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  • Colonial Trade Faire brings life to 18th century

     By Helen E. McKinney

    Educator/Genealogist
    Oldham County History Center

    Oldham County has a rich Native American heritage that not many people may be aware of. Eastern Woodland Indians inhabited Kentucky during the 18th century when many settlers were pouring into what was known as “the dark and bloody ground.”

  • Community in brief -- June 4, 2015

     Garden Tour

    The Crestwood Civic Club Annual Garden Tour, Luncheon and Plant Sale will be held Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch seatings will be at 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. The plant sale will be held at 7215 Kavanaugh Road in Crestwood. The garden tour will feature two private gardens, one in the Prospect area and the other in eastern Jefferson County.

    Tickets are $20 for the tour and lunch, $17 for the tour only.

  • NOHS Band plays Disney World

    Walt Disney World resorts has notified the Era of the following via a press release.
    Members of North Oldham High School Marching Band became stars of their own Disney show on May 18, 2015 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park. The group traveled from Goshen, Ky. to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

  • Calling all college and high school actors

    The Little Colonel Playhouse will be holding auditions for their annual Youth Show featuring their upcoming production of “The Complete History of America (abridged)” by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, directed by Patrick Holifield. The play is slated to run July 23 through 26. Auditions will be held June 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. at the Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mt. Mercy Drive in Pewee Valley.

  • Girl Scouts out and about at Magnolia Springs

    On May 17, local Girl Scout Brownies completed their Take Action project, or community service. They enjoyed reading aloud with senior citizens at Magnolia Springs Assisted Living Center.  The activity was well received and both girls and adults enjoyed each other’s company. Girls in Troop 2221 who participated are Larissa Evans, Paige Vermeesch, Carly Graves, Sophie Gnadinger, Brinli Rhyne and Brooke Gnadinger.  The following pictures were taken at the event, and were submitted by Troop 2221.

  • Oldham County History Center celebrates Warner Jones Day

     Part of the Honoring Famous Oldham Countians Series of the
     Oldham County History Center

    Under the leadership of Warner L. Jones, Jr and Harriet Jones, Hermitage Farm became one of the most notable thoroughbred farms in the nation. 
    Located in Goshen, in the heart of Oldham County’s horse scene, the historic farm had a long history even before Jones took over in 1935.  He borrowed $50,000 from his mother to purchase the farm.

  • Spririt of '45

         
    The “Spirit of ‘45” is a national, total grass roots initiative that will commemorate the end of WWII in August 2015.
     As an opening program for “Spirit,” Dr. E. Bruce Heilman of Richmond, Virginia, an 88 year old Marine veteran of World War II, is making a 6,000 mile motorcycle trip across America. Heilman also is a native of Oldham County. 
    Heilman arrived by motorcycle from Cincinnati on I-71 accompanied by two retired U.S. Marine Corps motorcycle riders. 

  • Fiscal Court awards $100,000 to Historical Society for $2 million renovation project

    Members of the Oldham County Historical Society last week asked Oldham County Fiscal Court for $100,000 for its renovation project. Although they were awarded the large sum, it didn’t come without a fight.
    The History Center is in the midst of a $2 million campus renovation campaign to update the facility inside and out.
    Not only is there a campus renovation planned, but also in March, the Historical Society had to shut down part of the campus for damages caused by weather.

  • North Oldham Fire Department reduces tax rates for two districts

      The North Oldham Fire District will reduce tax rates in its district by five percent, beginning July 1.
      The current property tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of assessed valuation will be reduced to $0.095 per $100 of assessed valuation. which was voted on at the NOFD Board of Trustees meeting May 14.

  • North Oldham Fire Department reduces tax rates for two districts

      The North Oldham Fire District will reduce tax rates in its district by five percent, beginning July 1.
      The current property tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of assessed valuation will be reduced to $0.095 per $100 of assessed valuation. which was voted on at the NOFD Board of Trustees meeting May 14.