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  • Gallery 104’s ‘Coffeehouse’

    Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Opening of Poetic Justice II- artwork honoring the poems of  e e Cummings and Ogden Nash. Free, bell bottoms encouraged. Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St., La Grange. 222-3822.

  • Kids’ Balloon Walk is Saturday morning

    The South Oldham Rotary Club is sponsoring a Kids’ Balloon Walk 9  a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Crestwood Baptist Church.

    Children will earn balloons for each lap they walk.  Face painting, balloon animals and other activities are planned. 

    Oldham County businesses will showcase their services at the event. Participation for businesses is $30 and a canned good for the South Oldham Inter-Church Council food basket program.

  • Grand jury indicts 10

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • John T. Johnson, 27, is indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, enhanced, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and possession of marijuana, enhanced.

  • Angel Food Ministries announces October Menu

    Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.  

    Anyone of any income level can purchase the food.

    The $30 October box includes: 

    • 1.5 lbs. New York strip steaks – three 8-ounce;

    • 1 lb. steak fajita strips;

    • 2 lbs. chicken stir-fry skillet meal;

    • 1 lb. lean ground beef;

  • Second shooting threat found at high school

    Police and school officials are investigating a second written threat of a shooting at North Oldham High School.

    School officials say a student found the most recent threat in a girls’ restroom at North Oldham High School on Friday. The threat mentions a shooting Oct. 5. 

    Oldham County Police are increasing security at the school and asking anyone with information related to the threat to notify police. 

  • Louisville Chorus will perform in La Grange

    As part of its 71st season, the Louisville Chorus will perform a concert in Oldham County.

    “In the Presence of the Nativity” will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at Immaculate Conception Church in La Grange. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $6 for students.

     

  • iStan is no ordinary man

    Oldham County EMS’ high-tech patient cries, bleeds and speaks

    Oldham County Emergency Medical Services has purchased a new iStan patient simulator for use in healthcare simulation training around the state. 

    The $68,000 simulator was purchased with the aid of a $10,000 donation from Baptist Hospital Northeast, a $5,000 donation from the Hospital Emergency Response Association and a $10,000 Kentucky Senate 66 grant. 

  • Classes resume at Liberty Elementary

    Liberty Elementary reopened Tuesday after classes were canceled Friday and Monday due to low attendance. So many students missed school due to illness last week officials canceled classes and disinfected the school and busses. Officials have not announced make up days.

  • South Oldham Fire Department collecting items to recycle

    The South Oldham Fire Department is collecting old cell phones, printer and toner cartridges for recycling. 

    They are now accepting handheld gaming systems like the Nintendo DS, Gameboy and Playstation Portable as well. 

    Items may be dropped off at the fire station, 6310 Old La Grange Road, in Crestwood; the South Oldham Library, 6720 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood; the South Oldham Government Center, 6710 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood; and Oldham County YMCA, 20 Quality Place in Buckner. 

  • Author encourages writers of all ages

    A resident of Lexington, Lyon is the author of more than 37 books and poems, including “Sleepsong” and the poem “Where I’m From.” During the course of two days Lyon met with students, teachers and parents at Buckner Elementary, sharing her work and the writing process with aspiring writers. 

    At a meeting with the PTA Sept. 22, Lyon presented parents with different ways to encourage writing, even if their child was not a writer.