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Clubs & Organizations

  • Kirkwood named October Artist of the Month

    Like most artists, Elizabeth Kirkwood appreciates the beauty to be found in nature, but she brings a different eye to her interpretations.

    “I consider myself an ‘outsider’ artist,” she said. “I am basically self-taught so I approach creating art from no formal perspective. I turn to nature and humans as my inspiration, but I do love to look for the imperfections to be found there.”

  • Big Tree winners named

    The Oldham County Conservation District recently hosted a Big Tree Contest for all Oldham County residents. This year’s featured tree was the Pin Oak. Congratulations to Linda Ison, the overall winner who found a tree with a circumference of 15 feet (winning tree pictured).

    Other winners were Lavada Larkins (senior citizen), Jesse Bowman (ages 18-55), Gavin Vermillion (grades 7-12) and Addie, Elsie and Gracie Husband (grades K-6).

  • 4-H teams win at state meet

    Submitted photo

    Did you know there are 97 members in the Oldham County 4-H Shooting Sports Club? The club had 40 members (pictured above) advance to the State Shooting Sports Competition in September. Congratulations to the following team members who placed 1st at state competition:

    1st Place Team Pistol 12-14: Logan Roberts, John Clore, Shane Bickett and Dalton Harjes.

    1st Place Team Pistol 15-18: Sean Wisdom, Bridget Wisdom, Alex Mitchell and Cody Jenkins.

  • Celebrating our railroad heritage

    By Helen E. McKinney

    Oldham County History Center

    Oldham County has always been an enterprising county. Town lots were set aside in La Grange in 1827, with founding fathers realizing the potential of future growth and knowing how important transportation was to their tiny town.

    Many times visitors to the Oldham County History Center and Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum ask if the town was built first or the railroad. It’s reminiscent of which came first: the chicken or the egg?

  • Boys and Girls State participants honored

    The American Legion Oldham County Post #39 presented four senior students, who attended Kentucky 2014 Boys or Girls State, certificates of appreciation at their October meeting.

    Representatives from Oldham County High School were Jeremy Dodson and Molly Kate Stephens. From South Oldham High School were Jacob Herold and Erika Laws.

    The students, accompanied by parents and guidance counselors, were recognized individually. Commander Joe Hamilton presented each with their Certificate of Appreciation from The Ameican Legion.

    -Submitted info

  • Community briefs Oct. 16

    Extension Luncheon

    The University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Oldham County Extension Office will hold a “Soup, Salad and Dessert Luncheon” on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon will cost $7 and will be held at La Grange Christian Church, located at 214 North First Street.

    Trunk-or-Treat

  • Public Archaeology investigation in Bedford

    The Oldham County History Center will host its final Archaeology Investigation of the year from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday. 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.

  • Bookmobile comes to Oldham library

    The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the free eBook service from The Oldham County Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 7 p.m. The Library is located at 308 Yager Avenue, La Grange.

  • Oldham History Center hosts Ohio River cruises
  • Akers named student of the month by South Rotary

    The South Oldham Rotary Club had the pleasure of honoring the South Oldham Rotary John Longstreet Student of the Month at their Sept. 12 meeting.

    Beth Anne Akers is a senior at South Oldham High School, where she is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Thespian Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Link Crew, FCCLA and KYA/KUNA. Akers was chosen because she is an outstanding student, an integral and talented member of the drama department and was selected to participate in the Governor’s School for the Arts this past summer.