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  • Faces of Our Children Sickle-Cell Unity Choir will be in concert 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of La Grange.

    For information call Jesse Harris, promoter and founder of the Sickle-Cell Choir  at 741-7842.  

    The concert is free and a love offering will be taken.

  • Casting crews are still looking for extras – especially males – for the upcoming movie, “Secretariat.” 

    They are looking for adult males of all types, golfers, businessmen, those with military experience, law enforcement backgrounds, jockeys, horse handlers and other track positions.

  • South Oldham Middle School recently participated in an international art and literacy project – “Pinwheels for Peace.” As part of the project, students planted pinwheels with messages of peace in front of the school. 

    Students at SOMS created their pinwheels and wrote thoughts about war and peace and living in harmony with others, and drew a representation of their feelings. Stoess Hardware donated materials for the project.

    For information visit pinwheelsforpeace.com

  • The Oldham County History Center is celebrating Kentucky Archives Month with its new exhibit, “Primary Docs: The Museum Collection.”

    The exhibit features unique documents, letters and artifacts of Oldham County, many of which have never been on display.  Items include original land deeds signed by Patrick Henry as well as a hand copy of a deed from the 1700s with Thomas Jefferson’s signature.  There is a section on deeds and early court records, sheriff summons, and bounty contracts for runaway slaves. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Herb Haeberlin announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Lindsey Haeberlin to John Travis Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Simmons.

    The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Oldham County High School and is employed as a patient coordinator for Gaddie Eye Center in Louisville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Overstreet of La Grange.

    The groom-elect is a 2002 graduate of Oldham County High School and is employed by the Oldham County Road Department. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Simmons of La Grange.

  • Robert C. Maddox recently entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.

    The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year.  The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

  • Woodford and Lucille Hatton of La Grange celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 6.

    They were married in the Salt Lake City temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints on Woodford’s 27th birthday in 1949. Woodford is a retired physical therapist. The couple serves as volunteers in the Louisville temple.

    They are the parents of four children, Jenny (Bob) Mussman, Larry Hatton, Patsy (Mike) Gosnell and Tom (Julianne) Hatton. They have 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

  • An All-Nations Intertribal Festival will take place Sept. 19 and 20 at Westport Commons in Westport.

    The annual event features Native American music, dancing, food and demonstrations. Demonstrations will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 and noon Sept. 20. 

    The Grand Entry will take place at 1 p.m.  

    The cost of admission for adults is $5, for children ages 8 to 14 it is $2.50.  

    Westport Commons is located off Ky. 524, 3 miles from U.S. 42.

    For information call Glenda McGill at 222-5902.

  • His own life placed him at the fulcrum of history as a fighter pilot in World War II.  But it’s his contributions closer to home that may endear Vince Fanelli to the people of Oldham County for generations to come.

    For those contributions to the preservation of Oldham County history, Fanelli will be honored as a Champion of Oldham County History at the Oldham County Historical Society’s annual gala Sept. 25.

  • U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Stephanie E. Sullivan recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Sullivan studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values amd physical fitness. 

    She received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching and rifle marksmanship.

  •  Faith Community Church is sponsoring a family fun event. The free event is designed for families to have a fun-filled afternoon making memories and connecting with other families from our neighborhood and community.  

    The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Gingerwoods Event Hall, 7611 Rose Island Road, Prospect.  

  •  Challengers of Oldham County, is a non-profit, all-volunteer community coalition that focuses on substance abuse prevention and services. Members of the Oldham County Challengers Youth Task Force recently attended the 11th annual National Leadership Conference sponsored by the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center in Dallas. 

  • The Dare to Care Food Bank and Sullivan University are hosting a community yard sale from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the university’s west campus lot. The event, to combat hunger in the community, is open to the public.

    Everyone who brings a canned good or $1 donation to Dare to Care will be entered into a drawing to win a number of prizes.

    Booth rentals are $10. Call 456-6504 for information and to reserve a booth. Reservation deadline is Friday.

  • William Brown and Chantal Camacho announce the birth of their daughter, Caydence Dakota Brown, born July 29, 2009. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 inches.

    Caydence joins a brother, Braeden Ison, age 2.

    Grandparents are James Leland of Pewee Valley and Linda Leland of Buckner, William Brown Sr. of Okolona and Joseph and Tondra Ezzio of La Grange. Great-grandparents are Helen and Steve Hart.

     

  • Members of the Oldham County FFA Chapter recently competed at the Kentucky State Fair. The Floriculture Team members, Corey Hatfield, Jessica Caswell, Heidi Gorbandt, Daniel Dunaway and Kristen Caldwell placed first in the state event among 34 teams. Heidi Gorbandt earned the State High Individual Award. 

    The team will represent Kentucky at the National event finals at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis Indiana in October.     

  • The Hope For Africa Children’s Choir of Uganda is traveling through Kentucky in the next few weeks and will perform a free concert at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange.

    Hear the message of The Tuli Bantu Be tour, which means “We are God’s People. ” The children are residents of the United Methodist Humble School in Kampala, Uganda. They range from 5 to 12 years old and they have been traveling in the U.S. since May. 

  • Paranormal Excursions, owned by Dean Blevins and Krissy Davis, has recently begun offering ghost hunting services to Oldham County. With no set hours, this service offers anyone the opportunity to conduct their own ghost hunt from start to finish.

    For information about setting up a ghost hunt, visit paranormalexcursions.net or call 489-0468.

  • Financial Peace University, a 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than 750,000 families positively change their financial future.  

    La Grange Presbyterian Church will host FPU classes beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Call Ed Schweitzer at (502) 608-1574 or ewsjr34@earthlink.net for information or to register.

    La Grange Presbyterian Church is located at 1901 Prestwick Drive. 

  • Lee and Carolyn Sharp of Smithfield announce the engagement of their daughter and Brennen and Alivia Fuchs announce the engagement of their mother, Stephanie Ann Sharp Fuchs to Kevin Glenn Floyd, son of Glenn and Judy Floyd of Shelbyville.

    The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Henry County High School.

    The groom-elect is a 1994 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 1999 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he earned a degree in agricultural economics. He is a manager of Global Sports Interactive.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Justin D. King recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is the son of Jerry and Candy King of La Grange.

    He is a 2004 graduate of Oldham County High School.

    He is the grandson of Tom and Noralee Moock. His sister is Senior Airman Tammy Sherer of the U.S. Air Force.