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  • It is the shimmering light and the colors of glass that continue to intrigue stained glass artist David W. Kent, even after working with the medium for more than 30 years.

  • Oldham County Parks & Recreation has launched a WoodSongs Coffeehouse program to establish a “roots music” scene in the county.  
    “Roots music” can best be described as an acoustic-oriented style that may include, but is not limited to: bluegrass, country, gospel/spiritual and singer/songwriter.

  • Samantha Harrison said she was surprised to win the High School Big of the Year award from Big Brothers Big Sisters Kentucky. But those who have worked with her weren’t surprised at all.

    Harrison didn’t know she had been nominated by her match support specialist, Cassie Edinger. 

  • A Prospect girl has been selected as a finalist in the pre-teen division of a contest hosted by TheCuteKid.com.
    The Cute Kid contest is the largest of its kind and has been featured on Good Morning America, E!, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications as the most prestigious online child photo contest.

  • With acts ranging from folk music to martial arts demonstrations, the Crestwood Festival’s entertainment is guaranteed not to disappoint.
    Phifer Stephens with Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home and Cremation Services has coordinated gospel-themed entertainment for Friday, Sept. 9.

  • Oldham County Parks and Recreation is launching a coffeehouse for musicians and music lovers to provide a home for the roots music scene in the area.
    Parks and recreation Director Tim Curtis said, “I’ve been throwing around the idea of having a song-writing competition for a couple of years.”

  • Friends of a local family are coming together to help one of their own.
    Hometown Pizza of La Grange is hosting a Hope for Hayli concert and fundraiser August 6 from 6 to 11 p.m.
    Hope for Hayli is an organization dedicated to helping Hayli Ann Nobles.

  • The Oldham County Schools Arts Center welcomes you to experience the power of the arts and cultivate the artist within by becoming a part of their brand new dance program.

    Through dance, students travel down a path of self-discovery where creativity, self-discipline, social skills and life skills are nurtured along with a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

  • La Grange resident Nishea Sipley’s motto is “start small with big plans.”
    In May 2009, Sipley began making monogrammed ponytail holders and selling them on eBay for $3 each.
    When Sipley’s daughter Mali was born she received a monogrammed gift basket and it sparked her interest.
    “I had never sown anything before,” she said.

  • Coworkers, members of local government, friends, family and neighbors all gathered to honor Denia Crosby and her work in Oldham County.  
    Crosby has been a figure in Oldham County for 17 years.  
    She is a former mayor of the City of Orchard Grass Hills, served on the Oldham County Board of Health and the county’s planning and zoning

  • When you’re 18, what defines greatness?  That is, how do you stand out in a crowd?  
    When I was in high school, like most guys, I wanted to be a standout athlete. Others would want to be the smartest kid in class.
    Lots of people would wish to be voted most popular.
    Recently we lost an extraordinary young man in our community, John Powell.

  • Employees of Wal-Mart in La Grange found a box in their parking lot containing seven abandoned kittens.

    The kittens appear to be from two different litters.

    They were dehydrated from the extreme heat, and would have died had quick thinking Wal-Mart employees not immediately notified Animal Control.

  • Overcoming adversity was the focus of Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear’s message to Oldham County Democrats Friday while promoting the Gov. Steve Beshear gubernatorial re-election campaign.
    Jane Beshear told those gathered at the Brownsboro Community Center that her husband has performed admirably considering all that has faced Kentucky during his administration.

  • The board of adjustments and appeals ruled July 21 that a Goshen wildlife center is not appropriate use for 10 acres of land in Buckeye Trace neighborhood off U.S. 42.
    After facing an onslaught of zoning violations and citations, Brigette Williams, founder of Second Chances Wildlife Center, appeared before the Oldham County Board of Adjustments and Appeals.  

  • A new community park and library branch could be coming to Goshen thanks to a generous donation by the North Oldham Lions Club.
    The North Oldham Lions Club proposed a 24.75-acre land donation off U.S. 42 to Fiscal Court July 19.  
    In the proposal, land would be allocated by the Lions Club to Oldham County Parks and Recreation and the Oldham County Public Library.

  • After a fatal crash, a community is supporting one family during a difficult time.  
    Robert Terry Tooley Jr., 42, of Louisville, was killed July 18 when a Nissan Maxima collided with his motorcycle.  

  • Pretty as a picture and looking more like a homemaker than an FBI agent, Jeanne James – a petite, mere sliver of a woman in a bright yellow dress and high heels – recently enthralled the Prospect/Goshen Rotary Club with stories of mobsters and godfathers.

  • Oceana Allen was crowned Miss Oldham County Fair on Tuesday night at the Oldham County Fairgrounds in Buckner.

  • The event was sold out. Even though the overcast skies threatened rain earlier that afternoon, Yew Dell Gardens’ marketing director, Siofra Rucker, had planned ahead. The 300 guests attending the farm- to-table dinner in support of Slow Food Bluegrass found themselves seated beneath an elegant white tent in the garden.

  • Apple Patch has been a landmark in Oldham County for more than 10 years, but you may be surprised how much you don’t know.
    Apple Patch offers residential living options, a variety of day programs and clinical services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, all of which have shaped the lives of residents.
    Both employees and participants in the programs have a passion for Apple Patch. “Whatever you’re giving them comes flooding back to you,” said Joe Spoelker, director of development and marketing at Apple Patch.