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  • The South Oldham Rotary Club continues its tradition of giving back to the community.

    At their Dec. 13 meeting the club presented a check to representatives from Camden Elementary, Crestwood Elementary, Kenwood Station and South Oldham Middle School. The funds will go to help students that need support and help.

  • Grace and beauty have led to scholarship money for one local teen.

    Prospect resident Bailey Wharton was recently crowned Miss River City Outstanding Teen. This was the third pageant in which Bailey, 16, has ever competed. She won the first pageant she entered, the Miss Central Kentucky Outstanding Teen.

    That crowning allowed her to compete in last year’s Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen, where she was third runner up.

    With one state competition already under her belt, Wharton is ready for a bigger crown.

  • Several cities had their Christmas and holiday celebrations the first weekend of December, regardless of bad weather.

  • Several cities had their Christmas and holiday celebrations the first weekend of December, regardless of bad weather.

  • Photographer E. Ann Stroth knows no boundaries when she seeks to depict an image in the most creative way possible. After nearly 30 years in commercial photography, she is a master of the technical tools available to her but is always aware of the creative element.

    “It really is a balancing act,” she said. “I believe that some people get so involved in the technical details that they forget to enjoy the creative process.”

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    With eight kids in the house, Debbie Lance needs two calendars to keep track of every appointment.

    Foster parents Debbie and Roger Lance currently have 17 kids in their lives. Between the 10 biological children from previous marriages, the three adopted children and the four they are currently fostering, the Lance household in Centerfield is always busy.

    Debbie has always known she wanted to be a foster mother. Before her marriage to Roger in 2005, she gave him an ultimatum.

  • Two local churches are helping make Christmas special for students at a school in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

    Pewee Valley Presbyterian and Crestwood Christian Church are taking donations for the Lotts Creek Settlement School, which is based in Knott County.

    One shared member, Jill MacNiven, who leads mission trips to the school and collects donations year-round, is leading the church’s Christmas time donations.

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    Traci Missun has become indispensable to the local farm community.

    “Generally when I have a problem I call Traci, and if she doesn’t have the answer, she finds it,” Caldwell Willig, president of the Oldham County Cattlemen’s Association, said. “She’s done a lot for me as a farmer. She’s very supportive in a lot of ways in terms of our farm.”

  • Oldham County is a place many call home. Its history is steeped in a rich and colorful past that has been preserved through various court documents, diaries, old newspapers, letters and oral histories. Dr. Nancy Sterns Theiss, Ph. D. has taken these stories and compiled them into a book that takes a fascinating look at a county that has a strong connection to the Ohio River and has played an important role in shaping the state of Kentucky.

  • At first glance, it may not seem like Lisa Wells has struggled with health issues.

    But the Crestwood resident has defeated two types of cancer before hitting her 40th birthday. Less than two years out from her latest diagnosis, Wells recently became a big fundraiser for an annual cancer walk in the area. 

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  • Betsy Lowe never thought her daughter, Jessica, would be halfway around the world.

    Jessica is currently in Hermosa, Philippines on a mission trip through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A former track runner at North Oldham, Jessica was in her junior year of college at Brigham Young University in Utah when she received a letter saying she would be serving her mission trip in the Philippines.

    “This is a test of faith, not only for us but for her,” she said.

  • The Ballardsville Fire Department is set to build a second station in southern Oldham County after getting approval from the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission.

    The commission unanimously approved the second station, which will be built at 2414 W. Highway 22 in Crestwood. It will also have a public entrance to the station from Montford Circle.

  • What started as an item on his bucket list turned into a world record for Crestwood resident Jason McNabb.

    “When I was a kid, I used to read about Guinness World Records in the Scholastic Reader magazine at school,” McNabb said. “I was always amazed at the feats people accomplished.

    “There’s a fine line between amazing and crazy, I guess.”

  • The Teddy Bear Tree is here!

    This holiday season the History Center is again partnering with the Tri-County Community Action Council to help brighten Christmas for children in the tri-county area.  

    Stop by during our regular business hours to choose a child to purchase gifts for this Christmas.  

    You may choose one child or an entire family, the choice is yours.  

    Gifts are due back to the Oldham County History Center Tuesday, Dec. 10.  

    If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 222-0826.

  • My grandparents lived on a farm in Ft. Wayne, Ind. When they were living, we would gather there every Thanksgiving with my family, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. They owned a turkey farm so it was always an incredibly busy time of the year.

    However, when it came time to sit down at their old wooden table, we would give thanks for the blessings of the year and enjoy a meal together. As the years went by, my grandparents passed away and the table and traditions were brought to Indianapolis to my mom’s house.

  • We asked our Facebook friends to complete this sentence, "I am thankful for..." Here are a few of their replies:

    Christine Hockersmith...that after almost six years I have found my children and they are home with me! It’s been an amazing year!

    Melissa Fink...my kids, my husband and the rest of my family, thankful he has a good job, we have a roof over our heads and food in our bellies.

  • The newest member of the Arts Association of Oldham County is music to the community’s ears.

    Choral voices filled Gallery 104 in La Grange last Thursday, members of the Oldham County Singers sang a collection of art themed songs to mark their entry into the Arts Association of Oldham County. The group is the first performing arts member to join the association.