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  • Members of the Ballardsville Fire Department are planning routine fire hydrant maintenance throughout the district beginning next month. 

    Anyone who has questions or concerns is asked to call BFD between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 222-1953.

    Members of La Grange Fire and Rescue will test fire hydrants in the city and the district. 

    Hydrant tests are planned through Sept. 14.

    During this time, residents may experience some water discoloration. 

    Anyone who has questions is asked to call LFRD at 222-1143.

  • Prospect officials are considering a ban against feeding deer within city limits. 

    The city council has proposed an ordinance to prohibit salt licks and food sources other than flower beds, gardens and the like on property within the city.

    Mayor Todd Eberle said when people attract deer and make them dependent on humans for food, it’s unhealthy for the deer and creates an unsafe situation for drivers.

  • The Oldham County Animal Shelter, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex and the Humane Society of Oldham County have formed a partnership for the purpose of serving the community in a many-layered program.

    Many dogs end up at the OC Animal Shelter through abandonment or being given up because of owners’ loss of jobs and homes. Finding a new home for any family pet can be difficult after living in a shelter and without the dog being trained. 

  • East Oldham sixth-graders competed in their annual soap box derby June 3, racing down the hill in front of the school at top speed in cars they built. Students learn a variety of subject matter in making the cars, teacher Rusti Morrison said. In math, they learn ratio and proportion in building to scale. In science, they learn about force, motion and friction. In language arts, they learn about reading technical writing. And in social studies, students chose a country they had studied before designing a brand and painting the car to market that brand.

  • The Tri-County Community Action Agency will display the FY 2010 Community Service Block Grant Plan in TCAA's office, located at 1015 Dispatchers Way, La Grange. The public is invited to view the plan between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 15.

    The program is funded in part under a contract with the Community Service Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    For information, call Sherill at 222-1349.

  • Futurity First Insurance Group recently announced the opening of a permanent branch office in Crestwood.  

    Futurity First is an independent insurance distribution organization specializing in the financial security and retirement needs of middle-income families, business owners and seniors. The company is opening community-based branches in selected locations across the United States.

  • Evangelist and Mrs. Rick Hinson will minister in revival services June 21 to 24 at Salem Assembly of God, 209 La Grange Road in Pewee Valley.

    The Hinsons are gospel singers and revival preachers.

    Services will be at 11 a.m., 6 p.m and 7 p.m Sunday. Pastor LaVern H. Snyder invites the public to attend.

  • Donna Gatewood, MD and Richard Hefner, DO, FAAFP, both board-certified in family practice, have joined Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood.

    Dr. Gatewood previously practiced at Baptist Medical Associates Jeffersontown. Dr. Hefner was previously in private practice in Crestwood.

     

  • Dr. Ben Gaddie – an optometrist with offices in Louisville and Carrollton – was recently installed as first vice-president of the board of trustees of the Kentucky Optometric Association. The installation occurred at KOA’s annual Spring Congress in April.

    During the next year, Gaddie will travel throughout the state and country representing Kentucky optometrists. He lives in Prospect with his wife, Angie, and two daughters, Sloane and Georgia.

  • 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 June box includes:

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

    • 2 lbs. homestyle lasagna dinner entrée;

    • 2 lbs. beef and bean burritos (eight 4-ounce);

    • 2 lbs. boneless/skinless chicken breast chunks;

    • 28 ounces jumbo beef pattie entrée with gravy;

  • Dehner

    Doug and Ashley Dehner of Prospect announce the birth of their daughter, Brenley Reese Dehner, born Jan. 21, 2009, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. 

    She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long. She joins a sister, Abigail Elaine Dehner. Grandparents are Gary and Linda Hay of Prospect, Nancy and Duncan Waggoner of Florence, and Randy Dehner of Dry Ridge. 

    Great-grandparents are Nancy and Frank DeFelice of Erlanger.

  • The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities recently announced that Amy Brown, administrator at Britthaven of Prospect, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living as a future leader in long- term care.  

    Brown will participate in AHCA/NCAL’s “Future Leaders of Long-Term Care in America” symposium from July 21-23 in Washington, DC.

    Brown was chosen for the program along with 25 other long-term care leaders from across the country. 

  • Blair

    Emily Caroline Blair was born at 4:13 a.m. March 13, 2009, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces and measured 20 and a half inches long.

    Her parents are Bryan and Kate Blair and she joins siblings Elizabeth, Margaret, John Andrew and twins Catherine and Philip.

    Grandparents are Carol Blair of Crestwood, Louis and Pam Blair of La Grange and Jack and Laura Schaefer of Roswell, Ga.

  • Cornelia Elizabeth Hampton Nay was born on a farm on June 25, 1911. Her parents were Maude Adalaide Brown Hampton and Grover Wade Hampton. She had two brothers, Grover and John. 

    Oral history transcribed by Nancy Theiss, Oldham County History Center. Photos by John Foster and submitted. 

  • Oldham County High School graduate Ryan G. Ingham recently completed 10 weeks of basic training and graduated from Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    Ingham has been assigned to advanced infantry training in intelligence analysis at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.

    He is the son of Bill and Nan Ingham of La Grange.

    Scherer graduates from basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Cody R. Scherer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Rain forced the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the courthouse lawn inside this year. During the event, local veterans were honored for their service in each of the branches of the armed forces. 

    Flags lined the streets in La Grange during the Monday holiday.

    American Legion Post No. 39 laid flags on veterans’ graves at Valley of Rest Cemetery on May 22.They placed a total of 510 flags – 496 flags on graves and 14 at the monument for the 14 veterans buried overseas. The monument lists those soldiers’ names.

  • Woosley-Hines

    Evelyn Woosley of La Grange announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Beverly Ann Woosley to Kyle Cameron Hynes, son of Richard and Holly Hynes of La Grange.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Mary Ann Woosley. She is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School and a 2009 graduate from the University of Kentucky, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. 

    She is employed at Seven Counties Services.

  • Andrew Robinson of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at American University for the fall semester.

    Robinson is a senior at the university’s School of International Service, studying international studies.

    To be named to the dean’s list at American University, a student must obtain at least a 3.5 grade-point average in their classes for that semester.

  • Tri-County Community Action Agency recently hosted a Poker Run to assist with all the Senior Programs in the Oldham, Trimble and Henry County area. With all the motorcycles and cars involved, the first year’s run was a huge success. The event will take place annually to help with programs in need, like transportation and nutrition.  

  • Harshada Wagner will conduct a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ayus Yoga and Ayurevda Center in Prospect introducing meditation to the active and non active veterans. The practice of sitting Meditation is a natural means to steady the mind, unwind the body, and unburden the heart. For veterans, meditation is an effective way to "unfreeze" and let go after deployment.