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  • If you didn’t know better, you might think the culinary arts class at the Oldham County Schools Arvin Center is a show on the Food Network.
    Students wearing red, black and white chef jackets huddle around stainless steel work tables.
    A girl peers into a massive commercial mixer.

  • "Oh what would we do, what would we do if there were no trees?"

    The question comes from a children's song about tree preservation, something kindergarten students at Harmony Elementary know all about.

  • It’s a sight you don’t want to miss as hundreds of items from clothes to furniture a Crestwood church and are given away at no charge.
    The event takes place at the Crestwood Stake Center during the fifth-annual Swap N’ Shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The center is located at 6401 Westwind Way in Crestwood.

  • The Oldham County History Center will be host to "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" starting in March 2012.

  • The Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen will host a wildflower open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    The event is free.

    Tavia Cathcart, executive director of the nature preserve and wildflower expert, will lead walks at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to rejoice in the spring's prettiest flowers.

  • A Crestwood man had a scare Monday morning when he lost sight of his best friend.

    When Bill Summitt let Tucker, a 15-year-old brown Cockapoo, out for his Monday morning exercise, he expected his dog to return as usual.

    But Tucker, who is hard of hearing and nearly blind, got lost on his way.

  • When CEO Jim Richardson joined Cedar Lake in 1977, the non-profit served 28 individuals.

    Today, Cedar Lake Inc., an agency with a span of services and care ranging from individuals with mild disabilities to the community's most medically fragile residents, includes 30 locations in the Louisville area.

    And after 34 years with the organization, Richardson plans to retire.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    The forerunner of the South Oldham Lions Club was the South Oldham Community Association which was responsible for the construction of the Crestwood Auditorium – Gymnasium, formerly on the campus of Crestwood Elementary School.

  • Two hundred thousand dollars isn’t what it used to be.

    But it’s the special sum a thoroughbred trained in Goshen won in graded stakes earnings after his second-place finish in Sunday’s $1 million Florida Derby.

  • A promotional campaign for an animated film, “Rio,” landed in La Grange on Sunday to showcase local ballroom dancing talent.

  • Despite a chilly spring morning the streets of La Grange were filled with the feet of over 150 walkers as part of La Grange Elementary’s annual walkathon Saturday. This year’s walkathon was held to raise money for the La Grange Elementary library expansion and the YMCA Spirit campaign.

  • “Like writing history with lightning,” were the words used by President Woodrow Wilson to describe the first movie shown in the White House in 1915.

    That movie, "Birth of a Nation," was created by La Grange native D.W. Griffith, whose initials, carved by his own hand in concrete, are still visible in La Grange today. 

  • DID YOU KNOW?
    Alexis de Tocqueville stopped in Oldham County during his historic tour of America and included details of the visit in his landmark book, “Democracy in America.”
    An excerpt from Dec. 6, 1831:

  • Due to the efforts and generosity of many volunteers, work resumed this winter on the historic Westport schoolhouse.

    Larry Hedges, a local contractor, launched the rehabilitation, turning the old one-room school originally built in 1882 into a museum and community center.

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation matched money for the design efforts.

  • The American Cancer Society is encouraging Oldham County residents to help fight cancer, and have some fun, too, by signing up for Relay for Life.
    Relay for Life is an all-night event established to raise funds “so that everyone can celebrate another birthday,” said event Chair Lisa Austin.

  • Oldham County Cooperative Extension Services presented the Leader of the Year Award to a dedicated community volunteer Tuesday morning.
    Extension Leader of the Year Faye Korthaus of Smithfield has served as president of Poplar Grove Homemakers, which was the first homemaker club in Oldham County, and of Oldham County Homemakers.

  • A cool rain greeted performers as they entered the Oldham County Arts Center Feb. 24. The event drew talent of all ages during auditions for the second-annual Oldham Icon contest.

  • A North Oldham High School student who got a golden ticket to Hollywood in July left American Idol during Thursday's episode. 

    Brandy Neelly, who appeared on the Hollywood week episodes of American Idol made it to the Top 100.

  • A family that fell on hard times last month is getting by with heaps of support from their community, and an auspicious contest win.
    Traci Fawbush’s house was destroyed Jan. 5 after a space heater caught fire in an upstairs bedroom.
    A neighbor called her at work that day, saying there was smoke emanating from the upper floor of Fawbush’s River Bluff home.

  • An exhibit featuring artists from East Oldham Middle School starts this week at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.
    EOMS artists opened a water jar show Tuesday and the display will be open for two weeks.
    All water jars are for sale at a cost of $10 each. Proceeds benefit the Haiti Water Project.