• Crestwood business owner and former contestant on “The Bachelorette” Sean Ramey has announced the publication of his newest book, “Defend Yourself (In A Zombie Apocalypse).”

    Ramey, a USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee, owns Kentucky Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Academy in Crestwood.

    The new title is Ramey’s second literary effort in the past three months, coming on the heels of “Defend Yourself (No Experience Necessary).”

  • A North Oldham High School graduate featured in Monday’s episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” chose to walk away with thousands when stumped by a question about cajones. 

    Derek McMahan, a law student at The College of William and Mary, made it to the seventh question of the game show. 

  • Ms. Stoess' second-grade class

    Dear Santa,
    Hi Santa.  How are things up at the North Pole? How is Mrs. Claus?  How are the elves.

  • 3- and 4-year-olds

    Dear Santa, I don’t have any questions. I don’t know what I want for Christmas still. I don’t have any words to say.
    Love Ava J.

    Dear Santa, I want a toy Ariel, a toy  bath Belle and a toy Cinderella and Tiannna and new ballet shoes cause my Angelina shoes are about capoot!
    Love, Sophia R.

    Dear Santa, I want a bunny, a doggie, and a cat, a dinosaur and a hedgehog. Just toys.
    Love, Isabella T.

  • Letters from Mrs. German’s Kindergarten Class

    Dear Santa,
    This year I have been pretty good!  On my Christmas list this year is a Lalaloopsy doll, a bear, a Dora movie, and a dancing game.  Tell Rudolph hello!  
    Stephanie, 5

    Dear Santa,
    I bet you and the elves are super busy.  This year I want a Barbie, a pony, stickers, and a heart necklace.  Please bring snow for Christmas.
    Flor, 5

    Dear Santa,

  • Ms. Sullivan's Kindergarten/first grade class

  •  Ms. Pittenger's kindergarten class

  • Ms. Rowe's first-grade class 
    Dear Santa,
    I wnat littest pet shop and a neklis and brbes and my famly evin railee want to hav a grat Christmas! Love, Elana A.

    Dear Santa,
    Bring me a zobe that has a hors that can gloe in the drk and a helcotr. I bevin you.  Love, Ben A.

    Dear Santa,
    How ar yor elfs? How is rodoof? I luf Santa. Luf, Tyler B.

    Dear Santa,

  •  Ms. Beall's first-grade class
    November 26, 2012
    Dear Santa,
    I am very excited to be writing to you again!  How is Mrs. Claws doing?  How are your Elf’s doing?  Are your Elf’s doing OK?  Will Rudolph guide your sleigh with his shiny red nose this year?  I hope so because I woch movies about you and Rudolph.  I have my Christmas decerashin’s up.

  • Ms. Kim Withrow's kindergarten class

  • Broadway. The name alone gives performers chills. It’s the pinnacle of live theater across the world, encompassing 40 theaters in Manhattan.

    If you’re on Broadway, you’ve made it big.

    And that’s where you can find Westport’s Mara Newbery.

    Newbery is performing as part of the first Broadway cast of “A Christmas Story — The Musical” through Dec. 30.

  • The Nez Perce Trail Foundation elected a La Grange resident as its president during the foundation’s annual meeting Oct. 19.

    The Nez Perce Trail Foundation works closely with the Nez Perce National Historic Trail which is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Congress passed the National Trails Act in 1968 and the Nez Perce National Historic Trail was recognized by an act of Congress in 1986. 

  • Eighteen new artists have adjudicated into the Kentucky Crafted program, the Kentucky Arts Council's marketing assistance program that provides opportunities for artists to expand their market reach.

Artists are accepted into the program based on artistic excellence and market readiness as judged by an independent panel of art and craft industry professionals.

  • Family Feud host Steve Harvey and his no-holds-barred brand of comedy are back for a new season of America's favorite family competition. And this time, Harvey welcomes a family from Oldham County. 

    The Hartman family from Crestwood faces off against the Williams family from Dallas for the chance to win up to $100,000 and a brand new car, along with some serious bragging rights. 

    The show featuring the Hartman family airs at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 on WDRB (Channel 41).

  • The sun glints off an aluminum can alongside Fendley Mill Road. For two La Grange women, this can is a sought-after prize.

    It’s not just one can, though, it’s a whole beer case stuffed with empty cans.

    “Look, a treasure!” says Sue Macuch.

  • If last week’s Hatfields and McCoys miniseries on the History Channel has sparked your interest in the feud, you’re not alone — more than 13.9 million people tuned into the series’ debut.

    The story has attracted interest for decades, with dozens of books and films published on the subject. There are at least nine historic sites in Kentucky and at least as many in West Virginia, most open to the public.

  • Hosparus needs volunteers to provide patient support and assistance with its bereavement program in Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. 

    Hosparus will host a free volunteer training, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch included) on Saturday, June 23 at its Shelbyville office, 540 Main St.

    To pre-register, contact Denise Stemm at 502-719-4153 or by email to dstemm@hosparus.org by Thursday, June 21.  

    Those unable to attend on June 23 are encouraged to contact Denise about future training dates.

  • Finding the perfect Derby hat is hard — sometimes seemingly impossible. But a Prospect woman is trying to make it much, much easier.

    Lisa Lake Roedemeier launched her first hat line in 2009 after not being able to find the perfect hat. Instead, she crafted her own.

    It turns out Roedemeier has a knack for millinery, so she launched Madam Foo Foo Couture at Rodes For Him and For Her three years ago.

    Roedemeier, a long-time racehorse owner with the Media Thoroughbred Group, named the company after one of her horses.

  • When he began collecting Kentucky Derby memorabilia 14 years ago, Harry Goldberg though it would be a fun, cheap hobby.

    At the time, the La Grange resident worked for an auction house and would see Derby collectibles come through. 

    Now, Goldberg has more than 4,700 collectibles, including 1,800 drinking glasses and almost every Derby Festival pin.

    “All I’m missing is ‘73,” he says. “It’s the rarest.”

  • Snooki’s slippers may be a Shore thing, but they were an Oldham County thing first.

    That was before Goshen resident Pat Yates struck a deal with Nicole “Snooki” Pilozzi, the diminutive housemate with a larger-than-life personality on MTV’s hit reality show, “Jersey Shore.”

    And now, Pilozzi and Yates expect to strike gold – again.

    Yates owns Happy Feet, a slipper company his family started in 1995, long before Pilozzi hit the reality TV scene.