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Clubs & Organizations

  • Scout leader honored

     

    Karen Platt, center, was awarded the Toughest Cookie Award by the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana during a luncheon at the John W. Black Center last Thursday. Pictured with Platt is her daughter, Brittany, left, and Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana CEO Lora Tucker.

  • Battle of Perryville latest topic in author series

    “The Battle of Perryville was Kentucky’s most important battle,” according to author Stuart W. Sanders, former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association. But he also goes on to say that “Maney’s Brigade played the most critical part.”

    Sanders has spent countless hours researching Perryville and the battle that took place on Oct. 8, 1862. It was there that 40,000 Union and Confederate soldiers clashed in Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle.

  • Watershed planning meeting

    Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) and the Harrods Creek Watershed Team are hosting a public meeting on August 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Field Office of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. The goal of the meeting is to brainstorm ideas and begin planning for engaging community events in the watershed with a focus on Upper Harrods Creek. The events can be educational, social or both. Some preliminary ideas include nature walks, farm field days, lectures by local experts, and scavenger hunts.

  • Gallery 104 holding LACE show

    The Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists (LAFTA) in collaboration with the Arts Association of Oldham County (AAOC) present “LAFTA in LACE,” August 19 through September 13, at Gallery 104, La Grange. An open artist reception is Saturday Aug. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.

    LAFTA in LACE is a non-juried exhibition of original fiber or textile works created by LAFTA members.

  • Community briefs August 21

    Bourbon tasting

    The South Oldham Rotary Club presents the third annual Bourbon and Wine Tasting, Friday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. Distillers and winery owners will provide more than 25 stations of various samples.

    Proceeds benefits Apple Patch, Yew Dell and other projects. Tickets are $60 per person available at southoldhamrotary.org.

    Amateur dance

    Amateur Ballroom Dance Inc is a non-profit 501c3 organization that holds fundraisers to provide grants for children who qualify.

  • Richard Kolb named August Artist of the Month

    Richard Kolb of Yardbird is August Artist of the Month at Gallery 104.

    Kolb describes his work stating:

  • Girl scout troop 458 soap drive
  • Community briefs August 14

    Church services

    Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 7533 Ballardsville Rd., Smithfield, invites everyone to their annual fall “old Kentucky camp meeting” Aug. 18 – 21. Services will be held in the tabernacle on the church grounds. There will be a host of Bible preachers and special gospel singing every service. Service times are 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Meal will be served in the church dining hall. For more information call 502-845-0311.

    Tri-County CAA

  • Watershed public meeting

    Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) and the Harrods Creek Watershed Team are hosting a public meeting on Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Field Office of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve. The goal of the meeting is to brainstorm ideas and begin planning for engaging community events in the watershed with a focus on Upper Harrods Creek. The events can be educational, social or both. Some preliminary ideas include nature walks, farm field days, lectures by local experts and scavenger hunts.

  • Hays earns Eagle Scout honor

    Connor Hays of Crestwood has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

    He completed his Board of Review on Jan. 23 and was recognized in ceremonies on Saturday, July 26, at Covenant United Methodist Church.

    A member of Troop 153, chartered to Covenant United Methodist Church, Connor is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Mark Roup.