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Today's Features

  • Author Thomas L. Freese has released a new book. His newest work is “Ghosts, Spirits and Angels: True Tales from Kentucky and Beyond.” The 253-page book is hardbound and features 51 illustrations. 

    Freese will sign copies of his book from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Karen’s Book Barn in La Grange.

    The book presents tales from more than 75 people with stories set in Kentucky and several other states. Freese shares their stories of experiencing the paranormal, whether it be ghosts, spirits or angels.

  • U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Evan R. Scoskie recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    During the nine weeks of training, he received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. He also received training in development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics.    

    He is the son of Julie and Paul Scoskie of Goshen and a 2009 graduate of Trinity High School in Louisville.

  • Charline Kimbell,  who turns 80 in December has persisted in following her dream of becoming a published author. Her first work is called “Snowbirding: A Guide to Warming Up Your Winter,”  a how-to book, as Kimbell and her husband have spent 14 years moving to Florida for the winter.

    From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Kimbell will sign copies of her book at Karen’s Book Barn in La Grange.

  • U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Stephanie E. Sullivan and U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Bobby L. Crabtree recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

  • Lucas Wayne Heber recently celebrated his first birthday.

    Born July 17, 2008, Lucas has two older siblings, Tiffany Doty, 14, and Jacob Doty, 9.

    His parents are Art and Jeannean Heber of La Grange.

    Maternal grandparents are Shorty and Judy Chesser of La Grange. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Jenny Heber of Rising Sun, Ind.

  • The Open Door Christian Store in Crestwood is participating in the 2009 Operation Worship Bibles for Troops Campaign.

    Guests  can come to the store and buy and sign a Bible that will be given to an active-duty member of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps who is serving somewhere in the world.

    Across the nation a new effort is underway to sign and send 500,000 Bibles to our troops by Christmas. The response of the American public has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are proud our community is doing its part in supporting this campaign. 

  •  The Oldham County Historical Society will host its 2009 Gala “Golden Anniversary Celebration: 50 Years of Heritage” on Friday.

    The purpose of this annual event is to raise money to continue the society’s mission of offering a wide variety of free or low-cost programming to the community.  

    At this year’s gala, R. Vincent Fanelli will be honored as the J. Chilton Barnett “Champion of Oldham County” History. Fanelli has been a long-time supporter of the Historical Society and of Oldham County.

  • Liz and John Grabowski were married on October 3, 1959, in North Camp Drake, Tokyo, Japan. John is a retired operations manager from Coca-Cola Louisville. Liz is a nurse practitioner and owner of Diabetes Clinical Services, PSC in Louisville.

    They celebrate with their children, Beth and Len Taylor of Louisville, Julie and Scott Smith of Crestwood, Suzana and John Grabowski of Houston and Emilia and George Felty of Fairbanks. 

    Their grandchildren are Alexis Taylor, MaryAnn Smith and Jessica Smith.

  • The South Oldham Rotary Club is sponsoring a Kids Balloon Walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Crestwood Baptist Church. 

    Parents are asked to bring a canned good for donation at the event and children are asked to bring a new or gently-used stuffed toy. Children will earn balloons for each lap they walk. 

    Businesses will be showcased and the event also includes face painting, balloon animals and a $100 prize drawing.

    For information call 523-9052 or visit southoldhamrotary.org

     

  • The Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Walk is 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Local organizers include La Grange and Crestwood Christian churches, Covenant United Methodist, Beulah Land Baptist, La Grange Presbyterian, the Kiwanis Club and the Oldham County School Board. 

    Of the money raised, 25 percent will help support The Foundation of Hope, a food bank sponsored by Beulah Land Baptist Church.   

    For information visit cropwalkonline.org or call 222-1369.