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Clubs & Organizations

  • Metro United Way will hit Oldham for ‘Giving Tuesday’

    “Giving Tuesday” will mean feet on the street next week as the Metro United Way Oldham Advisory Council launches a “100 for $100” campaign.

    The campaign will encourage 100 local businesses to each give $100, according to Tracy Green, council vice-chair.

    “We know Oldham County is filled with vibrant small businesses that each contribute to the success of our community,” Green said. “This is a way for them to get involved with Metro United Way and all it does for Oldham County residents.”

  • Polar Express, skating rink add to city’s annual Christmas festivities

    The 28th annual Light Up La Grange celebration, powered again this year by LGE-KU, is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in downtown La Grange. This year’s theme is “the La Grange Polar Express” and integrates the La Grange Railroad Museum into the activities along with a synthetic ice rink on Second Street, and festivities and music in five locations around town including strolling carolers.

  • CityPlace to unveil Nativity scene for Christmas

    The Rawlings Foundation has commissioned renowned sculptor, artist Guy Tedesco to sculpt a life-sized Nativity which will be displayed at CityPlace during the Christmas season. The Nativity at CityPlace will be unveiled during Light Up La Grange at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, with music performed by an ensemble of the Louisville Chorus.

    All are invited to join in the unveiling ceremony and to visit The Nativity at CityPlace, as additional figures are added to the life-sized Nativity scene during the weeks of Christmas.

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  • Local wins ‘friend of the library’ award for work on legal case

    The Friends of Kentucky Libraries (FKL) has presented the “2014 Outstanding Library Advocacy Award” to Virginia H. Snell of Oldham County and Mark Overstreet of Franklin County. The Friends of Kentucky Libraries is a nonprofit organization made up of individuals and local Friends chapters who support and celebrate Kentucky’s libraries.

  • Meet the Grinch during Light Up La Grange

    Children of all ages are welcome to visit the Oldham County History Center on Friday, Dec. 5 when the Grinch will be in the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum from 5:30 until 9 p.m. during Light Up La Grange.

  • Community briefs Nov. 27

    American Legion

    The December meeting of Oldham County Post 39 American Legion will be Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., lower level American Legion Post #39 building, 2301 West Highway 146, East end of the Oldham County Fairgrounds. Refreshments furnished after the meeting. All veterans welcome.

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  • Mahan Manor to be included in Holiday Home Tour

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 22 for the Crestwood Civic Club Annual Holiday Home Tour and Luncheon. This year’s tour will feature three distinctive homes, two landmark homes in the Goshen area and one expansive home in Pewee Valley, all located in Oldham County.

  • Chili cookoff winners named

    People’s Choice awards and runner-up awards were given in three categories:

    Best Firefighter’s Chili:

    1st Place South Oldham 3rd platoon

    2nd Place- Adrian Rahiya

    Best Local Restaurant’s Chili:

    1st Place – Texican’s

    2nd Place – El Nopal

    Best Individual’s Chili:

    1st Place- Joe and Sasha Haunz

    2nd Place – Holly McClay

    Proceeds to support the South Oldham Fire Auxiliary & the WHAS Crusade for Children.

  • Children’s Colonial Day Camp

    Join in the fun as the Oldham County History Center celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday with a Children’s Colonial Day Camp. Held Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children will be able to experience the 18th century lifestyle by learning how early settlers in Kentucky celebrated the holiday and what their everyday life was like.

  • Community briefs Nov. 20

    Blood Drive

    The holidays are always a critical time for blood supply. To help, Baptist Health La Grange will host a blood drive Friday, Nov. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. in its Conference Center.

    All types of blood are needed. Appointments are requested and can be scheduled by calling (502) 222-3340.

    Board meeting

    The Oldham County Board of Health will convene in a regular meeting on Friday at 7:15 a.m. at the Oldham County Health Department, located at 1786 Commerce Parkway, La Grange. The public is welcome to attend.

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