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Today's News

  • Absentee Voting Rules and Deadlines

    The Kentucky Secretary of State has distributed the following rules for all those seeking to cast an absentee ballot.
    Eligible voters may begin casting mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s May 19, 2015, Primary Election. Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:
    ·   Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens
    ·   Students who temporarily reside outside the county
    ·   Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)

  • Backyard Politics

    Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. Presidency from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of La Grange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful. 

  • A life without 'I can't'

    Michelle Benson of La Grange is a hospital technician, a mother, a daughter and a friend. She works two jobs, exercises daily and maintains a social life.
    Benson also has multiple sclerosis. Upon meeting Benson, most would not expect the 41-year-old to have the debilitating disease; she appears to be healthy. Benson said it’s her lifestyle that helps her maintain her health.
    Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), according to the National MS Society.

  • April 2015 Living Treasure

    Interview by Nancy Theiss, Oldham County History Center Executive Director

  • God asks, 'Do you trust me?'

      The 40 years leading up to the Revolutionary War was a time known as the First Great Awakening.  It was a time when the Holy Spirit moved through the 13 colonies like it did in Acts 2.  The spiritual courage and dedication to fight for freedom were forged.  One of its greatest preachers was George Whitfield, who also had a good friend, Ben Franklin.  A delightful story is told by Franklin, who was listening to Whitfield preach, and knew the appeal for an offering to support the orphanage in Georgia would come at the end of the sermon. 

  • Ready for Hillary?
  • A gray and misty spring break

    Last week, my daughter and I, along with one of her friends, went to Ireland for spring break. Every Dubliner who learned we chose Ireland over sunshine and beaches thought we were crazy.
    “Why of all the places in the world, did ya’ choose Ireland?”
    “Ireland is gray and rainy, love. You should have gone to Florida.”
    “Did ya’ lose a bet, did ye?”

  • A Democrat's view on the Republican debate

    By Jim Ewen
    Oldham County Democratic Party
    After the spectacular national failure and disastrous consequences of 35 years of “Trickle Down” economics for America’s poor and middle class, it is hard to believe that the wealthy Republican businessmen running for governor who debated in La Grange Tuesday seriously believe more “Trickle Down” will bring good paying jobs to Kentucky!

  • Oldham County Schools updates calendars

    The Oldham County Board of Education approved the 2015-16 calendar at the March 30 meeting.
    Highlights of the 2015-16 calendar include:

    - First day of school for students: Aug. 19, 2015
    - Fall Break: Oct. 19 - 23, 2015
    - Winter Break: Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016
    - Spring Break: April 4-8, 2016
    - Six Early Release days: Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 18, Jan. 13, Feb. 10 & March 16.
    - Last day of school: May 31, 2016

  • SOHS students start 'Team Self-Esteem'

    Enthusiastic freshman Brooke Short and Kate Genton found their grasp on boosting teenage confidence, beginning with a local Louisville organization, Maryhurst.
    As a safe place and home for abused and neglected young girls, Maryhurst focuses on the girls’ well-being. But what about the details amounting to “well-being” that society tends to look over? There is an inclination to forget that state of mind is also a major contributor to both health and success, and this brings up their concern with teenage confidence.