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Today's News

  • Extension honoree

    Joyce McKinney (right) was recently honored as the Oldham County Extension Leader of the Year.  This award is given to recognize volunteers for outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service.  McKinney is pictured here with fellow Oldham County Extension Council member Caldwell Willig. Information and photo submitted by Oldham County Extension Service.
     

  • 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.

  • Out and About Tours ‘Westport: Where it All Began’

    Presented by the Oldham County History Center, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on June 26

    The tiny town of Westport has a huge history that dates far back, long before Oldham County became a county in 1824. Native Americans once inhabited the area before the town began as a land grant bestowed upon Elijah Craig for a Treasury Warrant on May 22, 1780. Some years later, on April 25, 1796, Craig sold the land to Joseph Dupuy and Harman Bowman for 450 pounds. It was a solid investment that would produce a once flourishing river town on the banks of the Ohio River.

  • 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. 

  • Education briefs -- May 21, 2015

    UE grads

    Taylor Parker of Prospect has graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
    Parker, majoring in Management, graduated during UE’s 157th Commencement, held Saturday, May 9 at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. During the ceremony, the university awarded 583 degrees.
    The University of Evansville is a private, liberal arts-based university with a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,700.

    Cumberland grads

  • Crestwood schools get $2,000

    On May 15, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $14,000 to Louisville-area schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.  These grant awards are part of more than $5.8 million in grants awarded today to approximately 720 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states the company serves. Award recipients include:

  • Deviate from your routine

    Many of us find a routine comforting, as it gives us some feeling of control in life.  What can sneak up on us and catch us unaware, however, is an emotional rut that leaves us feeling empty and uninspired.  
    If you are having these feelings, consider finding a time either weekly or daily to expand your horizons a bit and make a minor shift in your routine.  A fresher outlook will help you to rise above your rut and the feelings that go with it.

  • Truitt: An Iconic Celebration

     Last weekend, we celebrated my sister’s college graduation. She chose to pursue a degree later in life, while working and raising two daughters on her own. To say I am proud of her is an understatement.  
      Our cousin threw a wonderful party, using all the special graduation decorations.  Banners, balloons, streamers, and shiny foil confetti shaped like caps and diplomas.  My seven-year-old son sat in the floor and scooped up a handful of the tiny confetti shapes and exclaimed, “Look at all these icons!”

  • Measure twice, cut once: Planning before planting pays off

    By Patrice M. Smith