Gallery 104 Event

October 2, 2008 by  
Filed under Entertainment

Bill Lawson Opening Night Reception – October 10th, 2008

Get ready, get set, get costumed! A Surreal Experience: the Art of Bill Lawson opens Friday, October 10 with a costume party from 6 to 10 p.m. Come dressed as an object or character from a work of art or book. The possibilities are endless. The Ghost of Christmas past from Dickens, perhaps, or Nike, the Goddess of Victory from Greek sculpture, or a vase of flowers from the Dutch Renaissance painters…I can’t wait to see!

There will be prizes for Best Costume in three different categories. (Judging will take place at 8 p.m.) Prizes include gift certificates from Arbor Ridge Vine and Grill, Irish Rover, and Little Colonel Playhouse.

And….

How well do you look at the art of Gallery 104? We’ll see with our first scavenger hunt. So hone those observational skills. The winner of the hunt also gets a prize. (Scavenger hunt will be ongoing throughout the evening with winner announced at the end of the event)

Of course, there will be wine available (AAOC members pay only $2 a glass) and wonderful appetizers, live music and great artwork.

The Gallery is located at 104 East Main Street in Downtown LaGrange.

For more information contact Gallery 104 at 502/222-3822. Or on the web at www.gallery104.org

Saint James Court Art Show

September 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Entertainment

For those of you who have been before, you know what you have to look forward to. Those of you who haven’t, check out the website at www.stjamescourtartshow.com The festival is always the first full weekend in October, this year it just so happens to be October 3rd,4th, and 5th.

Oldham County sets make up days.

September 29, 2008 by  
Filed under News Bits

The Oldham County school board met tonight to discuss which days to use for makeup days for time missed due to the windstorm.  The meeting was held at Centerfield Elementary School, in Crestwood. The board decided to use the following days.  The decision will extend the school year by 2 days in May.

Feb 16th
May 19, 28, 29th

Oldham County Aquatic Events

September 3, 2008 by  
Filed under Sports

This week marks the end of the season for the Oldham County Aquatic Center, here are the two final events planned for the 2008 season.

Mini-Triathlon: Saturday, September 6th: Our USAT sanctioned Mini-Triathlon is held at Wendell Moore Park on the first Saturday after Labor Day The event includes a 400-meter pool swim, an 8-mile bike ride on a non-closed road course and a 3K run that includes firm surfaces and cross-country segments. The race costs $25.00 per individual and $55.00 for three-person teams. Non-USAT members must add $10.00 per participant to cover one-day insurance. The top three finishers in a variety of age groups as well as the men & women’s overall winner receive awards. Registration begins July 1st. Please call 225-0655 for more info and registration.

The Dog Party: Sunday, September 7th, 1:00-3:00 pm: Bring your dog to the Oldham County Aquatic Center for a dip at this fun & unique event held on the last day of pool season. EVERY DOG MUST HAVE Current Immunization Record, be on a leash and have a pooper-scooper with them.

Only $5.00 per friendly pup, people are free!

Louisville Iron Man

September 2, 2008 by  
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Plan to Enjoy Oldham County in the fall, with some preperation.

August 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Commentary, Top


It’s amazing how a little bit of pain motivates a person. Upon arriving home from work on a recent Saturday, my Mother paraded me through the backyard, showcasing her efforts for the day. She had spent the day pulling weeds. Against my better judgment… for some reason, I felt compelled to help. Under her deck, she has planted some English Ivy. It’s very attractive, and designed as a ground cover to prevent weeds. It’s doing a great job. However, a few weeds managed to turn into small trees and take root. I pulled out a couple of the weeds by hand. I lost a battle to a couple others, eventually with the help of a shovel, I won the war. Which brings me to my point.

Fall is rapidly approaching with the first day of Autumn arriving on September 22nd. With a bit of planning and work now, you will be enjoying a beautiful spring. Now is the time to sow seed or fertilize your lawn or even plant some Daffodils or Tulips. If you’ve been thinking about installing leaf guards for you gutters, you’d better get moving. The leaves will be changing to various shades of red, yellow and burnt orange quicker than you might anticipate. That is if we get some rain soon, and they don’t fall off from dehydration first. Oh, and if you plan on pulling weeds, wear gloves. I wasn’t so lucky to have someone remind me. With a little bit of luck, my blisters will be healed about the same time the flowers bloom.

Trust me, when your lawn sprouts up a full beautiful shade of green, and the flowers begin to bloom … you’ll thank me in the Spring.

Editor’s note: This is an old post from a newsletter I used to write. However, the content is still relevant, and fall is still on the way!

Oldham County Tourism, WINS!

