions about buying a home

    How can I

    negotiate a price?

    One of the best ways to negotiate the best price is to hire an experienced Realtor that is a strong negotiator. A Realtor can research the sold homes in your area to tell you the average the list price/sale price ratio. They can also research similar homes that have sold to confirm a fair sale price.

    Which loans might be best?

  • Lifelong friendships should not be taken for granted

    When I posted my kindergarten graduation photos on Facebook, I was pleasantly surprised to receive messages and friend requests from people I last saw at the age of five. Through the miracle of social media, I now have the ability to learn what my kindergarten classmates have been up to for the past 40 years.

    Cherub-faced Eric, who walked next to me in the processional, now has a full beard and a family of five.

    Becky, the girl I envied for her pretty mass of curls, is a doctor and apparently uses a hair straightener every day.

  • Things I’d like to see

    There are many things I have had the joy of seeing in my lifetime – the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, some of the great cathedrals of Europe, the isle of Capri and the Canadian Rockies. There are many things I would still like to see – the Holy Land, Australia and New Zealand, the Greek isles, Germany and Victoria Falls. I want to continue to see my home happy and peaceful. I want to see the difference between right and wrong. Most of all, I want to see my Higher Power.

  • County ACT scores stay steady, AP scores improve

    Students in Oldham County Schools continue to outpace state and national averages for achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to 2014 results presented to the board of education on Aug. 25.

    “It’s great to see gains,” Brent Deaves, Interim Secondary Level Director, told the board. Deaves showed data that the district not only had more students take exams and had more exams given, but more students also received scores high enough to earn college credit.

  • Multiple students receive Green award for college

    Seventy-five students from Oldham County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • Butterflies and Backpacks

    It’s a few days before the first day of school and Craig Wallace isn’t sleeping well.

    The fact is Wallace usually doesn’t sleep well this time of year. He didn’t as a teacher or an as associate principal. It’s just too exciting to sleep. To Wallace, the first day of school is unrivaled, like a trip to Disney World or the night before a big holiday.

    “It’s like going to bed on Christmas Eve,” he said of his feelings the night before the first day.

  • Football: South Oldham visits Collins

    South Oldham also had its opener canceled due to inclement weather. The Dragons were supposed to play at West Jessamine late last Friday in the second game of the Visitnich.com Bowl.

    But West Jessamine administration canceled the game due to lightning and did so a little earlier than South coach Jamie Reed expected.

    Now South will play defending 4A state champion Collins Friday in Shelbyville having played just a three-quarter scrimmage against Shelby County Aug. 15.

    Collins lost 33-14 at Simon Kenton in its opener last week.

  • Football: North hosts OC Friday

    Oldham County and North Oldham’s three-year series has gone to the smaller school each time.

    North’s Mustangs, who play in Class 4A, have beaten the Class 6A Colonels in all three meetings, including a 31-28 win last August in Buckner.

    The teams will play their annual game at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Goshen. It will be the season opener for North, while OC comes in 0-1.

    Continuing the winning streak is a point of pride for the Mustangs, senior wing back Arien Beasley said.