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Clubs & Organizations

  • Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat celebrate 16th year

    When looking for a permanent spot for a settlement along the Kentucky frontier, pioneer adventurer and explorer Squire Boone selected what he thought was one of the prettiest locations in the world, Shelby County. More specifically, he intended to build a fort along the banks of Clear Creek. He did so in 1779/1780. What he didn’t count on were the increasing hostile actions of Native Americans and the effects of the Revolutionary War on this small, isolated wilderness in America.

  • Yew Dell Hounds on the Grounds

    Beginning Sept. 7, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens invites dogs and their owners to enjoy the gardens every Sunday (Sundays only) in September and October from noon-4 p.m. Dogs large and small are welcome to enjoy the gardens, arboretum and hiking trials with their owners. All dogs must be on a leash and picked up after. Pets are free with regular admission: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors over 55 and children under 12 are free. For more information, please visit: www.yewdellgardens.org or call 502-241-4788.

  • Baptist Health La Grange to hold prostate cancer screening

    One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s the most common cancer in men with more than 2,500 men in Kentucky being diagnosed annually. And, African-American men and men with an immediate family member – father or brother – diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 65 are at increased risk of developing the disease.

    Men aged 50 and older can find out their risk at a free Prostate Cancer Screening Saturday, Sept. 20 at Baptist Health La Grange. Appointments can be made from 8 a.m. to noon by calling 502-222-3627.

  • Community briefs Sept. 11

    American Legion

    On behalf of American Legion Oldham County Post #39 we wish to “Thank You” to The Oldham Era for publishing the time and dates of our monthly meetings. Each meeting is held at 19:00 hours (7 p.m.) the first Thursday of each month. The date for next months meeting is Oct. 2. We would welcome any veterans from the area who would like to attend our meeting or any individuals who would like to see what your American Legion is involved in Oldham County. Any questions, you may contact our Commander, Joe Hamilton, at 548-8203 or myself at 645-4093.

  • Historical Society Gala salutes WWII Veterans

    The Oldham County Historical Society will be celebrating its 13th Annual Gala on Friday, Sept. 26 to the theme of a Boogie Woogie Ball straight from the World War II era.  Black Tie, Supper Club or World War II era attire is optional for this evening of entertainment on the spacious tented grounds of the Oldham County History Center located at 106 N. Second Ave. in La Grange.

  • Brown named September Artist of the Month

    Marianne Brown had her first experience with clay when she was nine-years-old and took a class at the Indianapolis Art League. By the time Brown was in high school, she had already done reduction and salt and pit firings, so the clay teacher let her help load the kilns. After high school Brown tried being a dental technician for a while, but clay was her true love.

  • History Hounds preschool program
  • Cemetery Hunts: Fall best time of year to dig into family tree

    By HELEN E. MCKINNEY

    OLDHAM COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

    Most researchers working on their family tree will tell you that finding cemeteries where their ancestors are buried is a key factor to unlocking their relatives past. Whether it be public cemeteries, church graveyards or private lots located on what was once a family farm (and may now be an overgrown hayfield), the joy in discovering that long-sought after grave which might reveal the final clue in confirming your ancestor’s existence, is worth the hunt.

  • South cheerleaders hold fundraiser

    South Oldham High School cheerleaders will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser, Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. at Applebee’s in La Grange. The South Oldham High School cheerleaders will be hosting a pancake breakfast to raise money for competition fees including one to Orlando, Fla. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at the door. Please show your support for your local cheerleaders. For more information contact Angie Wolff at angie.wolff@me.com or 502-314-3505.

    — Submitted info

  • Community briefs Sept. 4

    Ghost tours

    Friday, Sept. 5, is the kick-off for the Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tour Season with an evening under the stars, the fifth annual Ghost Stories on the Square from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Oldham County History Center, 106 N. Second Avenue.

    This year, the event offers a special treat. Bryan S. Bush, Civil War authority and storyteller will be joining the lineup and you won’t want to miss it. This event is a free family event.

    Ghost Tour tickets will be given away and you must be present to win.