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Clubs & Organizations

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • History Hounds preschool program
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Community briefs August 28

    DDL Volunteers

    Discover Downtown La Grange is looking for volunteers to man the new Visitor Center at City Place, beginning mid-September. The center will be open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. DDL is interested in any hours or days. Background checks will be required. Please contact Nancy Griffin for details, 502-269-0126 or director@discoverlagrange.org.

    Call to artists

    This is a Call to Artists for the fall Harvest Moon Show, Sept. 23 – Nov.1 at Gallery 104, La Grange. Entry deadline: Friday, Sept. 12 (midnight)

  • 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.