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County Events

  • Ag agent a problem solver for farmers in need

     

    Traci Missun has become indispensable to the local farm community.

    “Generally when I have a problem I call Traci, and if she doesn’t have the answer, she finds it,” Caldwell Willig, president of the Oldham County Cattlemen’s Association, said. “She’s done a lot for me as a farmer. She’s very supportive in a lot of ways in terms of our farm.”

  • La Grange Farmers Market & Artisans Winter Bazaar

    Customers browsed booths at the Winter Market and Bazaar in La Grange Community Center. The market, hosted by La Grange Farmers Market and Artisans, features  a variety of farm fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, woodworking and other locally made and produced goods. The event will be held again on December 14, at the La Grange Community Center.

  • Holiday Happenings

    Festival of Nativities

    A Christmas tradition will be renewed on Dec. 6 and 7 with over 400 nativities depicting the birth of Christ on display in Crestwood at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  This is a free event and is the only festival of its kind in the Greater Louisville area.

  • Honoring our vets: Annual event gets female perspective

    By ALIX MATTINGLY

    Reporter, The Oldham Era
     

    The room was a buzz with cheerful hellos as men in patriotic lapel pins set out extra chairs for the unexpected large audience. The mood quickly shifted to a silent sense of dignity as Ned Snow, commander of American Legion Post #39, took to the lectern to open the annual Veteran’s Day program at the John Black Community Center in Buckner Monday.

  • ‘Honored and astounded’

    Reliable. Accountable. Cornerstone. Balanced. Compassionate. A true servant leader.

    All words used to describe Gayle Johnson, who can now claim the accolade of Oldham Countian of the Year.

    “I’m stunned that he hasn’t previously been recognized as Oldham Countian of the Year,” said. Duane Murner, a former county judge-executive who shared the award with his wife, Anne, last year.

  • County buys land to add to Westport Park

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court has authorized a deal to buy roughly two acres of land from the University of Louisville in Westport.

    The land is just east of Westport Park, which sits along the Ohio River in northern Oldham County.

    According to its agreement with the university, the county will pay a total of $187,500 by October 2015 for the land. Fiscal Court authorized an initial payment of $62,500 in cash for the transaction and will pay that same amount the next two years until the full amount is paid.

  • Community Briefs

     

  • City of Prospect Punkin’ Paintin’ Community Celebration
  • Chainsaw artist to appear at arts show

     

  • Blood drives scheduled

    Inside the 58 hospitals served by American Red Cross, River Valley Blood Services Region, blood needs are constant for patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious illnesses; victims of automobile and other accidents; infants born prematurely; and many others.

    Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. However, the average blood donor in the 68-county service area donates blood an average of only one time each year, although many individuals can donate blood as often as every 56 days.