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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.

  • In the 1950s, Edward R. Murrow’s radio program “This I Believe” gave voice to the core values and treasured beliefs of Americans around the country. Sixty years later, the popular update of the series, which has been featured on NPR and now continues on Bob Edwards Weekend on satellite and public radio, explores the beliefs that people hold dear today.

  • By ALIX MATTINGLY

    Reporter, The Oldham Era
     

    The room was a buzz with cheerful hellos as men in patriotic lapel pins set out extra chairs for the unexpected large audience. The mood quickly shifted to a silent sense of dignity as Ned Snow, commander of American Legion Post #39, took to the lectern to open the annual Veteran’s Day program at the John Black Community Center in Buckner Monday.

  • 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.