Citizen Spotlight – Bill Fischer

July 27, 2008 by  
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What do you like most about living in Oldham County?

I guess I would have to say the convenience of being near everything Louisville has to offer but with the more laid back lifestyle that comes from the rural surroundings. You can see Oldham County getting more urban with each new subdivision. A walk down Main Street in LaGrange can still take me back though.

You’ve been known to pick up a microphone a time or two. How did you get involved with singing, and how did that lead to you running a karaoke business?

I’ve always been a singer. I started singing in church when I was about 6 years old, took chorus classes at Oldham County High way, way back in the day (When there was only one high school in the county). I’ve even served as minister of music for my church. I still sing in the choir, so standing in front of a crowd with a mic in my hand doesn’t scare me the way it might some. A lot of the songs I enjoy singing don’t go well in a church setting, so I found karaoke. Started picking up some karaoke disc so I knew I’d have the song I wanted to sing until I met a karaoke jockey who had all his disc loaded onto a computer. When some friends found a sound system at a yard sale, we purchased software and music and are now running a show two nights a week. I’m not sure you’d call us a business, we are just getting paid to have some fun and show off a little. We started with a core of family and friends who liked to sing and to listen to each other singing and each week we add some new folks to the play list.

As a lifetime Oldham County resident, what is the one change that has happened that you enjoy the most? What do you wish hadn’t changed over the years?

Wal-Mart! Okay, that might be stretching it, but it is hard to remember where we shopped before that. But I would say the thing that has changed has been the ability to find almost everything you want without leaving the county. And the moist vote rates up there too. What do I wish hadn’t changed? While I know times marches on, I miss seeing the natural beauty of the open fields and woods that are now subdivisions. But I won’t be one of those people that think all development should stop as soon as my new place is finished.

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

I’d like to see more places inside the county to give folks something to do. I got excited about the bowling/entertainment center that was supposed to be going in the old Crestwood Wal-mart but haven’t seen anything that looks like it’s moving forward.

When and where can we join you for karaoke?
We are doing two shows a week at Varsity Pizza and Pints, Wednesday and Saturday nights from 8PM until Midnight. The guys run the Wednesday night show and my daughter is in charge on Saturday nights.

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