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Today's News

  • Student selected for Brown Fellows
  • Crestwood Civic Club hosts annual Garden Tour
  • Healing Blankets program celebrates 10 years

    St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley is marking the 10th anniversary of its Healing Blanket Ministry and celebrating a milestone, after creating a landmark 1,000 blankets.

    The Healing Blanket Ministry was brought to St. James by parishioner Carolyn Heymann, as part of Episcopal Church Women. Heymann was serving as parish nurse when she heard about the program.Excited volunteers gathered fabric from their closets and drawers and got to work. They’ve gathered once a month in the ten years since the program was launched, handcrafting blankets.

  • Graduation

    Rachel Catherine Cranfill

    Rachel Catherine Cranfill, a 2010 Oldham County High School graduate, graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 28 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Rachel has been selected to attend flight school and will begin her pilot training in Pueblo, Colo., and then Del Rio, Texas. Her parents are Chad and Lois Cranfill of La Grange.

  • Gilda’s Club holds Garden Party fundraiser in Crestwood

    You are invited to stroll through thousands of blooms and quiet spaces at The Everchanging Garden, 5503 Cross Creek Rd. and the Breeden’s Garden at 5601 Largo Lane in Crestwood as they open their gardens for the annual “Planting for a Cure” tour and plant sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28. The sale of daylilies and other perennials will benefit Gilda’s Club.


  • Homemaker of the Year

    Oldham County Extension Homemakers honored Rita

    Stephenson (right) as the 2014 Homemaker of the Year at the annual meeting.

    Crossroads Homemaker Club, of La Grange, received the Club of the Year Award,

    and the Poplar Grove Club, of Brownsboro, received the Community Service

    Award. Peggy Townsend, Vangie Faith, Angela Morris, and Betty Miller

    received their 25th Anniversary Awards.

  • OCHS graduate honored

    Submitted photo

    Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin J. Long has been named Federal Employee of the Year - Heroism/Valor.

    Long is currently serving as a Explosive Ordnance Disposal Craftsman with 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. He has served in the military for eight years.

    Long is the son of James and Allie Long of Pendleton and son-in-law of John Weakly of La Grange. He is the brother of Trent Long of Louisville and grandson of Barbara Long of Westport.

    Long is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School.

  • Community briefs June 5

    Walmart fundraiser

    Through June 11th, all Walmart stores are challenged to raise a set amount of money for CMN, Children’s Miracle Network worldwide. We have several things planned and are well on our way to our goal but we are hosting a huge cookout/carnival celebration on our front sidewalk Saturday June 7 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. There will be food, games, prizes, a dunk booth and music from a local band called BANSHE.

  • Philanthropist helped fund local African-American school

    By helen e. mckinney

    OLDHAM COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

    Julius Rosenwald (Aug. 12, 1862-Jan. 6, 1932) was an American businessman, well-known philanthropist and close friend of Booker T. Washington. He may best be remembered as part-owner and founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company, becoming its president in 1909. He is important to Oldham County history because he established the Rosenwald Fund, an entity which donated millions in matching funds to support the education of African-American children in the rural South during the 1920s and 1930s.

  • La Grange Police receive grant

    The La Grange Police Department received a grant with Partnership For Success (PFS) funded by Seven Counties Services and the Department for Behavioral Health Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.