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  • 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.

  • Police Doughnuts recently celebrated its grand opening in La Grange.

    Located at 307 S. First St., Police Doughnuts offers coffee, milk, sodas and doughnuts made fresh daily. 

    The owner is Brenda Martin and hours are from 6:30 a.m. until doughnuts are sold out.

    Police Doughnuts can be reached at 298-9603.

  • Jordan Phillips recently won first place in a preliminary talent competition at the Garrard County Fair. 

    She moved on to compete in the semi-finals of the Coca-Cola Talent Classic at the Kentucky State Fair in the female vocal category.  

    She is a sophomore at Oldham County High School and a member of the OCHS choir. She is also a member of the Louisville Youth Theatre performance troupe. 

  •  Brooke Renae Sabo and Ryan David Sale were married June 27 at First Baptist Church of Prospect with Ben Winters officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Anthony and Donna Sabo of La Grange. She graduated from International Academy in Daytona Beach, Fla. and works at Scissor and Comb in Crestwood. 

    The groom is the son of David and Debbie Sale of Louisville. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and works at Louisville Gas and Electric. 

  • New officers were recently elected at a meeting of the Oldham County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

    Elected to serve as chair is Rick Garlock of Centerfield; vice chair is Sandra Gerbino  of Crestwood; treasurer is John Sutton of Crestwood; and secretary is Dean Furman of Prospect.

  • Carla J. Denzik of La Grange is the newest agent with Century 21 Smith Realty and Auction. 

    As a member of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors, all Century 21’s properties are listed on the Louisville Multiple Listing Service, a tool that prospective buyer agents and selling agents use to access information on current properties. Call Denzik at 905-0667 for information.

  • A drawing for a hand-stitched quilt will be part of Brownsboro Days festivities this weekend. A former student of Brownsboro school before it joined Crestwood in 1943, Mary Noel McKinney stitched the double ring quilt.

    The festival is 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Brownsboro Community Center on Ky. 329, about one mile from I-71 exit 14.

  • Justin Bryant is the new director of Environmental Services. He is employed by Aramark. He comes to Baptist Northeast from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va., where he worked in environmental services for three and a half years. 

    Prior to that, he worked in environmental services in nursing homes for Healthcare Services Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports entertainment and event management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I.

  • Elizabeth Rose Barnes, 5, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kentucky Pageant last month at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington.

    The pageant is for girls ages 4 to 6. Barnes’ activities include ballet and singing.

    She was sponsored in the pageant by Todd Waits of Perkins and Crestwood Nails.

  • The Goshen Area Homemakers, an Oldham County Extension Homemakers Club, recently hosted a luncheon at the John Black Community Center featuring a Mary Todd Lincoln theme.

    The theme was in honor of the bi-centennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Carol Fessler, a member of the Goshen Area Homemakers, portrayed Mary Todd Lincoln. Another member, Pat DeChurch, wrote the monologue, introducing Fessler and asking the guests to put themselves back in time to 1862 in La Grange. 

  • The South Oldham Rotary Club recently hosted an installation banquet at Yew Dell Gardens.

  •  Linda and Larry Stewart of La Grange and Ronald and Brenda McAlister of Smithfield announce engagement of their daughter, Brandy Lee McAlister to Anthony Pearce Boyd, son of Sheila and Earl Frederick of La Grange and Todd and Christie Boyd of Jupiter, Fla.  

    The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Henry County High School, and graduated from Sullivan University with a degree in business management. She is employed by Papa Johns. 

    The groom-elect is a 2000 graduate of Oldham County High School and works for Ladyfingers Catering in Louisville.  

  • Easton Lee Shelton celebrated his first birthday June 20.

    He joins siblings Ryane, 13, and Sadie, 2.

    He is the son of Chris and Christy Shelton of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Joyce Shelton of Pleasureville and Jim Puckett and Candy Miller of Crestwood.

    Great-grandparents are Marvin and Alice Carpenter of Middletown.

  • 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;

  • Kenneth Neil and Mabel O’Neal Heilman were married on August 1, 1959, in Campbellsburg. 

    Neil retired from Social Services after 30 years. Mabel taught in public schools for 28 years.

    They are the parents of Ray Heilman of Campbellsburg and Cheri Simpson of La Grange.  They are the grandparents of Kala Heilman, Benjamin Heilman, Andrew Heilman, Kelsi Simpson and Truman Simpson.

    A reception in their honor will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Campbellsburg Baptist Church. No gifts, please.