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  • Cody Lasseigne of Pewee Valley recently earned the Superior Cadet Award from the Eastern Kentucky University Reserve Officer Training Corps, one of only two awards given by the school’s ROTC program.

    He will be a sophomore at EKU in the fall. He also was named to the dean’s list with a 3.75 grade-point average. 

    He is a graduate of South Oldham High School. He is studying construction management at EKU.

    In August, Lasseigne will attend Air Assault School, of which there is only one slot for EKU ROTC.

  • Cody Malone, a 2009 South Oldham High School graduate, was recently awarded the Elizabeth Nall Sherry Children of the American Revolution Scholarship by the John Marshall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution at their annual Flag Day Luncheon. 

    Malone is a member of the Jack Jouett Society, Children of the American Revolution and will attend Middle Tennessee State University in the fall. 

    He is the son of Scott and Becky Malone of Crestwood.

  • The Open Door Christian Store will host Real All-out Worship at 6 p.m. Friday. 

    Three groups will be showcased at this free concert – Carrollton Christian rock band “Resound,” local contemporary Christian artist Cara Hazard and Ballardsville Christian rock group, “The Spark.”

    The Open Door Christian Store is located at 6402 Westwind Way, No. 3 in Crestwood. 

    For information call 243-9310.

  • From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, La Grange Assembly of God will host a church yard sale. Proceeds go to mission.s

    La Grange AOG is located at 2109 W Ky. 146. For information, call 222-5815.

  • Joshua T. Mitchell recently graduated from the U.S. Army ROTC Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox.

    Mitchell is a student at the University of Kentucky.

    He is the son of Kenneth S. Mitchell of Sanford, N.C., and Cynthia R. Jorgensen of Crestwood.

    Mitchell is a 2006 graduate of South Oldham High School.

  •  Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides fresh and frozen food items sold at about half the price to help people with their grocery bills.

    Anyone of any income level can buy the food.

    The $30 August box includes: 

    • 1.5 lbs. ribeye steaks (four 6-ounce);

    • 3 lbs. individually quick frozen split chicken breast;

    • 1 lb. boneless center-cut pork chops;

    • 2 lbs. mac andee^beef dinner entrée;

    • 1.5 lbs. breaded all white meat chicken nuggets;

  • After one year of glory, how long have your cleats sat in the closet longing for another chance on the field? Now there’s a way to get some good out of those remnants from seasons past.

    Six girls from Girl Scout Troup 1454 are collecting used sporting goods to give away to families who need a new basketball, hockey stick or pair of cleats. They’ve collected more than 100 items since this spring,  they’ve inflated balls, sprayed deodorizer in the shoes and are almost ready to it all away.

  • The Baptist Hospital Northeast Favorite Recipes cookbook is now available in the hospital gift shop for $14.95 plus tax. 

    The book is a hardbound three-ring binder with an easel for easy reading while cooking. It contains 450 recipes from employees, volunteers and physicians. Proceeds benefit Baptist Hospital Foundation’s Baptist Northeast Patient Care Fund. 

    The gift shop is open 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

    For information, call 222-3306.

  • U.S. Army Pvt. Stephen E. McCoy recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    He is the son of David McCoy of Goshen.

    McCoy is a 2008 graduate of North Oldham High School.

     

  • Eric and Denise Coon of La Grange, recently represented the Humane Society of Oldham County at a one-day workshop in Indianapolis, presented by Petfinder.com, the online database of homeless pets. 

    Topics included fundraising, marketing, and other strategies to increase adoptability of animals.

  • A group of Native Americans camped in Westport Friday in the middle of a 680-mile – or 12,000-year – journey, depending on how you look at it.

    The group is canoeing the Ohio River along the entire Kentucky border from West Virginia to Missouri. They’re doing it to teach people about the history of Native Americans in Kentucky.

    Many people think of Native Americans as living in the west, not realizing they’re also native to Kentucky, traveler Jerry “Two Feather”  Thornton said.

  • Aidyn Lee Tingle was born May 6, 2009, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces and measured 18 and a half inches long.

    His parents are Tyler L. Tingle and Kristina M. Whelehan of La Grange. 

    Grandparents are Colleen Maeder of Georgetown and Ronnie and Mary Tingle of La Grange.

    Great-grandparents are Earl and the late Minnie Tingle, the late Don and Linda Collier, Carmen Espinal, Edward Whelehan and the late Susie Russ.

  • Linda G. Mason, circuit court clerk for Oldham County, recently participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College in Lexington. 

    The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the Office of Circuit Court Clerk. Participants received 12.25 hours of continuing education credit. 

    Circuit court clerks attended sessions on managing jury records, serving domestic violence victims, maintaining court records and promoting excellent customer service. 

  • The South Oldham Lions Club is proud to host this year’s Oldham County Backyard Barbecue and Craft Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12. 

    The park-like setting of The Maples, in Crestwood on W. Ky. 22, has been selected as the location for this year’s Lions Club fundraising event and admission is free.

    Registration for participants will be accepted through July 31. 

  • Members of the Oldham County FFA recently attended the state FFA convention at Rupp Arena in Lexington. 

    Nick Fleitz of the Oldham County FFA Chapter was named the Kentucky Association FFA State Vice-President at the convention. He was elected by the delegates to serve as the Kentucky Association FFA Vice-President for 2009-10.

  • James and Anna Bailey of Oneonta, Ala. announce the engagement of their daughter, Maegen Bailey to   William Carter, son of Alan and Judy Carter of Crestwood. 

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald and Adelia Kaestner of Sylacauga, Ala. and the late Clarence and Olive Bailey of Pinedale Shores, Ala.

  • Lauren Nicole Chavez and Evan Alexander Rosenman were married June 6 at the home of the groom’s parents.

    The bride is the daughter of Pam Isaacs of Crestwood and Victor Chavez of Chicago. She graduated from South Oldham High School and attended the University of Louisville.

    The groom is the son of Barbara and Michael Rosenman of Smithfield. He graduated from South Oldham High School and attended the University of Louisville.

    The couple resides in St. Matthews.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam L. Brewer and Airman Eric J. Elsenbroek recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in  San Antonio.

    They completed eight weeks of training in military discipline, values, physical fitness, and basic warfare.

    Brewer is the son of Laura and Dave Brewer of Crestwood and a 2003 graduate of South Oldham High School. Elsenbroek is the son of Eric C. Elsenbroek of Crestwood and a 2006 graduate of Buckner High School.

  • Ron and Arrita Summers of Dover, Tenn. announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Sara Summers to Andrew Devin Hart, son of Ralph and Sue Hart of Crestwood. 

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Melvin and Beth Rowe and the late Charles Wigand, and Gene and Dianne Summers, all of Dover. She is a 2004 graduate of Dickson County High School and employed by Hanson Pipe and Precast in Winter Haven, Fla. 

  • Julie Auxier Nelson and Dwain Alan Harris were married May 26 at the Historic Mankin Mansion bed and breakfast in Richmond, Va.

    The bride is the daughter of John and Mary Jane Nelson of Danville. She is a 1997 graduate of Somerset High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the University of Kentucky. 

    She is the assistant director for marketing and public relations at the Kentucky Humanities Council in Lexington, and editor of Kentucky Humanities magazine. She is the former general manager/editor of The Oldham Era.