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Today's News

  • Seeing "Star Wars"

    So, an interesting thing happened on Facebook this week.  I posted a 29 second video of my kid wearing his new Chewbacca mask, and over 350,000 people have viewed it. While it’s nowhere close to viral, it is averaging 50 views per minute which is quite remarkable when you think about it.  

  • The problem of too-muchness

    If Shakespeare could wonder, “How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea;” if Wordsworth could complain, “The world is too much with us – getting and spending we lay waste our powers,” they should be alive today writing their sonnets – if they had time.  True, we have countless time-saving devices, but we seem to have less and less time to be human.

  • State Senate hard at work

    Floor votes, committee hearings and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.

  • Music you know not

    In these days of global awareness, there is a growing trend to reach over borders, to expand our awareness, to climb to the top of mountains and see what's on the other side. We hear the struggles of people in parts of the world most of us have no perception of. 

    As Americans, we have probably become the most isolated nation when it comes to empathizing with the plights of other cultures.

  • Education Briefs, Jan. 21, 2016

    Cumberlands University announces graduates

    University of the Cumberlands is pleased to announce 570 students completed their studies in December 2015. A combination of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees were awarded based on completion of requirements. Local graduating students include:

    Mark Bakelaar of Crestwood, who earned a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems.

  • OCHS literary magazine wins award

    Oldham County High School’s Literary magazine, “Spectrum,” has once again earned the highest award from the National Council of Teachers of English.

    The magazine was given a superior ranking and was a Highest Award recipient. 

  • Camden Station teacher earns education grant

    Camden Station second grade teacher Sally Lantz has a vision to inspire students through nature, and thanks to a grant through Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program, that vision will soon become a reality.

    Lantz was awarded a $2,000 grant to build a reading garden on Camden Station’s grounds. As an outdoor and nature enthusiast, Lantz researched the importance nature plays in the learning process of children, as well as adults. 

  • Full slate of beekeeping schools scheduled

    While Kentucky’s honey bees are clustering through the winter, beekeepers will have opportunities to sharpen their skills in schools throughout the Commonwealth.

    The full schedule is as follows:

  • The Bible loves science

    Did you know that the first bone of a large unknown reptile was discovered in 1822?  It was discovered by Mary Ann Mantell and later named “Iguanodon” by her husband. As the years proceeded archeologists found more and more bones and skeletons from these mysterious giant reptiles now known as dinosaurs.  

  • Community Briefs, Jan. 21, 2016

    Republican Caucus requests volunteers

    Volunteers have until Jan. 30 to sign up to help with Republican Presidential Caucus on March 5 at the John Black Community Center.    

    Any registered Republican can volunteer to help out with the caucus.  Volunteers can work a full day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or a half-day.  They must attend at least one training meeting.