Local News

  • La Grange welcomes new business

    A new business, Changes, is now open in La Grange in the Clore and Duncan Building.
    Owners Marilyn Droddy and Joyce Ball feature fresh and silk flowers, art works, gifts and delivery.
    Marilyn has owned two other flower shops in Trimble County and Joyce is very talented in painting acrylics and oils.
    Changes is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Pictured at left are Joyce Ball, Mayor of La Grange Joe Davenport and Marilyn Droddy.
    — Submitted Information

  • La Grange native A Fulbright Scholar

    University of North Georgia (UNG) students, Jacob Dietrich, formerly of La Grange, and Erika Evans, have been selected for the prestigious Fulbright program, for which recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

  • True communion goes deeper

    Something wonderful has gradually happened to me.  I think it’s a combination of my age, my ministry, my writing and my work with hospice.  

  • God asks: How reliable are you?

    I was a teenager in the 1970s when three amazing horses won the Triple Crown.  Over the last 37 years I have learned not to expect a horse that has won two of the three jewels of the Triple Crown to capture the elusive Belmont Stakes.  This has happened 13 times since Affirmed won the last Triple Crown in 1978.  
    I was enjoying the race this year with my wife and teenage daughter.  As American Pharoah pulled away from the field in dramatic fashion she exclaimed, “Wow, this is the first Triple Crown winner ever in my life.”  

  • Goshen Mayor: I will not resign

    After a contentious budget meeting in early May and alleged threats to his family on social media, Mayor of Goshen Bobby Thacker resigned from his position, only later to rescind his resignation.
    The first proposed budget on May 18 didn’t have too many changes from the year before, but that wasn’t the problem for the resident who voiced their concerns at the May 18 regular meeting.
    The North Oldham Fire house boardroom was unusually full on May 18 with concerned citizens waiting their turn to speak their mind about the budget worksheet, proposed May 12.

  • Mother and children saved from La Grange house fire

    By Amanda Manning

  • A new courtyard for La Grange

    Judge-Exceutive David Voegele spoke to a crowd of Oldham Countians to celebrate the opening of the newly constructed Oldham County courtyard in Downtown La Grange last Thursday.

  • Louisville resident looking for stolen puppies in Oldham

    A Jefferson County woman is on the search for two of her dogs that were stolen from her home in May.
    The dog’s owner, who would like to remain anonymous, joined a team of individuals who have volunteered to find her two missing eight-month-old Husky mixes that were allegedly taken by two men who were hired as contractors at her home.
    The victim’s security cameras capture the two suspects, Paul Sims, 23, and Scotty Johnson, 20, stealing the dogs from the home on Beckley Crossing Drive on May 12 and putting them in the homeowner’s red truck.

  • Meth Lab found at La Grange Campsite

    Officers from the La Grange Police Department responded to a call to assist La Grange Fire and Rescue with a campfire in the wooded area near Lee Street on May 21 and found several suspicious items, as well as evidence of active and inactive methamphetamine labs, including evidence of ingredients and paraphernalia used to manufacture methamphetamine.
      During the investigation, officers obtained and executed a search warrant on a nearby residence and recovered additional evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing and methamphetamine (finished product).

  • La Grange Police report missing children taken by father

    The La Grange Police Department responded to a report of two missing children at approximately 8 p.m. on May 31 at the McDonald’s in La Grange.
    Upon arrival, officers spoke to Maria Olguin, the mother of two missing sons, ages 6 and 10.