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  • Annual Youth For Food collection benefits Eastern Area Community Ministries

    On two Saturdays in November, two local churches will join together to collect food for Eastern Area Community Ministries in the annual Youth For Food collection. Boy and Girl Scouts will be collecting in Crestwood, Pewee Valley and La Grange and several food pantries and community food drives will benefit, including Immaculate Conception Parish Food Pantry in La Grange. In addition, a school collection at St. Mary Academy will also benefit the Immaculate Conception Parish Food Pantry. 

  • Post office hours will be limited Nov. 25, 27

    Before heading to your local post office on Nov. 25 and 27, check to make sure it’s open. 

  • Laser Technology hopes to restore old opera house

    Employees of Laser Technology, located in the old Kincaid Hardware building in La Grange are considering restoration of the old opera house on the second floor of their building. 

    They are looking for old pictures of the building before the outside was changed. They have checked with the Oldham County Public Library, the Oldham County History Center and other groups, only to find just three photos.

  • Civic club hosts holiday home tour

    Crestwood Civic Club will host their annual holiday home tour and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. 

    There are three homes on this year’s tour. For ticket information, call  292-2701.

     

  • County renews contract with trash service

    Oldham officials renewed a five-year contract Monday with Industrial Disposal.  

    The renewal begins Feb. 1 with a new rate. 

    Under the new contract, ID customers will pay $13.50 per month, which includes two roll carts. 

    Under the current contract, customers are paying $12.73 per month and 80 cents per rental per cart. 

    Oldham County Solid Waste Coordinator Linda Fountain said the new rate is a reduction of 3 cents for households with one cart, and 83 cents for households with two. 

  • MERCY seminar takes place Saturday

    The Marriage Education and Resource Center will offer a workshop called “How to Talk So Others Will Listen,” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Hospital Northeast. 

    To register or for information, call  939-0121; e-mail: pdhud9@aol.com  or visit kymrc.com.

     

  • Preschoolers collect donations for Heifer International project

    Preschoolers at Prospect Latin School have recently been participating in a service-learning project for Heifer International, a charitable organization working with impoverished families worldwide.

    Using donations for training, livestock and agriculture, The Heifer Project has helped more than 10.5 million families become self-reliant.

    Each preschool class will choose an animal from the Heifer International catalogue – examples include goats, pigs, chicks, lambs, rabbits – to purchase for a family. Students will earn money for the project by helping at home.

  • Boy Scout troop will host 75th reunion

    Boy Scouts of America  Troop 109 of Prospect will host a 75th reunion for all scouts, former scouts, leaders and others who have been involved over its 75 years.

  • ‘How It’s Made’ by an OCHS grad

    An Oldham County High School grad will soon appear on of his favorite TV shows.

    Matt Jamie, a 1998 OCHS graduate and Louisville resident, owns of Bourbon Barrel Foods LLC in Louisville – a company he founded as the only micro-brewer of soy sauce in the country. A crew from Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” recently filmed the company’s production process. 

    Jamie’s publicist pitched the idea to the show last winter, but they never expected they’d have the chance to appear on the show. 

  • Local business, non-profit organization collect donations for those in need

    Children battling cancer at the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville  and their families face even tougher times as they spend this holiday season away from home.  

    To spread the holiday cheer, Dr. Kathy J. Pansegrau of 360 Degree Chiropractic and local non-profit Meghan’s Mountain Charitable Foundation Inc. have teamed up to collect gift cards for these families through Dec. 11.  

    Pansegrau will donate a 20-minute chair massage for gifts valued at $25 or greater and her office is one of the official drop-offs for donations.