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County Events

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.