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County Events

  • Beauty pageants, new rides the draw for county fair

    It’s the golden anniversary of pageantry in Oldham County and this year’s fair is preparing for big crowds, smiles and prizes.

    The first pageant will be held for the crowning of Miss Oldham County at 7:30 p.m. on July 29. Each girl will have the opportunity to receive a $500 prize to go toward higher education. This will be held after the opening night ceremony with Brandy Neeley, former American Idol Contestant, singing her rendition of the “National Anthem.”

  • Health fair at Baptist Health La Grange

    Do you know your risk for heart disease, diabetes or osteoporosis? Find out your risk for these conditions as well as equip yourself with the latest health information at a free Family Health Fair at Baptist Health La Grange on Friday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is not required.

    Free screenings include:

    •Body mass index

    •Blood glucose

    •Blood pressure

  • Registration open for Hillcrest Youth triathalon

    The Hillcrest Youth Association will hold the Sixth Annual Youth Triathlon August 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Two hundred athletes will compete in swimming, biking and running in the Hillcrest Neighborhood. Participation is open to the public for youth ages 4-16 as of Aug. 1, and is $40, plus a $10 one-day USAT certificate. No training wheels are allowed.

    Registration is open now at www.active.com. There will be no late registration or registrations on the day of the race.

  • Sound of Music at Arts Center

    The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will come alive with Roger and Hammerstein’s classic “The Sound of Music” this summer. The outpouring of support by the community was evident this past spring when a diverse and talented group of adults and children auditioned for roles. It is truly a Community Theatre production with a cast made up of students, teachers, dentists, retirees, a financial advisor, moms and dads.

  • Changes coming to Crestwood Fest

     

    In its more than 60 years, The South Oldham Lions Club has funded some of the community’s largest projects including the first ambulance service in Oldham County and the Pewee Valley/Crestwood sidewalk. To its many members, giving back to the community is the club’s main priority.

    The annual Crestwood Festival, happening this year on June 21, is one of the many ways the Lions Club raises money for their community projects.

  • A special kind of green

    Artists and art lovers flocked to downtown La Grange last weekend for Arts on the Green, which celebrated its 15th event this year. As part of the festivities, a champion of the arts was crowned and a special painting of Goshen was unveiled.

  • Annual Arts Association event looking to ‘go green’

     

    For the 15th year, arts lovers from Oldham County and beyond will be able to converge on downtown La Grange for the annual Arts on the Green.

    The event has become a community staple over the years with as many as 10,000 residents and visitors ogling the more than 125 national and local works of art to benefit the Arts Association of Oldham County (AAOC).

    “We do the best of the best,” Mary Klausing, director of the Arts Association of Oldham County, said. “It’s the most prestigious event in Oldham County.”

  • American Legion Memorial Day

    Oldham County Post 39 of The American Legion will host a Memorial Day program on May 26 at the veterans’ memorial on the corner of Main Street and KY 53 in La Grange. The Oldham County Community Band will present a music program before the ceremony that begins at 10 a.m. The Oldham County Singers will perform special music during the program.

    The guest speaker will be Vietnam veteran Army MG (RET) Silverthorn.

  • Foxhollow concerts resume for 2014
  • Wrestling event to benefit track athlete’s trip down under

    Oldham County’s Rachel Whitehill is a high jumper and hurdler invited to represent Kentucky Track and Field on the Conference Team at the 2014 Down Under International Games on the Gold Coast in Australia this summer. Rachel has selected with only six other athletes in the eastern conference for track. She is honored to be an ambassador of not only her community and state, but also our country. A major source of funds comes through voluntary contributions of family, friends and business sponsors.