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Clubs & Organizations

  • Troop 28 conquers Philmont

    A 12-person crew from Boy Scout Troop 28, chartered to Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center in Crestwood, recently returned from a 12-day expedition through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.  

    Philmont covers 214 square miles of wilderness. The crew climbed peaks as high as 11,700 feet and hiked over 70 miles.

  • Young homemakers invited to join

    If you take care of a home and/or family, then you’re a homemaker. Men and women of any age and background can be homemakers. Today, many also work outside the home to help provide financially for their families.

  • Walking tour steps out in September

    Spend a few hours on a downtown walking tour of La Grange and learn things you never knew about the quaint town beside the railroad tracks. Join Dr. Nancy Stearns Theiss, Ph.D., executive director of the Oldham County History Center, as she leads an informative and fun stroll through La Grange, pointing out various highlights of the town’s history.

  • Out and About Tours ‘Westport: Where it All Began’

    Presented by the Oldham County History Center, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on June 26

    The tiny town of Westport has a huge history that dates far back, long before Oldham County became a county in 1824. Native Americans once inhabited the area before the town began as a land grant bestowed upon Elijah Craig for a Treasury Warrant on May 22, 1780. Some years later, on April 25, 1796, Craig sold the land to Joseph Dupuy and Harman Bowman for 450 pounds. It was a solid investment that would produce a once flourishing river town on the banks of the Ohio River.

  • Historic Dress: A special program by Jo Ross

    Jo Ross has spent 48 years in the fashion industry learning the ins and outs of fast-paced runway shows, working internationally to produce shows in places such as Peru, Prague and Mexico, reporting on fashion for local newspapers and TV stations and curating costume exhibits for many local museums. In all that time she has learned a wealth of information she often shares with others through special programs relating to the textile industry.

  • Hermitage Farm to host Derby Gala event

    By Taylor Riley

    Reporter

    Hermitage Farms in Goshen will be the scene of the Hermitage Grand Gala, a star-studded Derby Eve party this Friday, May 1.

    The party is a joining of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, founders of 21c Museum Hotels, and Junior Bridgeman, President of Bridgeman Foods.

  • A Knight celebrates his 90th

    Ted Harley was the recipient of an award presented at the Immaculate Conception Fish Frylast week. Harley has been an active member of the Knights of Columbus since 2003. He received a certificate from K of C Supreme Office honoring him on his 90th birthday, which was Feb. 7. Pictured from left to right isBill Cheap, Jack Dombroski, Ted Harley and Joe Liedtke.

  • Cub Scouts’ 60th annual Pinewood Derby rolls into La Grange

    It’s a tradition that’s lasted 60 years for the Cub Scouts of America: tiny cars are carved out of wood, propelled by gravity, and raced down a track to the sounds of cheering families. It’s the Pinewood Derby, and it’s barreling into Oldham County.

  • Special earlybird pricing for Frogmen race

    The 2nd Annual River City Joggin’ for Frogmen 5k is back, bigger and better.

    Once again, it will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at South Oldham High School, 5901 Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    The race raised over $10,000 in 2014 and the organization needs your help to reach its 2015 goal of $20,000.

    Take advantage of special early bird pricing. For a limited time, race registration for the 5k is $25 for adult civilians, $20 for adult active duty military and $10 for the Tadpole Trot (children six and under).

  • Skywarn Spotter classes scheduled

    Emergency Management to host Skywarn Spotter training class

    Information submitted

    Oldham County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, is hosting a Skywarn Weather Spotter Class on Wednesday, March 25 at the John Black Community Center, located at 1551 North Highway 393 in La Grange.

    Skywarn is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn volunteers support their local community and government by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather reports.