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  • 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.

  • There’s a new warden in town

    The state’s largest prison and the county’s second-largest employer has a new warden. 

    Cookie Crews has been promoted to warden of Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange.

    Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson announced the promotion Monday. 

    Crews has now served as warden at four prisons in the state. Most recently, she served as warden at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women.

  • Multi-county burglar convicted for 2007 crimes

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recently announced the conviction of 42-year-old Gerald D. Weddle in Oldham Circuit Court for his part in a multi-county crime spree in 2007.

  • The Richwood improves care, reduces cost with pressure ulcer prevention program

     Pressure ulcers – sometimes called  bed sores – affect millions of people each year. They are painful and dangerous for patients and expensive to treat. The staff of The Richwood in La Grange is implementing a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention program to reduce pressure ulcers from occurring in their patients while in their facility.

  • Community volunteers work to restore, protect Darby Creek Watershed

    The Darby Creek Watershed Planning Team and the Kentucky Waterways Alliance will host a community roundtable from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the John Black Community Center in Buckner to discuss the development of a watershed plan for the Darby Creek watershed. 

    The roundtable is part of KWA’s effort to assist community and local groups with creating plans to improve water quality. This assistance includes a project to develop a watershed planning guidebook for Kentucky. 

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters hosts breakfast

    Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Oldham County will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. 

    Tickets are $5 per person. For information, call 222-7473.