Today's News

  • Just do your very best

    There’s not a day that goes by I don’t think of something my Dad said.  My Dad instilled in my brother and sister and me the adage: “Just do your very best.”  Other ways of saying this for Dad were: “Focus on your maximum effort,” or “Give beyond what is required,” or “Everyone loves a person who does his very best.”  Because of Dad’s insistence I think all of us embrace doing our very best in everything we do.

  • God is the potter, we are the clay

    In his book Illustrations of Bible Truth, H.A. Ironside points out the folly of humans judging each other. He relates an incident in the life of a man named Bishop Potter.

    “He was sailing for Europe on one of the great transatlantic ocean liners. When he went on board, he found that another passenger was to share the cabin with him. After going to see the accommodations, he came up to the purser’s desk and inquired if he could leave his gold watch and other valuables in the ship’s safe.

  • History Center installs fountain

    A new sculpture and rock fountain are in the process of being installed at the Oldham County History Center campus, located at 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange. 

    It is dedicated to Louise Head Duncan, a lifelong resident of Oldham County.  Through her generosity, Mrs. Duncan provided a local trust, the Peyton Samuel Head Trust, that has funded many projects benefiting Oldham Countians, including the Oldham County History Center.

  • Time well spent in the OC

    I don’t get to spend much time in the place I call home anymore, so I’m always envious of people who have a sense of belonging attached to the place their minds, hearts and bodies reside. Over the summer I realized Oldham County residents embody the feeling of pride and belief in the sense of community I long for.

  • Local games will be broadcast

    The Pegasus Sports Network has released its broadcast schedule for the 2013 high school football season, featuring a “game of the week” format. Longtime play-by-play man Mike Montgomery, along with Scott Jaggers and Roger Frantz, will provide the primary announcing duties.  

     Half of the regular season games of Oldham County High School, South Oldham High School, and North Oldham High School will be broadcast.

     All broadcasts will be over the internet at www.pegasussportsky.com and will begin with a 30-minute pregame show.

  • Passing the cash

    WAVE 3’s own Dawne Gee was in La Grange Monday for the channel’s Pass the Cash give away.

    For those not familiar with the giveaway, Gee takes $300 with her and asks locals for help giving the money away to someone who really needs it. The only rule is that he or she can’t be a relative.

    Shannon Pottie, owner of a local restaurant in La Grange, saw Gee and her sign and instantly thought of one of her employees.

  • Church cookbooks create spread of memories

    Over the years, I have amassed quite a collection of church cookbooks, starting with one handed down from my grandmother, all the way through last week when I purchased four from the church I now attend. 

    They are generally bound with black, plastic, binding combs. Although, some of the newer ones are in fancy three-ring binders, you know, in case you get crazy with a hole-punch and decide to add your own recipes.

  • School Briefs

    Columbia College Grads

    The following local students received degrees from Columbia College Chicago during commencement ceremonies held in May.

    Juan Barrera from Crestwood received a BA degree in Arts Management.

    Leslie Wishnevski also from Crestwood received a BA degree in Film & Video.

  • Rating change may equal discounts for some owners

    Property owners in the North Oldham Fire Protection District might soon enjoy a discount on their insurance rates, thanks to a revised ISO rating.

    ISO (Insurance Services Office) is a nation-wide subscription service that most insurance companies  use for establishing premiums for fire insurance based all or in part on the “Property Protection Class” (PPC) rating.  A PPC of “1” is the best you can get and a PPC of “10“ would typically be assigned to areas without any fire protection at all. 

  • Ordinance addresses abandoned homes

    In an effort to make the city of La Grange safer and more appealing, the city council adopted a new ordinance regarding abandoned properties.

    Any creditor or lender will now be responsible for maintaining the appearance of any abandoned house. If the lender does not want to deal with upkeep they can turn the house over to the city. The new ordinance is designed to create a more complete listing of abandoned properties in La Grange.

    This new law can’t be put into effect soon enough for Pat Giles, who lives next to an abandoned house in Washington Manor.