Oldham County Airport

August 6, 2008 by  
Filed under Business

Yesterday I was reading an article in Business First that spoke about the troubled times Bowman Field in Louisville was experiencing. Here is a link for those of you interested – Turbulent Times

This got me to thinking about my experience at Oldham County Day. I will be the first to admit that I do not know enough about Oldham County’s exploration of an airport. Good or bad. Which is something I’m working on researching now. When I make a decision, I like to have as much information as possible and be read up on the good, the bad, and the ugly from both sides. Which is why it irked me that the No Oldham Airport folks wanted me to sign a petition on the spot.

I give zero fault to them for trying, but I wasn’t signing up on the sidewalk. Bonus points to them for being organized, presenting an argument in under 20 seconds and standing there in 95 degree heat. However, I’m not the type who will make a decision in under 20 seconds… especially when the decision has so much data on both sides of the fence to be reviewed. Maybe, I’m to blame. Maybe, I should have already reviewed some data and taken a position by now. Last I checked though, the data was still coming in. How am I supposed to make a decision without ALL the facts?

Hopefully I’m not the only one who is still on the fence and waiting for more details. How many of you are just against the IDEA of the airport all together? Give me a shout, I want to hear from other residents.

Kentucky State Fair

August 5, 2008 by  
Filed under Entertainment

Freddy Farm Bureau

I realize this blog is supposed to be about Oldham County, and the Kentucky State Fair is not held in Oldham County… but I can’t help myself. One of the beauties of living in Oldham County is I can pick and choose when I want to take advantage of things going on in Louisville.

For those of you that do not know me, I get almost school girl giddy about the State Fair. What is there not to love? Peanut butter fudge, frisbee catching dogs, tanks, corn dogs, beer tents… I could go on forever. Few events offer the prime people watching opportunities that the state fair gives.

One of my favorite things to do at the fair is wave to Freddy Farmer. Freddy has been a fixture at the state fair for over 50 years! His head used to move from side to side, but in his old age, his neck is a little stiff. He still greets all the children with a warm hello though. So mark the calendar, organize the kids, and feel free to bring me back some peanut butter fudge. Happy Fair-going.

Kentucky State Fair August 14-24, 2008

Offering all-day adventures for more than 100 years, the this annual celebration of summertime fun is America’s largest air-conditioned fair, filling all 1.2 million square feet of the massive Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville each August. Acres of additional outdoor activities also give fairgoers plenty of reason to explore the thrills of open-air entertainment and exhibits.

Whether fairgoers prefer the wild excitement of the Thrillway, the relaxing comfort of air-conditioned exhibit halls, the beauty and sophistication of the World’s Championship Horse Show or a concert lineup that features many of today’s hottest performers, the Kentucky State Fair is an adventure of fun for the entire family.

For more information then you could possibly ever want to read – visit www.kystatefair.org

Seeking Writers

August 5, 2008 by  
Filed under Entertainment

Do you have a knack for writing? Do you find it easy to tell stories? Are you active in the community or have a passion that you want to share? Oldham County Wired is currently seeking authors who would like to submit content to our site. If this is something you might be interested in, please contact me at scott.hack@gmail.com We will get back in touch with you shortly.

Oldham County Grand Slam

August 2, 2008 by  
Filed under Sports

Saturday, August 9, 2008
8:30 a.m.

Oldham County Grand Slam of Running
Location: Fastline Publications, LLC
4900 Fox Run Road
Buckner, KY  40010

This year’s Fastline Fun-Raising 5K Run/1 Mile Walk will benefit the following charitable organizations:  Metro United Way, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, and Habitat for Humanity.

The run and walk will start and finish at Fastline Publications, LLC, in Buckner, KY.  The course is flat to slightly hilly through a rolling neighborhood.  There will be a water stop at the halfway point and splits will be called each mile.  The course will close at 9:45 a.m.

Early Entry Fee: $15.00 up to July 25, 2008
Late Entry Fee: $20.00 after July 25, 2008
Awards: All participants will receive a t-shirt for their participation.  Late entries cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt.  Runners will be awarded trophies for the top male and female in each age group.
Race Packets: Race packets will be available and must be picked up between 7:00 – 8:15 a.m. the day of the race.

For race forms, more information, or to become a sponsor, contact Raylene at 502-222-0146, ext. 8312, or Email: rblair@fastline.com

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