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  • He’s the lone male in his house. He’s married and has five daughters – two biological and three adopted. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.
    Daniel, an Oldham County resident, and his wife, Lisa, attended an event Friday at the Oldham County Courthouse in honor of National Adoption Day, celebrating adoptive families.
    It’s a far cry from where Daniel used to be, when he said the word “adopt” didn’t exist in his vocabulary.

  •  Oldham students accepted to Air Force Academy

  •  Doty-Johanboeke

  •  Lou DeVincentis was born July 26, 1939 in McKeesport, Pa., which is a suburb of Pittsburgh. His parents were Alfred DeVincentis  and Josephine Park DeVincentis. His grandparents came over from Italy and settled in western Pennsylvania. The following is his oral history, as recorded and transcribed by Oldham County History Center Director Nancy Theiss. Photos submitted by DeVincentis. Portrait by Marian Klein Kohler.

  •  Mr. and Mrs. Kipley McNally of Louisville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kala J. McNally to Brandon M. Gathof, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gathof of La Grange.

  •  A classroom writing assignment proved to be an exercise in building a better mother-daughter relationship when 11-year-old Charity Stoltz penned a persuasive letter to her mother last fall.

  •  Mother’s Day was a special time for me when I was a child. From the time I first started to school, I remember using my hands to make things for people. I liked to make cards with a special meaning. Being from a large family of seven brothers and sisters, I often found it hard to recognize the individuality that I possessed. I still remember thinking about what I would write on each card. The message usually had something to do with thankfulness — either for something my mom did for me that no one else could do, or just thankfulness for the mom I had.  

  •  My daughter asked me to write a little something for The Oldham Era this week in honor of Mother’s Day. My daughter is Laura Hagan, one of the reporters for this paper.  I think she is very good at what she does , of course. That being said, please don’t judge me on what I am about to write.

  •  What could one say about a woman who has accomplished so much in a lifetime?  How could one describe her?  Mother, daughter, sister, friend, confidant and teacher – the list is endless.  I have lots of opportunities to look up to my mom.  She doesn’t consider herself a superwoman, but I do.  She does more in one day than most of us do in week.

  • As hunting gains popularity nationwide, Kenny Parsons wants to make sure newcomers to the sport are well educated.

    Parsons, owner of Hide ’N’ Hook on U.S. 42 West, just on this side of the Trimble border with Henry and Oldham counties, is putting his years of experience on film in the form of a new TV show, “Just Passin’ Thru.”

    Think of him as the “Tim Taylor” for hunting enthusiasts – only far less accident-prone than the fictional “Home Improvement” cable TV host.

  • Merchants in downtown La Grange will host a progressive Blue Hydrangea tea party to benefit Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky from 1 to 5 p.m. April 18. The event is in its third year. In 2009, 470 people attended raised more than $5,000.

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is the signature sponsor, and the Masonic Lodge No. 47 F&AM also offered sponsorship.

    The event is organized by Lisa Adams in memory of the late Cindy Adams, a long-time La Grange merchant who founded the event and died in 2009 from ovarian cancer.

  • Buckner Christian Church recently hosted the Oldham County Hymn Sing. There were 11 people there and five churches were represented.

    Bro. Doug Duncan gave a hearty welcome and lead the evening prayer. Hollie Fisher from Buckner Baptist played the piano.

    Jerry Giacinto from Hillcrest Baptist Church lead the singing. The group sang “Old Rugged Cross.”

  • A pastor was greatly annoyed by one of his elderly members who fell asleep during his sermon every Sunday. He told the man’s grandson if he could keep him awake he would pay him $1 a week. This worked for two weeks, but on the third Sunday, he fell sound asleep.

    After the service the pastor called the boy over and said, “I am disappointed in you. Didn’t I promise you $1 a week to keep your grandfather awake?”

    “Yes,” replied the boy, “but Grandpa gives me $5 not to disturb him.”

  • Pewee Valley Presbyterian Chuch will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 12.

     

    Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church is located at 119 Central Ave.

     

    For information, call 241-4326.

  • North Oldham Lions Club will host its weekly fish fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in Goshen.

    The club will offer meals ranging in price from $5 to $8.50.

  • New Goshen Presbyterian is hosting its Latte and Lent Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Java Brewing in Prospect.

    For information, call 228-2702.

  • South Oldham firefighters were recently recognized during the organization’s annual awards dinner for service to the department and the community.

    For the first-time ever, a special lifesaving commendation was awarded to firefighters who pulled a woman from a burning building.

    Chief Edward Turner recognized Capt. Matt Nelson, Sgt. Jim Johnson, Sgt. Mike Arth and Firefighter Wes Krimple for heroic efforts to rescue a woman inside a burning building Aug. 16.

  • On Jan. 21, 18-year-old Lindsey Gilbert, of Crestwood was crowned Miss Teen Oldham County – World 2010.

    Gilbert is a senior at Christian Academy of Louisville. 

    She volunteered recently for Wayside Christian Mission, a homeless shelter. She also volunteers at a local nursing home. She hopes to someday become a nurse.

    At Christian Academy she is involved with the school yearbook, Beta Club, Spanish club, art club and Kentucky Youth Assembly. 

  • Marianne Stoess, a native of Pewee Valley joined the Kentucky Humanities Council Jan. 25 as assistant director for marketing and public relations and editor of Kentucky Humanities magazine.

    She comes to the council following a 10-year stint at IMG College, formerly Host Communications Inc.

    She spent the past five years with IMG College serving as the company’s NCAA coordinator, overseeing the annual production of nearly 150 National Collegiate Athletic Association championship publications. 

  • Dick and Bobbie Schiller celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 4. The couple resides in Crestwood.

    They married Feb. 4, 1950, in Pennsylvania.

    Dick is a retired Dupont employee. They have two children – Tom (Pam) Schiller and Richard (Jenny) Schiller; six grandchildren, Christopher, Mitch, Alayne, Caroline, Laura and Hannah; and two great-grandchildren, Max and Sam.