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Today's Features

  • Faces of Our Children Sickle-Cell Unity Choir will be in concert 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of La Grange.

    For information call Jesse Harris, promoter and founder of the Sickle-Cell Choir  at 741-7842.  

    The concert is free and a love offering will be taken.

  • Casting crews are still looking for extras – especially males – for the upcoming movie, “Secretariat.” 

    They are looking for adult males of all types, golfers, businessmen, those with military experience, law enforcement backgrounds, jockeys, horse handlers and other track positions.

  • South Oldham Middle School recently participated in an international art and literacy project – “Pinwheels for Peace.” As part of the project, students planted pinwheels with messages of peace in front of the school. 

    Students at SOMS created their pinwheels and wrote thoughts about war and peace and living in harmony with others, and drew a representation of their feelings. Stoess Hardware donated materials for the project.

    For information visit pinwheelsforpeace.com

  • The Oldham County History Center is celebrating Kentucky Archives Month with its new exhibit, “Primary Docs: The Museum Collection.”

    The exhibit features unique documents, letters and artifacts of Oldham County, many of which have never been on display.  Items include original land deeds signed by Patrick Henry as well as a hand copy of a deed from the 1700s with Thomas Jefferson’s signature.  There is a section on deeds and early court records, sheriff summons, and bounty contracts for runaway slaves. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Herb Haeberlin announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Lindsey Haeberlin to John Travis Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Simmons.

    The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Oldham County High School and is employed as a patient coordinator for Gaddie Eye Center in Louisville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Overstreet of La Grange.

    The groom-elect is a 2002 graduate of Oldham County High School and is employed by the Oldham County Road Department. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Simmons of La Grange.

  • Robert C. Maddox recently entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.

    The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year.  The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

  • Woodford and Lucille Hatton of La Grange celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 6.

    They were married in the Salt Lake City temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints on Woodford’s 27th birthday in 1949. Woodford is a retired physical therapist. The couple serves as volunteers in the Louisville temple.

    They are the parents of four children, Jenny (Bob) Mussman, Larry Hatton, Patsy (Mike) Gosnell and Tom (Julianne) Hatton. They have 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

  • An All-Nations Intertribal Festival will take place Sept. 19 and 20 at Westport Commons in Westport.

    The annual event features Native American music, dancing, food and demonstrations. Demonstrations will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 and noon Sept. 20. 

    The Grand Entry will take place at 1 p.m.  

    The cost of admission for adults is $5, for children ages 8 to 14 it is $2.50.  

    Westport Commons is located off Ky. 524, 3 miles from U.S. 42.

    For information call Glenda McGill at 222-5902.

  • His own life placed him at the fulcrum of history as a fighter pilot in World War II.  But it’s his contributions closer to home that may endear Vince Fanelli to the people of Oldham County for generations to come.

    For those contributions to the preservation of Oldham County history, Fanelli will be honored as a Champion of Oldham County History at the Oldham County Historical Society’s annual gala Sept. 25.

  • U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Stephanie E. Sullivan recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Sullivan studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values amd physical fitness. 

    She received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching and rifle marksmanship.