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Today's News

  • Have you found your place in the sun or Son?

    Have you ever heard someone talk about finding their place in the sun? It means that a person finds a job or a situation that makes them happy and provides lots of money and fame so they feel important.
    It comes from the German foreign policy of Kaiser Wilhelm II, who would lead Germany and the world into World War I. Kaiser Wilhelm wanted to transform Germany into a global power through aggressive actions and a large navy to project German power.

  • Urban camping trip

    I might have mentioned before, at least once or twice, that I’m not much of a camper.
    My camping experiences have been limited to sleeping in a tent one night on the corner of a friend’s deck, two nights at my daughter’s scouting event and 10 extremely stressful nights in Haiti umpteen years ago.
    But none of those excursions were really like true camping. Other people did all of the planning and cooking. I just showed up and did what I was told.

  • Giving vs. getting
  • Public records for Aug. 27

    La Grange Police

    Veronica L. Moore, 29 — cited Aug. 21 for operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license

    Jason W. Doyle, 38 — arrested Aug. 22 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense; reckless driving; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, second offense; operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license; possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle prohibited; and execution of three Jefferson County bench warrants

    Rebecca L. Cox, 42 — cited Aug. 22 for endangering the welfare of a minor

  • County has made strides in education

    By Helen E. McKinney
    Educator/Genealogist
    Oldham County History Center
    Prior to 1838, very little recorded evidence exists on the history of education in Oldham County. What information does exist should make today’s students glad they live in the 21st century.

  • Gatton students study abroad

    Gatton Academy students have returned home following a 23-day study abroad program to London and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, including local student Rohan Deshpande (’16) of La Grange.

  • Education in brief - Aug. 27, 2015

    Arts Center Open House
    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will host an Open House and Dance Registration on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon.
    The Arts Center offers classes in music, dance, theatre and visual arts for all ages, zero through adult. Instructors and staff will be available to speak with adults and children. They will offer hands-on demonstrations with musical instruments, ceramics and wheel throwing. New and returning dance students will receive class placement.

  • History Center hosts archaeological investigation

    The Oldham County History Center will be hosting an archaeology investigation from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County. The Gatewood Plantation was the last place Henry Bibb was a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north. He later moved to Ipswich, Canada where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper.

  • Chief honored

    South Oldham Fire Department firefighters and auxiliary members surprised Chief Edward Turner on Aug. 17 with a cake and recognition of 40 years of service.  

    – Submitted information

  • McDonald’s owner serves as grand marshal