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  • 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.

  • U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Godoy recently graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    He is the son of Roseann Franzo of Louisville and a 2006 graduate of Henry County High School in New Castle.

  •  Oldham County Police Sgt. Neil Johnson and law enforcement officers from 17 other agencies in the state recently graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.

    APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 120-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.

  • Owen Simpson Jr. and Shirley Kerby Simpson are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

    They married May 29, 1959. 

    They have three-daughters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

  • The American Cancer Society’s Oldham County Relay for Life took place May 15-16 at Oldham County High School. While inclement weather moved the event indoors, participants representing 28 local fundraising teams packed the gym to honor cancer survivors and remember those who fought cancer.

  • Sabo-Sale Anthony and Donna Sabo of La Grange announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Renae Sabo to Ryan David Sale, son of David Sale and Debbie Sale of Louisville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Albert and Kathleen Sabo of Louisville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kidwell of Campbellsburg.  She is a graduate of Oldham County High School and of International Academy of Hair Design in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley recently welcomed a new rector, the Rev. Jim Trimble.  

    Trimble is a Louisville native who worked in public broadcasting before becoming an Episcopal priest.

    A graduate of Waggener High School and Murray State University, Trimble worked at several public radio stations in Kentucky and North Carolina. 

    He began seminary studies in 2002 at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, graduating with a master of divinity degree.  He was ordained a priest in December 2005.

  • In June, the boards of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce and the Oldham County Economic Development Authority will decide whether to merge into one new economic development agency. 

    For more than six months, a committee of chamber and business leaders have discussed such a venture. After numerous meetings and discussions, we encourage the business community to get behind this initiative. 

  • After collecting the most money of any class for the recent Jump-A-Thon at Harmony Elementary, third- and fourth-grade teacher Jessica Thornton knows what she’s getting herself into. Water balloons. Lots of water balloons. Thornton, along with the rest of Harmony Elementary, raised more than $3,000 during a week-long fund raising campaign for the Relay for Life of Oldham County, culminating with a Jump-A-Thon on the final day.