Apple Patch Scenic 5K

August 13, 2008 by  
Filed under Sports

Apple Patch Scenic Road
5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Brownsboro, KY

Saturday, September 13, 2008
8:30 a.m.
Brownsboro General Store & Eatery
(1 Mile North Of I-71 On Hwy. 329)

Registration – 7:30 / Run – 8:30 / Walk – 8:30
Early Entry Fee: $15.00 by September 5, 2008

Late Entry Fee: $20.00 after September 5, 2008

Awards: All participants receive a distinctive Apple Patch t-shirt and the top three finishers in each age group receive trophies.

Those that complete the Grand Slam will receive the t-shirt honoring their accomplishment at registration. Overall Grand Slam winners will be presented after the awards for the Apple Patch run

Race Route : Runners will start next to the Eatery heading east on Old Zaring Road, north on Glenarm to Hwy. 1817, ½ mile east on 1817 then turn around and retrace route to finish at the Eatery. Walkers will proceed east on Old Zaring for ½ mile then turn around and finish at the Eatery.

Help support adults with mental retardation.

For race forms, more information, or to become a sponsor, contact Joe at 502-657-0103, or Email: jspoelker@applepatch.org

Oldham County FreeCycle

August 13, 2008 by  
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What do over 1,000 people in Oldham County already know that you possible don’t? They know that Oldham County FreeCycle has quickly become a useful resource to locate and get rid of household items. I recently rejoined the Oldham County FreeCycle group out of pure curiosity. I don’t have anything right now that I am looking to get rid of, and I certainly do not have room for anything else. In the past few weeks I’ve seen everything from offers of grills and lawn mowers to requests for children sized clothing. If you’ve been meaning to clean out your closet, DO IT! Then post the stuff on FreeCycle and help out a fellow resident. Oldham County FreeCycle is hosted on Yahoo! So It requires that you have a Yahoo! handle, which is free. The group is moderated by volunteers, to prevent spamming. The only requirement for the group is everything MUST be FREE. You can’t offer to sell something, it has to be given away. Users can always post a request. The last request to cross my desk was from a member looking for two baby gates. Strengthen your community and network within!

Travelling Oldham County Roads

August 8, 2008 by  
Filed under Commentary

Last week my car rolled 100,000 miles. I’ve owned the car for almost 10 years now, so this milestone has been a long time coming.  Most people would have reached this milestone in less than half that time!  The car has served me quite well over the years, and I imagine that he will continue to do so for a few more. Lord Taurus as I refer to him… yes a him. Lord Taurus is a dark green Ford Taurus. A family sedan, he is both roomy on the inside with his four doors and fairly easy on the gas for a car his size. He has toted more friends, family and clients then I can count.

His most recent milestone got me to thinking about where those 100,000 miles have taken me. The single largest at one time was probably my road trip and the subsequent time I spent out west. In the summer of 2000 I went and worked in Yellowstone National Park. During that road trip I visited places in South Dakota, and Nevada, Wyoming, and Montana. Plus, everywhere between here and there. We’ve gone to Nolin Lake several times over the years together. But even with all of those big trips racking up the mileage, most of Lord Taurus’s miles come from the roads in Oldham County. He has been up every side street in Crestwood, and Pewee Valley. He has traveled most of the streets in LaGrange and Buckner and knows his fair share of the streets in Goshen. He has even been out to Westport a few times to visit.

Do you have a favorite stretch of road in Oldham County? Send in your vote for the best stretch of road in Oldham County. Just comment below!

Oldham County Night – Bats Baseball

August 7, 2008 by  
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Oldham County Night @ Louisville Slugger Field

Friday, August 8 @ 7:05 p.m.

Please join us for Oldham County Night at Louisville Slugger Field on Friday, August 8 @ 7:05 p.m. Enjoy a $2 beer “Happy Hour” from 5:30 – 7:00 on the Overlook Deck, a black Bats cap giveaway to the first 2,500 fans through the gates, post game fireworks and other various promotions throughout the game. Don’t miss out on this great evening of fun and baseball for the entire family!

Tickets for this special event are only $6!

Open to the Public

Tickets must be ordered in advance of the game date. Seats will be sold on a first come, first served basis. You can purchase tickets by calling Tony Brown @ (502) 614-4503 or Hal Norwood @ (502) 614-4520.

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  
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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

Oldham County Clerk – Julie Lentz

July 31, 2008 by  
Filed under Citizen Spotlight

Julie Lentz

What do you like most about living in Oldham County?
I love living in Oldham County. I have never lived any where else. My family has lived in this county for many generations. Some of the things that I feel make it such a unique and special place are you can go to Kroger, Cracker Barrel or any place for that matter, and talk with people whether you know them or not. It is not shameful to say that you are a Christian and you attend church. What a wonderful place to raise children. I cannot imagine living in any other place.

Please tell me more about the County Clerk’s office and what services it provides to Oldham County residents and your role.
The Oldham County Clerks Office provides many services to the residents of Oldham County. Probably the most common are the Motor Vehicle Department, Recordings (Deeds and Mortgages), Voter Registration. But the office also distributes tax money to the taxing districts, we keep the official records for the county, this office is responsible for putting on and securing elections, and one thing that is very dear to my heart, we assist people with a special notary for adoptions. My role is to make sure these services are provided in the most efficient, productive and helpful manner. That means a couple of things; first and foremost, I have a great staff, they make me look great everyday. It also means that you may come into any of the 3 offices of the County Clerk and I may be the one waiting on you, I could be sweeping, whatever needs to be taken care of, I do.

How do you spend your time outside of the office?
When I am not working, I spend a great amount of time with my family. That is no small task since my mother is the oldest of 14 children and I am the oldest of approximately 50 grandchildren, there are about 30 great grand children and there are even great-great grandchildren. I also am involved in church activities, South Oldham Rotary, the best thing…I LOVE TO FISH!!! Sometimes, I just like to relax!!

What do you hope to see for the future of Oldham County?
The future of Oldham County looks great. There are always going to be things that we wish were different, but that would be the case no matter where we live.

Name: Julie Klosterman Lentz
Title: Oldham County Clerk
Website: oldhamcounty.state.ky.us (Very helpful and full of information)
Office email & phone: julieklentz@yahoo.com 502-222-7645
Favorite Band/Song: Nickelback & Lifehouse
Favorite Restraunt/Food: Corner Cafe and Adriann’s. I will eat just about anything!

Oldham County Wired Grows Up

July 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Business

Growing up, just like a baby elephant!

As you can see, I’ve been hard at work here at Oldham County Wired. I’ve been tweaking the formatting and the color scheme. It is my high hopes that I eventually get things exactly as I want them. Please be patient with me as my baby grows up.

Have a suggestion or a comment? Please do not hesitate to write me at scott.hack@gmail.com

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