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Today's News

  • 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
  • Main Street businesses play musical chairs

     

    Main Street has been the hub of local businesses since the inception of the City of La Grange in 1827, and according to the vendors that has not changed in recent years. What has changed recently, though, is the name of the business in front of each store location.

    Over the last few months, Main Street has seen many shifts in store locations, but according to Nancy Griffin, Executive Director at Discover Downtown La Grange, that fact isn’t out of the ordinary.

  • State Police help veteran receive proper burial

    By CHRIS BROOKE

    landmark news service

    Harold Eugene “Sarge” Laws, 81, of Owen County received the military honors he deserved Jan. 27, after a Kentucky State Police Post 5 criminal intelligence analyst feared his eternal rest would be in a pauper’s grave.

    Laws died as a result of a Jan. 20 accident on Highway 227 in Carroll County, after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road, according to Ali Parham, KSP’s analyst.

  • History Center holds Valetine’s Day card event

    Every Feb. 14 across the world, flowers, candy and gifts are exchanged between loved ones for Valentine’s Day. The day has a long history stemming back to St. Valentine, a third century Roman martyr. According to the Greeting Card Association, it is estimated that 1 billion Valentine Day cards are sent each year.

  • Former minister to stand trial on child sex charges

     

    A former music minister is set to stand trial on charges relating to sex with a child.

    Howard “Key” Chambers, 62, former minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange, will stand before a jury at the U.S. District Court in Louisville on March 10, when he will be facing charges of child enticement.

    In a previous court hearing in November, Chambers pleaded not guilty to charges.

  • Crestwood Walmart delayed until 2016

    Despite receiving approval more than nine months ago, Oldham County residents will have to wait another year before Walmart rolls back into Crestwood.

    The retail company received final approval for a zoning change and development plans on a new 158,538 square foot Supercenter on April 16 last year. And it bought the new store’s land, located at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, for $4.1 million in August.

  • Fiscal Court donation helps seal new Carrollton campus

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is authorizing more than $100,000 of its funds over the next three years to help build a new community college building in Carrollton.

    The Fiscal Court approved pledging $120,000 over three years to the new Carrollton campus project of Jefferson Community and Technical College at its Feb. 3 meeting.

    “The financial committee feel like we can support it and we should support it,” Magistrate Wayne Theiss said. “We felt like it would be good for us and good for them.”