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  • Providence Richwood, formerly The Richwood, hosted their annual Mother’s Day Breakfast for current residents, families and staff on Friday morning, May 9. Residents were treated to hair styling and makeup for the special event. All ladies in attendance were presented with their own beautiful corsage and served a delicious hot breakfast by the staff at the nursing and rehab center.

  • As one of the biggest names in racing and a family lineage in stock cars, it seems odd NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. would have considered anything but racing cars in his lifetime.

    But one of most popular racers ever said he has always had a backup plan if racing on Sunday afternoons in stock car racing’s highest circuit didn’t work and encouraged students at Oldham County High School to “always have a backup plan” during a visit to the school last week.

  • More than 100 injured veterans spent Monday on a wet ride through Oldham County, all in the name of raising awareness of their cause.

    The cyclists were part of the United Healthcare Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge, a weeklong, 450-mile cycling trip from Covington to Nashville, Tenn.

    Their trip led them down U.S. 42 on Monday for a quick lunch stop at the North Oldham Fire Department’s Skylight station. Kroger and the United Service Organizations (USO) provided lunch. It was the second day of the seven-day journey south.

  • Becoming an Eagle Scout is a goal of thousands of Boy Scouts across the U.S., and is usually achieved by the time a scout reaches his late teens.

    So when Prospect resident Logan Salazar earned the honor before his 13th birthday, it took a big achievement and amplified it.

    “To be that focused and to get that much done at 12 years old is huge,” Don Vogel, Logan’s scoutmaster, said. “And it’s not lost on him.”

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    The Duncan Memorial Chapel in Crestwood is getting a much needed face lift.

    The 21 stained glass windows that line the chapel are being restored to make them more visible from the outside, Ted Merhoff, secretary of the Floydsburg Cemetery, said.

    “Stained glass has a life time that requires a lot of maintenance,” Merhoff said.

  • It's no secret that Sheila Nobles loves her job.

    Though only 5-foot-1 1/2, Nobles is hard to miss with her large hat and bubbly personality. She is one of Kentucky’s milliners, or hat makers, who are known for their Derby hats.

    Nobles is now in her 12th year of hat making with her business partner Kevin Swansey. Together the two make up CK Nobles Millinery Designs, who tout a decade long run as the official milliners of the Kentucky Derby Museum.

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    Persistent ankle weakness led Michael Hamilton to a diagnosis he never expected.

    The 48-year-old father and grandfather was diagnosed with ALS in August 2013 after months of testing. Recently, Hamilton’s oldest daughter Jennifer has started an online fundraiser to buy her father a handicap accessible van.

  • By HELEN E. MCKINNEY

    OLDHAM COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

    For as long as he can remember, Milt Toby has always been involved in some aspect of the horse industry. Intending to become a veterinarian, he eventually decided upon a different course and began writing about the horse racing industry.

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    It’s hard to argue that fate didn’t intervene in the lives of John and Renee Rothschild.

    The Rothschild’s story begins in one of the darkest periods of human history, the Holocaust. This time of persecution under the Nazi Regime inadvertently lead to the meeting of two people whose love for each other saved them.

  • Forty-two seconds.

    That’s how long it took for Tee Salinas, a senior at North Oldham High School, to transition from lovable team manager to the most-celebrated player on the Mustangs’ squad this season.

    Others might argue it took seven years of hard work and determination.

    But with seven minutes and sixteen seconds left in the first quarter of NOHS’ senior night last Friday, Tee Salinas scored a layup that rattled the school’s gym in Goshen.

    Tee had arrived.

    ‘Most likely to brighten your day’

  • A sleepy, blue-eyed three-year-old takes a small musical recorder and holds it close to his mouth.

    His hair is thin and he’s a little weary, but he takes a breath and blows into the recorder anyway. Sebastian Edelen is officially awake now. And so is everyone else.

    Good thing it’s 3 p.m. on a Thursday.

    Moments later, Sebastian is playing his own tune, practicing to become an amateur photographer and squealing like a normal little boy.

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    Doc isn’t your average librarian. Upon entering the library he is greeted with excited but confused faces. A quick stroll over to the circulation desk ends in wet-nosed greetings and a wagging tail.

    Doc is one of six therapy dogs the Oldham County Public Library utilizes for their PAWs to Read program. The program allows readers of all levels to sit with a trained therapy dog and read aloud to build literacy skills.

  • The Little Colonel Players present Guilty Conscience, by Richard L. Levinson and William Link, and directed by Theresa Wentzel, opening Feb. 13 at the Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mt. Mercy Drive, Pewee Valley.

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    Jerry McCandless typically isn’t seen.

    Whether it’s his business, often represented by “guys in white suits” cleaning up after traffic accidents or his work in higher education, McCandless typically eludes the spotlight.

    But in March, McCandless will be center stage as one of 27 inductees into the new Kentucky Veteran’s Hall of Fame, located in Frankfort.

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    Prospect area “stars” are busy putting the finishing touches on their ballroom dance routines as part of a fundraising effort for six local charities and the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.

    On Feb. 9 at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville each star will perform their routines choreographed and perfected by professionals from Derby City Ballroom over the course of 12 weeks. During that time, each star is raising money for an area charity. Dancing With the Prospect Stars involves the following individuals and charities:

  • Jessica Bush rang in the new year with an unexpectedly early bundle of joy.

    Thomas Eugene Howard was born at 2 p.m. on Jan. 1 to Bush and Tommy Howard of Carrollton. Thomas was the first baby born in 2014 at Baptist Health La Grange. The healthy 7 pound, 8 ounce baby boy was 14 days early and measured 20 inches.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Bush said. “I’m a little nervous about having a boy.”

  • New Year’s is celebrated in America in different ways, usually with lots of friends, parties, confetti, party horns and staying up late to ring in the New Year. Visit the Oldham County History Center’s Peyton Samuel Head Museum and explore some New Year traditions celebrated around the world.

    This exhibit is geared toward children in a year-long effort to educate them about different cultures and the county in which they live.