August 25, 2008 by  
Filed under Business

Oldham County Tourism director Kim Buckler produced this awesome video showcasing her efforts at the Kentucky State Fair. I worked the booth on Sunday, the 17th. I can testify how amazing it looked. The kids LOVED the train. Hopefully all of those registration slips I hounded people to pick up get used!

Now the only question is… Kim, how are you going to out do yourself next year?

For those of you who do not know Kim, she also is the owner of ALLinONE Direct Marketing. Kim also runs www.oldhamliving.com with Charlie Rentz

La Grange City Council Member, Faith Brush

August 25, 2008 by  
Filed under Citizen Spotlight

Faith and Art Brush

Faith and Art Brush Photo by John Foster

1. What do you like most about living in Oldham County?

I really enjoy the people, and the train. You can meet all types of people here. Everyone from the super wealthy, to the almost homeless and everyone seems to interact well together. I also love the train. It makes you just take a minute (or two) to stop and remember where you are.

2. How and why did you end up as a La Grange City Council member?

I first thought about running for La Grange City Council when I managed the toy shop (The Treasured Child.) I would get to talk to a lot of people who had just moved here from every where you can think of . They would come visit the toy shop with or with out kids. I do the same thing when ever we have been on vacation , I always wanna find a toy shop. I think in our minds it’s always a fun relaxed place to visit. But anyway, people also came in to find out information and/or complain. I just thought that I am just a plain person who people don’t mind coming to with questions, problems, complaints or what ever. So I tried to fix some of the issues that were brought to my attention while I worked there. After talking to my husband Art, and great friends Rick and Trish, they convinced me that it was not a totally crazy idea. So here I am running again…

3. As a resident of La Grange, by example, you’ve been an advocate for sidewalk living. Meaning, most of the places you frequent, you can reach by walking. Can you tell me more about this decision and the quality of life available?

Wow, I have gotten so spoiled, I go for days and don’t cross the expressway, not even to go to Kroger. Living in the middle of downtown, there is nothing I can think of that I can’t get within a 6 block area (if we had blocks out here) When I start to look for a real job it is going to be a big change if I have to leave La Grange. I have worked somewhere in town for the past 16 or 17 years. Talk about spoiled..

4. What do you hope to see for the future of Oldham County?

Oldham County can only grow. I hope that we make the right decisions on how we need to make this happen. We are a very diverse community and I hope that as we develop and continue to grow, that we take this into consideration. I think the county will be a work in progress for quite some time.

5. Are there any other comments or notes you’d like to share with the readers of Oldham County Wired?

As Faith City Council Woman, I want to make sure that every person that lives here has a voice, and I really enjoy being that voice. If you ever have any questions, ideas, or problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I have learned that if I can’t come up with an answer or find a solution, most of the time I can come up with someone who can.

Contact Faith via email at faithbrush@aol.com

TARC adds Bus to Oldham County Express

August 23, 2008 by  
Filed under News Bits

TARC announced that they are adding a scheduled bus to route 67. You can visit this link for a full schedule of the stops.

For Route No. 67 in Oldham County, the new morning express will leave Oldham Plaza at 6:13 a.m., the Buckner Park-and-TARC at 6:20 a.m. and the Crestwood Park-and-TARC at 6:26 a.m. It will arrive at Fourth and Broadway at 6:55 a.m. and Fourth and Main at 7:02 a.m.

The afternoon express will leave Third and Chestnut streets at 4:16 p.m., Fifth and Market streets at 4:25 p.m. and arrive at the Crestwood Park-and-TARC at 4:53 p.m., the Buckner Park-and-TARC at 5 p.m. and Oldham Plaza at 5:07 p.m.

South Oldham High School Student paints at Kenwood.

August 15, 2008 by  
Filed under Commentary

From the Oldham County Schools website :

Prior to attending registration for his junior year at South Oldham High School, Austin Woodbury was hard at work pulling painters tape off of the newly painted orange walls in Kenwood Station Elementary School’s foyer. Woodbury and a team of volunteers had spent the evening before applying the paint with the help of two scaffoldings, donated by Jeremy Bosco of Robert Mattingly & Sons construction and McKenzie Synthetics. While Woodbury removed the tape, a friend applied a fresh coat of glaze to a painting of a horse on a nearby library wall.

The new artwork adorning the walls of Kenwood Station is the end result of Woodbury’s Eagle Scout project. He has spent the last month at Kenwood with a team of volunteers making his designs come to life. Though art is just a hobby for Woodbury, he knew he wanted to use his talents in design as a way to enhance his Eagle Scout project. “I’ve always been good at art and creating designs. I thought it would be a good idea to use art in my project,” said Woodbury. “First I was thinking of doing art work at hospitals but it was too difficult to get into a hospital because they are a little more restrictive. My mom came to Kenwood and found out that Mr. Moore wanted murals so I approached him with the concept.”

For the entire article, please visit Oldham County Schools website.

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