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Today's Features

  • 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.

  •  Faith Community Church is sponsoring a family fun event. The free event is designed for families to have a fun-filled afternoon making memories and connecting with other families from our neighborhood and community.  

    The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Gingerwoods Event Hall, 7611 Rose Island Road, Prospect.  

  •  Challengers of Oldham County, is a non-profit, all-volunteer community coalition that focuses on substance abuse prevention and services. Members of the Oldham County Challengers Youth Task Force recently attended the 11th annual National Leadership Conference sponsored by the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center in Dallas. 

  • The Dare to Care Food Bank and Sullivan University are hosting a community yard sale from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the university’s west campus lot. The event, to combat hunger in the community, is open to the public.

    Everyone who brings a canned good or $1 donation to Dare to Care will be entered into a drawing to win a number of prizes.

    Booth rentals are $10. Call 456-6504 for information and to reserve a booth. Reservation deadline is Friday.

  • William Brown and Chantal Camacho announce the birth of their daughter, Caydence Dakota Brown, born July 29, 2009. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 inches.

    Caydence joins a brother, Braeden Ison, age 2.

    Grandparents are James Leland of Pewee Valley and Linda Leland of Buckner, William Brown Sr. of Okolona and Joseph and Tondra Ezzio of La Grange. Great-grandparents are Helen and Steve Hart.

     

  • Members of the Oldham County FFA Chapter recently competed at the Kentucky State Fair. The Floriculture Team members, Corey Hatfield, Jessica Caswell, Heidi Gorbandt, Daniel Dunaway and Kristen Caldwell placed first in the state event among 34 teams. Heidi Gorbandt earned the State High Individual Award. 

    The team will represent Kentucky at the National event finals at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis Indiana in October.