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Today's News

  • GOP sweeps all three local State House races

    Rep. David Osborne, a Prospect Republican, has represented House District 59 since 2005 and will keep his seat, which includes mostly western Oldham County, after Tuesday’s election.

    Osborne faced off against the head of the Oldham County Democratic Party, Jim Ewen, a Goshen resident who decided to run because of his dislike of national Republican policies.

    Osborne defeated Ewen with 73 percent of the vote.

  • Head of Kentucky Air National Guard to speak at Veteran’s Day event

    Two days a year, Americans celebrate the courageous soldiers that have served in our nation’s wars, but what many don’t know is that Memorial Day, celebrated in May and Veterans Day, celebrated this coming week on Nov. 11, have two very different meanings.

  • Project Runway designer makes stop in La Grange

     

    Pageantry and reality television have gone hand-in-hand in the last decade with hit shows like “Pageant Place,” “Toddlers and Tiaras” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

    One such star in the pageant and reality worlds moved from TV to real life with an appearance in La Grange this weekend.

    Johnathan Kayne, a contestant on Project Runway and successful pageant dress designer, was the guest of honor at last weekend’s pageant workshop hosted by Posh Formal Wear.

  • Where did we get the Old Testament?

    Perhaps you have seen it in a store or someone emailed it to you. I have a copy of the HillBilly Ten Commandments. We can all appreciate the simplicity they reveal. There are a number of versions, but mine go like this: 1) Just one God. 2) Put nothin’ before God. 3) Watch yer mouth. 4) Git yourself to Sunday meetin’. 5) Honor yer Ma and Pa. 6) No killin’. 7) No foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal. 8) Don’t take what ain’t yers. 9) No tellin’ tales and gossipin’. 10) Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff.

  • Changes to Wilborn Park recommended by geese committee

    Changes could soon be coming to Wilborn Park in La Grange, which has come under scrutiny because of a problem with geese.

    For critics, the park is uninhabitable or nasty, due to the large amount of geese droppings. In an effort to control the problem, La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein authorized the shooting of some of the geese, after obtaining a federal permit to do so.

    But that move caused even more controversy, eventually leading Lammlein to create an ad-hoc committee to come up with solutions to the geese overpopulation and droppings.

  • NOFD conducts chief interviews

    The North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees has held three special meetings in the past two weeks in order to interview potential candidates up for the position of fire chief.

    According to Chairman Randy Scherer, the board has narrowed down its search to four potential candidates, although he would not disclose the names of the interviewees.

    “We are confident that the four finalists are qualified and we will find a chief,” Scherer said.

  • La Grange man arrested for child porn

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.

    Donald D. Jones, 53, was arrested by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Cybercrimes unit last Monday at his La Grange home, according to the Attorney General’s office.

    Jones was charged with five counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor by the AG’s office.

  • Cedar Lake hosts annual gala

    Cedar Lake, the region’s largest non-profit care provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will host its 26th Annual Gala, presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust, at Marriott Louisville East on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. The black-tie optional affair is themed “Live, Laugh, Love” and will include a dual-entree dinner, silent and live auctions and entertainment by Jeff Allen, star of Comedy Central specials. Tickets are $175 per person and can be purchased at www.cedarlake.org or by calling 502.495.4942.

  • Public Records Nov. 6

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Nov. 2 -- Thomas E. Kays, 53, Louisville, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense.

    Nov. 3 -- James B. Roberts, 27, La Grange, was cited and released for no operator’s license, no registration receipt, failure of non-owner operator to main required insurance first offense.

    KSP Arrests

    Oct. 23 -- Kayla Purvis, 26, from Milton, burglary second degree, theft by unlawful taking from building under $500, TBUT controlled substance under $10,000.

    Property Transfers

  • History center launches manners workshop for teens

    A fun, new workshop is being offered at the Oldham County History Center for teens who want to polish their manners. “Teens will learn the importance of manners, why we need them, and why we use them,” said fashion marketing consultant Jo Ross, who will lead this workshop. Ross has over 40 years experience in the fashion industry and will share important social tips learned from her years in the business.