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  • Winter Bazaars

    The La Grange Farmers Market and Artisans will host two Winter Bazaars. The Bazaars, slated for Nov. 16 and Dec. 14 will be held at the La Grange Community Center on 307 West Jefferson Street in La Grange from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Over 25 vendors will have a variety of value-added farm products, crafts, art and gift items. Lunch will be proivded by Nourishment For You and all shoppers can enter to win a Market Basket. For more information, visit www.lagrangefarmersmarket.com.

     

    Library Game Night

  • Jon and Sylvia Bednarski just wanted to do things the right way when they began developing their farm some 13 years ago. They didn’t expect to be rewarded for it.

    The Bednarski’s were recently named the 2013 Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award recipients for the conservation efforts they’ve undertaken at their Sherwood Acres Farm. The award, from the Sand County Foundation and the Kentucky Agricultural Council, honors a Kentucky landowner for their “achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.”

  • The South Oldham Fire Department held their annual Fire Fest last Saturday. Turnout was solid again this year, despite rain washing out many outdoor activities in the afternoon.

  • Ask Andrea Essenpreis how she got started in business and she’ll tell you it all began when she had a baby just over nine years ago.

    “I had a corporate job, sitting at a desk in a nice office,” Essenpreis said. “After I had my first child, I quit my day job to be at home with him. I soon found myself baking…a lot. I had always been a hobbyist baker, but it was like I had a need or compulsion. I had to bake “all the time.”

  • Even after 30 years of preaching with the same church Pastor Greg Allen still comes in every day excited and ready to work. At the rate Southeast Christian church is growing, especially on Allen’s Crestwood campus, his workload is likely to increase but he said he’s ok with that.

    “It’s a good problem to have,” he said of the growth.

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  • By Wesley Robinson

      It’s been nearly seven years since Donna Bothur donated her kidney but she’s still actively working to raise awareness to help those in need.

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    Fred Balke and Howard Griffin, both of Crestwood, remembering their day’s in WW II, while on a tour of the LST 325 while it was docked at Madison, Ind. Balke served as a See Bee in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific, while Griffin served in the U.S. Army all over the world.

  •  On Saturday, Discover Downtown La Grange (DDL) hosted the first Antiques and Primitives on the Track. Business on Main Street held open door and sidewalk sales, while vendors set up shop along the closed roadway. The new event was well received, according to DDL Director Nancy Griffin. “The merchants and vendors were very pleased and we’ve already been asked to do it again.”

  •  Over 200 competitors from 15 states and Canada converged on the Flying Cross Horse Farm in Skylight this past weekend. Riders and horses competed in three events: dressage, stadium jumping and cross country. In its 13th year, the Horse Trials have had a waiting list for three years of hopeful competitors, who range in age from 10 to 70+.

  •  In its second year, the 2013 Hermitage Classic drew 36 competitors to its ever evolving course. Much like the events held at the Flying Cross Farm Horse Trials, riders must compete in three events: dressage, marathon and cones. The primary difference is that these course events are completed with the horse, or team of two horses, pulling a cart with a driver and sometimes a passenger. 

  •  An afterschool program that makes children wish they had classes on the weekend seems too good to be true. But that's exactly what Oldham County resident Sarah Cotten has found at All About Kids.

  • Artist Lea Ann Luce’s love of art began early, surfacing in the first grade, expanding in high school and building even further at University of Kentucky’s school of art. 

    Today, in addition to her own active work in various media, she is committed to teaching art to children, passing along the love of art that she was given as a youngster. 

  • What started out as a trip to pick up a cat has turned in to so much more for Fred and Dottie Fellows of La Grange.

    Three years ago the Fellows went to the Animal Care Society to adopt a cat after their last cat passed away.

    “We thought about not getting another one,” Fred Fellows said. “And we made it about a week before we decided it was just too lonely without a pet.”

  • When most children turn 11 they try to have an awesome party at a fun place. They might take all their friends out to Chuck E. Cheese or a video game arcade.

    Emma MacNiven decided for her birthday bash on Sept. 14, she would like to have a fundraiser and instead of presents, she wants donations.

    While this may seem like an odd choice for a girl turning 11, Emma’s life has been affected by a disorder known as Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). The syndrome took her twin brothers back in 1989, robbing her of the chance to meet them.

  • For most young girls, the first day of high school might be considered a milestone moment. Sarah Camp missed the entire first week of high school, but what the 15-year-old from Crestwood experienced instead was “life-changing.”

    “It was amazing,” Camp said. “It’s an experience I’ll never forget.”

  • Georgia is a long way to go for a bra fitting, especially if you’re a goat.

    But that’s exactly where Betty, an “extremely well-endowed” Myotonic goat, traveled to get a little special attention from Cynthia and Molly of Lifetime’s reality show “Double Divas.”

    The premise of the show is that the owners design and create custom lingerie, especially bras, for clients with special needs. Betty certainly has special needs.