News Briefs Nov. 21

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KSP Checkpoint

The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Nov. 25 - Dec. 9.

The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide high visibility of public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

Holiday Bazaar

The North Oldham Lions Club will be hosting its holiday bazaar Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belknap Event Center at the junction of U.S. 42 and Highway 1793. The event will feature a breakfast with Santa and lunch catered by the North Oldham Lions Club’s “famous cooks.” Santa will be around for picture taking and the bazaar will feature decorating demonstrations and free massages. The event supports the North Oldham Lions Club.


SOFD calendar sale

The South Oldham Fire Department Auxiliary has created a calendar featuring  all Oldham County Fire Departments – Ballardsville, LaGrange, North, Pewee Valley, South and Westport, along with the Hazmat and Tactical Rescue Teams.  Calendars are $12 each and all proceeds from the sales will benefit the Crusade for Children. A limited number of calendars are printed, so the auxiliary asks for orders to be made as promptly as possible. . Contact Teresa Cheatham at cheathamt05@yahoo.com or call SOFD at 502-241-8992 to place an order.


Road work


According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, there will be lane closures and delays on U.S. 42 between KY 1694 and the Oldham/Henry County line (mile points 6.0 to 19.4) due to installation of centerline rumble strips


Vintage Faire


Reesa Mae’s Vintage Faire, a pop-up vintage holiday market, will take place Dec. 6 and 7 at the Chapel in Gingerwoods, 7611 Rose Island Road, Prospect.  The Faire will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 7.  Talented artisans from Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee will be showcasing some of the most unique and one- of-a-kind vintage or repurposed art around town. There will be an eclectic mix of recycled, reloved, reinvented goods for your home and soul.  Antiques, vintage furniture, shabby chic/romantic/cottage/farmhouse/primitive decor, handmade treasures, holiday decor, vintage inspired jewelry and accessories and much more. Delicious goodies will be available by The Burning Bush Grille. Admission is $3 and children 12 years and under are free. A portion of the Proceeds will benefit the U of L Hospital NICU.


Help for Philippines


Jessica Lowe is a graduate of North Oldham High School living in the Philippines right now and sees first-hand the needs of those left desolate. The typhoon destroyed everything in its path. Families are left with nothing.

Lowe is collecting items to send to the Philippines to help as many as possible that were displaced from the massive storm that struck them. Many need food, clothes and water and other basics. If you can help in any way, please bring the items to NOHS next week. Collection boxes are in the lobby at NOHS.

Items needed:

1. Hygiene items - shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, combs, brushes, deodorant, razor

2.Clothing for warm weather climate - any size

3. Dry foods - nothing that will melt

4. Batteries

5. Sun screen, bug spray, lip balm or anything else you think would be helpful

Please contact Betsy Lowe at 939-7380 with any questions.