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Today's Features

  • 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.     

  • The Hope For Africa Children’s Choir of Uganda is traveling through Kentucky in the next few weeks and will perform a free concert at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange.

    Hear the message of The Tuli Bantu Be tour, which means “We are God’s People. ” The children are residents of the United Methodist Humble School in Kampala, Uganda. They range from 5 to 12 years old and they have been traveling in the U.S. since May. 

  • Paranormal Excursions, owned by Dean Blevins and Krissy Davis, has recently begun offering ghost hunting services to Oldham County. With no set hours, this service offers anyone the opportunity to conduct their own ghost hunt from start to finish.

    For information about setting up a ghost hunt, visit paranormalexcursions.net or call 489-0468.

  • Financial Peace University, a 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than 750,000 families positively change their financial future.  

    La Grange Presbyterian Church will host FPU classes beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Call Ed Schweitzer at (502) 608-1574 or ewsjr34@earthlink.net for information or to register.

    La Grange Presbyterian Church is located at 1901 Prestwick Drive.